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 week

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