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The Sasikala factor: Why OPS is doubtful about AIADMK merger
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The Sasikala factor: Why OPS is doubtful about AIADMK merger

The OPS camp believes Sasikala's family still calls the shot in the EPS camp.Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar reports from Chennai. IMAGE: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam with his supporters. The unity moves between the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam factions that have been playing out in Chennai for the last fortnight will challenge P G Wodehouse for its comic element and Dame Agatha Christie for its mystery quotient. There have been so many twists and turns that if it ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
OPS' show of strength in Chennai Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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A saviour in drought-hit Tamil Nadu

When faced with problems, this babu came up with innovative solutions, discovers Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar. IMAGE: Due to P David Rajah Beula's solar-powered light, farmers have reduced their expenditure on pesticides. In government offices, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, babus usually provoke citizens' ire. By their indifference to solving the citizenry's problems, by their often callous conduct, by their refusal to do what they are paid to. In this ocean of bureucratic insensitivity and ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Tamil Nadu observes bandh for drought-hit farmers  Rediff.com2 months ago
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TN govt gives Rs 20 lakh to families of CRPF martyrs

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports:The Tamil Nadu government has announced ex gratia of Rs 20 lakh each for the family of four Central Reserve Police Force personnel from the state who were martyred in an attack by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday.  The bodies of the four martyrs are being airlifted to Tiruchi and Madurai by the Indian Air Force.Chief Minister K Palaniswamy condoled the death of M Padmanaban, N Senthil Kumar, N Thirumurugan and P Azhagupandi and ...
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Review: Avoid Baywatch if you are looking for logic!

Baywatch feels like Priyanka Chopra's presence influenced the producers to make a Bollywood movie in Hollywood, says A Ganesh Nadar. Baywatch is a sexy comedy. One that is rather in-your-face. All the ladies are uniformly comely. The hero is a minor mountain. His sidekick is a ripped Olympic gold medallist. And they all make a very obvious attempt to make you laugh, and sometimes even succeed. The story line is like a Hindi movie -- like Priyanka Chopra had such a profound effect on them that ...
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Why are TN police so keen to jail anti-nuke activist?

'All this for only one reason -- that I oppose the government's nuclear power policy.''They will not break my resolve.''I will stand by my principle, which is to point out that nuclear energy is not safe.'A Ganesh Nadar reports. Anti-nuclear activist S P Udaykumar last week secured anticipatory bail in an FCRA (Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act) case filed against him for receiving $3,000 in 2008. Udaykumar is a trustee at the South Asian Community Centre for Education and Research which ...
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Helping lost children to return home

When they returned to Chennai from the US, their plan was to set up a successful business.Which they did.Then, says Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar, something tugged at their heartstrings. IMAGE: Child labourers rescued from different factory units wait inside a police station in Mumbai. Photograph: Reuters You've seen this at every traffic signal. As the red light flashes on, grimy, barefoot children -- dressed in mismatched clothes that are too big or too small if they are lucky and naked if ...
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Why Kishore Kumar refused to sing Khaike Paan Banarasiwala

'Khaike Paan Banarasiwala doesn't sound like a Hindi song,' Kishore Kumar said.'I don't think I can sing this song.'We pleaded with him.Finally, he relented on one condition...Legendary movie lyricist Sameer shares some wonderful anecdotes.Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar listens in. The hall was bustling with people. Singers and musicians practice at a frantic pace for a show that is just around the corner. In the midst of all this, one man sits calmly in a corner. He observes, he listens, he ...
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Rains! Lights! Camera! Action!

What happens when you shoot at night, under pouring rain, as electrical wires snake around and your eyes turn gritty due to lack of sleep?Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar slips onto the sets of Theeran Adhigaram Ondru to find out. IMAGE: Rakul Preet Singh. On the outskirts of Chennai is a small village, the kind you'd probably spot in a movie. Some of the village folk are carrying bundles of hay on their heads. There is a huge mound of freshly harvested paddy in front of one of the houses. A small ...
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Jeenees: Changing the way we Indians gift

'In India, we have a strange affinity towards recycling gifts.''The idea of a gift registry is to help people give the gifts the receiver would like rather than palming off unwanted gifts.' Earlier in the series: The heiress who chose to be an entrepreneur IMAGE: Prashant Sareen, right, and Roopak Kapoor, left, of Small Screen, the company behind Jeenees and Newslaundry.com   The gifting market in India is changing, slowly but surely. And Jeenees is among the latest apps driving that ...
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Box Office: Mom opens poorly, Guest Iin London flops

The hits and misses of the week. Mom had a poor opening, but it improved over the weekend, only to drop again on Monday. A high-priced film in comparison to its draw and potential, Mom is below the mark. Guest Iin London, starring Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal and Tanvi Azmi, has been rejected. Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.   Mom Cast: Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye KhannaDirector: Ravi Udyawar.What works: Great ...
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