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Changing Census and sensibility in a new India

India-born, United States-based Sandip Roy finds being invisible in India's Census discomfiting. The census taker came to our house in Kolkata the other day. His name was Mukul Ghosh. A middle-aged......

Jyoti to Jane. Srey to Sarah?

Sandip Roy is fighting Sandy-ification My name is not complicated by Indian standards. It's  not Abanindranath or Jyotirindranath. In India, the confusion was the Bengalis called me Shondeep. The......

Amid wanna-'bees': It's a family affair

Sandip Roy visits a flock of wanna-'bees' at an all-Indian spelling bee in Milpitas, California and is transported back to India. Illustration by Uttam Ghosh. When I told my friend I was going to......

Licensed to live

The 'love that dare not speak its name' has found a voice, andlegitimacy. Sandip Roy on the sexual revolution, circa 2008.When I left India for America, my aunts fretted about who I might end up......

A blind, brilliant author's reluctant vision of India

On a recent visit to India, writer Ved Mehta gave Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel a rare glimpse into his current state of mind and what he thinks of the changes he encounters in his......

The birth of a Sufi singer

Sandip Roy tells the story of Shye Ben-Tzur, an Israeli musician who found his calling in Sufi music."I am not a Hebrew qawaal," says Shye Ben-Tzur. "I've never been one and never will be." But......

Shashi Kapoor: The quiet showman

Though many feel it has been long overdue, recognition has finally come for Shashi Kapoor, the often underrated actor who acted in bad films so that he could make good cinema. In the late 1970s,......

Soumitra Chatterjee: I don't have much faith in awards

'No other actor in India was as lucky as me,' Soumitra Chatterjee tells Indrani Roy/ Rediff.com   The brilliant actor Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80 today, January 19. On this occasion, we......

The BEST of my father, Satyajit Ray

On Satyajit Ray's 93rd birth anniversary, his son Sandip Ray discusses his favourite movies. “I don’t need any occasion to think of baba. His memories are my constant companion,”......

Exclusive: Julia Roberts visits California mandir

Last week we discovered Julia Roberts was a practicing Hindu. Now comes word of Julia visiting a Hindu temple in Calabasas, California.Narasimha Bhattar, the temple's chief priest, tells Sandip Roy......

Ranti Martins adjudged I-League's best player

Nigerian striker Ranti Martins was adjudged the 'Best Player' of the last edition of the I-League, in which he scored 27 goals for Prayag United and topped the scorers' list. It was double delight......

I-League: Dempo win against Churchill Brothers

Ryuji Sueoka scored a brace of goals as Dempo Sports Club laboured to a 2-1 win over Churchill Brothers Sports Club in the opening match of the I-League at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, on......

Armando selects a squad of 30 for friendlies

A 30-member Indian squad has been selected for the twin international friendlies against Maldives and Qatar on Julu 10 and 17 respectively ahead of their World Cup qualifier against United Arab......

Bhutia not among WC qualifier probables

Ace striker Bhaichung Bhutia was omitted from the 42 probables named by the AIFF for a training camp, starting in Delhi from June 25, for India's World Cup football qualifier against the UAE in......

Santosh trophy: TN down Mizoram, Bengal draw Delhi

Tamil Nadu struck twice in the second-half to defeat Mizoram 2-0, while hosts Bengal had to settle for a tame 1-1 draw against Delhi in the quarter-final group league of the 64th National Football......
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18 lakh people marooned

KOLKATA: Over 18 hours of continuous pounding by torrential rains that started Friday evening has inundated vast areas of 13 districts, almost all... ...

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Will Mamata's London visit save Kolkata's disappearing architecture?

Mamata Banerjee wants to buy the house Rabindranath Tagore lived in in London. That's where he is believed to have written his Gitanjali. "Tagore... ...

http://m.firstpost.com/living/another-one-bites-dust-will-mamatas-london-visit-save-kolkatas-disappearing-architecture-2369590.html
Shashi Tharoor on politics, Macaulayputras and the Sunanda investigation

Away from the media scrum that often follows him, Congress leader, author and Lok Sabha MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor opened up on... ...

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Dr Somdutt Prasad to Talk on Bio-Similar Treatments at the Community Ophthalmology Update 2015 Event

Dr Somdutt Prasad will explain the scientific and regulatory aspects of bio-similar molecules. Celebrated ophthalmologist and retinal specialist... ...

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I&B ministry to probe Rs 6.21 cr payment while Amitabh Bachchan says DD Kisan ad was pro bono

After a furore over the issue, Amitabh Bachchan on Monday denied charging Rs 6.31 crore to promote the Doordarshan Kisan channel, saying he would... ...

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