Akhil Sood
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Akhil Sood

Freelance culture writer


Fistful Of Steel

A profile of Mr. India: musician, satirist, parodist.

Open Magazine / September 2017

The Story Of Turquoise Cottage

The fractured, postmodern tale of Delhi's Turquoise Cottage, or TC, once at the heart of the city's live rock music scene.

Red Bull / August 2017

The F-Word Problem

How standup comedy in Delhi is doing its best to alienate 50% of its prospective audience.

Brown Paper Bag / August 2017

Not In My Name

From the ground at the Delhi protests.

Brown Paper Bag / June 2017

The 'Album'

Looking at notable Indian albums released this year and the concept of the 'album' (a personal obsession).

Open Magazine / April 2017

The Death Of Schadenfreude

How hypernationalism is killing one of sports' greatest joys.

Sunday Magazine - The Hindu / June 2017

LOLOLOL

Collection of attempted humour writing for Arre.

Arre / April 2016

A 'Minor Inconvenience'

A village in despair, ravaged by demonetisation.

Sunday Magazine - The Hindu / November 2017

A Home For Misfits

St. Jude Bakery, an experimental artsy-fartsy space in Bandra.

Sunday Magazine - The Hindu / May 2016

Palika Bazaar's Makeover

The once-upon-a-time decrepit Palika Bazaar, now no more than a pedestrian basement mall.

Sunday Magazine - The Hindu / July 2016

The Internet Ironists

Taher Shah and the tedium of being 'clever' and mean-spirited to gain internet points.

DailyO / April 2016

This Is Year Zero

A glimpse into Delhi's underground live rock music scene from a decade ago.

The Sunday Guardian / May 2015

The War Cry

The high-stakes world of kite-flying and its many intricacies.

The Sunday Guardian / January 2015

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