Articles by Sandip Roy
Mar 06, 2017
Karan Johar may be shattering stereotypes but not many in India can follow his footstepsWhile an “ecstatic” Karan Johar counts his blessings and congratulatory tweets (and changes nappies), he should remember that the government very deliberately will deny that happiness to thousands of others just like him, due to the surrogacy bill.
Feb 14, 2017
Valentine's Day in India, despite the commercialisation, is also a way of pushing backValentine's Day is one small act of resistance in a country where the right to love must still be fought for, every inch of the way.
Sep 02, 2016
Mother Teresa gets sainthood: Not much of a social worker, but a nun devoted to her vowsAs you pump up Mother Teresa, you pump down Calcutta
Jul 03, 2016
As auctions for Darjeeling tea move online, the 'champagne of teas' is one ritual poorerThe historic Darjeeling tea auctions at Nilhat House will soon be a thing of the past
May 29, 2016
How Marwari women in Kolkata are asserting their independence in a conservative communityThe new Marwari woman in Kolkata has one foot in modernity, and another in tradition
May 15, 2016
The Marwari wedding: Getting bigger and fatter as thrifty community learns to splurgeMarwari, a community that was famously insular, is happily globetrotting and fostering a generation which is more worldly-wise than its predecessors.
May 07, 2016
Marwari City: Stories of Kolkata's heritage often exclude its prominent communityStories about Kolkata ’s cosmopolitan heritage rarely include the Marwaris, invoking instead its vanishing Jews and its fading Armenians
Oct 07, 2015
Nayantara Sahgal may be guilty of selective outrage, but that doesn't mean she is wrongNayantara who? For many Indians today, the youth demographic that Narendra Modi talks about all the time, the name Nayantara Sahgal will not ring a bell.
Oct 07, 2015
Doublespeak over Dadri lynching: We need real debate, not political horse-tradingThe political foodfight that has erupted over beef shows that when it comes to pandering to the electorate to get votes, there is no sacred cow our good netas will not milk.
Oct 06, 2015
From Dadri lynching to Muzaffarnagar: Here's how Digital India is WhatsApping, tweeting communal revolutionIt sounds medieval but the Dadri lynching too was powered by Whatsapp and social media.