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Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee | India’s pride, prejudice and its global rankings

The India of the future will depend on which metrics and indicators we choose to play up, and which ones we try to gloss over.

23 Sep 2022 1:55 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | India’s sinking story: Can we reimagine our cities?

Bengaluru continues to reel from torrential rains, flooded homes, widespread power cuts, submerged roads and more

09 Sep 2022 12:00 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | A lot needs to be done for ‘developed’ India by 2047

“Development”, like beauty, is a word that triggers lively discussions and polemical exchanges

26 Aug 2022 12:02 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Do our recent health crises offer teachable moments?

In the time of pandemics and climate change, no problem can be dismissed as someone else’s headache

30 Jul 2022 12:22 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Pilgrimages amid changing climate: Ensure safety first

What do pilgrimages mean in the time of climate change and the consequent rise in extreme weather events?

14 Jul 2022 11:34 PM


Patralekha Chatterjee | It’s time to reclaim our minds, dial down hate

The impact of toxic hate speeches and hate crimes in recent years has gone deep into the gut of our society

01 Jul 2022 12:04 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | A breakdown of governance? We need healing, rule of law

A bulldozer is not an accessory of good governance. And stone pelting is not the way to progress

17 Jun 2022 9:24 PM

Patralekha Chatterjee | India’s infant mortality rate isn’t a fringe issue

The latest data from the Registrar-General of India shows that India’s infant mortality rate is 28 (28 infant deaths per 1,000 live births)

10 Jun 2022 2:38 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Climate crisis to be India’s biggest threat this century

One reason wheat prices have shot up has to do with the intense heatwave that struck parts of India from March

20 May 2022 12:15 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Rising stress of heat: Act now, before it gets worse

Cities and states are developing heat action plans, but the focus must remain on the most vulnerable

06 May 2022 12:09 AM


Patralekha Chatterjee | It’s time to talk about food and impact of rising prices

When food costs more, many people have no choice but to eat less or eat cheaper, lower quality food

21 Apr 2022 11:16 PM

Patralekha Chatterjee | How to destroy a nation: Intolerance, profligacy…

The normalisation of hate often goes hand-in-hand with normalisation of the 'otherisation' of the minorities

08 Apr 2022 12:48 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Managing future shocks: Way to self-reliant India

No one really knows what the world will look like in a year or two but at this moment it seems very likely that the war will continue

24 Mar 2022 12:32 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Don’t treat the pandemic like yesterday’s story, yet

We need to also remember that Omicron arrived last year just when the endgame enthusiasm was gathering momentum

10 Mar 2022 2:54 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | India needs healing touch to curb sectarian violence

Anyone who watches the news knows about the recent murder of 26-year-old Harsh, a tailor and Bajrang Dal leader

24 Feb 2022 1:37 AM


Patralekha Chatterjee | The Hijab row: Beyond the hype and hysteria

Why do people care more about a headscarf worn by a woman than what is going on inside her head?

12 Feb 2022 12:42 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Don’t let hopes fall: Make jobs Budget’s top priority

In the pandemic’s third year, jobs must be the top priority. It’s not enough to depend on any trickle-down theory

28 Jan 2022 11:05 PM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Push back against hate: Redefine ‘new normal’

In many countries, the unfolding tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic has been accompanied by intense polarisation

13 Jan 2022 1:29 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Polarisation in pandemic times is the price we pay

The narrative grabbing headlines in recent days pivots around the persistent drip-drip of hate speech against minorities

30 Dec 2021 7:30 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Politics of nostalgia hides the problems of the day

Central to the BJP’s ideology is the juxtaposition of a glorious Hindu golden age followed by an era of Muslim oppression

17 Dec 2021 11:59 PM