Sandip Roy

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6:32am

Wed March 20, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/20

No family for this politician

Rahul Gandhi
www.adilmohdblog.com

In India, having a close family leads to suspicion.

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7:45am

Wed March 13, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/13

Nostalgia baked in a cake

Nahoum bakery
Sandip Roy

The simple no frills boxes read Nahoum & Sons, Pvt Ltd. Dainty Confectionery. This family bakery in Kolkata is over a hundred years old and looks it - Nahoum's is nostalgia baked into a cake.

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7:45am

Wed March 6, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/6

Working from home

Working from home can sometimes depend on where your working at home from.

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10:21am

Wed February 27, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/27

Manil Suri is not afraid of labels

Author Manil Suri
Manil Suri

 

Writers are usually nervous about labels. Like Asian. Immigrant. Or gay. . But novelist Manil Suri actually likes to bring up that gay stuff during interviews. Manil Suri has  written two acclaimed novels. But his latest The City of Devi is in a sense his coming out novel.

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7:45am

Wed February 20, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/20

Fight for your right to wrestle!

Kumar wins 2nd medal
Indian Express indianexpress.com

 

Eliminating wrestling from the Olympics to save the modern pentathlon is terribly unjust. And in this part of the world, it stings a little harder.

 

 

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