Those of us who bemoan our lot in a country where taxpayers cough up a high rate, and get little in return, especially if they are not government employees (every man for himself), and look enviously at that apogee of the welfare state, the Scandinavian countries (state care from the ‘cradle to the grave’), forget a point. That will be the state’s insidious tentacles prying into personal lives in the name of enlightened interest—something brought to the notice of Indians in 2011 when Norway took away into state care the children of Sagarika and Anurup Bhattacharya, little Abhigyan (2) and Aishwarya (3) on grounds of “extreme parental neglect”. In their ham-handed way, the welfare services nearly destroyed their lives.. The drama of formulaic sensitivity being grossly insensitive will be seen in Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway, with Rani Mukherjee, in her 25th year as an actress, seizing the chance to “take on an entire country”. That crackle in Rani’s voice, we declare, is made for histrionics.