Anamika Chatterjee — Tehelka

Anamika Chatterjee
Anamika  Chatterjee

In her six years in journalism, Anamika Chatterjee has worked in editorial positions at Hindustan Times and India Today. A student and lover of literature for life, she divides her time combating editorial duties at Tehelka by day (and night), and the existential dilemmas of mankind by night (and day). She is deputy copy editor (features), Tehelka, and is based in New Delhi.

Culture Vulture By Anamika Chatterjee

Spoiler Brat Alert!!

Spoiler Brat Alert!!

1 December 16, 2012 in Culture & Society

Hell hath no fury than a movie lover scorned. An evidence of which I got last week, when my Google Talk status ended up infuriating both far and near ones alike. First, an otherwise well-meaning colleague, having read my tagline, called me ‘insensitive’. Another decided to be kinder and wrote […]

Who’s Afraid of Bhoot?

Who’s Afraid of Bhoot?

1 October 14, 2012 in Culture & Society

Years ago, before satellite channels spoilt us with choice, an unspoken ritual in my family had all of us watching television together. That was until Doordarshan aired Bees Saal Baad (1962) one fine Saturday. My parents insisted I go to sleep in my room, a demand not made of my elder […]

In Defence of the ‘Lowbrow’

In Defence of the ‘Lowbrow’

1 September 30, 2012 in Musings

He edits The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) and chairs the group of judges that seals the fate of the book that will win this year’s Booker Prize. In an ideal world, Peter Stothard would have been a greater hero. But since it has been a while that we lost paradise, […]

Must Jane Eyre be Laid Bare?

Must Jane Eyre be Laid Bare?

6 September 23, 2012 in Culture & Society

Dear Charlotte Bronte, Hope this letter finds you in peace. I have been an ardent follower of your works, Jane Eyre in particular and continue to be indebted for the sense of purpose you and your sister Emily have offered about life and romance, not to forget the code of […]

Barfi Hates Tears, Too

Barfi Hates Tears, Too

11 September 16, 2012 in Culture & Society

It is a truth, mostly acknowledged by small coteries of film buffs, that a person in possession of free movie tickets must be in want of a companion. This week, a friend got lucky with two passes of Barfi! And I was only too happy to tag along. After all, […]

My Week With Sherlyn

My Week With Sherlyn

10 September 9, 2012 in Culture & Society

Last week, right in the middle of a somewhat romantic conversation, my other (if not better) half let loose a bloodcurdling scream, “OH MY GOD!” I waited till he regained composure, expecting to hear an earth-shattering declaration. But all I got was: “SHERLYN CHOPRA HAS POSTED A NUDE PICTURE”. As […]