Sopan Joshi is a reporter, writer, editor. Born 1973 to Usha and Prabhash Joshi in Indore, MP. Studied English literature in Delhi University. Has worked in newspapers and magazines since 1996. Writes in Hindi and English on science, the environment, politics, sports, agriculture, travel, technology.
OBITUARY Tikait’s appeal had to do with earthiness and instinct By SOPAN JOSHI Mahendra Singh Tikait, a small-time farmer from western Uttar Pradesh’s Jat belt who rose to become a formidable leader in his region and symbolised farmer power for… Read More ›
. . . A soft, cuddly, palatable-for-the-West version of Islam? When did that happen? By SOPAN JOSHI SOME TIME around the early 1990s — no, don’t put it down to neo-liberal economic reforms or the demolition of the Babri masjid… Read More ›
BY SOPAN JOSHI THERE IS a growing feeling in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its parent body the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), that Sushma Swaraj’s interests are on a tangent with those of the party. Going against the judgement… Read More ›
Excerpts from pages 89-100 of Freedom Movement and the Press: The Role of Hindi Newspapers, by Madan Gopal, published in 1990 by Criterion Publications, New Delhi: On April 30, 1908, Mrs. and Miss Kennedy were shot dead in Muzzafarpur by… Read More ›