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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 ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago

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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Making dreams come true

Writer and journalist Shobha Warrier’s recently released book profiles 28 social entrepreneurs
 Business Line1 month ago Bringing out the art in entrepreneurship  The Hindu1 month ago Kerala CM P Vijayan launches Rediff journalist Shobha Warrier's book  Rediff.com1 month ago
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'I think you are hell-bent on shutting down my magazine'

Cho... Anything but Tughlaq 'Funny, eccentric and idiosyncratic.''There will never be another like him.'Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier salutes the man she loved to interview. The way the political situation in Tamil Nadu is emerging after Jayalalithaa's death, I wished Cho Ramaswamy had been be well enough to grant me an interview, analysing the situation in his unique humourous and sarcastic style. But then came the news that he was no more. It was around this time in 1996 that I first ...
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'Sasikala is still ruling the state'

'There are many people like me who were kept away from Jayalalithaa.' 'There is a coterie who did not allow her to meet people.' Bader Sayeed, a lawyer and activist in Chennai, was a schoolmate of the late Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. A one-time MLA, she was also an All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate in the 2004 parliamentary election. She was also the first woman chairperson of the Tamil Nadu Wakf Board. Sayeed supported the Supreme Court's Shah Bano verdict of ...
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'TN governor can reject confidence motion'

'He can say justice has not been done in accordance with the free will of the MLAs without a secret ballot and also by the issuing of a whip.''He can ask for a fresh show of strength.' IMAGE: An unruly scene during the trust vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly, February 18, 2017.   B V Acharya, 83, was the special public prosecutor in the case that led to the Supreme Court convicting former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa and her aide V K Sasikala in the disproportionate assets case.
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'Impose central rule and call for fresh polls in TN'

'The people of Tamil Nadu are fed up of these people, whether it is Panneerselvam or Palaniswami.' IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham Deputy General Secretary V N Dinakaran, to his left, along with ministers at J Jayalalithaa's samadhi at Marina beach after the swearing-in ceremony in Chennai. February 16, 2017. Photograph: PTI Photo E V K S Elangovan, former president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee, had backed Governor Ch ...
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'Governor did absolutely the right thing by waiting for SC verdict'

'He can install OPS as chief minister and ask him to do the floor test later.' IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, left, with Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament Dr Subramanian Swamy at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai, February 11, 2016. Photograph: PTI Photo In an earlier interview to Rediff.com, K M Vijayan, an advocate and Constitutional expert, had cited the case of the Supreme Court questioning former Tamil Nadu governor Justice Fatima Beevi for swearing in J Jayalalithaa as ...
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'Moment MLAs are released they will join OPS'

'The entire bandwagon of MLAs will move to our side.' IMAGE: Will V K Sasikala appoint Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, left, to replace her as interim general secretary and challenge O Panneerselvam, centre, for the chief ministership of Tamil Nadu? Photograph: Kind courtesy AIADMK/Twitter Sathyan Rajan, the AIADMK's former IT wing secretary, was ecstatic after Tuesday's Supreme Court verdict upholding a trial court's verdict in Tamil Nadu's disproportionate assets case. Now that the ...
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'When he was pushed against the wall, he had to retaliate'

  'He was doing so well as the CM, which some vested interests didn't like.''They didn't like his stature growing day by day.' Ever since O Panneerselvam decided to stand up against Sasikala Natarajan's plans to become Tamil Nadu chief minister, Sathyan Rajan, former IT wing joint secretary, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, and his friend Aspire Swaminthan, the AIADMK's former IT wing secretary, have been trying to garner support for OPS on social media. Sathyan Rajan moved from ...
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