Articles by Sandip Roy
Sep 23, 2015
Congress might be the Apple of his eye, but Rahul Gandhi is no Steve JobsRahul Gandhi’s job is to revive his party. But he’s barking up the wrong tree if he is looking to Apple for tips. Even worse he is admitting that like Apple, the Congress is near bankruptcy. But Apple’s near bankruptcy happened while Jobs was banished from it.
Sep 22, 2015
Is being gay a ‘social evil’? Gujarat film puts Supreme Court in tricky terrainMeghdhanyshya by KR Devmani had been cleared by the Censor Board. But the Gujarat State Tax Commissioner balked at giving it an entertainment tax exemption. The tax exemption can be denied to films depicting blind faith, sati, dowry and other such “social evils” that go against “national unity”.
Sep 22, 2015
The mystery of our enduring fascination with Netaji Bose: What 64 declassified files can't resolveNo wonder, the declassification of 64 Netaji files in Bengal is being dubbed a pre-election gambit by Mamata Banerjee.
Sep 19, 2015
US school Islamophobia to Mahesh Sharma's Kalam remark: When the clock struck prejudiceMahesh Sharma, India’s Culture minister, and a high school in Irving, Texas have more in common than they realise.
Sep 18, 2015
VHP should mind its own ghar instead of worrying about Rahman's ghar wapsiThe VHP wants to organise a ghar wapsi to welcome AR Rahman home with “open arms”. But it needs to realise that AR Rahman does not need their open arms to come home. He is already very much home. In India.
Sep 15, 2015
Uber does a U-turn: Updated fine print says that it does not take responsibility for your safetyThis might just be legalese to protect Uber and it does not mean the company will not endeavour to provide the best service it can, but the language still sticks in the throat.
Sep 15, 2015
The importance of being AmishAmish’s books quietly suggest that in the end neither Good nor Evil can come as readily marked the way a Neelkanth does. Sometimes you need at least a trilogy to figure out what’s what.
Sep 12, 2015
#MeatBan too confusing: Need an app to tell us when and where we can eat meat. How about Meat-Up?The Bombay High Court, in deciding to hear the arguments about the meat ban, has said “Mumbai is a metropolitan city. Such a straight ban on meat cannot be formulated.”
Sep 11, 2015
Lessons from the Saudi diplomat case: Should working for envoys come with a 'slave' warning?A Saudi diplomat in India, the First Secretary at the Embassy, is on his way out of the country with his family. The two maids allege that for months they have been treated as sex slaves, passed around by the diplomat to his friends, beaten and sometimes not given food.
Sep 09, 2015
The curious case of Rakesh Maria: How the Maharashtra govt shot itself in the footIn the middle of the Indrani Mukerjea mystery we now have the Rakesh Maria mystery. Why was Rakesh Maria booted upstairs? Why was he promoted right now?