articles by Manas Mitul

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Patio Unplugged: Sooraj Bishnoi is comfortable with instruments, but his vocals let him down

On Week 4 on Patio Unplugged, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sooraj Bishnoi

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Patio Unplugged: Second Sight benefits from a firm grip on their distinctive sound

Second Sight is essentially an acoustic duo which was formed in 2015 when its members, Anusha Ramasubramoney and Pushkar Srivatsal, met at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music

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Premier League wrap: Manchester United falter against steely Chelsea; City continue to pull away from the pack

Only a catastrophe could stop Manchester City at the moment, and although Premier League is not unbeknownst to catastrophes, Pep Guardiola's army of quick passers look ready for any obstacle.

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Marvel has us eating out of its palm and Thor: Ragnarok is just another bite

Once you're over all the superficial stuff, here's what strikes you hard about Thor:Ragnarok — the plot is just pointless.

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An ode to Sergio Aguero, who redefined the role of a striker in the Premier League

Aguero just doesn't care. Players and managers came and went at City, the club kept changing shape and style, those who were crucial once are redundant today, but Aguero has been there doing his thing, making himself indispensible, season after season.

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Patio Unplugged: Awkward Bong is conventionally polished, but a little roughness could do it good

Awkward Bong started out as a solo project in 2014 by Mumbai-based musician Ronit Sarkar and it has now grown into a four-piece band. | Patio Unplugged

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Premier League wrap: Where Jose Mourinho shushes, Jurgen Klopp lies and Antonio Conte calls 'b******t' 

Manchester United 'Mourinho'd' Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. High-flying Watford halted by Stoke City and much more in our weekly Premier League wrap.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain won hearts if not the title, a la Johan Cryuff's Netherlands

The young Spanish side would have learnt a lot from their trip to India and they will only get better. If England's future holds promise, Spain need not worry as well.

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Patio Unplugged: Mumbai band Calico mixes alternative and R&B to create a smooth listen

This week on Patio Unplugged: Mumbai-based indie band Calico, with their songs, 'Garnet Eye' and 'Tides'

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Premier League wrap: Dejan Lovren is the joke, Spurs are the punchline and Manchester United are not laughing

Tottenham buried the Wembley hoodoo, if there ever was one, once and for all when they thumped Liverpool 4-1. Catch up with all the Premier League action from Gameweek 9.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Against misfiring USA, Rhian Brester showed England are fine without Jadon Sancho

USA will look back at the chances they wasted and realise they were undone by their own hands. But the scoreline did not deceive. England were deserved winners.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: England's quarter-final against USA a chance for both teams to prove a point

Both England and USA find themselves at unpleasant corners in the sport. Their U-17 teams are eager to get their hands on a tangible proof of their qualities: the World Cup.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: With Iraq's debris in their wake, prolific Mali march ahead

Mali comprehensively outplayed Iraq in every position, on every minute. There was no fightback on the night; any attempts for the same were feeble.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iran prove adversity only strengthens their resolve with win over Mexico

Iran will face one of the tournament favourites Spain in Kochi in the next round; their toughest test yet.

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Beck's Colors, the most fun album of the year, is a reminder that pop music is dead

Colors, the new album by Beck, reminds you of a purer time in both life and music

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Iran the shining stars of Group C; Germany progress but exposed by lack of 'Plan B'

Iran's self-belief has skyrocketed. Before the game against Germany, something changed. Iran woke up. In the next two games, Iran established themselves as a complete team. They are fast and incisive in attack and solid at the back

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Brazil walk past Niger to top Group D, but bigger challenge awaits them

Brazil have been thoroughly impressive in their execution, but one gets the feeling that their big game, where they will truly shine, is yet to come.

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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Iran have scored 10 goals in three games, but it's their defence that will take them far

Much praise has been heaped on Iran's creative midfielders and forwards. They have been mercurial up front, but that has only been possible because of their steely defence.

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AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: India secure qualification, will benefit from playing against top international teams

It's a process and the Asian Cup qualification is turning of a page. India will play teams that have played in the World Cup. India will lose. But India will learn.