Articles by Sandip Roy
Jul 24, 2015
Everyone hates the British: How Tharoor's suave Oxford speech united a polarised IndiaMP Shashi Tharoor’s video of a speech at an Oxford Union Society debate arguing that Britain owes reparations has gone viral, embraced on all sides of the political spectrum, earning Tharoor a nod from Modi-ji himself. (Though his party chief Sonia Gandhi is apparently miffed with him for not approving of the Congress’ gung-ho obstruction strategy in parliament.)
Jul 24, 2015
'Sau khoon maaf': Mr Mulayam Singh, Sushma Swaraj is no damsel in distressSwaraj has a long and distinguished career in politics, from being the youngest chief minister ever in the country to Leader of Opposition in the 15th Lok Sabha and currently India’s Minister of External Affairs.
Jul 23, 2015
Two wrongs don't make a right: Sushma Swaraj's counter-attack only weakens her caseThe problem is the indignant Sushma Swaraj does not realize that 'people who live in glass houses should not throw stones' applies equally to her.
Jul 22, 2015
Pick symbols of national pride carefully: What (mis)adventures of Khobragade has taught IndiaDevyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat, who in 2013 became the symbol of all that was wrong with a weak-kneed UPA government unable to stand up to the American bully.
Jul 20, 2015
Rajiv Malhotra plagiarism row: It's about cultural intimidation, not freedom of speechIt’s no secret there are plenty of those derided as “aadarsh liberals” who are not unhappy about Rajiv Malhotra’s latest tribulations.
Jul 18, 2015
Saving DD Kisan: Farmers need many things but Amitabh Bachchan is not one of themA source close to Amitabh Bachchan told the media the superstar is “personally very excited and enthusiastic about promoting Kisan”, that is Doordarshan’s new farmers channel, not a jam.
Jul 16, 2015
Dressing up homophobia: Subhash Jha and Bollywood's gay kiss of deathThere’s enough substantiated, in-your-face overt homophobia out there in society to not need an article that connects dots at will to cook up the big gay scare.
Jul 16, 2015
The Rajiv Malhotra debate: Sorry, plagiarism is not the vice of only those we dislikeBy that same token, arguments about plagiarism leveled at Rajiv Malhotra should be treated as just that – allegations of plagiarism.
Jul 15, 2015
Beware the sexy BJP slogan: Decoding the new ETA for Modi govt's acche dinAchhe din is facing that fate right now. The BJP can only console itself that at least it proves, if nothing else, they had come up with a catchy tagline that it still continues to be headline material.
Jul 09, 2015
The Return of the Native: The extraordinary life and times of Shashi TharoorTo map the long and winding road of Shashi Tharoor, from a young boy in Mumbai to UNHCR chief to a new life in new India as the two-time (and counting) MP from Thiruvananthapuram, played out in blaring headlines, is no less an extraordinary tale; the great Indian story of a different kind of survivor.