Stories by Sudeep Roy

Sudeep Roy is a retired bureaucrat. He is now a public speaker and lives in Kolkata.

Daddy: A Man of Many Moods

I wasn’t the midnight’s child, arriving three weeks later in 1947 when India was in the cusp of transition; many things had changed while some hadn’t. Politics was relatively straightforward; feelings and allegiances of ordinary men and women were far Read the rest

The Chhattisgarh Conundrum

This incident took place in Chhattisgarh way back in 2006.

Chhattisgarh attained statehood after it was carved out of the large province of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000. The state borders six provinces -Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Read the rest

The Dream

Not long after my wedding in April 1971,  I had to leave my wife, Malabika, with my parents and sisters and go for training at the Administrative Training College in Mussoorie in the northern state of Uttarakhand in July, following Read the rest