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 February 4, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/4/2015

Sandip Roy: Call Your Mother!

Sandip Roy tries to call his mother, but it proves to be more challenging than one would expect.  

Sandip Roy is currently on tour promoting his debut novel, "Don't Let Him Know" published by Bloomsbury.

Hear him read in the bay area this week:

Wed. Feb. 4 at 7:30pm. Kepler's - 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA

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1:46pm

Tue February 3, 2015
Arts & Culture

Sandip Roy's Bay Area appearances

Sandip Roy, whose "Dispatches from Kolkata" are heard every Wednesday as part of KALW's presentation of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, is in the Bay Area for the month to talk about his debut novel Don't Let Him Know

Here's where you can see Sandip in the coming weeks:
    Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30pm at Kepler's in Menlo Park, in conversation with Richard Rodriguez.  

Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30pm at Booksmith in San Francisco, in conversation with Holly Kernan.  

Thursday, February 12th at 5pm at the Institute for South Asian Studies at UC Berkeley.  

Wednesday, February 18th at 7pm at Book Passage in Corte Madera. 

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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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