Rhitu Chatterjee

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For Speaking Their Mind Online, Women In India Face Threats

Friday, September 11, 2015

Threats of rape and death are common. And the response from the police might be, well, you shouldn't have posted online in the first place.


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

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Serving eggs in free school meals could boost the protein-deficient diets of poor, lower caste Indian school kids. But in some Indian states, powerful vegetarian politicians have thwarted these plans.


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

In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.


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

In Spain, Google and other news aggregators would face steep fines if they publish headlines and abstracts without paying.


The Decreasing Loneliness Of The Indian Long-Distance Runner

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Our India correspondent used to say she'd only run if a tiger were chasing her. Now she's a jogger in New Delhi — and finds that many former non-runners are joining her in parks and in races.


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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses!" the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.


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

Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.


Lizards And Worms Should Not Be On The School Lunch Menu

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

India wins praise for providing free lunches to 120 million of its poorest children. But lax supervision has led to lapses that have sickened and even killed youngsters.


Weakened By TB And Malaria, Iyengar Took The Yoga Cure

Thursday, August 21, 2014

He practiced to improve his own health. Then he spread the word about yoga to the world. His excellent English helped. So did his use of props like blocks and belts.


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

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.


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

Friday, July 25, 2014

Our writer hated it as a child. Now she loves it: Fill pitcher, pour over head. It's a great way to stay cool in a place where water isn't always running. Maybe you should put it on your bucket list.


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

This cousin of the raccoon is the first new carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. Native to the Andes Mountains of Colombia and Ecuador where it's still living, ...


Dolphins Recognize The Calls Of Long-Lost Friends

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Scientists have known that dolphins recognize each other by the sound of each animal's signature whistle. But new research shows that dolphins remember and respond to these whistles f...


Don't Blame Your Lousy Night's Sleep On The Moon — Yet

Friday, July 26, 2013

Over drinks in the light of a full moon, a group of Swiss sleep researchers recently realized they could put a bit of folklore about the moon's disruptive effect on sleep to the test....


We Call Him Flipper. But What Do The Dolphins Call Him?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dolphins, like humans, are part of complex social networks. And research now indicates that they use their unique whistle sounds to identify and communicate with each other. "Every ti...


Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The number of babies born with the life-threatening disease will climb by a third in the next 40 years, scientists say. The vast majority of sickle cell cases will occur in developing...