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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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 43 February 9, 2020

How Congress helped the BJP come to power, with Kapil Komireddi

In this episode, Sandip talks to Kapil Komireddi about how secularism was worn down in India, how historians inadvertently contributed to it and his latest book, Malevolent Republic.

Episode 42 January 26, 2020

What Ranbaxy and Indian Pharma don’t want you to know, with Katherine Eban

Investigative journalist, Katherine Eban, on her book Bottle of Lies that documents global fraud, large-scale data fabrication and unsafe practices inside Indian drug plants.

Episode 41 January 12, 2020

‘Oh, but you don’t look like a Muslim!’ with Rakhshanda Jalil

Writer, translator and literary historian, Rakhshanda Jalil, on her collection of essays titled 'But You Don't Look Like A Muslim'.

Episode 40 December 29, 2019

The Best of Sandip Roy Show 2019

The best conversations Sandip had with this year's guests, including Amitav Ghosh, Prannoy Roy, Harsh Mander, Paro Anand, Anjali Gopalan and more.

Episode 39 December 15, 2019

Trucking through India – A Hitchhiking Adventure with Rajat Ubhaykar

What a hitchhiker learned from riding across India in trucks and the insight it gave him about how corruption works.

Episode 38 December 1, 2019

The politics of India’s relationship with technology, with Arun Sukumar

Over the decades, India's political leadership has had a complicated relationship with scientific innovations. Arun Sukumar, the head of the technology initiative at the Observer Research Foundation of New Delhi joins Sandip to discuss pivotal...

Episode 37 November 17, 2019

Our plastic addiction and what we can do about it, with Bharati Chaturvedi

The myriad ways in which plastic affects our lives and how we can realistically fight it.

Episode 36 November 3, 2019

William Dalrymple on how a private company came to rule India

In this episode, Sandip talks to historian William Dalrymple about how the East India Company came to rule India and why many know so little about it.

Episode 35 October 20, 2019

Why the sedition law still exists, with Chitranshul Sinha

In this episode Sandip talks to the Supreme Court lawyer about the history of the sedition law in India and why it still exists in the 21st century.

Episode 34 October 6, 2019

On being Gandhi and why he still matters, with Paro Anand

Sandip talks to writer Paro Anand about her latest book, Being Gandhi and what we can still learn from the father of the nation.

Episode 33 September 22, 2019

Sex and other pleasures, a chat with Paromita Vohra

Sandip talks to the founder of Agents of Ishq about how ideas of sex and love are evolving and why sex education is important for a good sex life.

Episode 32 September 8, 2019

How much corporate India changed a year after 377, with Parmesh Shahani

Sandip talks to Parmesh Shahani about what corporate India looks like one year after the 377 verdict.

Episode 31 August 25, 2019

Understanding depression, the invisible illness, with Amrita Tripathi

Sandip talks to Amrita Tripathi, the founder-editor of the Health Collective, about her latest book that tries to open up conversations about depression and tell us that we are not alone in dealing with it.

Episode 30 August 11, 2019

What we get wrong about Yoga, with Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik on what we get wrong about Yoga, how much is it really get connected to faith and why the ancient Indians practiced it.

Episode 29 July 28, 2019

What they cooked in Shah Jahan’s Kitchen, with Salma Yusuf Husain

Food Historian Salma Yusuf Husain takes us through the wondrous kitchen of the Mughal emperor and talks about the surprising dishes that the Mughal's gave us.

Episode 28 July 14, 2019

On migration, climate change and The Gun Island, with Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh talks about migration, cosmopolitanism, the lack of climate change in literature and his latest novel - The Gun Island.

Episode 27 June 30, 2019

Afghanistan’s first openly gay person, Nemat Sadat

Sandip talks to Sadat about what made him finally come out, why people around him saw it as an act of cowardice and his skepticism of 'liberal' Islam.

Episode 26 June 16, 2019

A sanctuary for all creatures great and small, with Anjali Gopalan

LGBTQ rights activist and the founder of Naz foundation, Anjali Gopalan, on the way we treat our animals and what that says about us as a society.

Episode 25 June 2, 2019

Close to the Bone, with Lisa Ray

In this episode, Lisa Ray talks about being boxed into the category of a "sex symbol", the problem of hypersexuality in Bollywood, her struggles with eating disorders and more.

Episode 24 May 19, 2019

What it means to be secular in India today, with Harsh Mander

Writer and human rights activist Harsh Mander on the threat that we face as a nation and the need for fraternity in our society.