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 Kanchi Kohli, senior researcher at Center for Policy Research (CPR), about how the pandemic has affected the way the ministry has been taking decisions and changing the fundamentals of...
In this episode, Sandip talks to award-winning science writer Angela Saini, whose latest book Superior, talks about how the feeling of racial superiority has been hardened through 'race science' that lets people believe that is...
Sandip talks to ecological economist, Nilanjan Ghosh, Director of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), Kolkata about the future of Sundarbans and the damage that cyclone Amphan has done to the region.
In this episode, Sandip talks to psychologist and author, Tanu Shree Singh, about how to talk to your kids about Bois Locker Room and have other difficult conversations.
Dr Pratima Murthy on how mental health is suffering during this time. From the toll that the lockdown has taken on people suffering from alcohol addiction and severe mental illness like schizophrenia to the problems...
In this episode, Sandip talks to Dr. Giridhar R Babu, professor and head of life course epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) about how we will know whether India is ready to...
In this episode, Sandip talks to Chinmay about India’s internal migrants, the myths that surround them, how the government can better address their problems, the emerging trends in migration and his book, India Moving: A...
In this episode, Sandip talk to journalist Dilip D'Souza about this latest book, The Deoliwallahs: The True Story of the 1962 Chinese-Indian Internment.
In this episode, Dr Gagandeep Kang, one of India's leading clinical scientists, busts myths about coronavirus, talks about why she is hopeful for a vaccine and how climate change affects the spread of such viruses.
In this episode, Sandip talk to Viswanathan Anand about how he deals with losing, why he admires John McEnroe, his autobiography and more.
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.
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.
Writer, translator and literary historian, Rakhshanda Jalil, on her collection of essays titled 'But You Don't Look Like A Muslim'.
What a hitchhiker learned from riding across India in trucks and the insight it gave him about how corruption works.
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...
The myriad ways in which plastic affects our lives and how we can realistically fight it.
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.
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.
Sandip talks to writer Paro Anand about her latest book, Being Gandhi and what we can still learn from the father of the nation.