Carol Andrade Column

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: 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: 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: Being Nidhi Choudhari

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?

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

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

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

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