Man as God

The story of Wonder Woman has it that Diana (future Wonder Woman) is brought up by the Amazons, who...

By Vandana Kohli | June 23, 2017
Vandana Kohli

Vandana Kohli

Handling multiple roles is something Vandana Kohli does with ease and panache. She is an award-winning filmmaker, musician, teacher, photographer, columnist and commentator on issues of social relevance and gender. She has a keen interest in the human mind, behaviour and efficiency.


  • Man as God

    Man as God

    By Vandana Kohli | June 23, 2017

    The story of Wonder Woman has it that Diana (future Wonder Woman) is brought up by the Amazons, who are the link between God and mankind. The Amazons are masters of warfare,...

  • A bond beyond species

    A bond beyond species

    By Vandana Kohli | June 16, 2017

    Several years ago, on Eid, a friend of mine found a stray puppy. She took him in and called him Allaudin, since he came to her on the day (din) of Allah. Every time I’d visit her...

  • Different faces

    Different faces

    By Vandana Kohli | June 01, 2017

    In a popular advertisement on television, two women want to know where their colleague Sam is from. One of them (Alia Bhatt) asks Sam (Ranveer Kapoor) if his trip to London has...

  • Staying unconnected

    Staying unconnected

    By Vandana Kohli | May 23, 2017

    The joke goes that a lady boarded the Tube and was offered a seat by a courteous man. “No thank you!” she said curtly. “I have no time to sit!” She got off, 20 minutes later, at...

  • The positive touch

    The positive touch

    By Vandana Kohli | May 19, 2017

    In the latest celluloid version of King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword, Arthur escapes as boy after witnessing the murder of his father.

  • Trash of many kinds

    Trash of many kinds

    By Vandana Kohli | May 10, 2017

    The halwai at the village sweetmeat shop near Palampur, handed me the sweet roundels of fresh jalebis I had ordered, on newspaper. No plastic bags, plates or bowls were used....

  • Reality check

    Reality check

    By Vandana Kohli | May 05, 2017

    A friend’s 11-year-old son had trouble with his phone for about two days. There was a technical glitch with the instrument and so he was forced off the grid for 41 hours. When he...

  • Celebrity status

    Celebrity status

    By Vandana Kohli | April 27, 2017

    Celebrities are looked upon as role models. They are acknowledged and celebrated for their talent, skill, looks, intelligence or accomplishments which is what makes them...

  • Hidden layers

    Hidden layers

    By Vandana Kohli | April 16, 2017

    On the face of it, the film Hidden Figures is about three African-American women who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the early 1960s in the...

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