Palash Krishna Mehrotra

OPEN TO OPINION

Freelance journalist and author of The Butterfly Generation.

HUMOUR

 |   5-minute read

I wore a Trump T-shirt and walked around Delhi. This is what I learnt

As irony and humour die in politics, pop culture faces new perils.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

The truth about Indians travelling on trains

Once the train moves, 'sab adjust ho jata hai'.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

When someone’s death becomes a cause for celebration, what does it say about us?

I don’t know how human beings can live in a permanent state of versus. It must be exhausting.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Why Indian middle class needs gurus like rape convict Ram Rahim Singh

The baba is one of the smartest and enduring products this society has ever produced.

LIFE

 |   4-minute read

So, how was your day?

The answer to that requires one to tread a clothesline, where you shouldn’t sound like your life is too dull and yet, you shouldn’t make it sound like you had a swell time.

ART & CULTURE

 |   4-minute read

Why Lipstick Under My Burkha is a watershed moment for Bollywood

The movie is four stories in one, a device that allows it to explore a range of characters.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

Why kanwariyas can get away with drugs and a rave party on the highway

The chillum-smoking, booze-swilling kanwariyas are evidence that young Hindus want to blow off steam.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

Is there a right to feel good about ourselves?

We have produced an overly fragile generation, which has to be protected from just about everything, lest someone feels upset.

VARIETY

 |   5-minute read

What's stopping BJP from decriminalising homosexuality?

Nothing prevents the Hindu Right in India from reinventing itself.

HUMOUR

 |   5-minute read