Aakash Joshi

aakash.joshi@expressindia.com

Articles By Aakash Joshi

Forwarded as received: Who Moved My Seat?

Finally, ‘merit’ has found a friend in aarakshan. But why then is WhatsApp Uncle unhappy?

View From The Neighbourhood: Bollywood, Pakistan

"Pakistan-bashing still continues to sell when nothing else does” in India, writes an Islamabad-based TV journalist in The Express Tribune.

Anwar Ibrahim in India on 5-day visit: ‘India must make itself heard on issues like Rohingya crisis’

Malaysia’s PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim says fear of Kashmir issue being raked up should not stop Delhi from speaking out

View from the neighbourhood

A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.

Forwarded as Received: Who Let the Cows Out?

This must truly be a new year. Because WhatsApp Uncle seems to be in the mood to ask some tough questions of new India.

There was a sense that the Emergency was a loss of manhood: Gyan Prakash

Historian Gyan Prakash on why he wrote a book on 1975, and the constitutional crisis that led to it.

View from the neighbourhood

A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.

A life of unfulfilled dreams is not all bad

A life of unfulfilled dreams is the lot for most of us. And while the regrets remain, it’s not all bad.

Forwarded as Received: Who Spilled My Milk?

In which WhatsApp Uncle bemoans the dilution of the first true ‘Make in India’ project.

Statues As Selfies

Today, a politician is also a product. Can brand equity override ideological moorings?

View From The Neighbourhood: No violence

A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.

Forwarded as Received: In the Name of the Nation

WhatsApp Uncle is confused by these Confucian times.

View From The Neighbourhood: Blasphemy rules

A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.

Forwarded as Received: What Janaki Knew

In which WhatsApp Uncle lectures his family on the true dharma of Sita maiyya.

Forwarded as Received: Path Less Taken

WhatsApp Uncle talks about how the road to knowledge and votes is paved with difficulties.

On The Shelf: Dies irae and Caste in Stone

Perhaps the most engaging chapter, and the most politically and analytically significant in the times we live in, is the one on “Hateful Polarisation”. In it, Devadas points to the gradual and deepening dialogue of extremes, of the diminishing room for understanding and nuance.

Forwarded as Received: Ours Not to Reason Why

Why WhatsApp Uncle won’t talk politics on this holiday.

Forwarded as Received: Urban Naxals, Stand Up

WhatsApp Uncle holds the poor education system responsible for devising words like Urban Naxals.

Forwarded as Received: Exception to the Rule

WhatsApp Uncle asks, why a big fuss over a Leetul matter? Isn’t an army officer human? Doesn’t he need company?

View From The Neighbourhood: Time to govern

Introducing a weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.

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