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She wants to help clean the Ganga, but...
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She wants to help clean the Ganga, but...

'It will take many years to clean the Ganga. It will not happen in five years like the prime minister wants. If you want it to be sustainable, temporary measures won't work.' Twinkle Tom, an environmental engineer by training (from Stanford no less!), now designs wedding gowns because India, sadly, does not want her expertise and skill. So why did the 30 year old forsake environmental engineering to design wedding gowns? "The Indian government consults Singapore and The Netherlands in matters ... Rediff.com, 9 hours ago
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'I'm doing it for the students and they hit me'

IMAGE: Ambassador T P Sreenivasan after being assaulted by Students Federation of India 'activists'.   'I am doing all this for the students of Kerala, and when they come and hit me, it is very frustrating.' 'My regret is that something that could set off for the future has been thwarted.' 'We have not changed the syllabus for decades, we have not accepted norms in education and technology is hardly used. Today's students are studying what I studied decades ago.'   T P Sreenivasan, a ...
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The Man Who Launched 100 Start Ups

'Students tell me their parents are fine with them either joining a start up or even starting one. This was not the case 10 years ago.' Ashok Jhunjhunwala is a pioneer in incubating new ideas and mentoring young entrepreneurs. Even before India started talking about start ups, Professor Jhunjhunwala had incubated companies in the electrical engineering department of Indian Institute of Technology-Madras where he teaches. He and his team have incubated more than 100 start ups so far. In an ...
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'BJP feels intimidated by the fringe elements'

'I do not call the BJP or RSS as extremist groups, but some small groups all over India have started behaving aggressively after the BJP came to power.' 'These groups think they have the authority to attack anyone and impose their ideas on people.' Archbishop Leo Cornelio, the Archbishop of Bhopal, recently commented that though Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan wanted harmony and peace in the state, some fringe groups responsible for the attacks on Christians were giving a ...
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'She was Amma to all of us'

'Mrinalini Sarabhai was gracious, well-read, liberal, very secular, and very well informed,' recalls film historian S Theodore Baskaran of the celebrated dancer who passed into the ages last week. It was when S Theodore Baskaran, the well known film historian and wildlife conservationist, was the postmaster general in Ahmedabad from 1993 to 1996 that he and his wife Thilaka became quite close to Mrinalini Sarabhai. In this exclusive interview, Baskaran, image, left, speaks to Shobha ...
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She helps women find a career after a break

Saundarya Rajesh has helped more than 8,000 women get back to work. Her inspiring story, and advice to women who want to take a mid-career break: First, a few startling statistics. India is ranked 123 when it comes to the female-male ratio at the work place. 48% per cent of women in India abort their careers midway; this is 20% more than the global average. The Indian woman's contribution to the national GDP is 17%, which is much lower than the global average of 37%. If the participation of ...
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'Amit Shah said we have to rule Kerala'

IMAGE: Kummanam Rajasekharan launches his Vimochana Yatra.   'What authority has a secular government to administer Hindu temples? When Hindu temples are ruled by secular governments, what religious freedom do Hindus have?' Kummanam Rajasekharan was the first full time Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharak Amit Shah appointed as president of a Bharatiya Janata Party state unit, a trend the BJP president apparently wants to follow all over the country. Kummanam replaced V Muraleedharan as ...
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'Rohith will become a symbol for educational reform'

'If you are a slave, nobody has any problem. The conflict starts when you question and ask for equal rights.' IMAGE: The grieving mother of Rohith Vemula, the doctorate student at the Hyderabad Central University who committed suicide. Kancha Ilaiah, a Professor and Director at the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad, is a well-known Dalit rights activist. Professor Ilaiah -- the author of books like Why I am ...
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'There is cruelty in Jallikattu'

'We need all the people who support Jallikattu to empathise with a poor, frightened, animal. Like racism and casteism, this is speciesism; discrimination based on species.' 'Human beings consider themselves superior and they consider it their right to exploit non-human beings, the animals.' IMAGE: Jallikattu on the outskirts of Madurai, 2012. Photograph: Babu/Reuters   Niranjan Shanmuganathan may be a Tamil and his grandfather might have played Jallikattu years ago, but that was not a ...
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'GST is the Brahmastra for the Indian economy'

'2017-2018 will be one of the best years for the country.' 'The wheel has finally started moving in the right direction. It should pick up momentum in the next 8 to 9 months to have a positive impact on the economy' IMAGE: 'India's poor infrastructure is the biggest challenge for 'Make in India' to succeed,' says ASSOCHAM President Sunil Kanoria.   Sunil Kanoria, the president of The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India, tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com in in an ...
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