Sandip Roy

6:45am

Wed October 30, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 10/30

Beware the Bhoots!

Bhooter Bhabishyat poster

Sandip Roy is haunted in India.

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6:45am

Wed October 23, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 10/23

The Sound of old India... available now!

Guhar Jaan sang on the first recording in India

Sandip Roy discovers the long lost sounds of Indian Music!

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11:20am

Wed October 16, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 10/16

Unbearable Durga Puja

The Godess returns
Sandip Roy

A mother goes back to her parents once every year with all her children. That sounds like hardly the excuse for five days of city wide festivities. But that’s exactly what happens during Durga Puja in Kolkata.  Because This is no ordinary mother. It’s the ten-armed mother goddess Durga coming back to visit her home with her four children. And Kolkata shuts down to welcome her back.

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6:45am

Wed September 25, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 9/25

I Love You Box

a Dabbawala delivers food.
Wikipedia

Love in India is often over the top. In the weekly magazine Open I read about a 30-year old lawyer in the town of Patna. He leaves I love you notes for his girlfriend written in blood. But he doesn’t slit his wrists to do it because  he says one needs to be innovative, not stupid. So it’s a little surprising to find a Hindi film making a splash with a love story so low key, so subtle, one can hardly call it a romance. The lovers don’t meet. They just exchange notes in a lunchbox. Real handwritten notes . About life. And food.

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6:45am

Wed September 11, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 9/11

Remembering Sushmita

Sushmita memorial
Sandip Roy

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