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Local scuffle brings out country bombs in TN village protesting N-plant
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Local scuffle brings out country bombs in TN village protestin...

A Ganesh Nadar / Rediff.com travelled to Idinthakarai, the epicentre of protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, where two factions of people chose to settle scores by hurling country bombs at each other. Idinthakarai has always been in the news for all the wrong reasons, ever since it became the epicentre of the protest against the Kudankulam nuclear plant barely 2 km away four years ago.   In November last year eight people had been killed here when home-made bombs exploded ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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'The ISIS militants are not threatening us'

A Ganesh Nadar speaks to Lesima Jerose Monisha, one of the Indian nurses stranded in Iraq's Tikrit. Her mother in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, says, "The nurses are well-fed but they haven’t received a single rupee as salary in four months, hope India will make the Iraqi government pay them." The Indian embassy has been constantly in touch with us, they have told us to wait as we are safer inside the hospital. They are talking to all parties concerned and when they are assured of safe ...
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A father's wail: 'Why would anyone abduct a Jesuit priest?'

A Ganesh Nadar meets the stunned father of Alexis Prem Kumar, the Indian Jesuit priest who was abducted by the Taliban in the Herat province of Afghanistan. Alexis Prem Kumar, the Indian Jesuit priest who was abducted by the Taliban in the Herat province of Afghanistan on June 2, was the country head of the Jesuit Refugee Service. He belongs to Variyanvayal village near Devakottai in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. “Why would anyone abduct a Jesuit priest?” asks his old and ...
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Varanasi poll day anecdotes: A fervour to vote

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com visited many polling booths in Varanasi on polling day. This is what he discovered: There was hardly any traffic on the road to Sevapuri. Most of the vehicles that passed by had security personnel on board, the local police and central paramilitary forces. A lone policeman was listening to music on his cell phone at a village in the Sevapuri assembly constituency. He had earphones plugged in. He did not hear or notice three jeeps coming to a screeching halt in the ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago A day at the BJP's Varanasi headquarters  Rediff.com2 months ago When Modi was BJP general secretary in Delhi  Rediff.com2 months ago
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Reporter's diary: Election 2014 from Kanyakumari to Kashi

A Ganesh Nadar’s tales from the campaign trail. In Kanyakumari, the highlight of my election coverage was when I showed Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley’s photograph to a J Jayalalithaa supporter and asked her who it was. “Rajiv Gandhi” was the prompt reply. **** Here one of the candidates had a coconut grove that gave two lakh coconuts every two months and the other candidate had 61 shops and a television channel. In Tamil Nadu, money always wins but this ...
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'Yeh selection hai sher ka!'

Chants of "Modi, Modi" are heard as he makes his way through the jostling crowd, showered by rose petals. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com captures the mood at 11, Ashoka Road. Narendra Modi made a typically dramatic entry into New Delhi hours after he won a massive mandate. Thousands lined up on the streets to cheer the prime minister-in-waiting as he headed to 11, Ashoka Road. At the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters NaMo humbly thanked karyakarta s (party workers) for the triumph. Inside, it ...
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A 4-hour wait, and a 2-minute address

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi's much-anticipated press conference following the Congress debacle. At 1230 hours on Friday, May 16, a colleague called me at the Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters in New Delhi and asked me to rush to the Congress headquarters as party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was expected to address a press conference shortly. Other journalists warned me to be there as early as possible as the Special Protection Group would not allow ...
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Garam chai pe garam charcha in Banaras

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com records a heated discussion on NaMo at one of Varanasi's best-known locations. Pappu's tea stall is among the many melting pots in the holy city of Varanasi. And, predictably, the only topic of discussion is Narendra Modi. From his personal life to his political agenda, no aspect is left untouched. Academicians, party workers, government employees, labourers and the aam janata pack themselves inside the tea stall to make sense of the politics being played out in the ...
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Udayakumar files petition against Intelligence Bureau

S P Udayakumar, who has been accused of 'getting the prime minister's goat', is not one to take things lying down. A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports. S P Udayakumar, who has been battling the Koodangulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu for four years now, is in the midst of another controversy. In a secret report that found its way into the national media, the Intelligence Bureau alleged that Udayakumar is a threat to India's economic security. Udayakumar, who in the past has been accused of ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago
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Art is Anything But Elitist: Nadar

Kiran Nadar, founder of India's only private art museum, says that she wants the common man to go to museums regularly All the things you think of when you hear the words 'art' and 'museum' together in the same sentence, are absent when you visit ...
 Indiatimes1 month ago Art is anything but elitist, says Kiran Nadar  Times of India1 month ago Enjoy the Art @ Kiran Nadar Museum ...  Hindustan Times2 months ago
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