Articles by Sandip Roy
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.
Jul 03, 2015
A bio-pic on Sanjay Gandhi? Great idea but good luck making it happenA biopic on Sanjay Gandhi?
Jul 03, 2015
Fadnavis then Kiren Rijiju: Sorry mantri-ji, you are the 'technical delay' in Air India flightsYou cannot be a VVIP in India worth anything if you can’t hold a flight hostage to your whims.
Jul 01, 2015
Beyond the rainbow: Charting BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's obsession with LGBTsSubramanian Swamy seems to know an enormous amount about gays and what they have been up to over the ages.
Jul 01, 2015
Trolling dissent: Abusing Kavita Krishnan, Shruti Seth destroys the point of #SelfieWithDaughterWhen someone trolls Seth asking her how dare she ask the PMO to go beyond a selfie, they undermine the spirit of #SelfieWith Daughter itself.
Jun 30, 2015
Friends with benefits: Lalit Modi's just a beneficiary of India's 'who-you-know' cultureThis is not a defence of Lalit Modi and his connections at all but really an indictment of our system which makes his kind of connection-building one of our highest aspirations.
Jun 27, 2015
Sushma, Raje and Smriti: BJP's women are smart politicians, not weepy 'abla naaris'These scandals prove that political skullduggery, favour-trading, nepotism, shady financial deals are not the domain of men alone.
Jun 26, 2015
A straightforward admission: How Rahul Gandhi can free Congress from the taint of EmergencyWhat matters far more is what the Congress leaders today, and that means Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, think about the Emergency. A straightforward admission of a mistake by the descendants of the long-dead Indira would liberate the rest of the party whose tongues are tied because speaking up against the Emergency would be tantamount to speaking up against its demi gods.
Jun 25, 2015
Believe it or not, Lalit Modi's the best thing to have happened to politics in IndiaEven if no high-placed heads roll, after Lalit-gate blows over, will the political bigwigs think twice next time before granting a favour – whether it’s a coal block, a sweetheart land deal or a no-objection certificate for a visa – to the BFF du jour?