All stories by Indrani Roy
'Rescue operation? It was a joke!'Rediff.com31 Mar 2016
In a brief interaction with Indrani Roy/ Rediff.com, Ashok Bhattacharya discusses the tragedy and criticizes the TMC government for the tragedy.
'I am not secular, I am a Hindu'Rediff.com25 Mar 2016
'As a governor, I have every right to speak my mind if I feel the security of my country is at stake.' 'Why is it that we would have to shed tears when Muslims are killed or tortured, but have to keep mum when the Hindus receive the same treatment?'
'Budget presents Jaitley with 3 rare opportunities'Rediff.com23 Feb 2016
'Swachh Bharat Cess imposed last year should be made broad-based.' 'Budget should be predominantly economy/ business-oriented and problem-solving rather than political consideration-based.'
The chief minister who lives on 10,000 per month!Rediff.com16 Feb 2016
'The present government's greatest weakness is its intolerance. Tolerance is the key tenet of democracy. How can any government stop someone from speaking one's mind?'
Winter special: Nolen Gur recipes. Share yours!Rediff.com25 Jan 2016
Here are two mouth-watering Bengali sweet recipes made with Nolen Gur. You can share your recipes too.
'Whenever Mamata opens her mouth, only lies can be heard'Rediff.com12 Jan 2016
'Now that there is an election in the offing, she is repeating the same old promises. Does she think the people of Bengal are fools to fall for her lies?'
ISI spy network: 'Who are the people behind the masks?'Rediff.com11 Dec 2015
'It's scary to know that those arrested passed on sketches of warships etc to the ISI.' 'Who are the people behind the masks? Are they hiding in our various defence units?'
Arrests of ISI agents tip of spying icebergRediff.com7 Dec 2015
The ISI network of spies has been operating in India for over a decade.
A miracle called ChumkiRediff.com1 Nov 2015
'Would Chumki ever get to lead a normal life? How could we reinstate her in a family? Questions like these haunted me.' Indrani Roy discovers how a young child, cruelly handicapped at birth, is now living a normal, healthy life thanks to the determination of a few warm-hearted people.
'Why is Ma Durga not showering Her blessings on me?'Rediff.com28 Oct 2015
As a child, Sufal Das used to dream of becoming a dhaki. But a life full of adversities, and dwindling popularity of the dhak, has made him regret his dream.
Durga Puja recipes: Luchis, Shorshe Ilish and moreRediff.com19 Oct 2015
We bring you traditional Bengali preparations to help celebrate Durga Puja.
Have you ever seen a Durga idol this tall?Rediff.com8 Oct 2015
This Durga Puja, the world's largest Durga idol will be installed at Deshapriya Park in south Kolkata.
Why did 65 infants die in Odisha?Rediff.com30 Sep 2015
'I kept begging the doctors to put my three year old on the ventilator. But the doctors and nurses kept saying no ventilator was available. When the breathing apparatus ultimately became available, it was too late.'
A technology designed to touch many livesRediff.com22 Sep 2015
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur have developed technologies that will enable people with disabilities enjoy the digital world, says Indrani Roy.
'Bangladesh can't lose its spirit at the altar of mad fanaticism'Rediff.com15 Sep 2015
For the family and supporters of blogger Avijit Roy, who was hacked to death in Dhaka in February, it is a time to reflect on where Bangladesh is heading, says Indrani Roy.
'As one gets older, one is drawn towards home'Rediff.com11 Sep 2015
Mohammed Taufiq has been a waiter at Kolkata's famous Coffee House for 36 years. After encountering at least 50, 100 new faces every day -- including Satyajit Ray once -- all he wants now is to return to his village after retirement.
'I get to see my wife only twice or thrice a year'Rediff.com11 Sep 2015
Tapeshwar Ram, has hand-pulled a rickshaw on the streets of Kolkata for 30 years. He works 7 days a week and plans to call it a day soon - and that's when he plans to take his wife for her first-ever holiday.
'PM did not talk much, he was more of a listener'Rediff.com9 Sep 2015
'Prime Minister Modi's message from Tuesday's meeting with industrialists was loud and clear: stand up India, stand by start-ups, take risk and invest,' says CII chief Sumit Mazumder.