Sandip Roy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en An Affair to Remember in Pre-Independence India http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/affair-remember-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 9284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org An Affair to Remember in Pre-Independence India From A Calcutta Prison To The Classical Stage http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/calcutta-prison-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 6814 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org From A Calcutta Prison To The Classical Stage