articles by Rohini Chatterji


Brussels attacks: Why weak security in Belgium poses a threat to all of Europe

The attacks in Brussels have raised several questions about the security measures across Europe.


Times Now told to apologise for Jasleen Kaur story: Why all media houses should take note

The NBSA has asked news channel Times Now to issue an apology and pay a fine for its reportage on the Jasleen Kaur case. But they're not they only ones who are guilty.


West Bengal polls: Will examine TMC sting video, says Election Commission

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Tuesday said the poll panel will examine the video of the purported sting operation carried out by a news portal and pass it on to the relevant authorities.


Govt aims to increase digital literacy to at least 50% in three years, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

In the next three years, the government aims to take digital literacy to at least 50 percent from the current level of 15 percent, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in New Delhi on Thursday.


It’s you on the hot seat and your pants are on fire: Sunny Leones interview that turned on the interviewer

As the Sunny Leone interview ends, we all know who came out looking like the better human being. Morally or otherwise.


'Our website was hacked': Shuchir Suri, Food Talk India apologise for 'dick pic', sexist roti meme

Thursday saw several media houses including Vagabomb, Firstpost and ScoopWhoop heavily criticising this move by the founder of the food curation website Shuchir Suri. While Firstpost had reached out to him asking for a clarification, it went unanswered.


Here comes the first film on Sheena Bora murder: Will 'Dark Chocolate' do justice to the real life story?

And now, after the Sheena Bora story had been dumped under the pile of other news in the last few months, we have a Bengali film on the murder case — Dark Chocolate — brought to us by one Agnidev Chatterjee.


To Food Talk India and Shuchir Suri: 'Dick pic' to a journalist only reiterates the sexism she called you out on

Vagabomb writer Shibani Bedi rightly called out the sexism in the meme put out by Food Talk India and Shuchir Suri's answer with her story — "Popular Delhi-Based Food Portal Promotes Sexist Image Which You Just Can't Ignore" But little did she know she would receive this boorish reply from the man himself.


How artist Shilo Shiv Suleman's Fearless Collective broke barriers in Pakistan

Shilo Shiv Suleman's The Fearless Collective, collaborated with Pakistan activist Nida Mushtaq for a one-of-a-kind street art project that reflects the theme of fearlessness.


Don't watch: The Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 trailer is just horrid

There are sex comedies and then there is the Kyaa Kool Hain Hum franchise. And much to the dismay of any sensible person on the planet, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 will hit theatre screens in 2016.


From OLX to Anouk, here's how the ad industry is getting women empowerment all wrong

The new ads by Anouk and OLX do try to break the stereotypes but falter. They end up putting men and women in the same stereotypes they are trying to fight — that the woman's place is at home cooking, or taking care of her child, and the man is the provider.


Chennai Floods Live: PM Modi meets CM Jayalalithaa, announces Rs 1000 crore assistance

Chennai is drenched in record breaking rains, it has been termed as the heaviest in over 100 years. Torrential downpour pounded several parts of Chennai and its suburbs and Puducherry triggering a deluge. Daily life has been crippled in the city with flooding in numerous roads, neighbourhoods, train tracks and airport runways, along with lack of power supply and transport services.


Indian higher education crisis: More Indians go abroad to study, and fewer international students come to India

Even as reports last week suggested that the number of Indian student going to the US had increased by 30 percent, the inflow of foreign students to India has declined sharply, according to government data.


As it happened: Voters reject NDA politics, give Grand Alliance thumping victory in Bihar

Bihar counting begins from 7 am onwards, and as both the exit polls and pre poll survey has thrown confusing numbers at us, it is only the actual results that can give us some direction. We follow each and every update live in this blog.


Bihar exit polls live: NDTV exit poll puts BJP+ ahead of Grand Alliance with 120-130 seats

And as the fifth phase of polling in Bihar comes to an end, the exit polls are likely to give a clearer picture of who will win the battle.


Congress, Left join hands to protest intolerance: Is it time for NDA to change DNA?

Instead of going into at least a debate, the representatives of the government have gone to the extreme of dismissing the voices of dissent against intolerance towards a certain ideology, food habits and even religion and caste. And while it keeps talking about development, what they fail to see is that development is not just numbers.


Kerala civic polls: First phase sees 75% voter turnout

An estimated 75 percent of 1.11 crore voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of the keenly fought local body polls in Kerala, which comes ahead of the assembly polls due in 2016.


Live: Formal extradition treaty not necessary to bring Chhota Rajan back, says MEA

Indonesian police officials said that they have arrested a wanted criminal from India in Bali but there was little clarity on whether it was gangster Chhota Rajan, who has been on the run for decades, or serial killer Mohan Kumar better known as 'Cynaide Mohan'.


AAP meets Rajnath Singh over transfer of Delhi govt officials

Aam Aadmi Party leaders on Tuesday met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the transfer of Delhi government officials by his ministry without consulting state officials.


Govt will take steps to check misuse of social media, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The government on Wednesday said steps will be taken to check misuse of social media platforms to disrupt communal harmony and national security.