Palash Krishna Mehrotra
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Shorts In The Dark

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

VARIETY

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What’s new in New Education Policy

To school we must go, even as internationally there is a rising trend of parents going in for home schooling.

POLITICS

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Why the Congress is on auto-pilot mode

Think of the Congress as a rusty swimmer with a heavy body, palms swatting the water rather than splicing through it with finesse.

VARIETY

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How Chinese expansionist ambitions are at odds with its pop-culture exports

Chinese expansionism displays a curious lack when it comes to culture. This is at odds with most countries that have had expansionist ambitions.

VARIETY

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A short history of star suicides

When it comes to awareness of mental health, India and America are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

VARIETY

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What India can learn from the US protests

The liberals say their plates are already full with Sudha Bhardwaj and Safoora Zargar. The rest think there is nothing wrong with calling Darren Sammy 'Kaalu'.

VARIETY

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Covid and the crisis of existence

It's difficult to gauge the national mood because we Indians are great ones for putting up a brave front — one reason why mental health has remained low on our priority list.

VARIETY

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Spare a thought for migrants

It's difficult to choose a story of suffering to highlight, each being more horrific than the other.

VARIETY

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When liquor ban makes life more difficult during lockdown

There will be further lockdowns as time goes on. A drink will make all of this more tolerable.

VARIETY

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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.