Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee is a Delhi-based, award-winning journalist and columnist. She has written extensively on Asian cities.

How Mysuru Became India's 'Cleanest City'

Waste management became a point of pride for the municipality’s people.

Street Art's Unusually Vital Role in India's Cities

Bright new murals are helping reduce litter, increase commerce, and encourage reading.

What Surat Learned From a Preventable Flood

After a major flood, this Indian city decided it would not allow itself to become a disaster statistic once again.

How an Indian City Emerged From a Plague and Became a Public Health Leader

Surat today is a model for how cities can stay one step ahead of disease.

How a Generation of Young Leaders Is Emerging From India's Slums

Child clubs are forming in cities across India to identify young leaders who can speak up for the needs of children.