Sandip Roy

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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10:21am

Wed February 27, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/27

Manil Suri is not afraid of labels

Author Manil Suri
Manil Suri

 

Writers are usually nervous about labels. Like Asian. Immigrant. Or gay. . But novelist Manil Suri actually likes to bring up that gay stuff during interviews. Manil Suri has  written two acclaimed novels. But his latest The City of Devi is in a sense his coming out novel.

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7:45am

Wed February 13, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 2/13

The Kolkata Book Fair isn't what it used to be

Kolkata Book Fair
Sandip Roy

Ploughing through aisles and aisles of books selling guides to cracking management exams and microwave cookery, Sandip Roy wonders if he's been fooled by all these lines into believing in a city that is still enamored of actually reading...

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7:30am

Wed January 30, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/30

The Greatest Literary Show on Earth!

Jaipur Literary Festival

What happens when a few hundred thousand people from around the world throng into an old palace in Rajasthan on a wintry January morning?  Welcome to the Jaipur Literature Festival.

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7:45am

Wed January 23, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 1/23

What's Osama Doing on American Idol!?

Gurpreet Singh Sarin

What's Osama bin Laden doing on American Idol!? Sandip Roy considers the appearance of Gurpreet Singh Sarin on Fox's "American Idol." Does this young Sikh-American hold the key to changing the attitudes and misconceptions of Americans?

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