Stories by Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy (sandip@pacificnews.org) is host of "Upfront," the Pacific News Service weekly radio program on KALW-FM, San Francisco. subscribe to Sandip Roy's feed

Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: New America Media

Thanks to the brothers Tsarnaev, the workhorse of the Indian kitchen is being viewed as the Trojan horse of America, its hiss more ominous than comforting.

Posted on: May 1, 2013, Source: New America Media

The latest Wikipedia flap is a reminder that sub-categorizing by minority creates implicit bias.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2010, Source: New America Media

In a country as diverse as America, does choice mean the same thing for everyone? A chat with Sheena Iyengar, author of the book <i>The Art of Choosing</i>.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2010, Source: New America Media

Many in the LGBT community bristle at any comparison with the struggles of undocumented people. But all of the rights the DREAMers are demanding, gays already have.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2010, Source: New America Media

According to one conservative advocate, it might just kick-start the effort.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2010, Source: New America Media

Do we need another movie about a self-centered Westerner squeezing one-dimensional natives for exotic food, wisdom, and spirituality?

Posted on: Jul 30, 2010, Source: New America Media

Since SB 1070 passed, immigration lawyers have been flooded with questions. Here are some answers.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2010, Source: New America Media

Lt. Robin Chaurasiya, one of more than 16,000 service members discharged for violating DADT, discusses coming out, her uncertain future, and Obama's latest compromise.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2009, Source: New America Media

Italy's cultural landscape is undergoing a significant (and, for some, exciting) change. But will native Italians tolerate it?

Posted on: Aug 18, 2009, Source: New America Media

Indian minister Ambika Soni suggested all Americans coming to India should be frisked.

Posted on: May 27, 2009, Source: New America Media

What the California Supreme Court's verdict on Proposition 8 means for the the nation's historical gay rights leader.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2009, Source: New America Media

"The funny thing is the only thing they gave the U.S. higher marks for was health care benefits."

Posted on: Jun 10, 2008, Source: deleted

Some conservative Indian parents are telling their kids that it's OK to be gay -- as long as they are not single.

Posted on: May 29, 2008, Source: New America Media

If the idea of organized crime makes you think of The Sopranos or The Godfather, think again. The mob has had a makeover.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2008, Source: deleted

A warning that the current economic downturn could lead to the greatest loss of assets for communities of color that's ever happened.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2007, Source: New America Media

Few mourned the downfall of Sen. Larry Craig. But what exactly did he do that was so wrong? And what kind of precedent has it set?

Posted on: Jan 26, 2006, Source: Pacific News Service

U.S. Army Chaplain Captain James Yee talks about what he saw at Guantanamo, why he was thrown into solitary confinement for over two months, and what he now expects of the U.S. Army.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

The October 8th earthquake's real punch was in the contested Himalayan territory that remains an emotional minefield for both Indian and Pakistan.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Salman Rushdie, no longer hiding from a fatwa declared against him 16 years ago, calls on Muslims to push for reform of Islam.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Instead of waking up to the hangover of too much Olympic partying, London woke to a daisy chain of bomb blasts and a question: will the attacks scar the image of Muslims in Britain?

Posted on: Jun 29, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

In India, films depicting homosexuality have been censored or ignored. But 'My Brother Nikhil' is moving audiences to tears by focusing on family, love, and the impact of HIV.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Once considered a specialized field, immigration law has grown along with scrutiny on immigrants. Law students across the country are making a difference in clinics that fight to uphold the rights of some of the nation's most vulnerable residents.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2005, Source: Pacific News Service

Dame Stella Rimington, the first woman to head the British spy agency MI5 and the real-life inspiration for the James Bond spymaster 'M,' says the notion of a war on terror obscures what it takes to fight terrorism.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

Kerry and Bush are almost colliding with each other as they crisscross smaller and smaller areas, hoping to stumble on the last swing voter as she waits to cross the street. But what about me?

Posted on: Jul 20, 2004, Source: AlterNet

With Martha Stewart behind bars, who will champion our over-consuming American way of life?

Posted on: May 13, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

The lesson of India is a bizarre one for American poll watchers. At a time when elections seem to turn into a mere validation of the opinion polls, there is a sense of cheeky delight in how an electorate can actually hoodwink the pollsters.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

Prostitutes in India are insisting the only way to protect themselves against AIDS is through their own empowerment.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2004, Source: Pacific News Service

As Tony Blair kowtows to George Bush and the U.S. Mars probe beats the Brits', it's clear that the sun has long set over the British Empire.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

An American who married an undocumented immigrant fears her husband will fall victim to America's anti-terror juggernaut.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

The Bollywoodization of American popular culture has long been underway. But with the appearance of a South Asian in 'The Matrix Revolutions,' a new era has begun.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

Like Schwarzenegger, India's superstar Amitabh Bachchan also parlayed his celebrity into an electoral victory -- and Bachchan could give Arnold some serious advice.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

'Schwarzenegger' and 'Huffington' may not sound like typical immigrant names in California, but the state's many foreign-born just may identify with them anyway.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

The mainstreaming of gay life occurs at the expense of the 'outlaw' identity many gays enjoy.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

A father's letter, written before his death in Calcutta, is revealed five years later to his immigrant son living in America.

Posted on: May 26, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

Arab American publishers desperate for ad revenues suspect they're the victims of post-9/11 prejudice and not just nationwide economic malaise.

Posted on: May 4, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

Fearing deportation back to Iran where he faces religious persecution, a desperate asylum seeker phones a stranger and finds kindness, and hope.

Posted on: May 4, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

A call to a stranger gives an Iranian immigrant help and hope.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

The revisionists trying to rename our favorite fried spuds should inspire others to rethink Russian roulette, Chinese fire drills, and Bombay, er, Mumbai gin.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The new flick, "The Guru," is a subversive how-to manual for frauds looking to dupe Americans hungry for a little Oriental wisdom.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2003, Source: Pacific News Service

A Vietnamese immigrant who became a key architect of the Patriot Act defends his vision.

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