Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata http://kalw.org en Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Saundhi Mitti http://kalw.org/post/sandip-roys-dispatch-saundhi-mitti <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 50, 51); font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">July 16, 2014: Monsoon has always been the most important season in India - whether it's from the point of view of the economy or the Bollywood rain dance. But coming back to India after years in America, Sandip Roy finds the memories of monsoons past don't always live up to the realities of monsoons present.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:13:25 +0000 Sandip Roy 46789 at http://kalw.org Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Saundhi Mitti Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Football!! http://kalw.org/post/sandip-roys-dispatch-football <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">July 9, 2014: World Cup fever is infecting the entire world... including Kolkata, India!</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 46267 at http://kalw.org Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Football!! Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Happy Birthday Burman http://kalw.org/post/sandip-roys-dispatch-happy-birthday-burman <p><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; ">July 2, 2014: R.D. </span>Burman<span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; "> would have turned 75 last week and Bollywood threw a great birthday bash.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana;">Sandip&nbsp;and Kronos Quartet violinist David Harrington remember the great Burman.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 45933 at http://kalw.org Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Happy Birthday Burman Sandip Roy's Dispatch: One last ride, Ambassador http://kalw.org/post/sandip-roys-dispatch-one-last-ride-ambassador <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Cambria;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Cambria;">June 25, 2014: Once if you owned a car in India, chances are it was an Ambassador car.&nbsp; Rotund and roomy, it’s been described as a bowler hat on wheels – it could easily fit four adults, five kids, a dog, and some picnic hampers. It was the 'everyman car' and the Ambassador is making its last slow cruise around the block.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 45638 at http://kalw.org Sandip Roy's Dispatch: One last ride, Ambassador A Modi storm comes to Sunnyvale http://kalw.org/post/modi-storm-comes-sunnyvale <p></p><p><a style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal;">In&nbsp;</a><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; line-height: normal;">May 2014 Narendra Modi was elected the Prime Minister of India. His sweeping victory made for a watershed election in India. But unexpectedly the reverberations of that election are being felt all the way over in Sunnyvale, California.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 45345 at http://kalw.org A Modi storm comes to Sunnyvale