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The Sandip Roy Show

The Indian Express

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What makes people tick? What are the stories they carry with them? In a world of shouting heads, veteran journalist, radio commentator and novelist Sandip Roy sits down to have real conversations about the fascinating world around us and the people who shape it. Catch these engaging interviews every other Sunday
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How+Cyclone+Amphan+warns+us+about+the+future+of+Sundarbans%2C+with+Nilanjan+Ghosh
access_time2 days ago
Sandip talks to ecological economist, Nilanjan Ghosh, Director of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Kolkata about the future of Sundarbans and the damage that cyclone Amphan has done to the region.
How+to+talk+to+your+kids+about+the+Bois+Locker+Room%2C+with+Tanu+Shree+Singh
access_time16 days ago
In this episode, Sandip talks to psychologist and author, Tanu Shree Singh, about how to talk to your kids about Bois Locker Room and have other difficult conversations.
The+lockdown%E2%80%99s+toll+on+mental+health%2C+with+Dr+Pratima+Murthy
access_time30 days ago
Dr Pratima Murthy on how mental health is suffering during this time. From the toll that the lockdown has taken on people suffering from alcohol addiction and severe mental illness like schizophrenia to the problems being faced by the elderly and the stigma associated with the disease.
What+will+it+take+for+India+to+come+out+of+lockdown%3F+With+Dr+Giridhar+Babu
access_time1 month ago
In this episode, Sandip talks to Dr. Giridhar R Babu, professor and head of life course epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) about how we will know whether India is ready to come out of the lockdown on May 3, and the kind of new India that we will emerge into.
Understanding+how+India+migrates%2C+with+Chinmay+Tumbe
access_time2 months ago
In this episode, Sandip talks to Chinmay about India’s internal migrants, the myths that surround them, how the government can better address their problems, the emerging trends in migration and his book, India Moving: A History of Migration.
When+India+locked+up+3%2C000+Chinese-Indians+in+internment+camps%2C+with+Dilip+D%E2%80%99Souza
access_time2 months ago
In this episode, Sandip talk to journalist Dilip D'Souza about this latest book, The Deoliwallahs: The True Story of the 1962 Chinese-Indian Internment.
Getting+a+coronavirus+reality+check%2C+with+Dr+Gagandeep+Kang
access_time3 months ago
In this episode, Dr Gagandeep Kang, one of India's leading clinical scientists, busts myths about coronavirus, talks about why she is hopeful for a vaccine and how climate change affects the spread of such viruses.
Viswanathan+Anand+on+being+a+bad+loser+and+why+he+admires+John+McEnroe
access_time3 months ago
In this episode, Sandip talk to Viswanathan Anand about how he deals with losing, why he admires John McEnroe, his autobiography and more.
How+Congress+helped+the+BJP+come+to+power%2C+with+Kapil+Komireddi
access_time4 months ago
In this episode, Sandip talks to Kapil Komireddi about how secularism was worn down in India, how historians inadvertently contributed to it and his latest book, Malevolent Republic.
What+Ranbaxy+and+Indian+Pharma+don%E2%80%99t+want+you+to+know%2C+with+Katherine+Eban
access_time4 months ago
Investigative journalist, Katherine Eban, on her book Bottle of Lies that documents global fraud, large-scale data fabrication and unsafe practices inside Indian drug plants.
%E2%80%98Oh%2C+but+you+don%E2%80%99t+look+like+a+Muslim%21%E2%80%99+with+Rakhshanda+Jalil
access_time5 months ago
Writer, translator and literary historian, Rakhshanda Jalil, on her collection of essays titled 'But You Don't Look Like A Muslim'.
The+Best+of+Sandip+Roy+Show+2019
access_time5 months ago
The best conversations Sandip had with this year's guests, including Amitav Ghosh, Prannoy Roy, Harsh Mander, Paro Anand, Anjali Gopalan and more.
Trucking+through+India+%E2%80%93+A+Hitchhiking+Adventure+with+Rajat+Ubhaykar
access_time6 months ago
What a hitchhiker learned from riding across India in trucks and the insight it gave him about how corruption works.
