Ranita Roy was born in Andul, a small town near Kolkata, India. She is a documentary photographer and visual artist. She completed Hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) at Jakarta, nominated by Thomson Reuters (2020). Whose work has been...
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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.”