The Sandip Roy Show

What makes people tick? What are the stories they carry with them? In a world of shouting heads, veteran journalist, radio commentator and novelist Sandip Roy sits down to have real conversations about the fascinating world around us and the people who shape it. Catch these engaging interviews every other Sunday

The Sandip Roy ShowWhat makes people tick? What are the stories they carry with them? In a world of shouting heads, veteran journalist, radio commentator and novelist Sandip Roy sits down to have real conversations about the fascinating world around us and the people who shape it. Catch these engaging interviews every other Sunday
Episode 15 January 13, 2019

Feminism, writing and mythology in the age of #metoo, with Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan

Author Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan joins Sandip to talk about her new book, a retelling of the life of Amba/Shkhandi, the second in her series on the girls of the Mahabharata.

Episode 14 December 23, 2018

End the year by learning to build on your failures, with Shabnam Aggarwal

Shabnam Aggarwal talks of the risk she took to follow her dream, and the lessons she learned when she failed.

Episode 13 December 9, 2018

The close relationship between crime and politics in India

Carnegie Fellow Milan Vaishnav on how Indians like to elect people facing criminal charges

Episode November 25, 2018

The twice born: Talking to Indian Brahmins with Aatish Taseer

In this episode, Sandip speaks to author and journalist Aatish Taseer about his experiences writing The Twice Born: Life and Death on the River Ganges.

Episode 11 November 11, 2018

The great Indian rope trick: A magical history of India with John Zubrzycki

John Zubrzycki talks to Sandip about the history of magic and magicians in India, from fakirs to P.C. Sorcar

Episode 10 October 28, 2018

Mapping food in India, through time and place, with Pushpesh Pant

Pushpesh Pant talks to Sandip about food memories, sweets and what the map of India would look like if it were drawn by food.

Episode 9 October 14, 2018

The buffet edition: Extended excerpts from our best episodes

A special episode with extended excerpts from James Crabtree, Devdutt Pattanaik and Shubha Mudgal

Episode 8 September 30, 2018

Shubha Mudgal on music, activism and more

Shubha Mudgal talks about music, activism, education and more, with stories from her life and experiences.

Episode 7 September 16, 2018

Devdutt Pattanaik on mythology, tribalism and #377

Mythologist and writer Devdutt Pattanaik talks about life for LGBTQI people after #377, Indian society's relationship with sex, our tendency to tribalism and more.

Episode 6 September 2, 2018

Explore a fading community: Flower Silliman on the Jews of Kolkata

A conversation with one of the oldest of the dwindling Jewish community in Kolkata, Flower Silliman.

Episode 5 August 19, 2018

The Billionaire Raj with James Crabtree

Sandip and James talk about the book The Billionaire Raj, the personalities of these tycoons and India's problem with corruption and crony capitalism.

Episode 4 August 5, 2018

Making it in Hollywood: Aseem Chhabra on Priyanka Chopra

On this episode, Sandip sits down to chat with author and film journalist Aseem Chhabra, who wrote the recently released unauthorized biography, Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Story of a Global Bollywood Star. Aseem talks to Sandip...

Episode 3 July 22, 2018

Pawan Dhall on LGBT activism

LGBT activist Pawan Dhall about the difficulties that the community faces in India

Episode 2 July 8, 2018

Anusha Yadav on the Indian Memory Project

In this episode Sandip talks to photographer and visual artist, Anusha Yadav, who founded the Indian Memory Project, about how the project came about, the kind of stories it tells about love, loss, family and...

Episode 1 June 23, 2018

Welcome to The Sandip Roy Show

Real conversations about the fascinating world around us and the people who shape it