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Kerala: Victorious Left worries about the BJP's rise
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Kerala: Victorious Left worries about the BJP's rise

IMAGE: Activists celebrate outside the CPI-M office in Thiruvananthapuram. All photographs: Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com With Pinarayi Vijayan set to be the next chief minister, what will be party patriarch V S Achuthanandan's role?And what are the key takeways from the election results in Kerala? Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com explains from Thiruvanathapuram. Now that the Left Democratic Front has recorded a massive victory, decimating the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front to just 22 seats, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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'They have not gone to fight a war'

'These young men have become religious fundamentalists and gone to lead the life of Salafis somewhere.'Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier reports on the mystery of Feroz Khan, arrested in Mumbai for alleged IS links. Media reports say 24-year-old Feroz Khan from Trikaripur in Kerala's Kasaragod district was arrested in Mumbai on July 10 by the Intelligence Bureau for his alleged links with Islamic State. His step brother Kunjabdullah says nobody from the government has confirmed his arrest to the ...
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'I am fighting to get my son back'

'I stand here as a helpless father.'A retired soldier awaits the release of his son languishing in a Kenyan prison.Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier reports. After serving the Indian Army for 27 years in various parts of the country, Prabhakaran Nair, 56, took voluntary retirement in 2007 to lead a quiet life as a farmer in his hometown Pathanapuram in Kerala's Kollam district. But it was not to be. His elder son, who was training to be a sailor, has been in a Kenyan prison for the last two years.
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He escaped 'hell'. Now he wants to go back

Arun Kumar is at home after his dramatic escape from violence-hit South Sudan.But he is preparing his return to his business, his life, his 'everything.'Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier reports. IMAGE: Soldiers ride atop a military truck enroute to evacuate citizens from Juba. Photograph: Anthony Nambwaya/Reuters He has returned from "hell," but 33-year-old Arun Kumar, who was airlifted from South Sudan as part of Operation Sankat Mochan, is ready to go back in a week's time. He has been visiting ...
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Kerala's Missing: 'They became extremely religious'

'If the missing people really had any contact with IS, it would be dangerous.''Majority of Muslims do not approve of this.' 'How can they run away with their wives and children and become terrorists?' Nimisha became 'Fathima' and disappeared The news of the disappearance of more than 20 people from various parts of Kerala in the last couple of months has shocked the state. Eleven of them hail from Padanna, a small village in Kasargod. While those missing from Padanna are all Muslims, those ...
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'How can they run away with their wives and children and become terrorists?'

'I do not believe they have become terrorists and have gone to Syria to fight.''I feel they have only become very orthodox Muslims.'Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier tries to unravel the mystery of the 11 young people who are suspected of joining Islamic State. Padanna, a village in Kasargod, Kerala, should have been known to the rest of India for its beautiful backwaters, cruises and oyster farming. Unfortunately, Padanna became the talk of the country when 11 young people belonging to the village ...
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Nimisha became 'Fathima' and disappeared

'She won the first prize in the state for chanting shlokas from the Gita.'Nimisha, a young pregnant woman who converted to Islam, is among a group of people from Kerala suspected to have joined Islamic State.Nimisha's mother speaks to Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier. Nimisha was the apple of her mother's eye, a talented girl who won prizes for classical dance and music. Nimisha, who used to win prizes for chanting the Bhagavad Gita when in school, witnessed a change of faith, of name and in attire, ...
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Misplaced Machismo

From time immemorial, Malayalam cinema has been open to splendid verbose and action sequences to glorify machismo. The career graph of most action heroes we see today have such a point to mark. With the passage of time, the bravado in words and ...
 Deccan Chronicle1 week ago
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'A person who has understood Islam will never become a fundamentalist'

'When you have the freedom to have mosques, the freedom to have madrassas and the freedom to pray, why should you turn to terrorism?''Both mother and father are equally important to every person. Similarly, both our country and religion are important for a citizen.''Terrorism has no religion. A small segment of people from all religions are terrorists.' IMAGE: Sayyid Ibrahim Khaleel Bukhari addresses a crowd of nearly 300,000 Muslim youth who pledged to respect all faith traditions.
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'Miracles do happen if you are patient'

Karthik Kamalakannan was eight years old when he was first introduced to computers -- it was a hard earned gift his father received from his employer.In 2013, when he started his company, he did not have money to spend on office space, so his car became his workplace.This is his amazing story! IMAGE: Karthik Kamalakannan was fond of computers since he was a child. Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj for Rediff.com The HBO comedy show, Silicon Valley, is about a fictional start-up called Pied Piper ...
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