Ankur Banerjee

I say mildly amusing things to people who know me well enough. @ankurb


The Backpack

Or, what you really need while travelling…


A netbook. They are cheap, you don’t lose a lot of money if you lose one or it goes kaput; they are light, which is always a plus; they have a battery life of 7-8 hours. Get one with ‘island’ / chiclet-style keys, they are more comfortable to type on. Get a Dropbox account to backup your most important files.


Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED

Amazon’s Fire Phone is incredibly smart

…and what it means for the future of smartphones


Lessons in smartphone videography

What I learnt from editing a video shot on a phone


I have been obsessed for a while now with the idea of making a short film…


Music discovery is broken, and Spotify is part of the problem

Spotify is great, but it needs to solve the ‘discovery’ problem


The Backpack

Or, what you really need while travelling…


A netbook. They are cheap, you don’t lose a lot of money if you lose one or it goes kaput; they are light, which is always a plus; they have a battery life of 7-8 hours. Get one with ‘island’ / chiclet-style keys, they are more comfortable to type on. Get a Dropbox account to backup your most important files.


Sex, Pain, Emotions, Depression

My experience with depression, bulimia, and other mental disorders