Rhitu Chatterjee

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Young Immigrants Can Identify With Mindy Kaling's 'Coconut' Crisis

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

That's brown on the outside, white on the inside. A recent episode of The Mindy Project led our writer to think about her identity as an Indian living in America.


'Jungle Book' Love: Why I Identify With The 'Flower In Underpants'

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Growing up in India, she was a fan of the dubbed-in-Hindi TV series. As a globetrotting adult, she is touched by the Disney movie version.


Why I Love Riding On The Women-Only Car On Delhi's Metro

Monday, April 04, 2016

Some people say there shouldn't have to be such cars, that they put women on the periphery. I disagree.


So Maybe Washington, D.C., Should Ask Delhi How To Run A Metro System

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Because really, Delhi's system does everything right that the nation's capital is doing wrong.


For Speaking Their Mind Online, Women In India Face Threats

Friday, September 11, 2015

She was doing what a lot of people do — using her Facebook page to voice her opinion.

She didn't expect to be called a prostitute — and see her son attacked as well.

Preetha G. Nair, a 41-year-old single mother of a 12-year-old, lives in a small town in ...


Egg War: Why India's Vegetarian Elite Are Accused Of Keeping Kids Hungry

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

India is in the midst of a war of sorts — a war over eggs. To eat them, or not to eat them. Actually, it's more about whether the government should give free eggs to poor, malnourished children.

It all began in late May, when Shivraj Chouhan, the chief minister ...


How One Woman Found The Courage To Say No To Domestic Abuse

Monday, July 13, 2015

An Indian woman suffered through domestic violence for 20 years. Then she changed her life by going to school, but it wasn't to learn. It was to cook.


Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Super Bowl commercial for Nationwide Insurance shows an Indian American woman — none other than author and actor Mindy Kaling — trying to hail a cab in New York City. And it's not easy.

"After years of being treated like she was invisible, it occurred to Mindy Kaling ...


India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. After she is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.


Google News Is Taken Offline In Spain, After A Call For Payments

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Reacting to a law that requires news sites in Spain to charge for their content, Google shut down its Google News service in the country Tuesday. The tech company and other news aggregators would face steep fines if they publish headlines and abstracts without paying.

"Spain's newspaper association lobbied for ...


The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

Sunday, December 07, 2014

I began running about a year ago. I'd just moved to New Delhi, after living in the United States for 11 years. The stress of the move was getting to me, and I desperately needed exercise.

But finding a regular route wasn't easy. Running on the sidewalk is next to ...


Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A few hundred hawkers and street vendors gathered Wednesday on the side of a dusty, busy road in the northern Indian city of Gurgaon, a few miles from the capital, New Delhi. Some wore black headbands with "No Wal-Mart" signs. Others carried banners that said "Stop uprooting hawkers and vendors."



Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A poor woman in India has many bad choices when it comes to abortion: a do-it-yourself home treatment, an unqualified midwife, a quack medicine man. Seteng Horo was fortunate to find a safer option.


Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India's Flood Victims

Friday, September 19, 2014

When the floods hit the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the first week of September, Delhi resident Raheel Khursheed was preparing to visit his hometown, Anantnag.

"By the middle of the week I realized that it's not going to stop raining through most of the week, and ...


Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rice and lentils was the free lunch on Aug. 22 at the Government Model Senior Secondary school in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

Teachers took a look at the meal.

They found worms.

Lunch was not served. Seven hundred students reportedly went home hungry after their school day.



Weakened By TB And Malaria, Iyengar Took The Yoga Cure

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The diseases of the developing world took a toll on Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja (B.K.S) Iyengar. As a boy, he was physically weakened from typhoid, tuberculosis and malaria.

Then his brother-in-law suggested he learn yoga to improve his health.

"Seeing that the general state of my health was so poor, my ...


Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For thousands of years, quinoa barely budged from its home in the Andes. Other crops — corn, potatoes, rice, wheat and sorghum — traveled and colonized the world. But quinoa stayed home.

All of a sudden, quinoa is a trendy, jet-setting "superfood." And as we've reported, some American farmers ...


In India's Sultry Summer, Bucket Bathing Beats Indoor Showers

Friday, July 25, 2014

Two items that are essential to most Indian households are a bucket and a pitcher. They are to Indians what showers are to Americans, an integral part of the daily ritual of bathing. In a country where you can't count on running water, the vast majority of people bathe using ...


Ear Wax From Whales Keeps Record Of Ocean Contaminants

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Layers of wax in the marine mammals' ears can be read like tree rings, scientists say, recording a whale's age and also information about pollutants in the water the whale swam throug...

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Meet The Olinguito, The Newest Member Of The Raccoon Family

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Scientists have just solved a case of mistaken identity. It involves a creature that looks like a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear, and it lives high up in the cloud forests of the Amazon.

For over 100 years, scientists thought this animal was a well-known member ...