Sohini Kumar

YouTube: the good, the bad and the ugly

Recently, a ten-year-old boy told me that he wants to be a YouTuber when he grows up. Ten years ago, when I was his age, this sort of aspiration would have been far less likely. At the time, the word ‘YouTuber’ probably didn’t exist at all. YouTube was launched in...
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Posted Aug. 10, 2017

Koan on tour: sculpture sets out on i-koan-ic journey

Amongst the various things the University of Warwick is known for, perhaps none is as iconic (or i-koan-ic, if you will) as the Koan. A few weeks ago, on July 24, the Koan was sent off on a tour of campus in light of Warwick Arts Centre’s redevelopment plans. The...
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Posted Aug. 7, 2017

Lion Review

Sohini Kumar reviews the feature film directorial debut of Garth Davis in Lion, a gripping yet heartwarming film starring Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar.
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Posted Feb. 12, 2017

Can Words Really Change The World Around Us?

There is little doubt that words have power. But they are not at the forefront of change. As an aspiring author, I like to think that words can inspire change and elicit reactions so strong that the world is irrevocably transformed for the better. I dream that writers might have...
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Posted Dec. 2, 2016

Best Literary Costumes for Halloween

Halloween is a great opportunity to display your appreciation for literature and its fantastic and terrifying creations. Here are some great ideas if you’re looking to go ‘literary’ with your costume. The Woman in Black Like the character’s name suggests, you can just wear black! A dress is customary, but a...
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Posted Oct. 29, 2016

Art, Fashion and Music: An alternative Freshers’ guide

Welcome to Warwick! In your first weeks here you will find many events, including parties aplenty. But if POP!, Smack and Crash just sound like painful verbs to you, don’t worry; there are a host of other activities to catch your fancy. For those with a flair for fashion, Vintage...
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Posted Oct. 2, 2016

Is owning a TV at uni worth it?

Is owning a TV at uni really worth paying a TV licence? Can it bring people together, or will it just become another way to procrastinate work? Our writers argue for and against bringing the box to uni in a tête-à-tête: Sohini Kumar: “Investing in an actual TV licence seems downright...
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Posted Sep. 29, 2016

Fan Fiction — The New Jane Austen?

What would happen if Harry Potter were in Slytherin? If Sam carried the ring instead of Frodo? If Sherlock Holmes were a criminal? Despite readers’ wishes, the authors of these works cannot, or will not, answer questions like these. This is where fan fiction comes in. Arguments both for and...
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Posted Sep. 5, 2016