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'Without music I can't breathe. And he asked me to stop singing'
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'Without music I can't breathe. And he asked me to stop singing'

‘How can anyone ask me to stop what I have been doing since I was 6?’ Vaikom Vijayalakshmi tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com why she called off her engagement. IMAGE: Vaikom Vijayalakshmi recording a song. She started singing even before she began to speak.  The little girl was soon mesmerising both classical musicians and music lovers alike. At 6 years of age, she was performing at temple kacheris (concerts). Hardly two decades later, she became a playback singer for various ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago

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 ...
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Making dreams come true

Writer and journalist Shobha Warrier’s recently released book profiles 28 social entrepreneurs
 Business Line2 months ago Bringing out the art in entrepreneurship  The Hindu2 months ago Kerala CM P Vijayan launches Rediff journalist Shobha Warrier's book  Rediff.com2 months ago 'Failure is a part and parcel of entrepreneurship'  Rediff.com3 weeks 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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Meet Sarvesh Agrawal, the mind behind Internshala

"What the industry wants is not taught in the classroom, and what is taught in the classroom is not what the industry wants." Sarvesh Agrawal hopes to change that with Internshala. The entrepreneur tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier about how he built a start-up "of the interns, by the interns and for the interns." IMAGE: Sarvesh Agrawal started Internshala as a blog in December 2010. Today, it is a web site that generates 3 crore a year.   The general complaint the Indian ...
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NDA ally: BJP does not have political decency

'The cadres who die for the party are from the backward and scheduled caste communities while the leaders and those who enjoy power are from the forward community.''When this is the reality, who will stay with them?' Vellapally Natesan was the first leader in Kerala to reach out to the Bharatiya Janata Party. With the backing of Natesan, general secretary of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam -- that represents a section of the Ezhava community who comprise 20 per cent of Kerala's Hindus ...
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'Adityanath's selection is an RSS decision'

'He is a man whose utterances have been so virulent and communalistic.''That's why many people did not look at him as the party's choice for chief minister.''UP is the state that reports the largest number of communal incidents every year.''Modi may not be using the Hindutva card, but he never condemns the incidents too.' IMAGE: Squadron Leader Praveen Bhoria of the Indian Air Force, the aide-de-camp to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, left, assists Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after the ...
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'Now that he is CM he will follow the party line'

'Whenever Yogiji said something which was against the party line, we distanced ourselves from that.''He will not speak his personal opinion now.' When Sudesh Verma, the Bharatiya Janata Party's national spokesperson, spoke to Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier a day after the election verdict in Uttar Pradesh, he explained that 'India's youth want a different country'. Shobha spoke to Sudesh again after Yogi Adityanath's election as UP chief minister. Yogi Adityanath's election came as a big shock to ...
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They are taking JEE coaching beyond big cities

'There were extremely talented students in smaller towns, but they were not getting an opportunity to study at national level colleges only because they didn't get proper training to write such exams.'Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier finds out how Mervin Rosario and his partners at Ignus are working to change that. Decoding Kota: India's coaching capital IMAGE: Team Ignus. Front row from right, Mervin Rosario, Sharath Holla and Ferdie D'souza.Back row from right, Akshay Bedhotiya, Akshath Nayak ...
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'BJP may behave like Trump in America'

'The sadhus and sanyasis of UP are not for any economics.''They only know the religious agenda and the RSS will support them.''Modi does not have full control of the party at the ground level like Indira Gandhi had.' Kancha Ilaiah, professor and director at the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad, recently changed his name (external link) to Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd in protest against the violence of caste.
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