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Monday, July 16, 2018

Aakash Joshi

Forwarded as Received: For Whom the Boys Troll
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

WhatsApp Uncle says the world isn’t a football field, and, when it comes to the nation, no one should be caught off-side

Chetan Bhagat for the Pretentious Soul
Sat, Jun 30, 2018

The quaintness of middle-class British experience has come and gone with Hugh Grant. But, novelist Julian Barnes still seems to be stuck in it.

View From The Neighbourhood: Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Delhi
Mon, Jun 25, 2018

the delegation came “looking for an “unbiased approach to election from India” and claimed “a positive change in the attitude of New Delhi to have a credible, inclusive and neutral election”.

WhatsApp Uncle on health and fitness, and the man who guides lost old souls
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

My family... just look at the video I hv shared... that is PM answering virat Kohli and saying bachchoon this is real fitness... so what if you are Young and have fashionable beautiful lady as ur Mrs? I have Indian tradition and modern confidence...

WhatsApp Uncle on why Priyanka Chopra should have worn a sari at the Royal Wedding
Sun, May 27, 2018

Beti Meghan is PCs friend... and so she went.... thats all ok.... but why did she wear a CHRISTIAN DRESS!!!... she could have worn beautiful ghagra by manish or even saari by sabya.... 

Life and Times of Everyman
Sat, May 26, 2018

For over 50 years, Philip Roth consistently wrung out the political from the personal

For both of us, the same enemy
Sat, May 26, 2018

The villain in Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Raazi’ isn’t a heartless Indian spymaster or the jingoistic Pakistan army. It is an idea that diminishes us all — the nation-state.

Forwarded as Received: Piecing The Tukdes Together
Mon, May 14, 2018

WhatsApp Uncle tells the young ’uns to not remember the betrayers.

Forwarded as Received: Dazed and Confused
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

WhatsApp Uncle on smoking, deleting Facebook and the lack of willpower that cuts across generations.

Forwarded as Received: Same Pinch
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

WhatsApp Uncle on the perils of being head of a family.

He, Too
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

In his memoir, French President Emmanuel Macron ties up his political vision with his personal one, but to no extraordinary effect

In Good Faith: The Hawking paradox
Mon, Mar 19, 2018

How are we to be moral in an indifferent universe of big bangs and black holes? Stephen Hawking has the question, and the answer.

Forwarded As Received: Pub aur Public
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

WhatsApp Uncle talks about not going to pubs and why the young ’uns hate each other.

Road Rash Redux
Sun, Mar 04, 2018

WhatsApp uncle shifts gears on entitlement, says at least his generation worked hard for their ambassadors.

Educate Before You Agitate
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

WhatsApp Uncle on how to pass exams with flying colours, with a little help from the PM.

There is an online voting about Ram Temple’s fate… and WE SHOULD WIN
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

We should not ignore this poll… what does it matter, all this law-shaw? Court said let that Bhansali film release, but Karni Sena warriors are still on the street…Go now! Vote in that online poll deciding the fate of Ram Temple. What, you don’t believe me?

To Karachi, Via Padmaavat
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

An objecting Sena, capitulating governments lead India down a dangerous path

WhatsApp Uncle explains why you shouldn’t mock the motherland and its leaders
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

My family… see… I also have a sense of humour. But chutkula is chutkula, and deshprem is deshprem. 

Air There Everywhere
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

There is clean air all around us in Delhi, if only we look for it and not buy propaganda, says WhatsApp Uncle.

What to expect in 2018: Fake news, privacy, a fundamental contradiction
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

As 2017 ended, Facebook found itself under fire, and the ways in which the giants of social media handle these issues will determine the ways in which the world consumes and processes information in 2018.