Sandip Roy en Speedy Evacuation In India Saves Lives During Cyclone Cyclone Phailin slammed into the east coast of India over the weekend. It caused widespread destruction of property, but minimal loss of life. Indians are surprised and pleased at how well the government's evacuation effort worked. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:21:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 37230 at An Affair to Remember in Pre-Independence India <em>For Valentine's Day, </em>Morning Edition<em> commentator Sandip Roy shares a family love story from 70 years ago.</em><p>I always knew that my mother's aunt Debika was the most beautiful of all the great-aunts. I didn't know that when she was young, she jumped off a moving train for love.<p>She is now 90. Bent with age, she shuffles with a walker. But she's still radiant, her hair perfectly dyed.<p>It sounds like a typical Bollywood story. Boy meets girl in pre-independence India. They fall in love. Her family says no way. The boy came from the same clan. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:59:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 21388 at An Affair to Remember in Pre-Independence India From A Calcutta Prison To The Classical Stage <em>A new Indian feature film was inspired by a group of prisoners who formed a well-known classical dance company. Commentator Sandip Roy has the true story of a famous Indian dancer and the convicts she befriended.</em><p>Alokananda Roy walked into Calcutta's Presidency Jail on International Women's Day, 2007. The Indian classical dancer had been invited to watch female inmates perform, but it was the men who caught her eye.<p>"They shook me," she says. "Their body language — it was as though they had no future, nothing to look forward to."<p>Almost on a whim, she offered to teach them. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:03:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 16543 at From A Calcutta Prison To The Classical Stage For Indian Women, Teasing Is No Laughing Matter <em>Morning Edition commentator Sandip Roy is back home in India after spending years in the U.S. He finds some Indians are standing up to a very old problem they call "eve teasing."</em><p>I lost touch with that peculiar Indian euphemism "eve teasing" in the years I was away from India.<p>It sounds coy, like a Bollywood hero romancing the pretty girl as she walks down the street, and it can mean that. But it can also mean what happened to a teenager a few weeks ago in the northeastern city of Guwahati.<p>She came out of a pub and got into an argument with some men. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:22:00 +0000 Sandip Roy 3234 at For Indian Women, Teasing Is No Laughing Matter