Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee

When ‘honour’ kills

Here is a question for Prime Ministers-in-waiting, king-makers and youth leaders who talk about a new, resurgent India.

In frugal times, babus get new belts

Here is the sartorial code for hard times. Most of us have to tighten our belts. Others, however, are lucky. They get new belts. Let’s call them perks.

2014: War for seats, allies begin

New Delhi: A tactical war has broken out between the Congress and the BJP over the forthcoming 2014 general election. While the Congress is mustering its forces to get a minimum of 150 seats, the BJP

‘Midas touch’ set to turn around loss-making PSUs

Thiruvananthapuram: The industries department has decided to impart what it hopes is the ‘Midas touch’ of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning solutions to its 30-odd loss-making public sector manufactur

Another shot at history

Vaccines save lives. They also make history. India’s triumphal announcement about Rotavac, the country’s first indigenously developed vaccine against rotavirus — the cause of severe diarrhoea in infants and young children — has created a huge buzz. Can it create history by changing the narrative in a country where 100,000 children die of diarrhoea alone every year, and where an estimated 500,000 child deaths could have been prevented annually through vaccination? The jury is out.

India’s missing girls

Whether it be politics, business, Bollywood or the world of crime, India’s favourite “F” word is “family”. The country swears by “family values”, but certain family values claim innocent lives.

Shootout 3 is a possibility

With Shootout At Wadala getting the third biggest opening of the year, the makers are gung-ho about taking the franchise forward. “It was always on the anvil though.

Madonna might face ban in Russia

Pop star Madonna could face a ban from Russian authorities for supporting feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot.

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.

Lack of skills haunts young India

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” Mark Twain famously said after his obituary was mistakenly published in a New York journal. There are those who would say that the same applies to the India growth story. Is it dead? Is it dying? Is it comatose? Or will it come alive when we least expect it?

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.