articles by Aditya Shrikrishna


Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology is both a record and a celebration of the British black community

Steve McQueen's Small Axe anthology, with three films – Lovers Rock, Mangrove and Red, White and Blue – premiered at the 58th New York Film Festival.


'How can you be an artiste and not reflect the times?' The inside story of Arivu's fight against oppression

From ‘Sandai Seivom’ (Let's Fight, a protest song against the CAA) or 'Snowlin' (about the teenage girl shot dead during the Sterlite protest), Arivu's music — like his existence — is political.


US Open 2018: With an infectious sense of humour and positive attitude to match, Naomi Osaka can never fly low

Along with a running passing shot, Naomi Osaka might also come up with a quip or two during her on-court interview that would make the highlight reels for years to come. In the long run, for Osaka, the good memories will outlive the bad ones.


Wimbledon 2018: Angelique Kerber's counter-punching game has become key to great match-ups in women's tennis

A player like Angelique Kerber, without glaringly weaknesses in her game, can counter all kinds of players. Kerber now has three Grand Slams and could double that statistic in the future.


Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams, Angelique Kerber's contrasting playing styles promise scintillating women's final

Serean Williams possesses the greatest serve in history. Angelique Kerber is one of the meanest returners on tour whose defensive game has the weapons to match Williams.


Wimbledon 2018: Serena Williams serves up masterclass to reach final; Angelique Kerber gets past erratic Jelena Ostapenko

Serena Williams reached the final of Wimbledon with an emphatic victory over Julia Goerges and she will now face Angelique Kerber in the championship match.


Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson's semi-final run a credit to his peerless work ethic and improvements made over the years

Kevin Anderson has insisted on concentrating more on the process of becoming better than the results on court itself.


Wimbledon 2018: Jelena Ostapenko, Daria Kasatkina end with contrasting results but enthrall fans with their natural game

The ladies' quarter-final day saw two players — Jelena Ostapenko and Daria Kasatkina — who always play with a unique sweeping style that can lead the spectators into gasps and astonishment.


Wimbledon 2018: Why Alexander Zverev’s defeat to Ernests Gulbis does not fit his losing pattern at Majors

Zverev, no doubt, has a Major problem on his hands. But this result had little to do with his head and more to do with Gulbis, who lives to slice and dice another day.


Wimbledon 2018: In Frances Tiafoe, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alex de Minaur lies a sign of tennis' multi-cultural future

Frances Tiafoe, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alex de Minaur have had different journeys in the last two years but all of them have had their major breakthroughs in Wimbledon this year.


Wimbledon 2018: Petra Kvitova and Caroline Garcia's first-round defeats highlight topsy-turvy start for women's top seeds

Sasnovich defeated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova on Tuesday. She didn't just edge out a win against a top-10 player. She beat her 6-0 in the third.


Wimbledon 2018: Petra Kvitova's stellar run this year portends strong showing at SW 19

It feels like we are currently seeing an endlessly resurgent Petra Kvitova in play. And what's more, her favourite Grand Slam begins next week with her as one of the serious contenders.


Wimbledon 2018: Mercurial Nick Kyrgios will look to entertain and be entertained at The Championships

Four years after that 2014 Centre Court victory, Nick Kyrgios is still a question mark. But in men's tennis, his is the question mark that can make the prissy Wimbledon look like The Boodles.