Palash Krishna Mehrotra

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

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

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

When 'Pappu' scores more than the 'proud' class topper

There is no better PR exercise than victory. For the many fence sitters, Rahul is suddenly a possibility.

ART & CULTURE

 |   4-minute read

Why we love to hate Delhi

From humble pink bougainvillea to quiet men pulling out knives — Delhi is dangerously beautiful.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

How I got addicted to Donald Trump

One of Trump’s biggest achievements is that he has got the world interested in American politics.

VOICES

 |   5-minute read

Understanding the politics behind erecting statues

Can a man be turned into a towering figure by casting him in stone and bronze?

ART & CULTURE

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Be it Allahabad or Prayagraj: Why a typical Illahabadi won’t be bothered at all

This is no Mumbai/ Bombay narrative. Allahabad/ Prayagraj makes and lives by its own rules.

ART & CULTURE

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Of bisons, rappers and Gujju boys: Tales from Arunachal's Ziro festival

Erratic phone signals, no broadband — one enters the Ziro bubble for four days and forgets about the world.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

VOICES

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When the river runs dry: Why Nitish Babu's war on alcohol is misguided

The answer to our problems may lie in gradually bringing about a change in drinking habits, rather than banning all alcohol as an evil agent.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Can we please stop romanticising Supreme Court's Section 377 verdict?

Grant all other civil liberties to same-sex couples. Gay people are as boring and bourgeois as any other Indian heterosexual couple.

VOICES

 |   4-minute read