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Every week NPR contributor (and former San Franciscian) Sandip Roy brings you a little taste of the 'new India' – a letter home from his other home.

Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata KALW

    • Government
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Every week NPR contributor (and former San Franciscian) Sandip Roy brings you a little taste of the 'new India' – a letter home from his other home.

    Sandip Roy #355: Saint Rupert

    Sandip Roy #355: Saint Rupert

    Writer and actor Rupert Everett spoke recently with Sandip Roy for the Jaipur Lit. Fest. about comparing pandemics and sainthood.

    • 6 min
    Sandip Roy #354: The Shadow of Caste

    Sandip Roy #354: The Shadow of Caste

    The caste system is a long and controversial cultural norm in India, but now the Dalits may be getting a boost from America’s civil rights movements.

    • 6 min
    Sandip Roy #353: We Need a Gandhi

    Sandip Roy #353: We Need a Gandhi

    Oct. 2nd is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi , and in an angry toxic world, we would do well to remember a man who fasted, intermittently, to force us to think about a better humanity.

    • 6 min
    Sandip Roy 352: The incorrigible vice

    Sandip Roy 352: The incorrigible vice

    …the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill.

    • 6 min
    Sandip Roy #351: Mahalaya

    Sandip Roy #351: Mahalaya

    There is a pandemic demon that needs slaying...

    • 6 min
    Sandip Roy #350: Keep Cool and think of Kolkata

    Sandip Roy #350: Keep Cool and think of Kolkata

    As San Francisco’s heat wave hits 100º Sandip Roy recalls how to battle heat waves in his native Kolkata.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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I enjoy listening to this podcast! Sandip Ray is succinct in his expression and keen in his observation...

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India and the world by Sandip Roy

I’ve loved this podcast for about a year now. Sandip Roy is a renowned author and we are lucky to get to hear his dispatches. Every week a new story about life in India, told in English but with enough Hindi to give the audience some sense of the sound of the language. The themes of the stories are not just about India, however, but rather can be applied to the world. And the music and street noises we hear behind the voices really makes for a complete feast of a story. Thank you Mr. Roy and the staff at KALW!

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