Sandip Roy

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7:45am

Wed February 13, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/13

The Kolkata Book Fair isn't what it used to be

Kolkata Book Fair
Sandip Roy

Ploughing through aisles and aisles of books selling guides to cracking management exams and microwave cookery, Sandip Roy wonders if he's been fooled by all these lines into believing in a city that is still enamored of actually reading...

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7:45am

Wed February 6, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/6

Pressing "Like" doesn't create change

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Obaid-Chinoy

Sandip Roy speaks with Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at the Jaipur Literature Festival

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7:30am

Wed January 30, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/30

The Greatest Literary Show on Earth!

Jaipur Literary Festival

What happens when a few hundred thousand people from around the world throng into an old palace in Rajasthan on a wintry January morning?  Welcome to the Jaipur Literature Festival.

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7:45am

Wed January 23, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/23

What's Osama Doing on American Idol!?

Gurpreet Singh Sarin

What's Osama bin Laden doing on American Idol!? Sandip Roy considers the appearance of Gurpreet Singh Sarin on Fox's "American Idol." Does this young Sikh-American hold the key to changing the attitudes and misconceptions of Americans?

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11:44am

Wed January 16, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/16

Painted and Dented

Abhijit Mukherjee
IBN Live IBN Live

In the wake of the anger in India over the gang rape and death of the 23 year old woman in Delhi, India’s politicians have been all over the map. One said just because India won its freedom at midnight it didn’t mean women could roam the streets at midnight. But the reaction that really went viral came from Abhijit Mukherjee, a newly-elected member of parliament. In an interview with a Bengali television channel, he dismissed the women at protests and vigils as highly dented and painted.

 

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