Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

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 weekMore from Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata »

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Sandip Roy: Follow the box

Over 25 years ago curators Alan Teller and Jerri Zbiral went to an estate sale in Illinois. Jerri says they stumbled upon a shoebox that would change their lives.

Sandip Roy: What Lies Between Us

Every immigrant has a coming to the America memory. Nayomi Munaweera came to America when she was 12. It was the mid eighties. And Duran Duran.

Sandip Roy: Je suis Dhaka?

Why not Je Suis Dhaka?

Sandip Roy: Homecoming

Sometimes when I return to San Francisco from Calcutta it feels like I have two homes, the best of both worlds.

Sandip Roy: Sport Glue

Sports used to make me feel like the outsider, the one left out of the game.

Sandip Roy: Orlando

That most basic of human gestures of intimacy, a kiss, can still be deadly.

Sandip Roy: Goodbye Mr. Universe

While the world was marking the passing of Muhammad Ali, another giant in the world of sports in India died in Kolkata to far less notice.

Sandip Roy: Mango Crazy

What we call mango in English has a hundred different names in India. Indians don't love their mangos. They form fanatical fan clubs of different kinds of mango.

Sandip Roy: Jeeja Ghosh leaving a Jetplane

Somewhere between the Civil Aviation Authority, the airport authority, the airport security and the airline there is a communication gap. And Jeeja Ghosh fell into that gap.

Sandip Roy: Year of Runaways

The book "The year of the Runaways" was shortlisted for a Man Booker. But Sunjeev is an unlikely storyteller. he'd never read a novel until he was 18.

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