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Sandip Roy's Dispatches from Kolkata
Wednesdays at 7:35am and 4:45pm

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.

Latest Episodes
  • Election season in India brings a cacophony of election songs.
  • Apparently Indians pay attention to nothing unless it’s turned into a festival, even elections here are routinely called festivals of democracy. Sandip Roy wonders if that may help stop COVID-19.
  • India is quickly becoming the next great market for streaming services.
  • As India’s second wave of COVID-19 batters India, Twitter is becoming the go to for communication.
  • India’s most famous filmmaker would have turned 100 this Sunday.
  • This May is the centenary of Satyajit Ray’s birth, a good excuse to revisit his films. We start with the Apu Trilogy.
  • While we know all directors through their films, the remarkable Indian director Satyajit Ray left so much more… on paper.
  • Satyajit Ray could hide political satire inside a children's movie.
  • A new documentary explores Allen Ginsberg’s time in India.
  • India's vaccine trouble affects us all.