Dr. Sukant Khurana is a scientist, artist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was born in Delhi, India and has spent most of his professional career in United States. His science focuses on ameliorating human suffering, while his art focuses on exploring the human condition. Sukant has worked on efforts to encourage education, sustainable development, women empowerment, environmental, and healthcare issues. In free time, Sukant can be found working on art projects, traveling off beat paths, capturing wildlife on his camera or having long chats with friends over a cup of coffee.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing about social issues after 2003, when I moved to US and systematically started comparing US and Indian society. I have indulged in poetry from my High School days and scientific writing since 2000, beginning of my scientific career as a masters student.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have been concerned with various social issues and have been writing in the form of articles. I strongly felt the need to combine my select writings in one place, so that readers can have a more complete perspective than an individual article can provide.
Alcohol prohibition has been an utter failure across the world. Despite all evidence to the contrary, many parts of India continue to enforce a counterproductive alcohol ban. In addition to prohibition, senseless taxation policies, socioeconomic disparities and other shortcomings, add to the alcohol woes of India. This book makes a case for evidence based alcohol regulation instead of prohibition.
This book is about the changing socio-economic landscape of India. This book also touches on the delicate issues of Indian mores and values. It makes no holy cows or scapegoats but is a commentary on the pressing needs of Indian society and the ascent of common man of India.
Deconstructing Sukant Khurana's art
on April 19, 2017
The book is an analysis of my art, so obviously I cannot be very objective about the effort. The book was written with my consent so you should take my review with a pinch of salt. That said, I think Mr. Ashish Singh has captured some elements of my style and vocabulary of visual art very well hence I would recommend it to readers who are interested in my art specifically or contemporary art in general. The sources of the motivation behind my art can be approached if one knows my life story and story behind each individual artwork. This book makes no pretense to analyze that and is thus a brief and very honest take on what it set out to do.