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
In this episode Sandip talks to author Farah Bashir about her memoir, Rumours of Spring, which is an intimate history of Kashmir told through the eyes of a young girl.
Manoj Kewalramani on whether China has successfully spun the Covid-19 narrative to its advantage, and his latest book Smokeless War: China's Quest for Geopolitical Dominance.
Sandip Roy talks to Chinmay Tumbe about the pandemics India has witnessed in the past, how they changed the country, and what we can learn from them.
Chef Nik Sharma breaks down the science of taste, talks about the joy of cooking, and discusses his latest book – The Flavor Equation.
In this episode, Sandip talks to Dr Gagandeep Kang, who addresses the concerns around India’s vaccine policy.
Discussing the the changing face of Indian Islam, and what it really means to be an ‘Indian Muslim’ today.
Renowned actor Sharmila Tagore joins Sandip to celebrate this occasion, take a look back at his films, and talk about what made him stand apart from others.
Sandip talks to the co-founder of Edible Archives, a restaurant-cum-research centre in Goa that is spearheading a new way to think about food memory and food heritage.
In this episode, Sandip is joined by political analyst Sajjan Kumar and Neelajan Sircar, assistant professor of political science at Ashoka University, to talk about the West Bengal state polls 2021.
Anuja Chauhan joins Sandip to talk about the new novel, the politics of Delhi (and Bangalore) clubs, the perils of writing romance in the time of ‘love-jihad’, and more.
Sandip talks to Indian Express' Associate Editor Santosh Singh about what Bihar politics will look like after Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad's lasting impact on the state, and his latest book – JP to BJP: Bihar...
Author Stephen Alter on what the history of Himalaya can tell us about the present, lessons we can learn from past disasters, and his latest book ‘Wild Himalaya’.
While the SARS- COV 2 virus surges around the world and mutates, India's number of COVID-19 deaths went below 100 for the first time since May. So, what's with the COVID-19 mystery in India?
Social activist and Director of the Centre of Equity Studies Harsh Mander talks about his latest book 'Locking Down the Poor: The Pandemic and India’s Moral Centre' (published by Speaking Tiger).
Rakesh Khanna, the founder of Blaft Publications, talks about his new book which is an encyclopedia of ‘Ghosts, Monsters and Demons of India’.
Dr Shashi Tharoor on who does nationalism really mean in the Indian context, and how it is different from patriotism.
Sandip speaks with epidemiologist Dr Giridhar R Babu about the great vaccine race, and whether millions of COVID-19 infections are being undercounted.
Sandip talks to Mandira about her career, how she has reinvented herself over the years, and her memoir, Happy For No Reason.
Sandip talks to Dr Gagandeep Kang about what we’re really looking for in a COVID-19 vaccine, and clears up some burning coronavirus concerns.
Sandip talks to author Karishma Upadhyay about her new book on Parveen Babi, the glamorous star whose life was turned upside down by her mental health struggles, and discusses how far we've come, or not...
Historian Romila Thapar on the history of dissent in India – from Vedic Brahmanism to Shaheen Bagh.
Award winning photographer and filmmaker, Ronny Sen on the questions we should be asking about drug addiction and the issues that India's drug laws fail to address.
National Award winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani on why he has been overwhelmed by the changes he has seen in Bollywood since the Section 377 verdict was announced two years back.
Sandip speaks to Paul Gravett, the world's foremost comic book authorities, about the unique power of comic books to absorb and reflect cultures.