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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MS Dhoni and his Balidaan: The lessons to learn from women's tennis

The recent brouhaha over MS Dhoni's armed forces insignia turned the whole affair into one of hyper-nationalism, cricket be damned. Personally, I'm with Dhoni, but not for the reasons you'd think.

VARIETY

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#JCBKiKhudai: Plumbing the depths of earthly boredom

The JCB videos have us all agog. But why? Just what need are the videos of a mechanical deep dig filling in us?

ART & CULTURE

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How three men are defining music in Delhi

These are men who have redefined men in a city of harshness, of unpleasantness.

SPORTS

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How Test matches run parallel to our lives

The see-sawing fortunes of a Test accompany our own ups and downs in the course of a working week.

VOICES

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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

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Why we love to hate Delhi

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

VARIETY

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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

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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.