Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

Wednesdays at 7:35am and 4:45pm
Sandip Roy
Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy, former host of Your Call and  New America Now, is back on KALW, bringing you a little bit of the story of the new India every week – a letter home from his other home.

A lot has been written about the changing India, says Roy. But reporting about a changing India is one thing. Living in it and dealing with a country where newspapers are still being launched instead of folding, Internet rumors spark mass exoduses, and cricketers advertise skin-whitening creams called Fair and Handsome is another thing.

Sandip Roy’s "Dispatch from Kolkata" can be heard Wednesdays at 7:35am and 4:45pm during KALW’s presentation of Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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6:45am

Wed April 29, 2015
Dispatch from Kolkata for 4/29/2015

Sandip Roy: Lost Inheritance

The world will need to remember that Nepal is not just a home for temples and palaces and Everest expeditions. It is a country that millions call home and those thousands dead and those houses destroyed are also part of its lost inheritance.

 

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6:45am

Wed April 22, 2015
Dispatch from Kolkata for 4/22/2015

Sandip Roy: Rights and Responsibilities

Priya Vedi

It is all very well to castigate the Supreme Court for its failure to affirm gay rights. But rights mean nothing without responsibility and those responsibilities begin at home.  

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6:45am

Wed April 15, 2015
Dispatch from Kolkata for 4/15/2015

Happy Fried Food Fest!

Calcutta Food Fest

Contrary to popular belief, Diwali or the Festival of Lights is not New Year everywhere in India. Some celebrate their New Year during Holi the festival of colors. Some with the beginning of Spring when the cows are washed and smeared with turmeric. In Kolkata we have found our own ritual. 

Deep fried food.

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7:52am

Wed April 8, 2015
Dispatch from Kolkata for 4/8/2015

Sandip Roy: Om-less Yoga?

Downward Dog

It's safe to do yoga in American schools, so says the 4th District Court of Appeals.

Its great that an Indian tradition has found an American home, but does that mean yoga needs to go Om-less?

 

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6:45am

Wed April 1, 2015
Dispatch from Kolkata for 4/1/2015

Sandip Roy: Free the Internet

Shreya Singhal

  The Internet just became freer in India thanks to a young woman who decided to do something about it instead of just complaining.

Section 66A of the IT Act was declared unconstitutional.

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