Sandip Roy

7:45am

Wed December 26, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata for 12/26

Christmas in Kolkata

Santas in bags
Sandip Roy

Christmas is serious business in Kolkata, India. From the turkey dinners to the mass consumption, in some ways it's not all that different from America.

Shubho Borodin everyone!

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7:45am

Wed December 19, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata 12/19

His sitar gently weeps…...

There have been other musical greats in India. But Ravi Shankar was different. 

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7:35am

Wed December 12, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata 12/12

From Kolkata with love: a Chinese Nobel laureate's Kolkata connection

Mo Yan
Naveen Kishore Seagull Books


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7:45am

Wed November 21, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata for Nov. 21, 2012

Good Night Mr. Kissinger

Museum in Dhaka
Sandip Roy

What would you do if you were a Bangladeshi waiter in New York and suddenly found yourself serving the bogeyman of your national nightmare – Henry Kissinger?

It’s been over 40 years since Bangladesh became independent but as Anis makes clear it still loves to hate Henry Kissinger.  In 1971 he was the national security advisor and as Pakistani troops tried to brutally crush the independence movement in what became Bangladesh, Henry Kissinger sided with Pakistan because that was his corridor to Beijing. And Bangladeshis remember that.

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7:45am

Wed November 14, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

All you can eat India

Buffet table

In America, I 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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