The+politics+of+India%E2%80%99s+relationship+with+technology%2C+with+Arun+Sukumar
access_time6 months ago
Over the decades, India's political leadership has had a complicated relationship with scientific innovations. Arun Sukumar, the head of the technology initiative at the Observer Research Foundation of New Delhi joins Sandip to discuss pivotal moments in India's tech history, how Prime Minister Modi sold Indians "a lethal cocktail of faith and technology" and more.
Our+plastic+addiction+and+what+we+can+do+about+it%2C+with+Bharati+Chaturvedi
access_time7 months ago
The myriad ways in which plastic affects our lives and how we can realistically fight it.
William+Dalrymple+on+how+a+private+company+came+to+rule+India
access_time7 months ago
In this episode, Sandip talks to historian William Dalrymple about how the East India Company came to rule India and why many know so little about it.
Why+the+sedition+law+still+exists%2C+with+Chitanshul+Sinha
access_time8 months ago
In this episode Sandip talks to the Supreme Court lawyer about the history of the sedition law in India and why it still exists in the 21st century.
On+being+Gandhi+and+why+he+still+matters%2C+with+Paro+Anand
access_time8 months ago
Sandip talks to writer Paro Anand about her latest book, Being Gandhi and what we can still learn from the father of the nation.
Sex+and+other+pleasures%2C+a+chat+with+Paromita+Vohra
access_time8 months ago
Sandip talks to the founder of Agents of Ishq about how ideas of sex and love are evolving and why sex education is important for a good sex life.
Sex+and+other+pleasures%2C+a+chat+with+Paromita+Vohra
access_time8 months ago
Sandip talks to the founder of Agents of Ishq about how ideas of sex and love are evolving and why sex education is important for a good sex life.
How+much+corporate+India+changed+a+year+after+377%2C+with+Parmesh+Shahani
access_time9 months ago
Sandip talks to Parmesh Shahani about what corporate India looks like one year after the 377 verdict.
How+much+corporate+India+changed+a+year+after+377%2C+with+Parmesh+Shahani
access_time9 months ago
Sandip talks to Parmesh Shahani about what corporate India looks like one year after the 377 verdict.
Understanding+depression%2C+the+invisible+illness%2C+with+Amrita+Tripathi
access_time9 months ago
Sandip talks to Amrita Tripathi, the founder-editor of the Health Collective, about her latest book that tries to open up conversations about depression and tell us that we are not alone in dealing with it.
Understanding+depression%2C+the+invisible+illness%2C+with+Amrita+Tripathi
access_time9 months ago
Sandip talks to Amrita Tripathi, the founder-editor of the Health Collective, about her latest book that tries to open up conversations about depression and tell us that we are not alone in dealing with it.
31%3A+Understanding+depression%2C+the+invisible+illness%2C+with+Amrita+Tripathi
access_time9 months ago
Unlike many other illnesses, depression can be an invisible one. According to the national mental health survey, 150 million Indians suffer from depression which requires immediate intervention. And yet, we don't talk about it. Perhaps because we don't know how to talk about it. In this episode, Sandip talks to Amrita Tripathi, the founder-editor of the Health Collective, who has recently co-written a book with psychologist Arpita Anand called 'Real Stories of dealing with Depression', which tries to open up conversations about depression and tell us that we are not alone in dealing with it or trying to help some about one who has it.
What+we+get+wrong+about+Yoga%2C+with+Devdutt+Pattanaik
access_time10 months ago
Devdutt Pattanaik on what we get wrong about Yoga, how much is it really get connected to faith and why the ancient Indians practiced it.
What+we+get+wrong+about+Yoga%2C+with+Devdutt+Pattanaik
access_time10 months ago
Devdutt Pattanaik on what we get wrong about Yoga, how much is it really get connected to faith and why the ancient Indians practiced it.
30%3A+What+we+get+wrong+about+Yoga%2C+with+Devdutt+Pattanaik
access_time10 months ago
What is the story of Yoga? Where did it begin? And does any culture really own Yoga? In this episode, Sandip talks to mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik about what we get wrong about Yoga, how much is it really connected to faith, why the ancient Indians practiced it and his latest book, Yoga Mythology, which he has co-authored with Matthew Rulli.
What+they+cooked+in+Shah+Jahan%E2%80%99s+Kitchen%2C+with+Salma+Yusuf+Husain
access_time10 months ago
Food Historian Salma Yusuf Husain takes us through the wondrous kitchen of the Mughal emperor and talks about the surprising dishes that the Mughal's gave us.
