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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is everywhere
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Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is everywhere

In Rameswaram, virtually every building and wall has a banner dedicated to him. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports from ground zero. Throughout our six-hour journey from Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram to Rameswaram -- the coastal Tamil Nadu hometown of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam who passed into the ages on Monday, July 27, the roadside was dotted by banners and posters paying homage to the 'Missile Man.' In Rameswaram, virtually every building and wall has a banner dedicated to him. Avul Pakir ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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'The idea is to defeat the BJP in Bihar'

Congress spokesperson Rajeev Gowda tells A Ganesh Nadar why his party may join the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Parivar alliance. Elections in Bihar are due at the end of the year. The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar was ruling the state with the Bharatiya Janata Party as an ally till Nitish Kumar broke the alliance when the BJP announced Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate. Talks about merger of the Janata Parivar -- of Lalu Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal and Nitish's Janata Dal-United ...
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'All work has some danger'

In a special series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Natesan Kathiresan, a village painter, who loves the colour of sandalwood, but does not want his boys to pick up the paintbrush like him. His busiest time is between Christmas and Pongal when most people give their homes a fresh coat of paint. IMAGE: Natesan K worked in salt pans before taking up work as a painter. He works 20, 25 days a month and earns between Rs 600 and Rs 900 a day. Photograph: A Ganesh ...
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The bus driver who saved his passengers from terrorists

In a special series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of its people. Today: Nanak Chand Sharma, the brave bus driver who did not lose his nerve when terrorists attacked his bus, and drove 76 passengers to safety. IMAGE: Locals near the site of the gunfight at the Dina Nagar police station in Gurdaspur district. Photograph: Munish Sharma/Reuters On 27th July, I started my trip at 3.40 am from Janial village (in Gurdaspur district). It is the first bus to start in the morning. It ...
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Vyapam whistleblower battles transfer, fears for security

Dr Anand Rai says the Madhya Pradesh government is harassing him by transferring him and his wife to Dhar and fears for his security in the new posting. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports. Dr Anand Rai is one of the whistleblowers in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh that has been making headlines for the past one year. He has been threatened for his exposes in the past, but that has not fazed him. He has now been transferred from Indore to Dhar. His transfer was stayed by the Madhya Pradesh ...
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'The forecast for deficit monsoons remains'

  'All El Ninos are not associated with the deficient monsoon.' Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, director of the government's Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, based in Pune, tells A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com that monsoons are difficult to predict. What phenomena influence the monsoons? Monsoons are caused by the seasonal reversal of atmospheric pressure and wind patterns. During the northern hemisphere summer, the land gets heated up quickly compared to surrounding oceans and thus reverses ...
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He spent 4 days in a Sri Lankan jail

In our Special Independence Day series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Muthayya Fernandes, a fisherman from Rameswaram, who was imprisoned in Sri Lanka for crossing the International Boundary in search of fish. I have been going to sea since I was 12. I would go in my father's boat. I went to school till the 2nd standard. After that I did not feel like studying. Now I have my own boat. It is a 360HP mechanised boat. This year, on 21st February, I was caught ...
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'Earlier people stared at me as if I was an animal. Not anymore'

In our Special Independence Day series, Rediff.com looks at India through the lives of her people. Today: Kalpana Ghodawat, a brave acid attack survivor, who runs a beauty parlour. Kalpana has undergone at least 100 surgeries, but feels one must always love life. Her favourite place in the world, she says, is her beauty parlour where she loves making women look more beautiful. We salute her courage! I wake up early and go to my shop by 9 am. It is a grocery shop which belongs to my son. I am ...
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'How can we go back to FTII without our demands being met?'

I&B ministry refuses to respond to striking FTII students, who insist that Gajendra Chauhan has to go. Harishankar Nachimuthu, president, FTII students association, speaks to A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com. Read
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'For our generation President Kalam is the Mahatma'

IMAGE: Volunteers from the Syed Ammal Engineering College who have arrived in Rameswaram to pay their respects to President Kalam. Photograph: Saisuresh Sivaswamy/Rediff.com President Kalam was loved by the youth of India. Something evidenced by the mass of student volunteers who have arrived in Rameswaram to mourn and to help out other mourners who have arrived in the island town to pay their last homage to India's 'Missile Man.' Rediff.com's Saisuresh Sivaswamy and A Ganesh Nadar report.
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