Divya Venkattu

Love me, love me not

12th December 2021

Divya Venkattu dissects the case of parasocial crushes on celebrities. There is a certain solace that comes with imagining yourself in an unattainable romance. No – I am not talking about your real-life crush who you have not yet confessed your feelings to; I am referring to the latest celebrity you’ve been shamelessly thirsting over. ...

UofG partners in new project to boost broadband access in South Africa

7th December 2021

The “Fibre before the Fibre” project aims to bridge the educational inequalities caused by lack of access to the internet highlighted by the pandemic. A new collaborative initiative seeks to bridge the digital divide in access to online educational resources exposed by the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. The “Fibre before the Fibre Project”┬áis a ...

How to shop for books

17th November 2021

Culture Columnist Divya Venkattu gives advice on how to get the most out of your book-buying experience. In 2020, the year that the Covid-19 transformed life as we know it, one of the things I missed the most was the feeling of entering a bookshop. Rain or shine, the bookstore has always felt inviting and ...