What+they+cooked+in+Shah+Jahan%E2%80%99s+Kitchen%2C+with+Salma+Yusuf+Husain
access_time10 months ago
Food Historian Salma Yusuf Husain takes us through the wondrous kitchen of the Mughal emperor and talks about the surprising dishes that the Mughal's gave us.
29%3A++What+they+cooked+in+Shah+Jahan%27s+Kitchen%2C+with+Salma+Yusuf+Husain
access_time10 months ago
Food Historian Salma Yusuf Husain and says that if Shah Jahan were to visit a Mughlai Restaurant today, he would die (again) at the sight of it. What they serve us now in the name of Mughlai food, she says, is nothing like what one would find in the emperor's kitchen. In this episode, she takes us through the wondrous kitchen of the Mughal emperor, talks about the surprising dishes that the Mughal's gave us, cooking tips that we can learn from the 17th century chefs and shares nuggets from her latest book, The Mughal Feast: Recipes from the Kitchen of Emperor Shah Jahan.
28%3A+On+migration%2C+climate+change+and+The+Gun+Island%2C+with+Amitav+Ghosh
access_time11 months ago
In this episode, Sandip is joined by one of India’s leading contemporary writers in English, Amitav Ghosh. Ghosh won the Jnanpith Award last year for “outstanding contribution towards literature”, becoming the first Indian writer in English to receive this honour. Now out with his latest novel, The Gun Island, he sits down with our host to talk about the phenomenon of migration, why the idea of cosmopolitanism needs to change, the lack of talk around climate change in novels, and the kind of literature which will in the future be castigated as crime.
On+migration%2C+climate+change+and+The+Gun+Island%2C+with+Amitav+Ghosh
access_time11 months ago
Amitav Ghosh talks about migration, cosmopolitanism, the lack of climate change in literature and his latest novel - The Gun Island.
On+migration%2C+climate+change+and+The+Gun+Island%2C+with+Amitav+Ghosh
access_time11 months ago
Amitav Ghosh talks about migration, cosmopolitanism, the lack of climate change in literature and his latest novel - The Gun Island.
Afghanistan%E2%80%99s+first+openly+gay+person%2C+Nemat+Sadat
access_time11 months ago
Sandip talks to Sadat about what made him finally come out, why people around him saw it as an act of cowardice and his skepticism of 'liberal' Islam.
Afghanistan%E2%80%99s+first+openly+gay+person%2C+Nemat+Sadat
access_time11 months ago
Sandip talks to Sadat about what made him finally come out, why people around him saw it as an act of cowardice and his skepticism of 'liberal' Islam.
27%3A+Afghanistan%27s+first+openly+gay+person%2C+Nemat+Sadat
access_time11 months ago
Back in 2013, journalist Nemat Sadat, a gay man, was accused of subverting Islam in Afghanistan. But instead of hiding, Sadat decide to come out. He wrote a post on Facebook saying that "Yes, I’m proud to be gay, Afghan, American and Muslim", becoming the first openly gay Afghan born person to do so. In this episode, at the end of the Pride month, Sandip talks to Sadat about what made him finally come out, why people around him saw it as an act of cowardice, his skepticism of 'liberal' Islam and about the recent novel he's written called The Carper Weaver - a gay coming of age story set in Kabul, Pakistan and the United States.
A+sanctuary+for+all+creatures+great+and+small%2C+with+Anjali+Gopalan
access_time12 months ago
LGBTQ rights activist and the founder of Naz foundation, Anjali Gopalan, on the way we treat our animals and what that says about us as a society.
26%3A+A+sanctuary+for+all+creatures+great+and+small%2C+with+Anjali+Gopalan
access_time12 months ago
'The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated,' said Mahatma Gandhi. If we were to take this into consideration, how would our country fare? In this episode, Sandip asks LGBTQ rights activist and the founder of Naz foundation, Anjali Gopalan this question. Although best known for her work on HIV/AIDS and Naz, Anjali also runs 'All Creatures Great and Small' - a sanctuary for sick and disabled animals - and is a member of the Animal Welfare Board of India. From archaic laws against animal cruelty to the ethics of responsibly having pets, they discuss why we need to broaden our understanding of animal rights.
