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We have forgotten those who fought for freedom
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We have forgotten those who fought for freedom

'Those days, none of the leaders thought of amassing wealth.''All of them wanted to sacrifice their all for the country.''There are many who didn't have any money, but sacrificed their lives for the country.''There are many who spent their own money and worked for the country.''There are many more about whom we do not even know what they had done; they did everything so silently and selflessly.'   In 2002, when Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier spoke to Dr Sarojini Varadappan, the late Tamil ... Rediff.com, 3 days ago
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'By 2025, we will be corruption free'

'I feel now we have a leader who is non-corruptible.''But he needs time as corruption is deep-rooted in our society, and people have no shame about being corrupt.''It will take at least 7 years to make some changes.'Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Ramgopal Agarwala, former chief of the World Bank resident mission's economic unit in Beijing, is now the chairman of the Delhi-based Pahle India Foundation. Agarwala joined the World Bank in 1971 and worked in senior positions across several ...
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'Nation building can't be done by people on sabbatical'

'We do not want people who are air dropped and who fly out once the job is done.''Ever since liberalisation started, we keep on hearing that it's going to be jobless growth.''This speaks of the failure of the foreign returned policy makers.' 'When questions are raised, answers should be given and not a resignation.' The Swadeshi Jagran Manch had been quite critical of the NITI Aayog ever since it supported genetically modified crops. It had also been critical of Dr Arvind Panagariya, the Niti ...
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'Today, even the RBI is under political pressure'

'There is no difference between the earlier government and the present government.''They are all following the economic policy based on the Chicago School of thought.''This school of thought says the government should have very little role in governing the country and the majority of work should be handed over to the private sector.''This has not succeeded in the US.''Yet, it is being tried here by people like Arvind Subramaniam, Arvind Panagariya, Urjit Patel and Raghuram Rajan.''These ...
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Swadeshi Jagran Manch: 'We want Paytm to close down'

'We are against Alibaba investing in Paytm.''We are against the concessions given to Paytm.''In fact, we want Paytm to close down because of its alliance with Alibaba.' The Swadeshi Jagran Manch had earlier declared 2017 as the anti-China year. With the India-China standoff in the Doklam Plateau, the Manch has intensified its anti-China rhetoric. SJM members are aggressively campaigning and collecting signatures from Indians to boycott Chinese products. Ashwani Mahajan, bottom, left, ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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'To have a war or not is in Chinese hands'

'India is a huge market for Chinese goods. I don't think a war stands to logic when you have economic compulsions, but then Chinese are known to do illogical things.' What is China up to? Does it really want a war with India? Can China ignore the huge Indian market for Chinese products? Is it just tough Chinese posturing? Colonel R Hariharan (retd), a retired Military Intelligence specialist on South Asia who had served with the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka as head of intelligence, ...
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'India did not recognise him enough'

'What is the future of ISRO?' Professor Rao asked from his hospital bed.'What we see now is the continuation of programmes we started long ago.''What are we planning in the space science arena?''What is our plan for human space flight?'Former ISRO chairman Madhavan Nair recalls his last meeting with Professor U R Rao, the pioneering Indian space scientist who passed away on Monday, July 24.   IMAGE: Professor U R Rao, remembers former ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair, 'always respected ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

They are changing the way urban India lives

Prashant Lingam and Aruna Kappagantula are changing the way houses are being built in India. Green homes: Good for your wallet, health and planet IMAGE: Prashant Lingam and Aruna Kappagantula dream of setting up an entire ecosystem in bamboo, making cities more environmentally responsible and bringing employment to Indian villages. Photographs: Kind courtesy Bamboo House India   Prashant Lingam and his wife Aruna Kappagantula are well-known as the 'Bamboo Couple', individuals who have ...
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The Dileep Saga: It's only the interval, folks!

Like many such cases, this case too would have remained under wraps had the Survivor not showed immense courage to expose the villains and the crime they had committed, says Shobha Warrier.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com February 17, 2017. Friday, late at night. A well-known actress from the Malayalam film industry is on her way back to Kochi after a day's shoot near Thrissur. She does not know that she is being followed. At an isolated spot, her car is intercepted and some goons get ...
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'A start-up has to be super customer-obsessed'

'Even if you are aping the West, if you customise the idea for the Indian market, localise it based on the Indian ethos, it will succeed.' IMAGE: According to Shalini Prakash, pictured below, innovations in India are coming because more and more smart people are identifying problems that are pertinent to the country.And some of them can impact the global scene as well.Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters 500 Startups is a Silicon Valley-based venture fund and seed accelerator launched by veteran ...
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