Sandip Roy's Dispatch From Kolkata - Gandhi the human
On October 2 India will mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. South Africans say India gave us Mohandas Gandhi. We returned him as the Mahatma of Great Soul. South African academics Ashvin Desai and Ghoolam Vahed have a different take in their book
A legendary South Asian dish has suddenly found itself in the midst of a war in India. Made up of layers of meat and rice and cooked with fragrant spices, the dish is the much-loved biryani. And the latest battlefield is in the northern Indian state of Haryana.
On Sunday night, much of India was watching television with bated breath. All for one young woman at the Rio Olympics. Her name is Dipa Karmakar and a billion people’s hopes were resting on her shoulders.