Susan Visvanathan
Columnist
My Stories
Beyond the Clouds and Other Similar Themes

Ajid Majidi brings to the theatre, fictionalised documentaries, such as Beyond the Clouds, which is about prostitutes, pimps, drug dealers and the detachment of those who live in conditions of drea

Bail for Salman Khan

The totemic animal appears to us in many ways. The Sikhs have their lion, Singha. The Hindus have the cow, Gaumata.

When life is irrelevant

As Industrialisation proceeds, the world changes, and development is thought to be the ultimate good.

The Abstraction of Numbers

Professor Jairus Banaji  suggested to a New Delhi audience,  in  millennial year 2001, that we should be concerned about how our  provident fund and pension savings  are in

A monk in the world

Nobody is above the law of our country. Let the truth prevail and the guilty be punished.” said HH Jagadguru Shankaracharaya Shri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal.

The fiasco called JNU

It would seem to the lay public, that a handful of students and teachers, are standing up against the RSS run administration.

Poor on a pyre, life goes on

When one thinks about it, the episodes of death by fire in small illegal establishments are too horrible to imagine.

The sacred & the profane

The integration of body, soul and mind is what is sought by pilgrims in  religious places.

Syncretic Religions & cults

One of the interesting dimensions of human coexistence is the fact that people have different ideologies and religious beliefs.

Return of the Jedi

The Congress with it’s pleasant face, over the decades, always assured roti, kapda and makaan.

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