Palash Krishna Mehrotra
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Shorts In The Dark

The writer is the editor of 'House Spirit: Drinking in India'

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Can cricket beat corona blues?

The healthy population is suffering from mental health issues arising from the lack of beer to the lack of sport.

POLITICS

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The fall and rise of Jyotiraditya: Why Congress was not able to retain its floor manager

At the moment, things are such a mess in the Congress, that if he had a chance, even Rahul will not mind joining the BJP.

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Why there is not much left to rage against after Delhi riots

Delhi riot was independent India’s first digital riot, broadcast live on our phones. There was nothing that was hidden, and it was left to the people to make up their minds as to who did what and when.

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Shot in the arm for women officers

All new ideas have to climb over a barbed wire fence in order to enter the gated compound.

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How the Delhi voter will respond to poll polemics

The BJP's campaign has been consistently marked by brazen provocation and backtracking.

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Arvind Kejriwal stands a chance in Delhi purely by bridging various gulfs

Kejriwal was associated with drama and histrionics, and accused of being in agitation/ dharna mode even when holding the reins of power. But it worked.

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Unleashing violence on protesting students in JNU or Jamia is closing them off

The fact that students protest is accepted across the world. What has shocked middle-class India is the barbaric bloody force that has been used against protesting students, from JNU to Jamia.

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Futility of retribution: The encounter killings in Hyderabad

Violence is abhorrent, but never ever is the answer to it more violence. Isn’t that what Gandhi taught us?

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CAA, NRC and the idea of India

Forcing an idea down people's throats can only lead to contagious rebellion, an irrational use of force by the state and, ultimately, chaos.

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Horses for Maharashtra’s political courses

In many ways, this election also shows the limits of ideology as the nativism of the Shiv Sena clashes with the pan-India glue that Hindutva promises.