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.




Why ISIS Beheadings Won't Stop US Missiles

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Sep 03, 2014

Obama might promise to be relentless but the truth is the US does not care that much about freelance journalists anywhere in the world.




Silver Lining: Ferguson, African Americans and Indians in America

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Aug 28, 2014

Amidst all the hell breaking loose in Ferguson, here is one more old scab to pick at – immigrant-black tensions in small towns and inner cities.




The Unfair $23 Billion Tobacco Verdict: Time For Smokers to Stop Playing Dumb

First Post, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jul 23, 2014

The charades of tobacco giants does not mean the rest of us are just unwitting lambs who have been led to the slaughter.




A Woman Alone: The Story of India's Forgotten 'Coolie' Women

FirstPost, News Feature, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jun 21, 2014

When Gaiutra Bahadur came to India, she was told not to go out by herself at night. “They said Delhi is a particularly unsafe city for women."




Two Girls in a Tree: Why the Indian Rape Photos Are Inexcusable

New America Media, Op-ed, Sandip Roy, Posted: Jun 05, 2014

Last week India was shocked by a picture that looked ripped out of the American south from decades ago.




Maya, Marquez, Mandela: The Disease of Fakebook

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 29, 2014

Is a Maya Angelou quote on your Twitter feed just a fashion statement? In the virtual world it's impossible to tell the real from the pretender.




The Dawn of Narendra Modi Marks the end of Nehruvian India

New America Media, News Analysis, Sandip Roy, Posted: May 27, 2014

The ghost of Jawarharlal Nehru could well be an uninvited guest at the banquet marking the swearing in of Narendra Modi.