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India has a new government. But when all the sound and fury end, the real work of democracy begins in this, the greatest democratic experiment in t...

  • Added: May 21, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
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Sandip Roy says goodbye to Peter Mayhew. Also known as Chewbacca.

  • Added: May 07, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
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When people get spooked, even ghosts can disappear.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 06:00
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Bloodshed on the desert highway.

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  • Added: Feb 16, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Statue of Unity in Gujarat, India, Credit: Sandip Roy
Sometimes when picking our monuments we focus on the wrong aspect.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: The God Ganesh at a temple in Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
The Fort Bend county Republican party in Texas tried to appropriate Ganesh and discovered that you can’t lasso an elephant so easily.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: An issue of 'trikone'
After 157 years, the Indian Supreme court ruled rules that gay sex is not a crime.

  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Pride celebrations in Delhi, Credit: Sandip Roy
The Indian Supreme Court began hearings on July 10 to decide whether Section 377 (which criminalizes homosexuality) of India's constitution violate...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Shujaat Bukhari, Credit: photo courtesy of Facebook
Shujaat Bukhari spoke to all sides and stayed true to his journalistic calling. He was gunned down in Kashmir on June 14th.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Sandip Roy in Hawai'i
Hot lava™. This is a smoky, spicy, garlic salt. But now when I look at my Hot Lava garlic salt I feel a pang.

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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Ocean news is often bad news these days. We are bombarded with stories of pollution, overfishing, of sea level rise and the dire consequences of ex...

  • Added: May 01, 2018
  • Length: 04:03
Caption: Selfies abound at Kolkata Starbucks
In Kolkata Starbucks is not just coffee, it’s clearly cachet.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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The Indian Science Minister tried to capitalize on Stephen Hawking’s death, but to what end?

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: English Vinglish movie poster
Sandip Roy remembers the iconic Indian actress Sridevi.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: New America Media Logo
Sandy Close, a MacArthur genius with an idea a minute, created an organization of ethnic media providers 20 years ago so as to fill in the gaps of ...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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The "MeToo" hashtag carries more weight than your average social media meme.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The arch diocese of Kolkata was set up in 1886. The Jesuit missionary St Francis Xavier who came to India in 1542 was made its patron saint. But th...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Interstate 45, submerged from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which caused widespread flooding in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. , Credit: Credit Richard Carson for Reuters (c)
Natural forces unleashed an epic scale of destruction on Houston and surrounding areas of Texas. Built upon consumption, unmitigated growth, and fo...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 05:28
Caption: Gay Pride marchers in Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
The Indian Supreme Court caught everyone by surprise, including Sandip Roy. Did the court unwittingly decriminalize being gay?

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Sandip Roy reflects on India’s journey as it turns 70.

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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India is one of the world’s biggest exporters of beef, even though much of India does not eat beef. New laws concerning animal welfare were seen a...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Not in My Name protest, Credit: Sandip Roy
On a rain-drenched monsoon evening recently a bit of old American history found new life on the streets of India.

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: 12 year old Ananya Vinay, Credit: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
The Scripps National Spelling Bee has a new winner. 12 year old Ananya Vinay. Another Indian American. That’s not news anymore. But Ananya Vinay’s ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Alex Tizon recently wrote about his family’s slave, Lola. Some praise Alex TIzon for his courage in confronting a dark chapter in his family’s hist...

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  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we talk about ad hominem, Soviet propaganda, and red herrings. We also discuss Pravda, logical fallacies, and hypocrisy.

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 27:25