Carol Andrade Column

Carol Andrade Column: Being Nidhi Choudhari

A young bureaucrat in the BMC posted a tweet on Mahatma Gandhi that roiled not only the Twitterverse but also other social media networks...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: An invitation to rape and no sorry

Carol Andrade Column: An invitation to rape and no sorry

In the video, she is a perfectly ordinary-looking women, given to wearing perfectly ordinary clothes, rotund figure completely comfortabl...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: Of diapers and common sense, for baby’s sake

Carol Andrade Column: Of diapers and common sense, for baby’s sake

Listen, just 35 years ago in India, brand new baby in my arms, if you asked me what I absolutely desired, the answer would be disposable ...Read More

Ground Zero: Does politics mean abuse?

World wide, with the rise of populist right wing leaders, it would certainly seem so. Donald Trump of the US fights like a foul-mouthed s...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: You have to be cajoled into voting?

Carol Andrade Column: You have to be cajoled into voting?

Seems a shame, doesn’t it? That most of us middle class types, who have benefited under successive governments, have nice roofs over our ...Read More

Carol Andrade column: Comedy in India has arrived, seriously!

Carol Andrade column: Comedy in India has arrived, seriously!

Dunno what you were doing last week but I spent much of it laughing and marveling. I was laughing at the latest emerging brilliance of ou...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: Our own via Dolorosa

Last week on Friday, we genuinely celebrated when our farmers got the state chief minister to accede to their demands, thus averting anot...Read More

Carol Andrade column: Working women journalists

Carol Andrade column: Working women journalists

In a conversation with a much younger woman working in a television channel (no, NOT as an anchor) for the past 15 years, invariably the ...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: Hagiography or propaganda?

Carol Andrade Column: Hagiography or propaganda?

Last week, I saw Thackeray, the movie, and no one was more surprised to be sitting in a depressingly shabby multiplex in Bandra than I wa...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: Our lives are valuable

Okay, I could have said ‘every life counts’, but the truth is some count more than others. A mother’s life over her foetus. A young perso...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: The farmer, my bro

Carol Andrade Column: The farmer, my bro

These last four years plus, they haven’t been all unmitigated, Stygian gloom and doom, you know. Of course, the depth of the fear and, ye...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: Seasonal suicide greetings

Carol Andrade Column: Seasonal suicide greetings

I was reading UCAN India’s newsfeed a couple of days ago, and was told that apparently, this is not just winter and Happy New Year, but a...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: Life is mostly grey areas

A young man was found hanging from a fan in his one room flat in the industrial suburb of Diva on the Central railway on January 8. The d...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: Consuming inconspicuously in 2019

Carol Andrade Column: Consuming inconspicuously in 2019

Every year at Christmas, we buy and buy and buy. Sweets and namkin, chocolate, marzipan, cream and chocolate fudge, cakes and cunningly c...Read More

Carol Andrade Column: How December 11 election results turned everyone into ‘Ground Zero’

Carol Andrade Column: How December 11 election results turned everyone into ‘Ground Zero’

Tuesday was great. Mumbai was magical, the weather was balmy, the news that kept coming in was, depending upon which side of the dividing...Read More