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How a ship container solved the toilet problem in a TN village
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How a ship container solved the toilet problem in a TN village

A used shipping container transforms the lives of women in a remote Tamil Nadu village. Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com reports. 'For the first time in our lives, we bathe before we head to school; that too, in a bathroom that has doors. We are as clean as the other children in our school. I cannot explain how difficult it was for us to bathe and relieve ourselves till now. Today, there are no words that suffice to express our happiness,' says a beaming schoolgirl, Sheela. 'Nobody who hasn't ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Budget 2015: What we need now are difficult decisions

In an interview with Shobha Warrier/Rediff. com, he talks about the economic policies of the
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'Swami Chinamayananda is the Rajinikanth of spiritualism'

'I didn’t want the biopic on Swami Chinmayananda to be a propaganda film,' filmmaker R S Prasanna tells Shobha Warrier/ Rediff.com Engineer-turned-filmmaker R S Prasanna made his mark in Tamil with his very first romcom Kalyana Samayal Saadham. His next film is a biopic on Swami Chinmayananda titled The Quest, in English. Noted art director Thota Tharani acts in a film for the first time as the elderly Swami Chinmayananda. In this interview with Shobha Warrier/ Rediff.com, ...
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'Unpardonable sin to build a city on the banks of a river!'

'They are acquiring agricultural land almost free of cost promising an illusory rise which is worse than a chit fund scheme.' 'When I went there on a fact-finding mission, we found that one third of the land they plan to acquire is the best agricultural land in the country. MG Devasahayam, a retired IAS officer and the man who was in charge of planning Chandigarh, was in Andhra Pradesh recently leading a fact finding team of the National Alliance of People's Movements, NAPM, to 29 villages in ...
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'There will be social unrest in India'

'Growth is predicated on the misery of large sections of people.' 'Maybe Hindutva will be used to suppress any such unrest. Maybe this is the agenda of rising fascism in India. 'Modi wants the market to take care of social sector problems. He has already cut the health budget and is seeking to undermine MNREGA.'   Dr T M Thomas Isaac, a well known economist with a PhD from the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvavananthapuram, was finance minister in Kerala's Left Democratic Front ...
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'Industrialists have a lust for land'

'The so-called economic reforms are for the rich.' 'The government should not facilitate and entertain this kind of lust for land by the capitalists.' 'We have said many times that the Make in India policy should be changed to Made by India Policy. Make in India gives the impression that it is an invitation to foreign companies to come and make in India. Made by India is an encouragement to Indian entrepreneurs.' 'If you have faith in Indian industry and Indian manufacturers, you can make use ...
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Ashok Chakra for Major Varadarajan

"As a mother, I wanted him to be near me and not live where danger lay.''My son was so sure about where he wanted to be, and he was so happy to wear the army uniform and work for the country."Before any major operation, he would tell me, "Please pray for me, Amma, but don't ask me why"Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com meets the parents of Major Mukund Varadarajan who was killed during an operation against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on April 25, 2014.He was awarded the Ashok Chakra, India's ...
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'I was scared for his safety, but the army was his life'

'As a mother, I wanted him to be near me and not live where danger lay.' 'My son was so sure about where he wanted to be, and he was so happy to wear the army uniform and work for the country' Before any major operation, he would tell me, "Please pray for me, Amma, but don't ask me why"' Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com meets the parents of Major Mukund Varadarajan who was killed during an operation against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir on April 25, 2014, and who was awarded the Ashok Chakra, ...
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'In 15 years, India will be what China is today'

Arvind Panagariya has been appointed as the vice-chairman of the newly announced NITI Aayog. Panagariya is Professor of Economics and Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at the Columbia University in New York. He is non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was formerly chief economist with the Asian Development Bank and  Professor of Economics and Co-director at the Center for International Economics. He has also worked with the World Bank, ...
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35 days in jail for not standing up for the national anthem

'At first, a few inmates tried to attack me saying they would make me sing the national anthem, but another group rescued me from the assault. When I got out of jail, so many of them cried and asked me, "When will we see you again?"' Image: School children sing the national anthem. Photograph: Getty Images Salman Mohammed, 25, from Thiruvananthapuram was arrested at midnight on August 19 under charges of sedition and the IT Act.His crimes: He refused to stand up when the national anthem was ...
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