Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee

Method and the madness

It is the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Enid Blyton moment. Instead of the mystery of the disappearing cat or the missing necklace, we have the gripping mystery of the missing show cause notice.

Culinary casteism

Kuppegala isn’t one of those places that instantly ring a bell.

Skill-up to make in India

As buzzwords go, “Make in India” is among this year’s hits.

Start talking to understand stalking

Who amongst us has not followed girls?” With that infamous interpretation of “stalking” while Parliament was debating the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2013, Janata Dal (United) chief and NDA convenor Sharad Yadav has elbowed his way back to the top of the list of people who outrage liberal India.

Vigilantes & the law

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth,” Sherlock Holmes famously said to Dr Watson. Most of us do not have Holmes’ sense of logical reasoning, nor his facility to adopt almost any disguise, nor his familiarity with forensic science to solve difficult mysteries. But that has hardly been a deterrent as we play detective tracking the sordid saga of Ram Singh, the prime accused in the infamous Delhi gangrape case.

The labour of love

Amid the bevy of clichés surrounding February 14, there is one annoying but enduring truth. If Valentine’s Day comes, can noisy and violent protesters be far behind?

Children of lesser parents

Once again, we are furiously debating parental abuse. A court in Norway has convicted an Indian couple for allegedly maltreating their seven-year-old son. This is the second time that Indian parents have fallen foul of Norwegian parenting laws. A furious war of words has broken out about good parenting.

I travelled to Hampi recently and was blown away by the palace and temple ruins, and the fascinating landscape it was set in. To make it even more interesting, I stayed in a wildlife resort nearby.

President Barack Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest for our 66th Republic Day was a first since, surprisingly, no other US President had come in this capacity before.