Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee

Patralekha Chatterjee is an independent columnist with DNA.

As 74 year-old Anna Hazare broke his fast in Delhi’s historic Ram-Lila Maidan after 13 days, one message was impossible to miss: cynicism can’t. Not in a country with an overwhelmingly young population.

Over the past fortnight, as tens of thousands of people from all walks of life spilt onto the streets, many questions were raised: about the direction taken by this mass agitation against corruption, the ethics of team Anna’s  methods, the mertis and demerits of various Lokpal proposals.