Palash Krishna Mehrotra
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Shorts In The Dark

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

POLITICS

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Civility and the Ayodhya verdict

Compared to three decades ago, the response to the recent Ayodhya judgement has been muted.

POLITICS

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Veer Savarkar's sunrise moment

There are times one feels closer to Savarkar's ideas than Gandhi's.

ART & CULTURE

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A peek into the Joker's mind

When the film ended, I instinctively looked around for my mask before I realised I was wearing it already.

VARIETY

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Gandhi might be the ‘Father of the Nation’ but people are apathetic to him

You can say anything about him and no one will file a case against you claiming ‘sentiments were hurt.’

VARIETY

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How Hindi can be the unifying force for India

Hindi has become by default the language that most Indians speak.

VARIETY

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Why heavy fines cannot fix India’s driving culture

Just about anyone can start driving on the road in real-time in real traffic in the country.

POLITICS

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Identity Crisis in Kashmir: If nationalism isn't fetishized, Kashmiris may see advantages to the idea of being India

Kashmiris today need to make a tough choice while living in very tough circumstances. But while Hindutva may repel, there are advantages as well to willfully joining the Indian mainland.

ART & CULTURE

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POLITICS

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Bringing Home The Bias: Biryani bhakts, Zomato liberals and the idea of India

As Hindutva makes up new traditions each day, which apparently includes boycotting Muslim food delivery boys, a courageous corporate has taken a stand. Can we digest it?

HUMOUR

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In Banana Republic: When five-star hotels give you bananas, don't do a Rahul Bose, please!

Figuring out what is complimentary at a five-star hotel and what is not is at all times walking a tightrope.