Articles by Sandip Roy
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?
Jun 24, 2015
The real tragedy of Kolkata's horror house on Robinson street: India's clueless on how to deal with mental illnessWhen news first broke, that a 77-year-old man had burned himself to death in central Kolkata, and his son had been found living with what appeared to be the skeletons of his sister and two dogs, it spurred shock which quickly morphed into an orgy of voyeurism.
Jun 23, 2015
BJP rains on its own Yoga Day: Ram Madhav assumes double-delete asana on AnsariRam Madhav first tweeted whether the tax-payer funded Rajya Sabha TV decided to “blackout” Yoga Day. And whether Vice President Hamid Ansari gave the jamboree a miss, even though the President showed up for it.
Jun 19, 2015
Not just Modi: What other Neta Apps will look like if PM's digital avatar starts a scary trendAfter PM Modi's app, here’s our futuristic “review” of the key features of the brave new world of Neta apps.
Jun 18, 2015
Congress seeks Raje, Swaraj's resignation: Make no mistake, the Opposition flubbed Lalit Modi scandalThe opposition should be relishing this gift from the gods that has landed in its lap. But it seems to be treating it as a bit of a hot potato instead.
Jun 17, 2015
Greenpeace sexual harassment scandal: NGOs will pay high price, and rightly soStories about sexual harassment and murky shenanigans are not that unusual in the NGO world. And why should they be? These are human failings.
Jun 13, 2015
#56InchRocks turns into 50 Shades of Red: PM Modi's Obama moment unravels in MyanmarPM Modi’s Obama moment in the Myanmar strike seems to be unraveling because those around him were too greedy and too hasty to turn it into a PR-spectacle tailor-made for television.
Jun 11, 2015
Kissa kurta ka: Lesbian ad shows that change is not just handed down by a Supreme CourtIf there’s anything we should read into the Anouk ad it’s this – that just because the court is out of step right now, it does not mean the society won’t keep dancing ahead.
Jun 11, 2015
It's Hindu, but not exactly: Modi govt assumes Catch-22 asana on International Yoga DayThe government has gotten itself into a curious yoga posture. It’s an asana known as the Catch-22 asana where they are damned if they do and damned if they don’t.