Sandip Roy

6:45am

Wed June 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

A Eulogy for He and She

Rituparno Ghosh
e24bollywood.com

Award winning Indian Filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died suddenly at the age of 49 last week. At a time when rising acceptance of alternative sexuality in India has meant increasingly hard-coded labels — lesbian, gay, MSM, bisexual, transgender — Rituparno blurred all the boundaries with his androgyny. “It is for me to decide whether I will stand in the queue for men or for women or neither of the two,” he once said.

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6:45am

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

The Pressure Is On

Pressure Cooker Ad
frontpagemag.com

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

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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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11:53am

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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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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