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 29, 2014
dispatches from Kolkata for 1/29/14

Jaipur Literature Festival 2014

Nayomi Muneewara
satsumabug.com

Sandip Roy meets Oakland, CA author Nayomi Munaweera at one of the world's greatest literature festivals, in Jaipur India.

She was there to read and sell her new book, "Island of a Thousand Mirrors."

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6:45am

Wed January 22, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/22/14

Official Disapproval

Kumar and Sukhwinder
DreamActivist

India's “official” seal of disapproval of Gay activity is important especially for an immigration judge..  It now has inadvertently provided asylum seekers the documentary evidence they need to apply for refuge in the U.S.

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6:45am

Wed January 15, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/15/14

A Big Screen Must See

Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray is India’s most acclaimed filmmaker.  But from Friday, January 17th, film lovers in the Bay Area will be able to see something people in India don’t really get to experience anymore. The films of Ray, restored and cleaned, on the big screen.

The Pacific Film Archive will screen the films of Satyajit Ray starting Jan. 17th.

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6:45am

Wed January 8, 2014
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/8/14

Battling Images

The image of India has changed in American eyes, yet so has America's image... in Indian eyes. 

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6:17am

Wed December 18, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 12/18

Reversal of (Gay) fortune in India.

On December 8th the Indian Supreme Court reinstated Section 377 of the Penal Code making sex against the order of nature a crime again. But India seems to have changed, without their Supreme Court.

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