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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A short history of star suicides

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

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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'.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.