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Sandip Roy

Jan 19, 2015

Listen up Bobby Jindal: Being Indian-American is a mark of strength, not a weak link

The fault is not with Bobby Jindal as much as it is with the Indian American community which is so anxious to hold him up as its golden success story. #Black-American #Bobby Jindal #ConnectTheDots #Governor of Louisiana #Hyphenated Identities #Indian- Americans #Indians in American #Person of Indian Origin

Jan 15, 2015

Don’t mention pork, sausages in textbooks: OUP’s move to appease Muslims, Jews is absurd

The Oxford University Press has apparently told its writers not to mention pigs, pork or sausages in any of its work in case it offends Jews and Muslims. #A K Ramanujan #Charlie Hebdo attacks #Jews #Muslims #OUP #Oxford University Press #Three Hundred Ramayanas: Five Examples and Three Thoughts in Translation #VHP

Jan 14, 2015

The Way Things Were: Aatish Taseer bares the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi

The Way Things Were, not coincidentally, is the title of Aatish Taseer’s new novel which has been described as many things – an intimate portrait of a marriage, a panoramic vision of India’s half-century, an interrogation into how Indians view India. #Aatish Taseer #Book #Firstpost Salon #Gandhi #Indian elections #indians #Lutyens Delhi #Nehru #Novel #Politics #salon #The Way Things Were

Jan 13, 2015

Yoga, cocaine and cycling: Dear Goa minister Tawadkar, here are 7 ways to cure gays

Tawadkar has ideas on how to make those pesky gays normal as well. Sports activities. An Alcoholics Anonymous style centre because after all as Baba Ramdev once told us being gay is an “addiction”. Medicines. #Baba Ramdev #curing homosexuality #Gay #gay cures #Goa #Homosexuality #Ramesh Tawadkar #ThatsJustWrong #Yoga

Jan 12, 2015

A scientific guide to falling in love on command (or why Auntyji is right, after all)

It's all about writer Mandy Len Catron’s reenactment of psychologist Arthur Aron’s experiment in making two strangers fall in love in a laboratory. #Arranged marriages #ArrangedAndMarriage #Arthur Aron #Falling in Love #JustSaying #love #LoveAndMarriage

Jan 10, 2015

Mahatma Gandhi: The unlikely poster boy for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The Pravasi Bharatiyas might do lip service to Gandhi but there’s clearly a new icon in town these days. #Mahatma Gandhi #Narendra Modi #OCI #OnOurMind #Pravasi Bharatiya Divas #Satya Nadella

Jan 7, 2015

Sunanda Pushkar’s death: Headlines Today’s footage of her body is repugnant

When the dead body of Sunanda Pushkar is served up on the news, it is tabloid voyeurism, pure and simple, even if it is dressed up as intrepid investigative journalism. #Crime #Delhi Police #Headlines Today #India #Journalism #Shashi Tharoor #Sunanda Pushkar

Jan 7, 2015

State of paranoia: In Mamata’s Bengal, a slap is attempted murder

Slapping anyone, even a politician, is not part of freedom of expression. And no one has the right to walk up to any politician they dislike, slap him and get away with it. #Abhishek Banerjee #Arvind Kejriwal #Debashish Acharya #Kejriwal slapped #Mamata Banerjee #Mamata's nephew slapped #Trinamool Congress #West Bengal

Jan 5, 2015

Japanese tourist raped: How it highlights our warped perception of sexual consent

Given how rape victims are viewed with suspicion in India, the Japanese tourist is lucky that the police even filed the FIR when she came to them with her long and rambling story of rape and extortion spread across states. #Crimes #Crimes against women #Japan #Japanese tourist #Japanese tourist rape #Japanese tourist raped in India #Nirbhaya #OnOurMind #Rape #Sex crimes