All stories by Indrani Roy
The Englishman who was more Indian than IndiansRediff.com11 Aug 2016
Buried in a Kolkata cemetery is an Englishman who served India well during her struggle for freedom. Charles Freer Andrews was a benevolent force that neither the Indians, nor the British could ignore.
'Mahasweta built and rebuilt her stupendous life with bricks of pain'Rediff.com29 Jul 2016
'She never desisted from calling a spade a spade and that's what made her such a unique character.'
After Bandhan, another micro lender in Bengal eyes the big leagueRediff.com13 Jul 2016
What is it about Arohan that puts it in the top league of microfinance institutions in the country?
'All the attackers were Bangladeshis whom the police were looking for some time'Rediff.com8 Jul 2016
'If a bloodbath of this nature can occur in a high security area like Gulshan, I shudder to think how vulnerable other parts of this country are.'
'Time to accept that Dhaka attackers had an IS link'Rediff.com8 Jul 2016
'The police had cautioned me that there could be some 'trouble' in Dhaka by the end of June.' 'Once brainwashed, these young people don't think twice about killing people, thinking such an act will pave the path for heaven.'
'Ruthless Dhaka attack indicates undeniable ties with IS'Rediff.com5 Jul 2016
'A deadly combination of money and religion lures them into the murky world of terrorism.' 'You will reach heaven if you kill -- what a doctrine!' Professor Ajoy Roy, whose son blogger Avijit Roy was brutally murdered in Dhaka last year, tells Rediff.com's Indrani Roy.
Dhaka carnage: Have 2 terrorists fled to India?Rediff.com4 Jul 2016
Sources told Rediff.com that the terrorist captured alive provided information about the absconding terrorists.
Bangladesh's Islamist groups: 'Sheikh Hasina has chosen to turn a blind eye'Rediff.com3 Jul 2016
'I have noticed how a certain country wants to establish the presence of ISIS in Bangladesh.' 'Are these terrorists working under some religious inspiration or they are being lured by an obnoxious amount of money?' 'For some mysterious reasons, no action is taken by the government against suspicious organisations.'
'Saline Rao': The man behind the kidney racketRediff.com30 Jun 2016
How did a small-time businessman from Hyderabad come to mastermind the kidney racket?
'Rajan did not need to be anybody's yes man'Rediff.com21 Jun 2016
'Rajan's exit will have a great impact on the economy.'
'Whatever steps Rajan took were beneficial for the economy'Rediff.com20 Jun 2016
'Rajan brought in a healthy air of competition in the banking sector.'
Vedic slokas, witty repartees, Kolkata's who's who at Bandhan book launchRediff.com15 Jun 2016
Kolkata's creme de la creme turned up at the launch of Bandhan, The Making of a Bank, but the evening nevertheless had an informal touch typical of the young bank with CMD Chandra Shekhar Ghosh personally welcoming the dignitaries, reports Indrani Roy/Rediff.com.
'Bandhan should not fall for corporate banking'Rediff.com13 Jun 2016
Tamal Bandyopadhyay discusses his latest book Bandhan: The Making of a Bank at Bandhan headquarters in Kolkata.
'This is a victory of Mamata's personal charisma'Rediff.com20 May 2016
Celebrations continued for a second day on Friday after the Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee put up a stunning victory in West Bengal winning 211 of the 294 seats, bettering its 2011 tally of 184 seats. And the mood prevailed at the south Kolkata residence of Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Saugata Roy with his associates distributing sweets and samosas and smearing each other with green gulal. Amid this hullabaloo, Roy squeezed out some time to speak to Indrani Roy/Rediff.com about the victory.
'Too much importance shouldn't be given to BJP's Assam win'Rediff.com19 May 2016
'We should let the dust settle and see how the political equation unfolds in Assam'
'Hindutva is one of our most important cards in Bengal'Rediff.com19 May 2016
'Thanks to Mamata's shameless way of wooing Muslims, Hindus in large numbers have started aligning with us,' says Bengal's BJP boss Dilip Ghosh.
'People have accepted corruption as the new normal'Rediff.com19 May 2016
Political economist Jayanta Roy Chowdhury analyses the 2016 West Bengal assembly election results.
Why BJP is rejoicing despite losing in West BengalRediff.com19 May 2016
The Trinamool Congress has romped back to power in style in West Bengal. However, Bharatiya Janata Party activists and supporters can't help being happy with their performance in the state. The party has received a 10.2 per cent vote share. Sumantra Maity, a BJP activist and Information Technology professional, speaking to Indrani Roy/Rediff.com had predicted the party putting up a respectable show. He explains to Rediff.com the factors that led to the rise in Bharatiya Janata Party's vote share in Bengal.
My father, Satyajit RayRediff.com3 May 2016
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.
'In India, rules are modified and altered at the drop of a hat'Rediff.com4 Apr 2016
In a conversation with Rediff.com's Indrani Roy veteran civil engineer Subhash Bhattacharya tries to ascertain the causes behind the collapse of the Vivekananda Setu, an under-construction flyover in Kolkata last Thursday.