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The joys of bazaar shopping

The real challenge, says Subir Roy, is to go for something affordable whose quality is just right.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   When we were young we were a little intrigued by Sarkar......

Ruchira Gupta: The icon we called 'Kiddy'

When Subir Roy met Ruchira Gupta at The Telegraph 35 years ago, she was not quite 20 and not a graduate.Today she is the indomitable founder of Apne Aap, which has touched the lives of over 21,000......

Rescuing the Ganga and the country

If the Ganga manages a rebirth, so will the country, observes Subir Roy The strategy to clean up the Ganga is disarmingly simple and can be expressed in two sentences. One: don’t kill the......

How Indians worship, yet neglect, the cow

If I were a cow worshipper, I would make it a serious criminal offence for someone to allow his cattle to roam city streets unattended and also consider it my god-given duty to put every single......

Why doctors dislike Bengal's new health law

They say new rules that make over-billing by private hospitals a criminal offence will hurt their ability to treat patients properly, says Subir Roy. Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com. Private......

Is Modi on a moral crusade or pursuing a political strategy?

What is the wider political strategy behind Mr Modi's concerted attack on black money, asks Subir Roy. IMAGE: 'Politicians who get elected through a process that is steeped in unaccounted cash,......

Posh homes, ghastly roads. Kolkata's peri-urban nightmare

Kolkata need not feel inferior as it has its own “alive only at weekends” Lavasa, says Subir Roy.  The road to the poshest of posh developments on the outskirts of Kolkata is......

Ending the Railway Budget, a step in the right direction

The best way for the railways to become more professional will be to get corporatised, says Subir Roy. There is a strong likelihood that we have seen the last of the railway Budget. The only......

What ails our cities?

There is a common set of root causes for the poor quality of urban life, says Subir Roy An urban crisis is upon us -- Delhi’s air pollution, Chennai’s floods, Bengaluru’s garbage.......

Delhi govt's insane idea to curb pollution

At Rs 140 crore per km, an elevated corridor will cost about the same as Delhi Metro’s Rs 160 crore, says Subir Roy. Delhi’s one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party government can be credited with......

My father, Satyajit Ray

One of India's top filmmakers Satyajit Raj would have been 95 on May 2.  We celebrate him by re-publishing a special series of articles through the week. On May 12, Satyajit Ray's first film,......

Dalmiya set to be re-elected CAB president unopposed

BCCI interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to be elected unopposed in a straightforward affair at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 82nd Annual General Meeting in Kolkata, on Tuesday.Dalmiya, who......

Delhi beat Chhattisgarh 6-5, enter quarters

Delhi had to sweat it out to get the better of a resilient Chhattisgarh 6-5 (2-2) in the penalty shootout to advance into the quarter-final league of the64th National Football Championship for......
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How Indians worship, yet neglect, the cow

If I were a cow worshipper, I would make it a serious criminal offence for someone to allow his cattle to roam city streets unattended and also... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/how-indians-worship-yet-neglect-the-cow/20170413.htm
Why doctors dislike Bengal's new health law

They say new rules that make over-billing by private hospitals a criminal offence will hurt their ability to treat patients properly, says Subir... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/why-doctors-dislike-bengals-new-health-law/20170331.htm
The joys of bazaar shopping

The real challenge, says Subir Roy, is to go for something affordable whose quality is just right.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   When we... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/column/the-joys-of-bazaar-shopping/20170318.htm
Let a hundred hawkers thrive

The great effort to rescue even a bit of pavements shows how contested densely lived urban space is ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/subir-roy-let-a-hundred-hawkers-thrive-117031800002_1.html
How well does your city fare?

Annual Survey of India's City-Systems helps us understand which way our leading cities are headed ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/opinion/subir-roy-how-well-does-your-city-fare-117030701263_1.html

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