Sri Sritharan
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Sri Sritharan works for a digital communications agency in New York.

A graduate of the Bournemouth Media School, he is a scriptwriter, producer and blogger.

Piques of interest? Sport, media, food, current affairs.

Sri covered the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for HuffPo UK, The Guardian and Yahoo! Eurosport.

He is still new to the art of writing in the third person.

Entries by Sri Sritharan

The Olympics Will Endure in Spite of Sochi

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 10:55 PM

The great French tragedian, Pierre Corneille, once said that those who can live in infamy are unworthy of life. It's perhaps fair to assume that he never met a Russian during the purple period of his work.

We are a mere fortnight away from the start of the Sochi Winter...

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In Defence of Seth MacFarlane

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 10:10 AM

In what could be considered delicious irony, Seth MacFarlane's performance as this year's Oscar's host was lauded by another divisive figure. That Piers Morgan's Twitter bio carries the line 'One day you're the cock of the walk, the next a feather duster' is somewhat emblematic of how the genius behind...

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ESPN to BT - All a Little Bit of History Repeating

(4) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 9:35 AM

As the old adage goes, to never meet your heroes, so it transpires as ESPN sit astride their proverbial horse and ride into the British sporting sunset. They arrived as great American conquerors who would finally give Rupert Murdoch's monopoly a bloody nose and more. As it is, they have...

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The Olympic Stadium Is Worth More Than Football

(3) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Ahead of last Saturday's RIBA Stirling Prize announcement, heat gathered for the award to go the building that for three glorious months became the epicentre of the world. The London Olympic Stadium has come from being a maligned structure of impotent imagination to a field of...

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It's the Beginning of the End, So Let's Enjoy It

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 7:39 AM

Tonight's Opening Ceremony for the London Olympics will undoubtedly bring wry smiles and pangs of melancholy to those attending. Though there is another part of the capital which will do just as much. In fact it's already at it.

Head to the river, Embankment-side, and you will see

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Big Screen Paddington Faces the Age of Austerity

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 8:23 AM

Geekdom is a funny mistress. Announcements of spin-offs and movies for popular comics and 'cult' novels often bring forth a plethora of "#Squee!" on Twitter. Kids' TV however is quite a different beast.  Celebrate a childhood hero being re-imagined and one can often invite derision along the lines of...

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London 2012: The Home Straight Finally Beckons

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 11:36 AM

The shrill of a ringing bell carries a number of connotations. With this being a piece on London 2012, it could be a hackneyed reference to a city waking up to the dawn of a new beginning come July. It could even be more on-the-nose with some reference to Big...

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Sky's March of Destiny

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 5:01 PM

Some 22 years ago, what was the old Sky Television promised to shake up the broadcast landscape in the UK forever. With four channels to start and the intention of a further two, your home could have a choice of twelve channels. Their adverts at the time carried...

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London 2012: C4's Dispatches the Latest of the Lazy Ticket Snipers

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 10:22 AM

There is much to admire about Channel 4's Dispatches series, given that its been a staple of their programming schedule for nearly 25 years, with five Royal Television Society awards to boot.

So expectations were high in the run-up to Monday's transmission which was to focus on one of London...

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London 2012: Life's Hardly a Beach for Boyle and Co

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Upon hearing that Danny Boyle, the Artistic Director of the Olympic opening ceremony, has called the show Isles of Wonder, some aficionados would be forgiven for thinking he was hashing together a sequel to his 2000 movie The Beach, with a global audience seeing a comparatively pedestrian Leonardo DiCaprio scrap...

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London 2012: If Jezza Has Even Noticed, Ticketmaster Know They Have a Problem...

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 5:46 PM

Jeremy Hunt has always struck me as a man too busy taking down the BBC to even notice that London is staging the Olympics in 2012. So seeing him wade into the debate around the Resale website for tickets was something of a surprise.

His intervention of course does no...

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To London 2012, and Waking Up...

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 6:00 PM

"When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
Samuel Johnson

Of course, when Dr. Johnson uttered that immortal motto for Britain's capital city, it was at a time of no Oyster cards, bendy buses, chuggers,...

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