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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.  

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There is a pandemic demon that needs slaying...

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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.

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Why is it when there is tension between two countries, the fear always seems to end up at the dining table.

The recent trouble on the 'Line of control' between China and India has spilled over into the streets of Kolkata's Chinatown.

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The Sundarbans in Bengal, India have become a speeded up version of global climate change.

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On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we're discussing India’s COVID-19 lockdown and the plight of millions of poor, low paid internal migrant workers. They say they are hungry and trapped. They can’t go home.

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The Indian festival ‘Holi’ is usually a riot of abandonment and color…but then Corona came to town.  

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I am a samosa and this is my sad sad story.

Sandip Roy #322: The Billionaire Raj

Feb 19, 2020
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  The wealth gap in india is made clear by just a few families' extravgent wealth. 

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Sandip takes us to one of his favorite places, the Kolkata Book Fair, now in it’s 44th year!  

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Sandip explores the very unique sounds that make up a Kolkata winter.

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How did just a few thousand British control the country of India? 

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She comes once a year. Sometimes she is jet black, sometimes she is blue, a dark midnight blue or the powdery blue of a summer evening sky. While the rest of India celebrates Diwali with its sweets and fireworks, Kolkata gets ready for the arrival of the Goddess Kali, the one of the deep blue night.

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Many things divide a country, but it’s the overlooked, personal slights that hurt the most.

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An ode to the local trains in Kolkata, moving and harboring life daily.  

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A mother goes back to her parents once every year with all her children. That sounds like hardly the excuse for five days of city wide festivities. But that’s exactly what happens during Durga Puja in Kolkata.  Because This is no ordinary mother. It’s the ten-armed mother goddess Durga coming back to visit her home with her four children. And Kolkata shuts down to welcome her back.

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Sandip considers the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, 150 years after his birth.  

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Kashmir has been on Sandip’s mind lately,

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York.

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When Queen Harish came on stage you could not look away. 

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When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.

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India has a new government. 

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Sandip Roy embarks on an anti-war march in a time of hastags.

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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.

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

Fog City Blues: Aki Kumar

Oct 17, 2018

Indian-born, San Jose-based Aki Kumar, aka “The Only Bombay Blues Man,” left his home in Mumbai with the intention of working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. Then he discovered the blues, and his life dramatically changed.

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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.

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Happy Independence Day India!

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