Sandip Roy

6:45am

Wed April 10, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 4/10

The intriguing story of Shaikh Musa.

Fatima Shaik and Jeffrey Reneau at American Center
American Center, Kolkata

Fatima Shaikh has yet to find a family like hers - African American Catholics with a Muslim name - all thanks to a man she had never met, her grandfather Shaikh Muhammad Musa. A Bengali peddler from India who married an African American woman from New Orleans in 1896. He left behind three children but few clues about himself.

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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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7:45am

Wed March 13, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/13

Nostalgia baked in a cake

Nahoum bakery
Sandip Roy

The simple no frills boxes read Nahoum & Sons, Pvt Ltd. Dainty Confectionery. This family bakery in Kolkata is over a hundred years old and looks it - Nahoum's is nostalgia baked into a cake.

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7:45am

Wed March 6, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 3/6

Working from home

Working from home can sometimes depend on where your working at home from.

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