Stories by Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy ([email protected]) is host of "Upfront," the Pacific News Service weekly radio program on KALW-FM, San Francisco. subscribe to Sandip Roy's feed

Posted on: Jan 8, 2015, Source: New America Media

Most of us are not even close to being on the same page when it comes to freedom of expression.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2015, Source: New America Media

The spontaneous outpouring of the #JeSuisCharlie hashtags obscures the thorny issue of free speech.

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.