Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town near Kolkata, India. She is a photojournalist, whose work has been published in various media publications including Reuters, The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, The National (UAE), The Economic Times,...
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on NYTimes: Revealing the Terror of Sleep Paralysis
One rainy night in 2015, Ranita Roy was startled awake by the feeling that an intruder was in her bedroom. She tried yelling, but discovered she could not move a single muscle. “I wanted to open my eyes and run away from the room but I couldn’t,” Ms. Roy recalled of that night in her parents’ house in Kolkata, India. “It felt like I was drowning. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t see, but I could feel everything. It felt like someone was looking at me in the room but when I opened my eyes there wasn’t really anyone there.”