Carol Andrade

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Rajnath Singh before boarding the Rafale

Thank goodness no one covered our Rafale puja, writes Carol Andrade

On earlier trips, news out of India was a real problem, with none of the local or national channels covering the country.

Carol Andrade: My own Berlin Diary

Carol Andrade: My own Berlin Diary

I confess I have a peculiar-ish habit. Before travelling to distant climes, I like to read popular books based on that place.So, before v...Read More

Carol Andrade column: When your bank shuts shop

Carol Andrade column: When your bank shuts shop

In this case, I am referring of course to the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank.

Carol Andrade column: Horror story of the media

Carol Andrade column: Horror story of the media

About 31 years old, three years before Ben Stokes was born, there was a terrible tragedy that affected his mother. End of story.

Carol Andrade column: The agony of separating garbage

Carol Andrade column: The agony of separating garbage

Open up a package of air dried Scottish ham, mmm smells wonderful, packaging goes in the dry, wait a minute, better wash it out, god know...Read More

Carol Andrade column: A story of 15 villages that is both happy and happening

Carol Andrade column: A story of 15 villages that is both happy and happening

There is one story to which I keep returning again and again, because it is guaranteed to make me smile. After all, how many happy storie...Read More

Is bad news never going to take a holiday?

Is bad news never going to take a holiday?

Nowadays, my eyes skim across the news as I turn pages, because I am reluctant to take in any more depressing stuff. I know, I know there...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: Trans in the newsroom have a long way to go

Carol Andrade Column: Trans in the newsroom have a long way to go

In view of the fact that keen interest is being taken in the coverage of gender issues, so much so that journalism prizes are being insti...Read More

Carol Andrade column: Paralysis-inducing fear is now a familiar feeling

Carol Andrade column: Paralysis-inducing fear is now a familiar feeling

So, what do you really have to complain about, asked my pale orange friend, his skin deepening, like that of a chameleon even as we spoke...Read More

Carol Andrade: Why Kashmir’s very name makes me sad

Carol Andrade: Why Kashmir’s very name makes me sad

I first came to a knowledge of Kashmir in 1957. I was a seven-year-old in Patna and in May of that year, I was to travel for the first ti...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: The loss of CCD founder VG Siddhartha, and all-round goodness

Carol Andrade Column: The loss of CCD founder VG Siddhartha, and all-round goodness

A week ago, if you had asked me whether I knew who the founder of CCD was, I would have shrugged and said no, whatsamatter, is this a qui...Read More

Carol Andrade column: Mumbai musings -- Every little thing we took for granted

Carol Andrade column: Mumbai musings -- Every little thing we took for granted

The first time I came to Mumbai on a visit in 1969, I was still a teenager and leadership skills meant something to me. I stayed in a bea...Read More

Carol Andrade column: The rage of the ragpicker, drawing blood

Carol Andrade column: The rage of the ragpicker, drawing blood

Last Tuesday, no less than five commuters, travelling on Central Railway locals going North, were injured in separate incidents when ston...Read More

Carol Andrade column: We voters deserve respect, not greed-driven so-called lawmakers

Carol Andrade column: We voters deserve respect, not greed-driven so-called lawmakers

By the time this appears, Karnataka may have fallen to the BJP, Goa may have done the same, with only Madhya Pradesh marking time before ...Read More

Carol Andrade column: India’s stunted children

Carol Andrade column: India’s stunted children

Around five years ago, an article online, titled “How to Live and Die on the New Dharavi Diet” caught my attention, partly because it was...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: When life doesn’t suck, you feel like singing

Carol Andrade Column: When life doesn’t suck, you feel like singing

I know I sound as if I’ve set the bar very low, but that’s life among us

Carol Andrade column: In praise of the Muzaffarpur leechee

Carol Andrade column: In praise of the Muzaffarpur leechee

Coming from desperately poor families where huger is a constant guest at non-existent meals, the litchi in the orchard becomes the enemy ...Read More

Carol Andrade column: The national emergency that is the rape of our children

Carol Andrade column: The national emergency that is the rape of our children

The superficiality of our anger cannot translate into compassion for our children, we betray them every time we choose to remain silent s...Read More

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