India

6:45am

Wed May 8, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/8

Revisit: All You Can Eat India

Buffet table
Sandip Roy

Today we revisit a previous dispatch so Sandip can recover from the flu. 

In America, Sandip discovered coma-inducing lunches of all you can eat chicken tikka masala and saag paneer and naan for just 9.99. Well, what goes around comes around. The great Indian buffet has come to India - with a vengeance.

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6:45am

Wed April 24, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 4/24

Defining the "worst" ever downward

Protests in Dehli
India Times

India it seems is no country  for its children. The national crime records bureau shows child rape cases went up 336 percent between 2001 and 2011. And that, the report by the Asian Center for Human Rights says is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

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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
www.gaurdian.co.uk

   

 

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

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11:44am

Wed January 16, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/16

Painted and Dented

Abhijit Mukherjee
IBN Live IBN Live

In the wake of the anger in India over the gang rape and death of the 23 year old woman in Delhi, India’s politicians have been all over the map. One said just because India won its freedom at midnight it didn’t mean women could roam the streets at midnight. But the reaction that really went viral came from Abhijit Mukherjee, a newly-elected member of parliament. In an interview with a Bengali television channel, he dismissed the women at protests and vigils as highly dented and painted.

 

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