Rabhya Mehrotra
Staff Columnist
Rabhya is a junior in Morse College. She is currently an Opinion Editor after serving as a staff columnist for two years. Outside of the YDN, she has reported for the New Haven Independent. Originally from the Washington DC area, Rabhya is studying computer science and politics.
Author Archive
MEHROTRA: Danger in performance

The novel coronavirus has produced a new litmus test for one’s character. Besides trust and kindness, we now also want our friends to believe in […]

MEHROTRA: When the American dream fails us

It’s now become clear that quarantine isn’t a matter of weeks, but months. Being stuck at home for an extended period of time has affected […]

MEHROTRA: What we cannot see

We live as though we are immortal, or at least, don’t understand our own mortality. In a matter of weeks, all of this has changed. […]

MEHROTRA: Learning to listen

A few months ago, I was speaking to my mother on the phone. She asked me which new Netflix shows I was using to procrastinate […]

MEHROTRA: What matters?

It’s important to take note of your perspective at Yale. Admissions officers entice us with promises of a well-rounded class and students from different upbringings. […]

MEHROTRA: Listening to yourself

I always knew I was an extrovert, but one of the most surprising things I learned about myself after coming to Yale was how social […]

MEHROTRA: Acche din (Good days)

I stood atop of the dusty rose fort, looking over the crowded blue homes of Jodhpur. The sunlight streamed down through smog, and the sound […]

MEHROTRA: Happiness, on sale?

For the first time in many years, I did not partake in the ultimate American holiday over break. No, not Thanksgiving — I’m talking about […]

MEHROTRA: My new favorite holiday

On March 1 this year, my roommate Rada bounced into our room with a smile on her face. “Happy Baba Marta!” she exclaimed. Translated to […]

MEHROTRA: Finding old friends

Even amidst all of the craziness of Yale, I still think back to that night two years ago sitting around the campfire at 3:00 a.m. […]

MEHROTRA: Eat your veggies

Two weeks ago, the Yale Climate Strike protested the University’s investment in Puerto Rican debt and the fossil fuel industry. Students argued that Yale was […]