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Patralekha Chatterjee

Zomato row shows bigotry is alive and well, taking new shape in urban India

It is this bigotry and prejudice which lies at the heart of many customs, mores and personal habits which are inherently discriminatory.

08 Aug 2019 12:05 AM

Can Chandrayaan trigger scientific temper in India?

What made this mission perhaps unique is that for the first time in Isro’s history, key leadership positions were held by women scientists.

25 Jul 2019 12:05 AM

Migration to surge, we need smarter policies

India already fares poorly relative to other emerging and developed economies in terms of per capita availability of hospital beds.

11 Jul 2019 12:20 AM

A world without water: Scary future lies ahead

Chennai’s water crisis is front-page news; friends’ FB posts describe in grim detail what is it is like to go without enough water day after day.

28 Jun 2019 12:30 AM

Fix healthcare now, or future shock is certain

Encephalopathy is a disease in which the functioning of the brain is affected.

21 Jun 2019 3:02 AM


Heat, drought & water crisis: Take action fast

This has adverse consequences on millions of livelihoods, especially smallholder farmers.

14 Jun 2019 12:54 AM

Modi’s welfarism: Some action, a lot of emotion

Modi framed the gas cylinder scheme not just as something that would reduce indoor air pollution but also empower the poorest.

31 May 2019 12:00 AM

Why ‘strong’ India still needs a healing touch

The campaign has been as intense, acrimonious and polarising as the kind we have seen in India.

23 May 2019 12:21 AM

Push science, not myths; India’s future is at stake

The PM prides himself on being one of the most tech-savvy politicians and unabashedly admires all that smacks of the latest in technology.

16 May 2019 3:03 AM

Dead or living: Whose report are we seeking?

Many among the minorities, especially Muslims, live in a state of insecurity and fear in the wake of lynchings in the name of protecting the cow.

10 May 2019 12:04 AM


A daily dose of venom for a ‘hit’ on May 23?

Think Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “chowkidar” campaign and Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s response “chowkidar chor hai”.

02 May 2019 1:24 AM

Highways, byways tell different stories in UP

Raj Kishore, an elderly farmer, complained bitterly about villagers having to stay awake night after night guarding their crops from wandering cows.

26 Apr 2019 12:31 AM

Towards inclusive India: Why social justice is vital

Most people anywhere in the world prefer to live within their comfort zones, and are not interested in exploring the world beyond.

18 Apr 2019 12:21 AM

As India votes, whose voices will be loudest?

The questions swirl around, as 900 million voters across the country get ready to vote in the forthcoming general election.

04 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

Why India & world should learn from NZ’s Ardern

Ardern could have chosen to express shock, horror and stop at condemning the terror attack.

21 Mar 2019 1:50 AM


The missing link in the national security debate

The target was a training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terrorist group which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama suicide bomber attack.

08 Mar 2019 12:00 AM

Blood-splattered birth of a nation

Zaman tells the small stories that swirl around that big story.

24 Feb 2019 8:00 AM

As J&K is part of India, Kashmiris are ours too

Today, many young Indians see Kashmir only through the lens of bloodshed and violence.

21 Feb 2019 12:27 AM

On the jobs front, all is still not well

The government insists that all is well on the jobs front in Mr Modi’s “New India”.

08 Feb 2019 12:47 AM

Data wars will intensify as polls near, get ready

At a time of deep agrarian distress, there is also no comprehensive official data on farmer suicides.

31 Jan 2019 12:36 AM