Aakash Joshi

aakash.joshi@expressindia.com

Articles By Aakash Joshi

View From The Neighbourhood: Judiciary and army

The June 30 editorial in Dawn takes umbrage at Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa’s remarks about the economic (mis)management of the country by previous civilian governments and his endorsement of the PTI government led by Imran Khan.

Forwarded as Received: It’s Family, Stupid

WhatsApp Uncle realises why power is not for him.

View From The Neighbourhood: Cricket, a symptom

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

Terry Pratchett, a prophet for interesting times

A look at what made Terry Pratchett the philosopher we need and, hopefully, deserve.

Forwarded as Received: Different Strokes

Soldiers fight, and cricketers do ads for chips. Why can’t we see the difference, asks WhatsApp Uncle

Election isn’t the ideology

Elections are only a means to an end for the RSS’s millennial project.

Forwarded as Received: New India, New Parivaar

What happens when WhatsApp Uncle faces dissent from within the clan?

View from the Neighbourhood

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

Forwarded as Received: Day of Reckoning

Will New India get five more years? Will WhatsApp Uncle have the last word on May 23?

If the comedians’ form of humour is impossible, what are we left with?

On the face of it, the NDA government, its supporters have given much fodder to comedians. But politics since 2014 has made genuine humour impossible.

View From The Neighbourhood: BJP’s bunder

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

Forwarded as Received: Family Matters

In which WhatsApp Uncle tells the young ’uns a thing or two about respecting your mother.

Forwarded as Received: Wait and Watch

In which WhatsApp Uncle tells the young ’uns a thing or two about ‘freedom of expression’.

Forwarded as Received: The Final Countdown

This chunaav season, the real agni pariksha is not just for the incumbent party, but also for the janta janardan — the voters.

View From The Neighbourhood

A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent. Curated by Aakash Joshi.

Forwarded as Received: Striking When the Iron is Hot

WhatsApp Uncle rises above petty politics and stands by Bharat mata and Bharat sarkar in fighting enemy nation.

View From The Neighbourhood: Paradigm shift

Muhammad Amir Rana, a security analyst, argues that both India and Pakistan need eschew rhetoric and move from a discourse of warfare to one of “strategic realism”:

Forwarded as Received: Crazy Kind of Love

What Valentine’s Day? Love the national way, like our very own Kamadeva, says WhatsApp Uncle.

View From The Neighbourhood: Petulant diplomacy

This “narrow communal approach” though, will not help the cause of peace in the Subcontinent, according to the editorial. After the elections, it hopes, a government that can further peace will come to office in New Delhi.

Forwarded as Received: The Season of Ingratitude

When your own people fail you, what can you do, asks WhatsApp Uncle.

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