Articles by Sandip Roy
Feb 18, 2019
Anik Dutta's Bhobishyoter Bhoot pulled from Kolkata theatres; but by whom, and why, remain a mysteryIn bhadralok Bengal, the disappearance of Bhobishyoter Bhoot has been done without any unseemly hungama. This disappearance comes with no finger prints.
Feb 07, 2019
At Kolkata's Pavlov Mental Health Hospital, art offers a unique perspective into the experiences of patientsThe Pavlov Mental Health Hospital is an unusual place for an art exhibit; moreover, an exhibition that is part of the first Kolkata Festival.
Jan 11, 2019
Evening Shadows is a vivid portrayal of a coming out story that's as warm as it is raw and complexEvening Shadows, in a way, is the film to take home to mother. It is about the umbilical cord between mothers and sons.
Dec 24, 2018
Rosogolla, the Nabin Chandra Sen biopic, is a warm-hearted ode to the beloved sweetThe rosogolla might well be the only Indian dessert, perhaps only Indian food item even, to have its own biopic.
Nov 30, 2018
Jagadish Chandra Bose's face may soon feature on £50 notes, but India struggles to save legacy of its illustrious sonOn Jagadish Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, it's worth pondering, why — instead of reaching back into our mythology to claim Indians must have invented the internet and plastic surgery — we can't restore, celebrate and take pride in our actual scientific achievements.
Nov 14, 2018
Rosogolla Dibas: What this humble sweet, once at the centre of a culture war, means to BengalRosogolla Dibas is a timely reminder to all of us to not take our heritage for granted. Envious neighbours are always coveting a piece of the chhena pie
Sep 17, 2018
IIT Kanpur's hesitation to act against professors accused of harassing Dalit colleague exposes deep caste fissuresWhat is striking is that the four accused have claimed their actions were to uphold the high standards of the IIT.
Sep 06, 2018
Section 377 verdict of 2013 taught us how vulnerable rights can be when left to whims of majoritarianismSection 377 was never the end of the journey but always the first step in demanding respect. That journey remains.
Sep 05, 2018
Majerhat bridge collapse: Little accountability, shoddy probe, nasty politics make infrastructure a casualtyWhich political party has ever campaigned on something as dull as maintenance? They would rather campaign on the promise of building giant statues that nobody needs and bullet trains and triple-decker flyovers.
Jul 10, 2018
Subramanian Swamy's homophobic remarks will drag BJP down, even as party tries to walk a fine line on Section 377Even as lawyers on both sides weigh in on Section 377 before a 5-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court, Subramanian Swamy, whose Twitter bio makes it a point to mention he is a “Rajya Sabha MP, former Union Cabinet minister, Harvard Ph D in Economics”, keeps piping up like the irrepressible boy who just cannot keep quiet in class.