Articles by Sandip Roy
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.
Jul 09, 2015
Flogging Jana Gana Mana: How Kalyan Singh dishonours history in the name of patriotismKalyan Singh used his bully pulpit as the Governor of Rajasthan to demand that Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka Jaya He be replaced by Jana Gana Mana Mangala Jaya
Jul 08, 2015
Exposed by Vyapam scam deaths: Like other netas, Chouhan shows no empathyIn Vyapam each victim, by contrast, finds their death dismissed, diminished, swatted away as irrelevant. For the opposition it’s a political football. For the government it’s more a liability than a casualty.And a Prime Minister happy to comment on everything else under the sun fails the empathy test as well by his silence here. Vyapam is not merely a Madhya Pradesh story anymore than the US massacre was just a South Carolina story.
Jul 07, 2015
Vyapam deaths not sensational enough? Flashbulbs of Lalit-gate have left media blindThat the Vyapam scam took some 40 deaths for the story to really gather steam is a slap on the face of investigative media in this country.