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Shiv Visvanathan

Of science, Gandhi and climate change

Climate change provides a moral challenge to India to create new experiments, to read nature and industry.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 AM

Amritsar shows us our moral vacuum

The tragedy of Amritsar is that we can get away with the story that no one was responsible in a causal sense.

27 Oct 2018 1:13 AM

Notes for a Gandhian peace movement

The challenge we have to propose for ourselves is how do we reinvent a peace movement for our time.

08 Oct 2018 6:08 AM

After 377, opening up to a new imagination

The five-judge bench in the Navtej Singh Johar case did just that: it decriminalised homosexuality in India.

18 Sep 2018 12:04 AM

New notions of freedom, adultery needed

As women struggled and society changed, law had to respond, but often the response was still archaic.

26 Aug 2018 6:24 AM

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Why the liberal arts are crucial

Orality links up to memory. Our street performances emphasise memory and the constant reinvention of memory.

02 Aug 2018 8:22 AM

An emerging wave of environmental politics

The politics of environment and the battles for livelihood become a microcosm for the democratic struggles today.

06 Jul 2018 12:33 AM

We need to think about Kashmir in a new way

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are seedy characters, yet even they seem desperate for peace.

26 Jun 2018 12:53 AM

Power of Lists: Men, women & new consent rules

Somehow one senses that the everyday nuance of feminist struggle has not penetrated the younger generation.

14 Apr 2018 5:53 AM

3 anchors of democracy have lost their power

Science provides a generalised model of truth, objectivity, fairness and the need for rituals of experiment to verify facts.

12 Mar 2018 12:30 AM

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Three crises in a search of a narrative

Three crises haunted 2017 and we lack even a discourse, a language for dialogue.

24 Jan 2018 1:29 AM

The year of the missing: Where’s our humanity?

All genocidal intent in India’s new policy is a clerical act of reclassification and the Rohingya go missing.

04 Jan 2018 2:58 AM

Murder most foul as pedagogic warning

We confront two kinds of violence, one that is codified into institutions and another that is institutional violence.

20 Dec 2017 2:01 AM

When religion trumps citizenship

The BJP’s acts of moral policing, whether of food, dress or sexuality, or even movies, has been a source of deep concern.

10 Dec 2017 12:12 AM

Yemen’s tragedy: Is the world’s conscience completely dead?

Yemen happens to be captive to the Houthi rebels, who obtain aid from Iran.

24 Nov 2017 6:41 AM

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We should do a major rethink about security

To appoint a security official to head the negotiation already closes options in the imagination.

15 Nov 2017 1:10 AM

Truth , the first step to restoring J&K’s dignity

The conference was an appeal to “listening” and the vital role that listening as an art and a ritual plays in a democracy.

29 Oct 2017 12:31 AM

The perennial man

Amitabh reinvents himself as a quizmaster in Kaun Banega Crorepati.

13 Oct 2017 1:04 AM

Nepotism and Meritocracy

The modern norm calls for merit, and the best example are the various competitive exams from IIT to IAS.

04 Oct 2017 3:17 AM

It’s time to democratise science in India

The academies were playing plagiarist while the laymen were seeking to sustain scientific argument.

02 Oct 2017 12:41 AM

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