Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata "A lot has been written about the changing India," says writer and NPR contributor Sandip Roy. "But reporting about a changing India is one thing. Living in it and dealing with a country where newspapers are still being launched instead of folding, Internet rumors spark mass exoduses, and cricketers advertise skin-whitening creams called Fair and Handsome is another thing." Sandip delivers an audio diary from Kolkata India every week
Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

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"A lot has been written about the changing India," says writer and NPR contributor Sandip Roy. "But reporting about a changing India is one thing. Living in it and dealing with a country where newspapers are still being launched instead of folding, Internet rumors spark mass exoduses, and cricketers advertise skin-whitening creams called Fair and Handsome is another thing." Sandip delivers an audio diary from Kolkata India every weekMore from Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata »

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Sandip Roy: Don't mess with Kali

I've always felt diffident about our Kali. She seems difficult to explain to the uninitiated.

Sandip Roy: That's Not Funny!

70 years after Independence it sometimes feels as if Indians are still to develop a funny bone.

Sandip Roy: Durga Puja, Thai style

It takes only a few hours to fly from Kolkata to Bangkok, and a weekend in Bangkok is quite common. But there's very little of Thailand in Kolkata.

Sandip Roy: Saint sharing in Kolkata

The arch diocese of Kolkata was set up in 1886, and it's saint is St Francis Xavier. But then along came Mother Teresa

Sandip Roy: No MSG please

At first he was funny. A bearded man with flowing hair dressed in his garish best, his forearms curly with knots of hair. But Ram Rahim is no ordinary rockstar. He's a God man.

Sandip Roy: Fundamental Privacy

The Indian Supreme Court caught everyone by surprise, including Sandip Roy.

Sandip Roy: A Museum for the Partition

This August 15th marked 70 years of India's independence. But this also marks 70 years of one of India's greatest human tragedies.

Sandip Roy: India Turns 70

Sandip Roy reflects on India's journey as it turns 70.

Sandip Roy: More stories please

A debate about whether Nolan's Dunkirk whitewashes history is perfectly legitimate but

Sandip Roy: The Dhoti Class

Sometimes it seems 70 years after Independence India is just unable to shake off its suited and booted colonial hangover.

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