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Elections: What you don't always see
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Elections: What you don't always see

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com shares interesting vignettes that usually get lost in the heat and dust of election coverage.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Will Amma be back? Jayalalithaa arrived at the Bell Ground in Tirunelveli, south Tamil Nadu, as she usually does, with her security detail running alongside her van. Some were hanging on the vehicle for dear life. As she walked onto the stage, a few women who had been waiting for more than an hour started walking towards the exit ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Going sky high to increase voter awareness Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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TV channels have taken money, DMK will win, say party workers

Rediff.coms A Ganesh Nadar, who visited the DMK headquarters, Anna Arivalayam, in Chennai, found scenes of celebrations there, despite the party trailing in the state (DMK 83, AIADMK: 133). We are winning the elections, party workers told GAnesh, you just wait and see. But what about the election results showing the DMK trailing in the state? All TV channels have taken money to show us losing, you just wait till the results are out, we are winning, they said. ...
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'Jaya will win', he said, and she did

The man who predicted an AIADMK win and told Saisuresh Sivaswamy and A Ganesh Nadar, "Jayalalithaa will come to power again." (In fact, Jaya had put him in jail).
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After Lehman Brothers and StanChart, it's DMK time!

Why is an NRI banker with an MBA from MIT canvassing votes in Madurai?Saisuresh Sivasawamy/Rediff.com A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports. IMAGE: Palanivel Thiagarajan has a ready smile, and seems earnest to connect with voters. Atop the jeep is his wife Margaret alias Meenakshi and his son. All photographs: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com Palanivel Thiagarajan is perhaps the most unusual candidate in Tamil Nadu. The 49 year old is highly educated -- an engineering graduate from the Regional ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago How money and manpower fuel TN's election rallies  Rediff.com2 weeks ago Meet the richest candidate in Tamil Nadu  Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Can the EC fight Tamil Nadu's 'cash-for-votes' frenzy?

IMAGE: A political rally in rural Tamil Nadu. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar. Image used for representation purpose only. How far will the Election Commission go in curbing money power on display in Tamil Nadu? Will it use the option to countermand polls, to show the political parties it means business? N Sathiya Moorthy examines. It looks far-fetched and even remote. Yet, given the unprecedented scale of money play already ‘exposed’ in the run-up to the May 16 assembly elections in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago The notes behind how Tamil Nadu votes  Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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Poll diary: A day out with Stalin

IMAGE: M K Stalin at the rally. Photographs: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com What is the man who hopes to replace Jayalalithaa like as a campaigner?A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports from Thiruchendur. With the Tamil Nadu assembly election due on May 16, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief M Karunanidhi's son and political heir M K Stalin is on a whirlwind tour of the state, trying to rustle up votes for his party and its electoral allies. On Monday, May 25, Stalin was in the temple town of Thiruchendur ...
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LDF ministry likely to have more IAS-level personal secys

Thiruvananthapuram: Following chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's example, PWD minister G Sudhakaran will appoint a civil servant as his private secretary. Senior IAS officer VK Balakrishnan is the likely candidate. The trend started by former home ...
 Times of India1 day ago
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TN driver held in Kuwait returns to India

R Mariappan, a driver from Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, who was in a Kuwait jail, landed in Mumbai on Sunday.Mariappan's plight was highlighted by Rediff last week.He is currently on board the Nagercoil Express to Tirunelveli. He will be back in his village on Tuesday morning. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.comRead his story HERE ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago 'He wanted to return to India. Is that a crime?'  Rediff.com4 days ago
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Remember the woman who lost her arm in Saudi Arabia?

'We have petitioned the district collector and MEA to put pressure on the Saudis for compensation, but nothing has happened.'A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com travels to Vellore to report on the plight of Kasthuri Munirathinam, who lost an arm while working in Saudi Arabia. It has been eight months since she returned from Saudi Arabia and life has only gotten worse for Kasthuri Munirathinam. Back minus an arm, she lives in her daughter's home in Mungileri village, 130 km from Chennai, where things ...
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10 reasons why Jayalalithaa won

In an age when the electorate is increasingly impatient and changes governments every five years, how did the Tamil Nadu chief minister beat anti-incumbency? A Ganesh Nadar, who travelled through the state during the elections, offers a checklist. Read ...
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