Dear reader,

Snipette has now completed four years of publication! It was on this day, four years ago, that we had our official “release” with the article Are Algorithms Dictating Your Life? It questioned how much we’re influenced by the first two search results on Google pages, an issue that’s still important today.

That’s one property we’ve been trying to incorporate into our articles — timelessness. Our articles should be relevant for a long time; not the kind that become outdated in a few months.

Up This Week: the science of dragons!

Later today, watch out for a bumper series on dragons by ! More specifically…

Hi there,

June is upon us, and we’re thrilled to announce that registrations are now open for our second webinar! This month’s Snipêtte à tête is with , editor of Interesting Histories and also a writer of many interesting pieces at Snipette.

In this webinar, we’ll be talking about writing, history, and writing about history. Join us to take part in the conversation and get some insight into the process of writing — from idea to article. …

Dear Reader,
And so the next quarter of 2021 has begun!

So far, this year hasn’t quite been the fresh ray of hope we all wanted it to be, but there’s at least a glimmer of the light at the end of the tunnel in the form of the vaccine (we have a breakdown of vaccines by our author ’s coming up soon, too!).

As we write this editorial, we can’t help but think of how excited we were last year to finally see Snipette in print — and more than a little nervous about how we’d get it…

How can water make such musical sounds? And, how does anything make sound at all?

The forest is a deep verdant green and thickly wooded. On the sloping banks, it gives way to shorter plants, and then pebbled rocks, until right at the bottom you find a river, clear and pristine, babbling along on its way. The only sounds are crickets…and a soft percussion beat.

You look around, hoping to find its source. Who’s playing drums in the jungle?

But no. It isn’t drums at all. It’s water.

Ëtëtung, or water music, is a longstanding and revered tradition among the women of Vanuatu. It’s based on many of the activities they already perform in the…

Dear Readers,

It’s been one hell of a year, hasn’t it? And everytime we think we might have reached the ninth circle, it quickly becomes apparent we’re really only somewhere on the periphery. Eight months into the year, and nearly six into lockdown, but it may well have been years for all it feels like.

It’s a whole new meaning of “Are we there, yet?”

Fingers crossed, we are.

Hello, Snipette readers!

This is the fifteenth time we’ve written that opening line, and it never gets old. Our first ever piece from three years ago had a grand total of ten views and four claps, and, to us, that was blinding success. Today, we regularly clock in hundreds upon hundreds of views per article, and nearly half of all our pieces get featured. Our metric of “success” has certainly shifted, and we hope it continues to do so!

Over the last year, in particular, our publication has grown leaps and bounds behind the scenes. We’ve had pieces from over…

Hello, Snipette Readers!

Right now, it feels like the whole world is in flux. The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping up the world in its clutches and it seems no one is above it. Our country, India, is going to remain under a full lockdown until mid-April. Times are serious, and tense, and more than a little anxious.

In such a setting, it may be more necessary than ever to take consistency where we can find it, and more importantly, allow ourselves to indulge in the lighter moments of life.

Which is why, here at Snipette, we’re going to be more…

Hello everyone,

and , editors at Snipette, here.

2019 has certainly been a year of transformation for us! We’ve moved to a new website, added thirteen new authors to our fold, and initiated an internal mailing list for core authors to stay in touch.

We also have several exciting plans for the future, including monetizing to fund our authors, putting out extra content, and starting a print edition with compiled articles.

In the short term, we’ll be putting out a poem by every Tuesday of January, and debut some new authors like lawyer-environmentalist , bee researcher…

Criminals usually pay for their misdeeds. But who is really to blame for crime?

Adrian Raine is a renowned criminologist. He teaches psychology in the University of Pennsylvania and has written four books, all on abnormal psychology and crime. Raine has studied criminals extensively and taught courses on them, and routinely tells students to feign sleep for their own safety if they ever have an intruder.

He also tells another story:

In the summer of 1989, he took a trip to Bodrum, in Turkey. It had been a long day of travel, and it didn’t take long for him to fall sound asleep. …

Hello, Snipette readers!

Change is afoot, and we wanted to let you all know.

Social Media

Good news first: we’re glad to welcome a new member to the Snipette editorial team. is joining our publication as a Social Media Manager.

This is part of some efforts we’ve been making in order to try and reach a wider audience and increase our social media presence. We hope to be more interactive and have some wonderful conversations on that front — do feel free to join in and get us started! 💬

Trisha has made it possible for us to begin Instagram, so Instagrammers can follow us @snipettemag.

Don’t forget, we’re also available via Facebook, Twitter, email, RSS feeds, and the Fediverse! For full details, click here.

Editorial and Authors

The second change: has decided to take a step back from writing for a while, due to increasing workload at school, and will be taking on a more back-room-esque position at Snipette.

She’ll be taking on the Writers’ Programme and recruiting more than before, while takes over as backup author.


Manasa Kashi

Full-time student. Part-time writer. Amateur musician. Professional eater. Obsessive stylist. Compulsive reader. Editor@Snipette.

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