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 July 23, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 7/23/2014

Sandip Roy: The Death of Archie

Sandip Roy's Dispatch for July 23 2014: The Archie comic book character is as American as it gets. But in July of 2014 (Issue No. 36 of "Life With Archie") Archie dies. His death reverberates all the way around the globe to Kolkata, India.

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2:13pm

Fri July 18, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 7/18/2014

Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Saundhi Mitti

School boys in the rain
Sandip Roy

July 16, 2014: Monsoon has always been the most important season in India - whether it's from the point of view of the economy or the Bollywood rain dance. But coming back to India after years in America, Sandip Roy finds the memories of monsoons past don't always live up to the realities of monsoons present.

This post originally appeared July 23, 2014. Mr. Roy will return with a new post next week.
 

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6:45am

Wed July 9, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 7/9/2014

Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Football!!

Argentina support
Sandip Roy

July 9, 2014: World Cup fever is infecting the entire world... including Kolkata, India!  

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6:45am

Wed July 2, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 7/2/2014

Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Happy Birthday Burman

R.D. Burman

July 2, 2014: R.D. Burman would have turned 75 last week and Bollywood threw a great birthday bash. 

Sandip and Kronos Quartet violinist David Harrington remember the great Burman.

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6:45am

Wed June 25, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata 6/25/2014

Sandip Roy's Dispatch: One last ride, Ambassador

The classic Ambassador

 

June 25, 2014: Once if you owned a car in India, chances are it was an Ambassador car.  Rotund and roomy, it’s been described as a bowler hat on wheels – it could easily fit four adults, five kids, a dog, and some picnic hampers. It was the 'everyman car' and the Ambassador is making its last slow cruise around the block.

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