Articles by Sandip Roy
Jun 04, 2015
Taste bhi, health bhi? Betrayal by Maggi has broken our good Indian heartsIn a socialist India where Coca Cola was forbidden and we wore rip-off Lavis jeans, Maggi in 1983 felt almost like cosmopolitanism in a packet. It was bright, it was perky, it was fast.
Jun 03, 2015
Enough of the Uber bashing: Company tried to get it right in the latest Gurgaon incidentUber again. That’s pretty much been the headline response to the report of an Uber driver accused of trying to kiss his female passenger.
Jun 01, 2015
Village panchayat may exile Valmiki: Sorry, hounding her rapist isn't justice for Aruna ShanbaugWhen Aruna Shanbaug died after lying in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital for over four decades, many naturally wondered whatever happened to the man who sexually assaulted her.
May 30, 2015
Ban on student body that criticised PM Modi by IIT Madras is a national shameThe headline reads "IIT-Madras bans student group for criticizing PM Modi, his policies." Girindra Mukerjee feels like a distant dream.
May 28, 2015
Rijiju gets it wrong on beef row: His smackdown of Naqvi is no reason for Indians to celebrateMinister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju socked one to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abaas Naqvi. Reacting to the Maharashtra beef ban Naqvi had advised those who are “dying without eating beef” to go to Pakistan or the Arab countries or any part of the world where it is available.
May 26, 2015
A special first anniversary video tribute: Happy Achhey Din to you, PM ModiAt Firstpost, we evaluate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first year in power.
May 26, 2015
Promoting Hindutva ideology? Modi's Mathura rally is a step towards a larger goalBy making the trip to Mathura, Narendra Modi is not just paying his respects to Deen Dayal Upadhyay as he is perfectly entitled to do, but also signaling one more step in a far more ambitious project of setting the new ideological normal.
May 21, 2015
Forget food park, what Amethi really misses is its VVIP MP Rahul GandhiRahul does not grasp that the problem with Amethi is that it’s no longer the dot of a village that the Gandhis put on the map. Now that it’s on the map, Amethi wants more from its MP
May 21, 2015
#NotIndiasPride: India is way bigger than the UPA and PM Modi is not its MosesMost of his missteps have been made abroad. Novelist Jhumpa Lahiri once commented how her parents would seem to grow in size and confidence when they set foot in India and shrink to more colourless selves back in the US. Narendra Modi, curiously, appears to swell in size every time he sets foot on foreign soil. That’s when he really feels the force is with him.
May 20, 2015
The rapist who never was: Let's not forget the man who destroyed Aruna Shanbaug's lifeWonder what photograph is missing in all the coverage of Aruna Shanbaug's death? That of the man who raped her. He is a free man now. And more to the point, he was never charged with sexual assault.