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Sandip Roy

  • India’s famous “toilet man,” Dr. Bindeswar Pathak, died last month at the age of 80. But he was far more than just an inventor and business man. Sandip Roy explains.
  • Joe Biden and other world leaders landed in Delhi to a grand multicolored G-20 welcome. But the beautification of the city left some of its residents seeing red.
  • This week's 'Teacher's Day' celebration in India was marred by reports of a teacher telling her class to beat a student for not knowing his multiplication tables.
  • The death of a Kolkata teen allegedly because of ragging, or hazing, has re focused attention on bullying in schools and colleges.
  • The release of Barbie the movie seems the perfect excuse to look for the origins of patriarchy with science writer Angela D Saini.
  • With social media app Threads trying to trip up Twitter, Sandip Roy wonders about why we have the itch to be on these platforms at all.
  • At a time when June is celebrated as Pride month both in Kolkata and San Francisco, Sandip reflects on a what it took to reconcile both parts of one's identity. Queer and South Asian, and all those who helped make it happen.
  • Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has always featured women in her writing and her new book Independence is no different.
  • In the wake of the terrible train accident in eastern India Sandip remembers a gentler kind of train travel in India.
  • Sandip Roy remembers Tina Turner as the only rockstar whose poster he put up in his bedroom as a boy in Kolkata.