Articles by Sandip Roy
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?
Sep 09, 2015
I'm fasting but you can't eat meat: Why should BMC impose one religion's practice on others?The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned of animal slaughter and sale of meat for four days this month during the Jain fasting period of Paryushan. That comes on the heels of the 8-day ban by the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation.
Sep 08, 2015
Chasing Sanjeev Khanna: Media coverage of Sheena Bora case has gone from irresponsible to ridiculousWhen the media reported every unverified incest rumour swirling around the Sheena Bora murder case, that was irresponsible. Now as it reports on itself acting out its Byomkesh Bakshi fantasies it becomes plain ridiculous.