Aakash Joshi

aakash.joshi@expressindia.com

Articles By Aakash Joshi

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.

Forwarded as Received: Their Way or the Highway

Those who resent the annual visit from kawadiyas are belittling the people from the real India, says WhatsApp Uncle.

View from the neighbourhood: After the polls

The Pakistan general election and its alleged misconduct, it appears, may find some parallel in Bangladesh.

Politics without close-ups

Visual vocabulary of no-confidence debate did not allow for larger-than-lifeness

Forwarded as Received: That’s a Sport

Rahul baba may not be a good politician, but no matter, says WhatsApp uncle. His heart is in the right place.

Forwarded as Received: For Whom the Boys Troll

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

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.

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