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Sandip investigates the journey of a small town Scottish postmaster to his resting place in Kolkata.  

(The music in this episode was from the "Yatra" concert and composed by Dalbir Singh Rattan, except for "Irish washerwoman" played on bagpipes by Michael Cusack from the album "Scotland … At It’s Best!")

India is home to some of the most polluted cities in the world, but also home to some of the first champions of recycling.   

What's in a name?

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India becomes an international power player, via a big fat Indian wedding.

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In Cricket crazy india, an obscure game played with a very strange shaped ball takes hold.

Sandip Roy: Rosogolla

Nov 28, 2018
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It looks just like a little white table tennis ball, but spongy and sweet.

Sandip Roy remembers the veterans of World War 1, the Indian veterens.

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Sometimes when picking our monuments we focus on the wrong aspect.

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Sandip Roy misses a piece of India that can only be had in in San Francisco.

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Sandip Roy finally… finally sees the mysterious Kanchenjungha with his own eyes! Finally!

photo courtesy of Greg Roberts

From the ashes of the Tubbs wildfire, a Sonoma, CA community rebuilds it’s community through one man’s pottery.

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You can't lasso a diety so easily...

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Now that the Indian Supreme Court has decriminalized homosexuality, the real battles begin.

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In 1986 Trikone was like a message in a bottle floated out to sea hoping someone would find it.

Sandip Roy: No serial!

Sep 5, 2018
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Sandip Roy addresses a major calamity in Kolkata.  

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Sandip remembers a bitter part of his childhood...

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Happy Independence Day India!

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India’s law criminalizing homosexuality is still on the books, but it’s still a very different India than the one I came out in.

Sandip Roy: The Varkaris

Jul 18, 2018
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When the monsoon rains lash India most of us do our best to stay at home.

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Sandip Roy takes in the World Cup festivities and reflects on Russia’s influence on Calcutta.

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Shujaat Bukhari spoke to all sides and stayed true to his journalistic calling. 

courtesy Soumya Sankar Bose from the show Full Moon on a Dark Night at Experimenter, Kolkata

  Mostly when the west looks at LGBT life in India we see images of raucous Pride parades despite the law that criminalizes gay sex, 

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The CEO of Tech Mahindra said that the top 10 IT companies in India only take 6% of the engineering graduates.

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Did E.T. really come from Calcutta, India?

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Hot lava™. This is a smoky, spicy, garlic salt. 

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This Mother’s Day Sandip remembers Nigel Akkara, who told him about his two mothers.

Sandip Roy: The Stray

May 9, 2018
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Sandip gets adopted by a neighborhood stray.

In India, the fake news genie is well and truly out of the bottle. 

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was convicted of killing a protected deer, 

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  Sandip enjoys a very eclectic passover meal in Kolkata.