Nepal: Loss of Lives More Tragic Than Loss of Monuments

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 27, 2015

The 3700 (and counting )dead in Nepal are also a part of its lost inheritance. For them Nepal was home and not just a tourist backdrop.




Indian or American? Fight Over Yoga in US Can Tie Us Up in Knots

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Apr 07, 2015

In that sense yoga too has become the classic immigrant story – born in India and remade in America.




India's Vote Against Same Sex Relations in UN is Regressive

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 30, 2015

This vote would only apply to UN employees. It would not mean India would have to recognize same-sex marriage for its citizens.




Unrepentant Delhi Rapist's BBC Interview is Fodder for Easy Outrage

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

Do we still need additional proof of Singh's bestiality? Or is it more real because it now comes with a BBC certification?




#JeSuisCharlie? No, I'm really not Charlie Hebdo: Here's Why

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 08, 2015

The spontaneous outpouring of the #JeSuisCharlie hashtags following the Paris attack elides the really thorny issue of free speech.




Right Issue, Wrong Tactic -- Kiss of Love Misses its Mark

New America Media, News Report, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

A campaign in India pushing for the right to public displays of affection distracts from the real problem of moral policing.




US mid-term polls: The Only Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera Might Lose

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Nov 04, 2014

If it comes down to the wire, the only Indian-American in Congress might lose thanks to a group of Indian-Americans.




Why the Nobel Peace Prize is a Red-Faced Moment for Pakistan and India

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 14, 2014

A joint Nobel Peace Prize for a Pakistani and an Indian. Now if that doesn't embarrass the two armies into a ceasefire, what can?




Mangalyaan Mission to Mars and Isro's 'Rocket Women'

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Oct 02, 2014

When we think about space, whenever we think about science, we think about Vikram Sarabhai or Homi Bhabha or Satish Dhawan. Serious men in suits. Not women in sari.




Status Insanity: Why the iPhone Is the Perfect Status Symbol

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 16, 2014

The iPhone is a status symbol. But it's a revolutionary status symbol. Unlike that Birkin bag, it's a status symbol with really cool whiz bang upgrade-able features.