Sandip Roy http://www.kunc.org en An Affair To Remember In Pre-Independence India http://www.kunc.org/post/affair-remember-pre-independence-india <em>For Valentine's Day, </em>Morning Edition<em> commentator Sandip Roy shares a family love story from 70 years ago.</em><p>I always knew that my mother's aunt Debika was the most beautiful of all the great-aunts. I didn't know that when she was young, she jumped off a moving train for love.<p>She is now 90. Bent with age, she shuffles with a walker. But she's still radiant, her hair perfectly dyed.<p>It sounds like a typical Bollywood story. Boy meets girl in pre-independence India. They fall in love. Her family says no way. The boy came from the same clan. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:08:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 40205 at http://www.kunc.org An Affair To Remember In Pre-Independence India For Indian Women, Teasing Is No Laughing Matter http://www.kunc.org/post/indian-women-teasing-no-laughing-matter <em>Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy is back home in India after spending years in the U.S. He finds some Indians are standing up to a very old problem they call "eve teasing."</em><p>I lost touch with that peculiar Indian euphemism "eve teasing" in the years I was away from India.<p>It sounds coy, like a Bollywood hero romancing the pretty girl as she walks down the street, and it can mean that. But it can also mean what happened to a teenager a few weeks ago in the northeastern city of Guwahati.<p>She came out of a pub and got into an argument with some men. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:22:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 32547 at http://www.kunc.org For Indian Women, Teasing Is No Laughing Matter Watching 'The Avengers' In India, With A Twist http://www.kunc.org/post/watching-avengers-india-twist When I went to see <em>The Avengers</em> the very day it was released, I texted a friend in San Francisco. It seems kind of unfair, I said, that because of the 12-hour time difference, I get to see <em>The Avengers</em> before you do.<p>Turns out I was a week off. <em>The Avengers</em> actually released in 39 countries around the world, including India, a week before it opens in America.<p>Once, we waited patiently in India for the latest Hollywood releases to trickle their way over. That's no longer true for the big popcorn and cola blockbusters like <em>The Avengers</em>. Thu, 03 May 2012 07:02:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 26653 at http://www.kunc.org Watching 'The Avengers' In India, With A Twist Living To 100: The Story Of India's Pocket Hercules http://www.kunc.org/post/living-100-story-indias-pocket-hercules <em><em>A fad that has been sweeping through middle-class India might look familiar to some Americans — it's a craze for fancy gym equipment. But when commentator Sandip Roy visited <em>India's first Mr. Universe (who is known as the "Pocket Hercules")</em> he found that the body builder has little patience for the new trend. </em></em><p>The first gyms I saw in Kolkata were in people's living rooms. The attendant would turn on the fans and uncover the machines when you came to work out. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:36:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 26451 at http://www.kunc.org Living To 100: The Story Of India's Pocket Hercules The New Indian Pariahs: Vegetarians http://www.kunc.org/post/new-indian-pariahs-vegetarians <em>India has been home to vegetarians for centuries. Many Hindus and most Buddhists do not eat meat, but commentator Sandip Roy says in today's India, meat is what's for dinner.</em><p>When my friend Lakshmi, a lifelong vegetarian, went to America as a student more than 20 years ago she knew she was in for a hard time. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 23064 at http://www.kunc.org The New Indian Pariahs: Vegetarians