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Citizen speak: What 'Amma' meant to them
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Citizen speak: What 'Amma' meant to them

Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar speaks to two of the mourners outside Rajaji Hall and tries to find out what J Jayalithaa means to the common folk in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa passed away last night leaving behind grieving millions who were totally devoted to her. As she lay in state at the historic Rajaji Hall, millions lined up to get a final glimpse at her. And if you thought only women were crying, you are wrong because here men were crying too. Anbazhan could ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
Sea of humanity bids goodbye to Jaya Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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Outside Apollo: Praying for a miracle

Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar spent Monday outside the Apollo hospital, Chennai, along with hundreds of AIADMK supporters praying for Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's health.   Early in the morning on Monday there were more policemen than civilians outside the Apollo hospital, Chennai, where Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is being treated after a cardiac arrest. It had rained intermittently in the night, but that did not deter Amma's supporters who had kept an all-night vigil outside the ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago Jaya remains critical; hospital rejects reports of her death  Rediff.com3 days ago Prayers and tears flow outside Apollo hospital  Rediff.com3 days ago
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'Poor people are suffering the most'

Demonetisaton has left many daily wage earners scrambling for a living.Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar reports. WAR ON BIG NOTES They don't have the benefit of a provident fund or dearness allowance. They don't have house rent allowance or leave travel allowance. They don't even have a guarantee that they will get work every day. Though they form the largest component of the working population in India, they languish at the bottom of the employment ladder and are part of what is known as the ...
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Why can't Veronica and Malini be friends?

'I don't like any boy.''I want to be with Malini.'Reportage: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Two young women from Bengaluru have approached the Madurai District Legal Services Authority, seeking protection from their families who object to their friendship. The elder of the two women, 22-year-old Veronica, is a college dropout. The younger, 19-year-old Malini, has passed her Class 10 school leaving exam. Veronica and Malini worked at a Bengaluru supermarket where ...
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'All we need is cash!'

Day Two after the banks reopened remained just as chaotic as Day One, reports Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar reports. Marie Antoinette and Paytm in Modi's India 'A chaiwalla did what an economist couldn't' IMAGE: Anxious customers wait at the Indian Bank branch in Thiruvanmiyur. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com If you drive down to Chennai from Pondicherry, you will first enter the suburb of Thiruvanmiyur. During rush hour, it will take you 20 minutes to crawl past the first signal. Quite ...
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NIA detains TN man for Islamic State links

The NIA detained a Tamil Nadu man for suspected links with the Islamic State. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports. Close on the heels of the arrests of six alleged Islamic State sympathisers in Kannur and Kozhikode in Kerala on Sunday, a National Investigation Agency team picked up a man from Tirunelveli in the early hours of Monday. The NIA detained 31-year-old H Subuhani from Kadayanallur for plotting terror activities. Another suspect was picked up from Coimbatore. The two people ...
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'If Cauvery water doesn't come, we are at God's mercy'

IMAGE: The Mettur dam on the Cauvery river. Photograph: Kind courtesy Vvenka1/Wikipedia Commons Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar travels to the Cauvery delta in Tamil Nadu and finds farmers there resigned to their fate. Even as Tamil Nadu and Karnataka battle it out in the country's highest court for their share of the waters of the Cauvery river, the farmers in the river's delta in Tamil Nadu have little hope of the water reaching them in time to save their crops. The farmers in the Cauvery delta ...
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Mentally-challenged kids ignored by Delhi's schools

Mentally-challenged children find themselves ignored by India's education system.Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar reports on one such case from the nation's capital. Nine-year-old Shubham, a Class 4 student at the Delhi municipality-run Katwaria Sarai primary school, suffers from 50 per cent mental retardation. Shubham's brother Satyam, 16, is afflicted with 75 per cent amentia (mental disability) and was forced to drop out of Class 6 three years ago. Both brothers had to leave the Government Boys ...
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'For the retail business, the rest of the month is finished'

The War On Big Notes IMAGE: Hardly any customers at the retailer Saravana Stores in Chennai. All photographs: A Ganesh Nadar. 'My turnover is in crores. I am not going to sit down with IT officials, explaining where I got the notes from.''I would rather wait a few days for business to come back to normal.'Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar reports from Chennai. My maid was upset that the Rs 3,000 she had was invalid as she does not have a bank account. Luckily, her daughter has an account and will ...
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'Personality politics died with Amma'

'I don't think after Amma, the cult of personality will endure.''I think there will be a shift back to the politics of ideology and principles rather than a cult of personality.' P T R Palanivel Thiagarajan is the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLA from the Madurai Central constituency. A former America-based merchant banker, he returned to Tamil Nadu to contest a seat his father P T R Palanivel Rajan had represented in the state assembly. His observations during the discussions on the budget in ...
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