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'60% of MLAs and MPs are there because of Sasikala'
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'60% of MLAs and MPs are there because of Sasikala'

IMAGE: Sivaji Ganesan, M Karunanidhi, MGR and Jayalalitha in happier times. 'A person who came to take care of Jayalalithaa's personal needs slowly took control of her political life.''Today, 60% of MLAs, MPs and office-bearers have reached there because of Sasikala and only the rest are the followers of MGR and Jayalalithaa.' In 1972, Durai Karunanidhi, all of 18, joined the newly formed All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam launched by movie superstar M G Ramachandran, which is why the 62 ... Rediff.com, 10 hours ago
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'Balamurali scolded me saying, Who asked you for money? Let's record now'

‘Accompanying Balamuralikrishna on stage can be nerve-wracking as nobody knew or could guess how and what he would perform; he was such an expert that he could change everything within a second. He was a genius who could do anything with ragas and swaras.’ Ghatam exponent T H Subash Chandran recalls his association with the Carnatic great who passed into the ages on Monday. T H Subash Chandran, well known ghatam and konnakol artist, had performed with legends like Yehudi Menuhin, ...
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'When people are suffering, how can you call it a good cause?'

'How can you ask the common man alone to suffer when the rich is not doing any sacrifice?''To take out 10% of black money, you are punishing 90% of the public who have genuine white money.' A fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in a sudden fiat, India is still reeling from the consequences. Banks witness long lines for withdrawing money, ATMs are dysfunctional, and the countryside, which is primarily a cash-based economy, is ravaged by the ...
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'It's a surgical strike against the country's poor'

IMAGE: Villagers queue outside a bank on the outskirts of Allahabad. Photograph: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters 'The execution has been 100 per cent faulty.''The scheme is also a stupid one, a real Tuglaq Darbar scheme.''This way of attacking black money is the most ineffective one.' What are Modi's plans to stop future black money? 'Why will black money get purged?' 'Why was the government not prepared?' WAR ON BIG NOTES Economist Venkatesh B Athreya, below. left, is an advisor on food security ...
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My niece, the US Senator

'Whatever Kamala is today, it is because of my sister.''My sister inculcated South Indian culture and values in her,' Dr Sarala Gopalan, US Senator-elect Kamala Harris' aunt, tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier in Chennai. IMAGE: Kamala Harris on the campaign trail. Six years ago after Kamala Harris was elected California's attorney general I met her Chithi (mother's younger sister), Dr Sarala Gopalan in Chennai. Six years later, when I meet Dr Gopalan -- a consultant at the Voluntary Health ...
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'This is also a war against Pakistan'

The War on Big Notes 'This is not only a fight against corruption and black money, this is also a fight against terrorism and counterfeit currencies.'     "This is a massive war on corruption," chartered accountant and financial expert M R Venkatesh tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier. Do you feel the decision to demonetise rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes is a game changer? It is not only a game changer but a momentous event that happens rarely. I think this is an event that has captured ...
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'Any surgical procedure will create some discomfort'

'The common man in India who doesn't have anything to hide will have to put up with this short period of discomfort.''It will not last more than 10 days at the most,'   The prime minister sprung a huge surprise on the nation on Tuesday night by banning Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. Though the public is shocked and perplexed, bankers and economists call it a bold decision which will only benefit the nation. P Balagopala Kurup, a retired general manager of the Indian Overseas Bank, tells ...
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Will you buy a Made in India product?

'Will people who buy iPhones stop buying iPhones to help swadeshi models?''There should be some advantage for the consumer to make them buy a Made in India product.''Patriotism and nationalism are good words, but in business, it won't work.' Photograph: Sanjay Sawant/Rediff.com R Balakrishnan, an independent financial consultant for over three decades, started his career as a banker. After he became the co-founder of Crisil, he also helped set up Malaysia's first credit rating agency. He was ...
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What Tata's new leader must do

'The Tata group will need for its new leader to show the same foresight and willingness to go against conventional wisdom to keep the group's aspirations high and uphold the values of innovation, ethics, corporate responsibility, trust and leadership that are frequently associated with the Tata name.' IMAGE: The Tata group's interim chairman Ratan Tata, with the portrait of the legend he succeeded in 1991, J R D Tata. Photograph: Kind courtesy AirAsia. Dr Sunil Mithas, professor of business ...
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BJP union leader: How will Make in India help our country?

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of the Make in India campaign in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters 'This government has not created any employment.''Forget employment, the government had not done anything in skill development.' K C Mishra, general secretary of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangh, the Bharatiya Janata Party's trade union wing, is angry and disappointed if we were to go by his opinion on the Narendra Modi government's economic policies. Mishra tells Rediff.com's ...
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