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Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

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Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

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Every week NPR contributor (and former San Franciscian) Sandip Roy brings you a little taste of the 'new India' – a letter home from his other home.

Latest Episodes

Sandip Roy #356: Little Durga

Durga Puja, the festival of the ten armed Goddess Durga, has always been a time of excess in Kolkata. But this is the story of the “Little Durga.” For more information visit Meghdutam Foundation ( )

6 min6 d ago
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Sandip Roy #356: Little Durga

Sandip Roy #355: Saint Rupert

Writer and actor Rupert Everett spoke recently with Sandip Roy for the Jaipur Lit. Fest. about comparing pandemics and sainthood.

6 min1 w ago
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Sandip Roy #355: Saint Rupert

Sandip Roy #354: The Shadow of Caste

The caste system is a long and controversial cultural norm in India, but now the Dalits may be getting a boost from America’s civil rights movements.

6 min2 w ago
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Sandip Roy #354: The Shadow of Caste

Sandip Roy #353: We Need a Gandhi

Oct. 2nd is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi , and in an angry toxic world, we would do well to remember a man who fasted, intermittently, to force us to think about a better humanity.

6 min3 w ago
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Sandip Roy #353: We Need a Gandhi

Sandip Roy 352: The incorrigible vice

…the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill.

6 minSEP 23
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Sandip Roy 352: The incorrigible vice

Sandip Roy #351: Mahalaya

There is a pandemic demon that needs slaying...

6 minSEP 16
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Sandip Roy #351: Mahalaya

Sandip Roy #350: Keep Cool and think of Kolkata

As San Francisco’s heat wave hits 100º Sandip Roy recalls how to battle heat waves in his native Kolkata.

6 minSEP 9
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Sandip Roy #350: Keep Cool and think of Kolkata

Sandip Roy #349: Queeristan

It was just two years ago that India Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, but the real hope for change might not lie in politics.

6 minSEP 2
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Sandip Roy #349: Queeristan

Sandip Roy #348: Pariah Dogs

The dogs that wander the streets in Kolkata are not strays, but part of an extended family, cared for and fed by many of the cities lesser known individuals. Pariah Dog the movie is now available on Apple TV, iTunes and Amazon Prime http://www.pariahdogmovie.com/

6 minAUG 26
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Sandip Roy #348: Pariah Dogs

Sandip Roy #347: kaMAla, Kamala

The furor over a Kamala seems much ado over very few syllables, but how one handles the mispronunciation can be telling.

6 minAUG 19
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Sandip Roy #347: kaMAla, Kamala

Latest Episodes

Sandip Roy #356: Little Durga

Durga Puja, the festival of the ten armed Goddess Durga, has always been a time of excess in Kolkata. But this is the story of the “Little Durga.” For more information visit Meghdutam Foundation ( )

6 min6 d ago
Comments
Sandip Roy #356: Little Durga

Sandip Roy #355: Saint Rupert

Writer and actor Rupert Everett spoke recently with Sandip Roy for the Jaipur Lit. Fest. about comparing pandemics and sainthood.

6 min1 w ago
Comments
Sandip Roy #355: Saint Rupert

Sandip Roy #354: The Shadow of Caste

The caste system is a long and controversial cultural norm in India, but now the Dalits may be getting a boost from America’s civil rights movements.

6 min2 w ago
Comments
Sandip Roy #354: The Shadow of Caste

Sandip Roy #353: We Need a Gandhi

Oct. 2nd is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi , and in an angry toxic world, we would do well to remember a man who fasted, intermittently, to force us to think about a better humanity.

6 min3 w ago
Comments
Sandip Roy #353: We Need a Gandhi

Sandip Roy 352: The incorrigible vice

…the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill.

6 minSEP 23
Comments
Sandip Roy 352: The incorrigible vice

Sandip Roy #351: Mahalaya

There is a pandemic demon that needs slaying...

6 minSEP 16
Comments
Sandip Roy #351: Mahalaya

Sandip Roy #350: Keep Cool and think of Kolkata

As San Francisco’s heat wave hits 100º Sandip Roy recalls how to battle heat waves in his native Kolkata.

6 minSEP 9
Comments
Sandip Roy #350: Keep Cool and think of Kolkata

Sandip Roy #349: Queeristan

It was just two years ago that India Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, but the real hope for change might not lie in politics.

6 minSEP 2
Comments
Sandip Roy #349: Queeristan

Sandip Roy #348: Pariah Dogs

The dogs that wander the streets in Kolkata are not strays, but part of an extended family, cared for and fed by many of the cities lesser known individuals. Pariah Dog the movie is now available on Apple TV, iTunes and Amazon Prime http://www.pariahdogmovie.com/

6 minAUG 26
Comments
Sandip Roy #348: Pariah Dogs

Sandip Roy #347: kaMAla, Kamala

The furor over a Kamala seems much ado over very few syllables, but how one handles the mispronunciation can be telling.

6 minAUG 19
Comments
Sandip Roy #347: kaMAla, Kamala
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