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Patralekha Chatterjee

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

Patralekha Chatterjee | The Greek alphabet is still roiling our lives

Omicron is the fifth such VOC, and the first since the Delta (B.1.617) variant which ravaged so many countries

02 Dec 2021 2:49 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Veg or non-veg? In India’s food wars, free choice vital

The town planning committee of the AMC has just decided to make the city’s public spaces free of street carts selling non-vegetarian food

18 Nov 2021 2:09 AM


Patralekha Chatterjee | Diwali isn’t just crackers… It’s lights, warmth and joy

Victory of good over evil can’t be reduced to just bursting firecrackers

04 Nov 2021 12:55 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Why is India so prickly as it faces global gaze?

In the latest UN Human Development Index, India is placed 131 out of 189 countries

23 Oct 2021 1:27 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | ‘Tit for tat’ is an attack on rule of law & democracy

Mr Khattar does not stop with advocating 'tit for tat' as a strategy

07 Oct 2021 1:10 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Child marriage law in Raj: Why is civil society quiet?

Ironically, a BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh had once publicly pushed the cause of early marriages

23 Sep 2021 11:40 PM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Loneliness is the hidden pandemic in Covid times

Because loneliness is not a disease, it is not a priority for the policy folks

09 Sep 2021 2:17 AM


Patralekha Chatterjee | Reopen schools, but keep ground realities in mind

Online education has certainly helped many children but the pandemic has also exposed the glaring fault lines in our Digital India narrative

26 Aug 2021 1:55 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Health a key priority in battling climate change

India, home to millions of the world’s poorest, should be worried and better prepared

12 Aug 2021 3:51 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Stabilising population by coercion can never work

There has been a continuous fertility decline among most states in India over the years

15 Jul 2021 9:08 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Covid’s impact, WFH has hit India’s women harder

The unpaid childcare burden per woman in India in a “normal” year is estimated to be 2,380 hours

02 Jul 2021 12:17 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Covid-19 accountability: Making the dead count

The states which are embracing greater data transparency deserve to be cheered even if by doing so, they push up India’s Covid death count

17 Jun 2021 6:49 AM


Patralekha Chatterjee | Protect vulnerable to heal fractures, revive economy

In the absence of a real social protection mechanism in the cities, people have gone back to their villages

03 Jun 2021 7:05 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | The rise of anti-science as Covid-19 cases exploding

Experts have noted that the rise of populism and the emergence of anti-science politics are occurring simultaneously in many places

22 May 2021 1:30 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Inequity & privilege in the time of a pandemic

Even in these traumatic times, those of us who can work from home, for instance, are massively better positioned than others

06 May 2021 12:00 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Lessons not learnt after a year of battling Covid

Once again, we are locked down. And migrant workers are leaving out of fear of being abandoned. How did we get here?

22 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | As Covid-19 spikes, the season of fear is back…

We got here because of complacency, by ignoring early alerts by health experts

08 Apr 2021 4:21 AM