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Shiv Visvanathan

Articles by Shiv Visvanathan

Opinion | How Unfortunate, Migrants Treated As Black Holes And Black Boxes Of Corona Chronicles

Opinion | How Unfortunate, Migrants Treated As Black Holes And Black Boxes Of Corona Chronicles

Apr 10, 2020 Shiv Visvanathan

During corona times, the migrant discovered he was marginal, suspect and jobless. Haunted by vulnerabilities,...

Citizenship Act Protests Capture Poetics Of Democracy

Citizenship Act Protests Capture Poetics Of Democracy

Dec 25, 2019 Shiv Visvanathan

The Citizenship law, which pretended to be a humanitarian exercise, became a parochial, communal act exposing...

JP Morgan Global Council: Assembly Of Benign Politicians Or Sanitisation Of Evil?

JP Morgan Global Council: Assembly Of Benign Politicians Or Sanitisation Of Evil?

Nov 06, 2019 Shiv Visvanathan

A quick history of each of these people makes you wonder at the sanitisation of evil, of how quickly violence...

Majoritarian Politics Impoverishes Both Democracy And Citizenship

Majoritarian Politics Impoverishes Both Democracy And Citizenship

Oct 21, 2019 Shiv Visvanathan

The idea of minority as a category evokes representation, number in stereotyped ways.

Why Only Technical And Experimental Startups? Why Not An Ethical One?

Why Only Technical And Experimental Startups? Why Not An Ethical One?

Sep 23, 2019 Shiv Visvanathan

The little Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thornburg has an ethical startup. A child talking climate change. Telling...

Mourning Daryaganj: Memories Of A Used Books Bazaar

Mourning Daryaganj: Memories Of A Used Books Bazaar

Aug 29, 2019 Shiv Visvanathan

The High Court’s decision on Daryaganj was not an act of civic hygiene or crowd control but a sheer...

Temporary Is The New Permanent

Temporary Is The New Permanent

Oct 25, 2018 Shiv Visvanathan

For the selfie generation, renting is the new metaphor for a life on the move

Philosophy Must Study The Cosmetic Self: Shiv Visvanathan

Philosophy Must Study The Cosmetic Self: Shiv Visvanathan

Sep 20, 2018 Shiv Visvanathan

I modify myself, therefore I am. Philosophy must study the cosmetic self.

Thoothukudi Tragedy: Listeners Peddling Narratives Of Violence

Thoothukudi Tragedy: Listeners Peddling Narratives Of Violence

Jun 27, 2018 Shiv Visvanathan

The Thoothukudi tragedy was reported through routine, cynical obscenities. Pollution is normal, while...

The Thesaurus Of Unloving

The Thesaurus Of Unloving

Apr 18, 2018 Shiv Visvanathan

In the brutalities that the Bakarwal child suffered till she died, we need to see the battle of hate against...

The Chilly Justice Of The Gulag

The Chilly Justice Of The Gulag

Apr 05, 2018 Shiv Visvanathan

Raya Sarkar’s letter reveals a feminism that seeks to fight patriarchy with Stalinist methods, discarding...

The Troll Destroys The Other

The Troll Destroys The Other

Mar 15, 2018 Shiv Visvanathan

Birthing the modern mob­, the new bully boys on Internet Street­, ‘digital democracy’ sees the...

An Old-Fashioned Take On Love

An Old-Fashioned Take On Love

Feb 15, 2018 Shiv Visvanathan

Moving on from the world of face-to-face interaction and the letter-writing ritual, relationships leave...

Fatal Dualism

Fatal Dualism

Dec 21, 2017 Shiv Visvanathan

The fate of religion between fundamentalism and secularism decides the shape of democracy

The Republic’s Pet Gourmands

The Republic’s Pet Gourmands

Mar 31, 2017 Shiv Visvanathan

Monstrous egos bloated with entitlement, forever slavering over the sweet fruits of obscene excess, the VIP...

The Varsity’s Sadness

The Varsity’s Sadness

Mar 03, 2017 Shiv Visvanathan

It’s high time the university reasserted itself as an institution

Scaling The Parsi Citadel

Scaling The Parsi Citadel

Jan 20, 2017 Shiv Visvanathan

Success, discipline, ambition; stacked as a community’s will

The Dirty Indian Male

The Dirty Indian Male

Dec 22, 2016 Shiv Visvanathan

Without rape, Indian machismo is incomplete. It seeks security and upholds honour through ­violence on the...

With A Liberal Sprinkling Of Incomprehension

With A Liberal Sprinkling Of Incomprehension

Nov 17, 2016 Shiv Visvanathan

Held aloft by the market, the age of individualism and the movement of history, liberalism was to inherit the...

Why I Love <i>Outlook</i>

Why I Love Outlook

May 25, 2015 Shiv Visvanathan

It was more true, it smelled of authenticity. It was journalism that took news seriously.