Palash Krishna Mehrotra

OPEN TO OPINION

Freelance journalist and author of The Butterfly Generation.

VARIETY

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Life in a small town and big city in India

There is no room for ‘infrastructural complacency’ in smaller places, one always has a plan B.

VARIETY

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How Indians travel says a lot about India

Whatever it is that we might be driving, we always drive to get ahead.

ART & CULTURE

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Netflix documentary on American writer Joan Didion is a must-watch

The film shows she is more than the queen of doom, always looking into the abyss.

VOICES

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Why I am done with Diwali

These days, I don’t burst crackers. I’ve realised that it’s more fun to stand on one's balcony and watch others blow up their money.

HUMOUR

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VARIETY

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VOICES

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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

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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

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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

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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.