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 January 28, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/28/2015

Sandip Roy: Jaipur Lit. Fest. 2015

Jaipur Lit. Fest.

Once if you wanted to be an Indian city of any standing, you were measured by flyovers, specialty hospitals or multiplexes. These days you are measured by literary festivals.  

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6:45am

Wed January 21, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/21/2015

Sandip Roy's Dispatch: Dasgupta's Delhi

Rana Dasgupta

  Sandip Roy is at the Jaipur Literary festival in Kolkata, India's old capital, speaking with Rana Dasgupta about Delhi, India's new capital...

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6:45am

Wed January 14, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/14/2015

Remembering Debika Ghosh

Debika and Ronu
Sandip Roy

The end of year issues all over magazine stands in India all carry photo spreads of the icons we lost. Famous people from the world of politics and music and film.

None of the year-enders listed my great aunt Debika Ghosh. She was notorious in her day as she  once told me. Any scandalous affair all over Calcutta was blamed on her bad influence.

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6:45am

Wed January 7, 2015
Sandip Roy's Dispatch from Kolkata

Sandip Roy: Chitresh Das Remembered

Pandit Chitresh Das

The restless boy is finally still. Kathak master Pandit Chitresh Das passed away on Jan. 4, 2015 in Northern California
 

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Wed December 24, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 12/24/2014

Sandip Roy: Andamanese Tongues

Andaman natives
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When the 2004 Christmas tsunami swept through the Indian Ocean, it left devastation in its wake. Buildings, hotels, shipyards all laid to waste. Thousands dead or missing, and along with them ancient languages and cultures.  

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