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Thursday, August 11, 2022

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

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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 108 August 7, 2022

The unanswered questions about the Cheetah Project, with Ravi Chellam and Prerna Bindra

Eminent conservationists Ravi Chellam and Prerna Bindra join host Sandip Roy to discuss the scientific, logical and ethical concerns of bringing Cheetahs to India.

Episode 107 July 24, 2022

Seema Chishti on love, food and the challenges of diversity

Journalist Seema Chishti on her new book, why she chose to write it, and the increasing demonization of interfaith relationships.

Episode 106 July 10, 2022

Vauhini Vara imagines how a Dalit CEO shapes an algorithm to rule the world

Journalist Vauhini Vara on her debut novel, The Immortal King Rao, that marries a vision of technocapitalism with caste.

Episode 105 June 26, 2022

Pride Month Special: A lesbian couple about life and love in India

Host Sandip Roy talks to a lesbian couple living in Delhi to understand whether lesbian lives have changed since Pride became more celebrated in India.

Episode 104 June 12, 2022

The untold story of a slave rebellion in UP, with Laura T Murphy

In this episode, Sandip Roy speaks to Laura T Murphy, professor of human rights and contemporary slavery at Sheffield Hallam University. They speak about the people still living in modern day slavery, the role of...

Episode 103 May 29, 2022

Ramachandra Guha on 7 original ‘anti-nationals’ who fought the British

Historian Ramachandra Guha on the story of seven westerners who went to jail or were expelled from the country for rebelling against the British.

Episode 102 May 15, 2022

Estimating India’s real Covid death toll, with Dr Bhramar Mukherjee

Will we ever know India’s real Covid-19 death count? What do the latest figures by the WHO actually reveal? Is it possible to predict the next wave right now? And what have we learnt about...

Episode 101 May 1, 2022

Aparna Piramal Raje on living (and thriving) with bipolar disorder

Former CEO of BP Ergo, and journalist Aparna Piramal Raje joins Sandip Roy to talk about her book ‘Chemical Khichdi: How I Hacked My Mental Health’, and her struggles with Bipolar disorder.

Episode 100 April 17, 2022

100th Episode Special – Usha Uthup on her unique musical journey

On this show’s 100th episode, host Sandip Roy is joined by the iconic pop singer Usha Ushup as she takes a trip down memory lane.

Episode 99 April 3, 2022

Making sense of India’s Ukraine strategy, with Krishnan Srinivasan

Retired diplomat, and former Indian Foreign Secretary Krishnan Srinivasan on the Russian invasion, and how India should walk the diplomatic tightrope.

Episode 98 March 20, 2022

Saeed Naqvi on why Hindutva needs the Indian Muslim

Veteran journalist Saeed Naqvi talk about his play, The Muslim Vanishes, and how secularism betrayed the Indian Muslim.

Episode 97 March 6, 2022

How Delhi’s street names reveal its history, with Adrija Roychowdhury

Journalist Adrija Roychowdhury joins Sandip Roy to talk about her new book, 'Delhi in Thy Name' which traces the history of the capital city through the naming of its streets.

Episode 96 February 20, 2022

Using SRK to understand womanhood and the Indian economy, with Shrayana Bhattacharya

Economist Shrayana Bhattacharya on why she spent fifteen years interviewing women who are SRK fans, and what that revealed to her about the Indian economy and womanhood.

Episode 95 February 6, 2022

What we don’t understand about India’s data, with Rukmini S

Data journalist Rukmini S joins host Sandip Roy to talk about her new book Whole Numbers and Half Truths, and what we don’t understand about India’s data.

Episode 94 January 23, 2022

Johann Hari on how our attention is being stolen

Best-selling author Johann Hari speaks to Sandip about his new book, Stolen Focus, in which he writes about how we have profoundly misunderstood what’s happening to our attention, and calls for an attention rebellion.

Episode 93 January 9, 2022

Mridula Ramesh on what it would take to solve India’s water crisis

From the Indus Valley civilisation to British policies that still affect us, Mridula Ramesh talks about all that has led to India's grave water crisis.

Episode 92 December 26, 2021

Why eating insects makes sense, with Srishtaa Aparna Pallavi and Tansha Vohra

Srishtaa Aparna Pallavi and Tansha Vohra talk about the practice of eating insects in India, why certain foods are considered inferior, and their favourite insect recipes.

Episode 91 December 12, 2021

Amitav Ghosh on whether a climate apocalypse is inevitable

Jnanpith award winner and writer Amitav Ghosh talks about his latest book, The Nutmeg's Curse, and why we may need a new narrative to talk about climate change.

Episode 90 November 28, 2021

How Nehru debated his adversaries, with Adeel Hussain and Tripurdaman Singh

In their latest book, Nehru: The Debates that Defined India, Adeel Hussain and Tripurdaman Singh look at four men debated the first Prime Minister, and how theses exchanges came to shape India as we know...

Episode 89 November 14, 2021

Josy Joseph on how India’s deep state is threatening our democracy

Josy Joseph joins Sandip Roy to talk about his latest book, The Silent Coup: A History of India's Deep State.

Episode 88 October 31, 2021

Rethinking the Indian Monsoon, with Dr Sulochana Gadgil

In this episode, Sandip speaks to one of the world's foremost monsoon meteorologists, Dr Sulochana Gadgil about the myths and realities surrounding the monsoons.

Episode 87 October 17, 2021

The battles of India’s first women in medicine, with Kavitha Rao

Kavitha Rao talks to Sandip Roy about her latest book, 'Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India's First Women in Medicine'.

Episode 86 October 3, 2021

What we don’t understand about Gandhi’s non-violence, with Jyotirmaya Sharma

In this episode, Sandip talks to Jyotirmaya Sharma, professor of political science at the University of Hyderabad, about his new book – Elusive Nonviolence: The Making and Unmaking of Gandhi’s Religion of Ahimsa.

Episode 85 September 19, 2021

How alternate realities really work (beyond Whatsapp forwards)

Shivam Shankar Singh and Anand Venkatanarayanan talk about their book, The Art of Conjuring Alternate Realities: How Information Warfare Shapes Your World.

Episode 84 September 5, 2021

The story of India through 100 objects, with Vidya Dehejia

In this episode, Sandip talks to Vidya Dehejia, Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art at Columbia University, about her latest book, India: A Story through 100 Objects.