Articles by Sandip Roy
Jun 11, 2015
It's Hindu, but not exactly: Modi govt assumes Catch-22 asana on International Yoga DayThe government has gotten itself into a curious yoga posture. It’s an asana known as the Catch-22 asana where they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.
Jun 09, 2015
Let Lord Ram be, building him a museum is demotion of sortsThe government has announced a state-of-the-art hi-tech Ram museum in Ayodhya. Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma sounds rather smug as he tells ET, “Tourism we can develop. We are not saying we are going to make a Ram mandir there.”
Jun 09, 2015
The missing Aam Aurat in AAP: Two-finger rape test diktat shows AAP's gender problemFools rush in where experts fear to tread. The AAP government in Delhi seems hell-bent on proving to the world, at large, that it is indeed a party where the aam aurat is missing.
Jun 06, 2015
No big fat NRI rally for the PM in Bangladesh? Modi to play it safeNo matter how popular he is among the diaspora, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a guest of another government. And he cannot outshine his host.
Jun 05, 2015
Cracking the whip on Maggi: In war over food safety, netas are the biggest culpritsThe Maggi wars are heating up all over the country. But this is not just about Big Bad Maggi and by getting it off the shelves of our stores (and hauling Madhuri Dixit and Big B to court) we will not all be safer and healthier.
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.