Close+to+the+Bone%2C+with+Lisa+Ray
access_time1 year ago
In this episode, Lisa Ray talks about being boxed into the category of a "sex symbol", the problem of hypersexuality in Bollywood, her struggles with eating disorders and more.
25%3A+Close+to+the+Bone%2C+with+Lisa+Ray
access_time1 year ago
Lisa Ray was a supermodel before any of us were talking about supermodels. But what many us perhaps didn't realize was that, back then, she was just a teenager. Later there was another reincarnation of Lisa Ray as an actor in films like Water. And then yet another one as a survivor of multiple myeloma, a supposedly incurable cancer. In this episode, Sandip talks to her about being boxed into the category of a "sex symbol", the problem of hyper-sexuality in Bollywood, her struggles with eating disorders and many other stories from her recently published memoir, Close to the Bone.
What+it+means+to+be+secular+in+India+today%2C+with+Harsh+Mander
access_time1 year ago
Writer and human rights activist Harsh Mander on the threat that we face as a nation and the need for fraternity in our society.
24%3A+What+it+means+to+be+secular+in+India+today%2C+with+Harsh+Mander
access_time1 year ago
The 2019 Lok Sabha are finally coming to an end, amidst a lot of talk of a hindu rasthra, and the opposition's claim that the soul of India is under threat. Writer and human rights activist Harsh Mander, feels that "what is morally sound is also politically sound". In this episode, Sandip talks to Mander about what it means to be secular in India in this political climate, and the importance of 'fraternity' in the face of violence and divisive politics.
People+with+mental+illnesses+and+their+right+to+vote%2C+with+Ratnaboli+Ray
access_time1 year ago
Ratnaboli Ray, the founder of Anjali, a mental health rights organization in Kolkata, talks to Sandip about the challenges and her efforts of getting people with mental illnesses to cast their votes.
23%3A+People+with+mental+illnesses+and+their+right+to+vote%2C+with+Ratnaboli+Ray
access_time1 year ago
Being right in the middle of the 2019 general elections, there is a lot of talk about getting people to vote, exercise their rights and make a difference. Political parties are trying to woo different sections of the electorate with things like alcohol, biryani and rap videos. But amidst all this talk, there is a section of eligible and perfectly capable voters, that is not talked about at all. These are voters with mental illnesses, and those whose voter ID cards say 'Mental Health Hospital'. In this episode, Sandip talks to Ratnaboli Ray, the founder of Anjali, a mental health rights organization in Kolkata, about the challenges and her efforts of getting these people to cast their votes.
Understanding+the+Indian+Constitution%2C+with+Gautam+Bhatia
access_time1 year ago
In this episode, Sandip speak to lawyer and legal scholar Gautam Bhatia about his new book 'The Transformative Constitution: A Radical Biography in Nine Acts'.
22%3A+Understanding+the+Indian+Constitution%2C+with+Gautam+Bhatia
access_time1 year ago
For over a year now, we've seen some major cases being heard in the Supreme Court. Like 377, Sabrimala and Aadhar. And no matter how much these cases are politicised, they are actually about the values prescribed in the Indian constitution. Any talk about the idea of transforming the country requires one to interact with, interpret and sometimes amend it. For many of us, any attempt to understand the constitution can be intimidating. After all, we are not all constitutional scholars. Luckily, some people are. In this episode, Sandip Roy speaks to lawyer and legal scholar Gautam Bhatia, who himself has been involved in some of these landmark cases. They discuss his new book, The Transformative Constitution: A Radical Biography in Nine Acts and what makes the Constitution of India so transformative, and as some say, like a living tree.
Decoding+Indian+Elections%2C+with+Prannoy+Roy
access_time1 year ago
In this episode, Sandip talks to the man who, in many ways, brought elections to our living rooms.
21%3A+Decoding+Indian+Elections%2C+with+Prannoy+Roy
access_time1 year ago
With the elections starting in a few days, Sandip talks to the man who, in many ways, brought elections to our living rooms. One of the founders of NDTV, Prannoy Roy, has over the years demystified elections for the Indian people. In this episode, he talks about his new book, The Verdict: Decoding India's Elections, and discusses the various factors that will influence this year's elections.
The+BDSM+scene+in+India%2C+with+the+Kinky+Collective
access_time1 year ago
Journeys into the world of kink and the learnings that we can all take from the BDSM community.
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