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As a journalist, he covers the intersection of technology, pop culture and video games. He views everything in life through the lens of criticism, being a self-proclaimed nonconformist, and continuously questions his opinions. And at times like these, Akhil often talks in third-person.
Akhil has covered series premières, tech unveilings, and product & service launches across three continents and a dozen cities, including Seoul, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, and London. He’s based in the city of Mumbai.
Currently, Akhil works as a freelance journalist. He’s an editor at /Film, the co-founder and co-host of the movie podcast The Long Take, a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, and a ‘top critic’ at video game reviews aggregator OpenCritic.
Akhil has a passion for cameras, typography, and layouts. That showcases itself in time-consuming ways, be it spending hours poring over font choices, or days creating a hyperlapse. In the remaining free time, you will find him shaping a football club’s destiny inside a game.
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