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
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.
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.
Amitav Ghosh talks about migration, cosmopolitanism, the lack of climate change in literature and his latest novel - The Gun Island.
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.
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.
Writer and human rights activist Harsh Mander on the threat that we face as a nation and the need for fraternity in our society.
Ratnaboli Ray, the founder of Anjali, a mental health rights organization in Kolkata, talks to Sandip about the challenges and her efforts of getting people with mental illnesses to cast their votes.
In this episode, Sandip speak to lawyer and legal scholar Gautam Bhatia about his new book 'The Transformative Constitution: A Radical Biography in Nine Acts'.
Journeys into the world of kink and the learnings that we can all take from the BDSM community.
Author Jonathan Gil Harris explains how Bollywood films are closely related to the work of Shakespeare and how the 'masala' genre celebrates India's cultural diversity.
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.
Shabnam Aggarwal talks of the risk she took to follow her dream, and the lessons she learned when she failed.
Carnegie Fellow Milan Vaishnav on how Indians like to elect people facing criminal charges
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.
John Zubrzycki talks to Sandip about the history of magic and magicians in India, from fakirs to P.C. Sorcar
Pushpesh Pant talks to Sandip about food memories, sweets and what the map of India would look like if it were drawn by food.
A special episode with extended excerpts from James Crabtree, Devdutt Pattanaik and Shubha Mudgal
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.
A conversation with one of the oldest of the dwindling Jewish community in Kolkata, Flower Silliman.