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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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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6:45am

Wed March 25, 2015
Arts & Culture

Sandip Roy: Tale of Two Cities

After growing up in India, America was a culture shock. After 20 years in America living in India was its own culture shock. Everything is different... or is it?

Sandip Roy compares his two homes.  

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6:45am

Wed March 18, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/18/2015

Sandip Roy: 9-Man

If you think Asian-Amerian man, chances are you don’t think of sweaty guys pushing, shoving and shouting on a court. But that’s exactly what 9-Man is and has been since the 1930s. 

A new documentary by film maker Ursula Liang explores the game that became volleyball.  

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6:45am

Wed March 11, 2015
Dispatches from Kolkata for3/11/15

Sandip Roy: Margarita With a Straw

A new film touches on some touchy subjects, sex and disability. But the end result is as light hearted as it is complex. Shonali Bose's new film is "Margarita With a Straw."

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