Articles by Sandip Roy
Aug 26, 2015
Political parties are not bechara: Why they should be under RTI ambitBut the parties feel that transparency needs to stop at their doors. “Political rivals with malicious intentions” could file RTI applications and adversely affect the parties’ “political functioning” says the affidavit.
Aug 24, 2015
From FTII to Presidency College: Students should be cautious of 'sympathetic' politiciansPresidency, Jadavpur, FTII all have different back stories. Even if the basic demands sometimes sound the same – the vice chancellor should resign – the nuances are different.
Aug 22, 2015
Secret illnesses of leaders: Jimmy Carter's dignified embrace of cancer has a lesson for our netasWhat Jimmy Carter did was break a taboo and face his disease squarely
Aug 20, 2015
Real lesson from Uphaar fire tragedy: Justice delayed reduces the tragedy to just a numberIn a world where there’s always a new scandal around the corner, where Saradha passes the baton to Lalitgate and Vyapam, the 1997 tragedy of Uphaar Cinema is a distant memory for most of us.
Aug 20, 2015
Suit-boot ki sarkar vs kurta-pajama sarkar: Rahul Gandhi mistakes clothesline for lifelineClothes might not make the man but they apparently make the politician. Rahul Gandhi seems to have decided that the way to the revival of the Congress is through its wardrobe.
Aug 18, 2015
From MSG to Dubai: PM Modi's perfect template to inspire some crazy NRI loveNow Narendra Modi has to show that he relishes getting his agenda through parliament as much as he relishes selling it at rallies.
Aug 17, 2015
PM Modi visiting Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque is no 'conciliatory gesture' to Indian MuslimsTo try and spin Narendra Modi’s visit to Abu Dhabi’s #1 tourist attraction as some sort of conciliatory gesture to Muslims is just plain ridiculous.
Aug 16, 2015
Against all odds: From the streets of Kolkata to an American college. And backA an Indian success story albeit with an American touch, the Community College Initiative Program that began in 2007 has seen some 2,300 students, spending a year in American community colleges. This is the story of Ashok Pal, Pratap Kundar and Zeeshan Ali from Kolkata
Aug 16, 2015
Without subtitles: The Sholay test for interracial relationshipsBy the time the great emotional roller-coaster ride was approaching its explosive end I was drained from my role as the one-man tour guide for 'Sholay'. But it was then that I finally understood the miracle of 'Sholay'.
Aug 13, 2015
1941- A Love Story or Why you don't need Valentine's DayArray