Palash Krishna Mehrotra

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

Articles By Palash Krishna Mehrotra

Hum to Hatya: The ultimate Bollywood’s so-bad-they’re-good hits from 1980’s-90’s

The secret love for cinema so bad it is good cuts across languages. Can you resist a Hindi film with rubber crocodiles?

One night in my life: Delhi, and its history with crime

Delhi sets high, coarse standards of wealth. In this city, everyone is a hustler wrangling his way to the top. Delhi does things on a certain scale. The accidents in south Delhi involve jewellers’ sons smashing yellow Lamborghinis into dividers.

He’s Got the Groove! Right from Anil Kapoor to ‘dancing uncle’ this is how Indians dance their heart out

Is it a ‘naagin’? Is it a being possessed? No, it is the north Indian male doing his best ‘shaadi’ dance.

Smells like Teen Spirit

Eighteen is when the big transition happens, when the past and the future brim with exciting possibilities. And through it all, there was music, rich and diverse, to make life meaningful.

Shiva, Vishnu, Literature and Lithium

A searingly honest account of one man’s struggle with bipolar disorder

The Pictures Were Nice

A snapshot of Kathmandu’s hot zone is not designed to please the armchair tourist

How George Kept The Faith

The popstar pushed musical boundaries while constantly including diverse listeners.

Dotted for extra pleasure

Post-liberalisation, sex was no longer a dirty word and choice extended to everything — partners, condoms, platforms and even consequences.

White Magic book review: Heroin Express

Despite its dark subject, this is a relentlessly funny book on getting back on track after doing drugs

The Backpacker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Travelling around the globe,from love hotels in Tokyo to seedy bars in Varanasi,chasing the smoke

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