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Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

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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.

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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.

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By vybgior - Oct 23 2019
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I enjoy listening to this podcast! Sandip Ray is succinct in his expression and keen in his observation...

India and the world by Sandip Roy

By Nic Stryker - Feb 24 2016
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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!

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
1
1
0
0

Orange Hat

By vybgior - Oct 23 2019
Read more
I enjoy listening to this podcast! Sandip Ray is succinct in his expression and keen in his observation...

India and the world by Sandip Roy

By Nic Stryker - Feb 24 2016
Read more
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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Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata

Latest release on Oct 21, 2020

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Rank #1: Sandip Roy #356: Little Durga

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Durga Puja, the festival of the ten armed Goddess Durga, has always been a time of excess in Kolkata. But this is the story of the “Little Durga.” For more information visit Meghdutam Foundation ( )

Oct 21 2020

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Rank #2: Sandip Roy #355: Saint Rupert

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

Oct 14 2020

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Rank #3: Sandip Roy #354: The Shadow of Caste

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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.

Oct 07 2020

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Rank #4: Sandip Roy #353: We Need a Gandhi

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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.

Sep 30 2020

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Rank #5: Sandip Roy 352: The incorrigible vice

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

Sep 23 2020

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Rank #6: Sandip Roy #351: Mahalaya

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There is a pandemic demon that needs slaying...

Sep 16 2020

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Rank #7: Sandip Roy #350: Keep Cool and think of Kolkata

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

Sep 09 2020

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Rank #8: Sandip Roy #349: Queeristan

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It was just two years ago that India Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, but the real hope for change might not lie in politics.

Sep 02 2020

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Rank #9: Sandip Roy #348: Pariah Dogs

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The dogs that wander the streets in Kolkata are not strays, but part of an extended family, cared for and fed by many of the cities lesser known individuals. Pariah Dog the movie is now available on Apple TV, iTunes and Amazon Prime http://www.pariahdogmovie.com/

Aug 26 2020

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Rank #10: Sandip Roy #347: kaMAla, Kamala

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The furor over a Kamala seems much ado over very few syllables, but how one handles the mispronunciation can be telling.

Aug 19 2020

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