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Patralekha Chatterjee column

Patralekha Chatterjee | All that glitters isn't growth, well-being for most Indians

Beyond political rhetoric, India's election must confront real issues: unemployment, healthcare, environment, and tech impact.

16 Mar 2024 3:47 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Narrow the gender gap in usage of digital tech

ASER 2023 Reveals Stark Gender Gap in Rural Youth's Skills: A Deeper Dive Into the Data

23 Jan 2024 10:47 PM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Several questions as we look back at 2023, ahead to 2024

Looking ahead necessarily means factoring in the country’s contradictions and working much harder on the problem areas

28 Dec 2023 11:33 PM

Patralekha Chatterjee | It’s time to ‘rehumanise’, to shun hate, cease ‘othering’

We urgently need rehumanising narratives to counter the dehumanising narratives swirling around inside the country and beyond.

26 Oct 2023 12:05 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Bring jobs back to the top of India’s political agenda

Unemployment is falling, but remains high.

28 Sep 2023 12:03 AM


Patralekha Chatterjee | Many challenges for India as voice of ‘Global South’

India seeks to champion the concerns of the “Global South” at a time when there are glaring fault lines in the world and within the country

14 Sep 2023 12:19 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Confronting bigotry and violence in the classroom

Many teachers see nothing wrong in using violence to teach a lesson to a child, though corporal punishment is strictly prohibited by law.

02 Sep 2023 12:25 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | The ‘Developed India’ Story: Conversations we must have

India remains a “poor and very unequal country, with an affluent elite” where the top 10% holds 57% of the total national income

18 Aug 2023 12:33 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Tomatoes and turbulence: Indians face harder times

For context, in 2021, 418 million Asians experienced extreme hunger, indicating a rise from the previous year.

03 Aug 2023 12:35 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Delay over Census hurting the way India is governed

The last one was held in 2011.

13 Jul 2023 12:17 AM


Patralekha Chatterjee | The Bengaluru drowning should be a wake-up call

The city lacks a functional system to drain out the water when the water level reaches a certain level following heavy rain.

26 May 2023 12:11 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Fix today’s problems first, stop dwelling on the past

This is India’s moment to seize opportunities and deftly navigate crises along the way, and beyond its G-20 presidency.

03 Mar 2023 12:44 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Dip in basic skills a worry for India children’s future

A critical challenge in boosting children’s foundational skills will be state capacity.

21 Jan 2023 12:53 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Where does India figure in a very uncertain world?

India is better prepared even if the coronavirus knocks again as a new variant.

30 Dec 2022 1:19 AM

Patralekha Chatterjee | Why so prickly? Is there a plot to defame India?

India’s officialdom rubbished the findings and called the GHI 2021 assessment of India as “shocking”

21 Oct 2022 12:53 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 | Get priorities straight in time of a pandemic

Amid the deaths, disease, debt and despair, guess what some state governments in India are concerned about?

22 Nov 2020 12:00 AM