How Missing Flight MH370 Exposes Human Helplessness

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Mar 10, 2014

What has been most astonishing about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 are the images that have come out of that tragedy.




Indians Can Download Doniger's Book But Not Freedom of Expression

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Feb 21, 2014

This is a good week for those who like to ban books or pulp them. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the fatwa on Salman Rushdie and The Satanic Verses.




Kolkata Gang Rape: How 16-Year-Old Victim Became a Political Football

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jan 06, 2014

The rape and killing of a 16 year-old girl in Kolkata is proof of the Indian government's inability to protect women or deter their assailants.




Power to Forgive: Mandela’s Death and Babri Demolition Anniversary

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Dec 07, 2013

We are far away from forgiveness because we are far away from truth. Mandela in his death gives us occasion to think about this.




I Have a Dream: An Export Mightier Than McTikka

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 29, 2013

Indian-American politicians like Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley are using Dr. King's words to subvert Dr. King's dream.




Trayvon Martin - Más que un "hashtag"

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 25, 2013

“No era un niño perfecto. Pero no merecía morir”.




Trayvon Martin: More Than a #HoodiesUp Hashtag

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 16, 2013

They were all just trying to get home -- Oscar Grant in Oakland, Trayvon Martin in Florida, the woman raped on a bus in New Delhi.




The Gay Novel: Passé in America, but Cool in India

First Post, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 13, 2013

Being gay these days in America, in the afterglow of the Supreme Court verdict overturning DOMA, is more about celebration than anguish.




America’s Newest Public Enemy No1: The Humble Pressure Cooker

First Post, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 16, 2013

Now we find the pressure cooker has remained resolutely un-American -- the shining symbol of diversity that needs to be hidden at home.




Wikipedia’s Sexist Turn: Men Are Novelists, Women Are ‘Women Novelists’

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 01, 2013

The latest Wikipedia flap is a reminder that sub-categorizing by minority creates implicit bias.