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
Being right in the middle of the 2019 general elections, there is a lot of talk about getting people to vote, exercise their rights and make a difference. Political parties are trying to woo different sections of the electorate with things like alcohol, biryani and rap videos. But amidst all this talk, there is a section of eligible and perfectly capable voters, that is not talked about at all. These are voters with mental illnesses, and those whose voter ID cards say ‘Mental Health Hospital’. In this episode, Sandip talks to Ratnaboli Ray, the founder of Anjali, a mental health rights organization in Kolkata, about the challenges and her efforts of getting these people to cast their votes.
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