articles by Sneha Khale

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On The Road: 60 years later, how does Jack Kerouac's iconic road trip novel hold up?

60 years after he wrote On The Road, Jack Kerouac’s words still hold a strange magic — the open road still seems to beckon, almost mythical, conveying a freedom that’s up for grabs.

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Stranger Things, Mr Robot, Jerry Before Seinfeld: Your TV guide for September-October

September and October will see many of our favourite TV shows return, and new shows premiere. With so many shows to track, and air dates to remember, here's a handy guide to help you catch up with all the nest TV shows over these two months:

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Man Booker Prize 2017 long-list reading guide: On Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead chronicles the gruesome brutality of American slavery, and the beauty of one woman’s courage

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Ozark: Netflix’s latest show, starring Jason Bateman, is more than just its version of Breaking Bad

Ozark is a great watch if you want a hardboiled-yet-slow-burn series that’s imminently binge-worthy and shatters any romanticism associated with drug money, lakeside living, sailing, or small-town America

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Prestige TV: With so much good television, why do we only talk about a handful of shows?

That prestige TV is a thing — shows like Game of Thrones, House of Cards et al — and that it’s here to stay for a while, is a given.

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We Wear Culture: Google's new initiative is not just art, but also a symbol of multi-culturalism

Google's We Wear Culture project shows us in a beautiful, richly nuanced way, that what we wear is all tied to who we were, who we are, and who we become

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2017 Emmy nominations list: The year of the freshman show, deserving nods and inevitable snubs

Here's our take on the full list of nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards 2017

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Silicon Valley season four accurately reflects the egoistic narcissism of the tech industry

The writers of Silicon Valley adapt very well and are obviously on top of the tech industry news

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The Mummy was a misstep; can the Dark Universe franchise make an impact?

The Dark Universe franchise seems like an appetiser nobody asked for before a main course that diners weren’t all that excited about to begin with

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Orange Is The New Black to The Mist: Your guide to all the best TV shows in June 2017

This is your TV guide for June 2017 — these are the new and returning shows to watch

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Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: 50 years on, why The Beatles' album endures

Fifty three years after their invasion of American television and living rooms, we’re now celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles’ landmark album that is often considered the greatest rock and roll album of all time.

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The Handmaid's Tale: From dystopian feminist horror in 1984, to horrifyingly real in 2017

Hulu’s TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale feels eerily relevant

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Master of None season 2 epitomises humanity, in all its observational comedy glory

If there’s one thing Master of None season 2 teaches us — is that it really isn’t too difficult to be considerate, to see somebody else’s point of view

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Thailand: How sun, sand, snorkeling, and a Leonardo DiCaprio movie helped me get over my break up

Beaches, interesting culture, good food, and no (or minimum) visa hassles made Thailand the perfect destination

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Ghost in the Shell: Before the movie, how the manga and anime reinvented cyberpunk fiction

The new movie starring Scarlett Johansson will be (sort of) the culmination of nearly three decades of Ghost in the Shell brilliance in our lives

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Snow White to Jasmine, a feminist ranking of best Disney princesses: Throwback Thursday

With Beauty and The Beast releasing tomorrow, here's looking at the best Disney movies - from the least to most feminist portrayal of their princesses.

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Emma Watson's Vanity Fair photo: What it says about feminism and sexuality in 2017

Emma Watson, who made playing a young witch cool again and has pioneered the HeForShe campaign to make men and boys advocate for feminism, appeared in Vanity Fair wearing an outfit that was deemed “nearly topless”

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Big Little Lies: HBO’s star-studded new drama is more than just chick-lit and mommy wars

Big Little Lies is an unusual TV show — it starts out as a guilty pleasure (somewhere between Desperate Housewives and Revenge) but steadily unveils itself as a darkly humorous commentary on important (and heavy) matters like marriage, spousal abuse, and bullying

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Oscars 2017 recap: Politics, fake rivalries, and the mother of all faux pas

From the Jimmy Kimmel-Matt Damon rivalry to Casey Affleck's underwhelming speech, and the big Best Picture goof-up, here's a quick recap of Oscars 2017

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Oscars 2017 countdown: Feminism, red carpet fashion, and the woes of being a woman

The Oscars red carpet is the unlikely spot where a battle is waged every year for female celebrities to be treated with the same seriousness as the men