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'Without music I can't breathe. And he asked me to stop singing'
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'Without music I can't breathe. And he asked me to stop singing'

‘How can anyone ask me to stop what I have been doing since I was 6?’ Vaikom Vijayalakshmi tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com why she called off her engagement. IMAGE: Vaikom Vijayalakshmi recording a song. She started singing even before she began to speak.  The little girl was soon mesmerising both classical musicians and music lovers alike. At 6 years of age, she was performing at temple kacheris (concerts). Hardly two decades later, she became a playback singer for various ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

He gave up life in America to save India's babies

Ratul Narain -- the entrepreneur behind Bempu -- tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier that despite the challenges and frustrations, he is living his dream. Ratul Narain was born and brought up in America. As a child he travelled the world. He studied at an Ivy League college like Stanford. He worked for an organisation like Johnson & Johnson. And he gave it all up to move to India and reduce infant mortality, especially in rural areas, by putting his skills as a biomechanical engineer with ...
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Your old computer can educate a child thanks to them

Raghav tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier how he and his cousin Mukund co-founded Renew IT, which refurbishes discarded computers and makes them affordable for the poor in rural India. IMAGE: Renew IT gives refurbished computers to registered NGOs and educational institutions at a subsidised price.It also helps them set up training institutes and BPOs in rural areas and computer labs in government schools.Photograph: Kind courtesy Renew IT Raghav, 33, and his cousin Mukund, 35, were born into a ...
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They are taking JEE coaching beyond big cities

'There were extremely talented students in smaller towns, but they were not getting an opportunity to study at national level colleges only because they didn't get proper training to write such exams.'Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier finds out how Mervin Rosario and his partners at Ignus are working to change that. Decoding Kota: India's coaching capital IMAGE: Team Ignus. Front row from right, Mervin Rosario, Sharath Holla and Ferdie D'souza.Back row from right, Akshay Bedhotiya, Akshath Nayak ...
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'Aadhaar is very dangerous for the Indian nation'

'By taking fingerprints, iris scans and other details of citizens, the State is becoming the custodian of its people.''The State can use this data according to its whims and fancies, which is not good in a democracy.''When the State looks at all the activities of its citizens, it becomes a police State.' IMAGE: By taking fingerprints, iris scans and other details of the citizens of the country, the State can use this data according to its whims and fancies, which is not good in a democracy, ...
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RSS-backed SJM declares 2017 'anti-China year'

'I will be happy if walls are built between India and China!''We are going to nooks and corners of the country to make ordinary people realise the need to buy Indian goods so that our workers get jobs.' Dr Ashwani Mahajan, All India co-convenor of the Swadesh Jaagran Manch, which is aligned with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, discusses globalisation, trhe recent high Delhi court against Monsanto, the threat posed by MNCs in retail and other economic issues with Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier.
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'Aadhar is a national security threat'

'The government that is talking all the time about national security and national interests should be concerned.''When national interests are jeopardised by their own project, they should pause and listen.''Whether it is the BJP or the Congress, they all want control over the people.''They don't give a damn if anything happens to the people of the country; they are only interested in what they can get out of the data.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Dr Usha Ramanathan, an independent ...
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Meet Sarvesh Agrawal, the mind behind Internshala

"What the industry wants is not taught in the classroom, and what is taught in the classroom is not what the industry wants." Sarvesh Agrawal hopes to change that with Internshala. The entrepreneur tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier about how he built a start-up "of the interns, by the interns and for the interns." IMAGE: Sarvesh Agrawal started Internshala as a blog in December 2010. Today, it is a web site that generates 3 crore a year.   The general complaint the Indian ...
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NDA ally: BJP does not have political decency

'The cadres who die for the party are from the backward and scheduled caste communities while the leaders and those who enjoy power are from the forward community.''When this is the reality, who will stay with them?' Vellapally Natesan was the first leader in Kerala to reach out to the Bharatiya Janata Party. With the backing of Natesan, general secretary of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam -- that represents a section of the Ezhava community who comprise 20 per cent of Kerala's Hindus ...
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'Adityanath's selection is an RSS decision'

'He is a man whose utterances have been so virulent and communalistic.''That's why many people did not look at him as the party's choice for chief minister.''UP is the state that reports the largest number of communal incidents every year.''Modi may not be using the Hindutva card, but he never condemns the incidents too.' IMAGE: Squadron Leader Praveen Bhoria of the Indian Air Force, the aide-de-camp to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, left, assists Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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