Wed July 17, 2013
dispatches from Kolkata for 7/17

A Telegram just came for you...

Central Telegraph Office in Kolkata
Sandip Roy

The telegram was 163 which I guess is a fine age to finally give up the ghost. The last telegram went out somewhere in India on Sunday July 15. Order No. 111-23/93/T-II (Pt. IV) from the government finally put the poor thing to its rest.  A rather dry bureaucratic way to end a very colourful life....

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Wed July 3, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 7/3

Mandela's long goodbye

A Young Nelson Mandela

In his long goodbye, Nelson Mandela is also teaching us something. That no matter how much we want to hold on to something or someone, sometimes we have to let them go. To let go of Nelson Mandela is perhaps the greatest gift of gratitude the world can offer Mandela at this point.

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Wed June 26, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 6/26

A "Silent" Rally in Kolkata

Rally against rape in Kolkata
Sandip Roy

In the last couple of weeks the state has been rocked by reports of brutal gang rapes. Sandip Roy takes us to the rally against the violence in College Square.

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Wed May 22, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/22

The Pressure Is On

Pressure Cooker Ad

After the Boston bombings we confront the newest marker of the dangerous other – Beware the pressure cooker.

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Wed May 1, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/1

Sandip takes to the pitch

Cheer Girls
Hindustani Times

Sandip returns to the pitch! 

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