KALW-FM: Sandip Roy http://publicradiotulsa.org en For Indian Women, Teasing Is No Laughing Matter http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/indian-women-teasing-no-laughing-matter <em>Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy is back home in India after spending years in the U.S. He finds some Indians are standing up to a very old problem they call "eve teasing."</em><p>I lost touch with that peculiar Indian euphemism "eve teasing" in the years I was away from India.<p>It sounds coy, like a Bollywood hero romancing the pretty girl as she walks down the street, and it can mean that. But it can also mean what happened to a teenager a few weeks ago in the northeastern city of Guwahati.<p>She came out of a pub and got into an argument with some men. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:22:00 +0000 KALW-FM: Sandip Roy 24783 at http://publicradiotulsa.org For Indian Women, Teasing Is No Laughing Matter Watching 'The Avengers' In India, With A Twist http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/watching-avengers-india-twist When I went to see <em>The Avengers</em> the very day it was released, I texted a friend in San Francisco. It seems kind of unfair, I said, that because of the 12-hour time difference, I get to see <em>The Avengers</em> before you do.<p>Turns out I was a week off. <em>The Avengers</em> actually released in 39 countries around the world, including India, a week before it opens in America.<p>Once, we waited patiently in India for the latest Hollywood releases to trickle their way over. That's no longer true for the big popcorn and cola blockbusters like <em>The Avengers</em>. Thu, 03 May 2012 07:02:00 +0000 KALW-FM: Sandip Roy 17953 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Watching 'The Avengers' In India, With A Twist Living To 100: The Story Of India's Pocket Hercules http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/living-100-story-indias-pocket-hercules <em><em>A fad that has been sweeping through middle-class India might look familiar to some Americans — it's a craze for fancy gym equipment. But when commentator Sandip Roy visited <em>India's first Mr. Universe (who is known as the "Pocket Hercules")</em> he found that the body builder has little patience for the new trend. </em></em><p>The first gyms I saw in Kolkata were in people's living rooms. The attendant would turn on the fans and uncover the machines when you came to work out. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:36:00 +0000 KALW-FM: Sandip Roy 17718 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Living To 100: The Story Of India's Pocket Hercules The New Indian Pariahs: Vegetarians http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-indian-pariahs-vegetarians <em>India has been home to vegetarians for centuries. Many Hindus and most Buddhists do not eat meat, but commentator Sandip Roy says in today's India, meat is what's for dinner.</em><p>When my friend Lakshmi, a lifelong vegetarian, went to America as a student more than 20 years ago she knew she was in for a hard time. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 KALW-FM: Sandip Roy 13884 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The New Indian Pariahs: Vegetarians Bringing A Bollywood Celebre-Baby Into The World http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bringing-bollywood-celebre-baby-world <em>India is celebrating the birth of a baby to two of its biggest Bollywood stars. Commentator Sandip Roy explains why the birth is making headlines.</em><p>Last week, India got the tweet it was holding its breath for: It's a girl.<p>Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the Bollywood actress often called the most beautiful woman in the world, gave birth to a daughter. The proud dad, Abhishek Bachchan, a Bollywood hero in his own right, sent out the first tweet. Followed moments later by <em>his </em>dad, Bollywood's biggest superstar, Amitabh Bachchan.<p>This is no ordinary family. Mon, 21 Nov 2011 05:01:00 +0000 KALW-FM: Sandip Roy 2607 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Bringing A Bollywood Celebre-Baby Into The World