Articles by Sandip Roy
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
Aug 11, 2015
'We don’t want to do moral policing': Modi govt's bizarre doublespeak on the porn banWhy did the government wilfully slap egg on its own face and make itself the butt of jokes last week with its porn ban?
Aug 11, 2015
Clear as Madh: Hotel raids to porn ban, the nanny state fuses with moral policeThe Mumbai raid raises far more disturbing visions of the midnight knock that can also come at midday or 3pm as it did in Madh Island.
Aug 09, 2015
Lalit Modi row: Sushma Swaraj's case will weaken by playing the gender card in this soap operaWith wrenching details about how the cancer had relapsed for the tenth time, and melodramatically blaming her own stars, Sushma tried to turn the saga that embroils her into a three-hanky sob story bound to melt the stoniest heart. And then finally she threw herself at the mercy of Parliament in full-fledged self-sacrificing Nirupa Roy glory.
Aug 07, 2015
Adani's roadblock in Australia is about his record in IndiaThe humble skink and the shy ornamental snake seem to have done what few could – halted the Adani juggernaut.