Sandip Roy is the author of the novel "Don't Let Him Know" and senior editor at Firstpost.com. Based in Kolkata, he is a commentator for New America Media.
Arts, Culture & Media
With online news outlets and streaming platforms now under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, content creators may face new layers of bureaucracy, regulation and censorship.
As COVID-19 cases rise in West Bengal state, Durga Puja festival organizers and devotees alike are following strict protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and families are adapting traditional rituals in order to celebrate safely.
When the Beatles embarked on their famous discovery of India to study transcendental meditation, the Indian government was far more wary.
India has a new museum devoted to its Partition with Pakistan. Organizers say they want to collect stories from people not just in India, but Pakistan, Bangladesh and the diaspora.
The birthplace of modern polo is trying to save an indigenous breed of pony that's part of the region's heritage.
In 1962 India and China went to war for a month. During that time thousands Chinese-Indians from around India were rounded up and sent to an internment camp in the Rajasthan desert. Their internment lasted years. This is a history that many in India today have never heard about.
In India, an anti-porn crusader petitioned to make porn illegal — according to him, it's worse than Hitler, AIDS, cancer, and a nuclear holocaust. The government answered his call, blocking access to 857 porn sites, and immediately faced mockery.
Conflict & Justice
Rape has become front page news in India since the brutal attack on a student on a bus in December. But the victims' names are almost never mentioned. Now, one victim of a gang rape has decided to go public with her identity. Her name is Suzette Jordan.