kolkata. sandip roy http://kalw.org en I smell onions! http://kalw.org/post/i-smell-onions <p></p><p>It's election week in New Delhi and politicians are in a soup. An Indian onion soup to be precise. Onion prices have been so high the opposition party has gleefully plastered pictures of Onions on billboards and bus stands to remind the voters where it’s hurting.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 36638 at http://kalw.org I smell onions! Indian Cinema Turns 100! http://kalw.org/post/indian-cinema-turns-100 <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; line-height: normal; ">On May 3 1913 D G Phalke stunned Indians with Raja Harishchandra, a melodramatic mythological film he called a performance with 57,000 photographs. He hardly imagined he was giving birth to the biggest film industry in the world.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:05:53 +0000 Sandip Roy 27239 at http://kalw.org Indian Cinema Turns 100! Happy Puja! http://kalw.org/post/happy-puja <p>Durga Puja is the highest of high holidays for Bengalis when the mother Goddess comes home for five days every year. Bengalis abroad get very nostalgic at the mention of Durga Puja. The Bay Area hosts about half a dozen alone. But back in the Puja's home territory there's much grousing that the grand puja has become too tacky, too commercialized and too nouveaux riche.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 18387 at http://kalw.org Happy Puja!