Search result for Ruchir Joshi

Report card

Just over four years ago, the English-proficient cheerleaders of Narendra Modi went into ecstatic pom-pom dances,

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Life in an Aadhaar application centre

'Sir, it's not working. We can't file your returns without an Aadhaar card number or at least the application number.' 

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Loud mobs and silent rulers

So, imagine this: you are a young man getting on with your daily life when someone from your religious community, caste or ethnic group comes ...

Prejudice on the table

There are many things that make me despair about us Indians, or, indeed, us desis, i.e. subcontinentals. 

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Layers of time

A city's relationship to its past is an odd thing. Different cultures engage in very different ways with their histories, 

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How history works

History makes fools out of pompous and vainglorious leaders and regimes. If there's one city that drives home this point today,

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