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Shiv Visvanathan

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    A challenging text: on the Congress manifesto

    Shiv Visvanathan | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    By reworking the Indian dream, the Congress manifesto has opened up the space of politics, writes Shiv Visvanathan MANIFESTOS are generally acts of defiance and...

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    A peace movement is needed

    Shiv Visvanathan | Updated at 12:00am on March 10, 2019

    ONE of the things I miss in the age of TV and digital news is the presence of the storyteller. Maybe it is an old-fashioned...

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    Think like a civilisation

    Shiv Visvanathan | Updated at 12:00am on March 01, 2019

    THIS essay is a piece of dissent at a time when dissent may not be welcome....

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    The sadness of silence

    Shiv Visvanathan | Updated at 12:00am on September 10, 2018

    A FEW months ago, I was at a screening of a documentary on the Bengal Famine. Bengal Shadows, while well-intentioned, was more a pretext for...

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    Lessons in alternative histories

    Shiv Visvanathan | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2018

    AROUND August 15 every year, Indians tend to get more correct and prickly. The 15th is a precious day for us....

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    Citizenship and compassion

    Shiv Visvanathan | Updated at 12:05am on August 07, 2018

    THE current situation in Assam seems like a nightmare, a warning about the internal contradictions of democracy. It is a warning that the 19th century...

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