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 3, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 4/3

Good Karma for same sex couples in India

samesexmarriagesindelaware.com

India’s Supreme Court is yet to rule on the repeal of its anti homosexuality law. But just because marriage equality isn’t on the table yet does not mean a country like India doesn’t have its own way of thinking about all these issues.

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6:45am

Wed March 27, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/27

Can good laws come from popular outrage?

Protests in India after Dehli gang rape
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The December gang rape in Delhi spurred such huge protests in India, a surprised government had to act quickly.

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6:32am

Wed March 20, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/20

No family for this politician

Rahul Gandhi
www.adilmohdblog.com

In India, having a close family leads to suspicion.

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7:45am

Wed March 13, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/13

Nostalgia baked in a cake

Nahoum bakery
Sandip Roy

The simple no frills boxes read Nahoum & Sons, Pvt Ltd. Dainty Confectionery. This family bakery in Kolkata is over a hundred years old and looks it - Nahoum's is nostalgia baked into a cake.

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7:45am

Wed March 6, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/6

Working from home

Working from home can sometimes depend on where your working at home from.

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