Sandip Roy

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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7:40am

Wed November 7, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

Absentee voter

Why do American elections matter to the world when barely 50 percent of Americans show up at the polling booth? Sandip Roy votes absentee... from India.

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7:40am

Wed October 31, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

Tight pants thwart police, fashion at 11!

Kolkata police in pants that are too tight?

7:40am

Wed October 17, 2012
Dispatches from Kolkata

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan

The 70th birthday celebration of Bollywood's biggest star says as much about the people of India as it does about Amitabh Bachchan.

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