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'Even if the PM grants OROP, the trust is fractured'
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'Even if the PM grants OROP, the trust is fractured'

  'Modi has entered blunderland as he does not understand the army. He has actually meddled with the army, which is much more damaging than the ignorance of Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh.' 'People had an impression that the BJP was different. Now it has been made very, very, plain that it is not.' 'Look at the contrast in the behaviour of the prime minister. When they burnt buses in Gujarat for an unjust demand, the prime minister addressed them in Gujarati while the army veterans were ... Rediff.com, 14 hours ago
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'Now, men will be a bit scared to say talaq'

'Our case should act as a warning. It is high time change comes to society. This is not the way to treat a woman.' 'I don't want any other woman to have a fate like mine.' Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com reports from Kozhikode on a landmark judgment. On July 25, when Justice B Kamal Pasha of the Kerala high court ordered a divorced Muslim husband to pay his former wife's medical expenses and also her maintenance expenses for 10 years, the judge made history. On February 1, 1991, Sauda, then 18, was ...
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'I coped with the tragedy like all the others do'

"You have your good days and bad days but you learn to cope. What else one can one do but accept the bitter truth? It was not easy (then), it is not easy even now. I understood that nobody could help you in this but you. This is your battle." Eight years ago Subhashini's husband Colonel Vasanth was martyred fighting militants in Kashmir. Today, she offers hope to widows of army jawans who lost their lives in the line of duty. Subhashini Vasanth tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com how she is ...
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'You can't build concrete jungles on agricultural land'

'Everybody was ready to agree with the government if the process to acquire land was a judicious one. All of us want industrialisation and development of the country.' 'The Congress has no moral right to say that the government is pro-corporate. What were they when they were ruling? We did not say that the government is working for the private sector or any individual. What we said was, the process of land acquisition should be judicious, justifiable and good.' From the time the Narendra Modi ...
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Abdul Kalam immortalised in bronze to inspire ideas

Shihan with the statue. Photographs: Ramesh Damodaran Martial expert, archer and sculptor Shihan Hussaini Hu was recently in the news when he crucified himself for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s release from jail. Earlier, he had sculpted a bust of Jayalalitha in his blood. But this time, there were no dramatics, no blood, no sensationalism in his act; only pure love and respect. He worked day and night to sculpt a life size statue of the man the entire India ...
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An Indian diplomat's gift to the people of the UAE

Dr Tiju Thomas, an IFS officer who studied medicine, has set up the first public online blood donors registry in the UAE where he is currently posted. He speaks to Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com Dr Tiju Thomas is a diplomat and a doctor by training. He studied medicine in Kottayam, Kerala, before joining the Indian civil service in 1999. Currently, he is posted as the Consul (Economic and Education, Press and Communication) in the United Arab Emirates. After joining the consulate general in 2012, ...
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From the archives: The extraordinary doctor who makes a difference

On August 10, the Human Rights Watch, an international non-governmental organisation that conducts research and advocacy on human rights, announced that Dr M R Rajagopal was one of the recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism (external link). Announcing the award, the NGO said that Dr M R Rajagopal was being honoured for ‘his efforts to defend the rights of patients with severe pain to live and die with dignity’. On this occasion, Rediff.com ...
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A quiet, studious, boy none of his school teachers remember

'Ever since I heard the news, I have been trying to recollect his face. Unfortunately I have not been able to.' 'It seems he was a very quiet, studious boy.' 'I still do not know how I might have missed him.' Teachers at the Chennai schools Sundar Pichai studied sheepishly confess to Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com that they can't remember the Google CEO as a student. With 500,000 plus searches, Sundar Pichai was unsurprisingly trending the most on Google on Tuesday, August 11, the day he was ...
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'Impatience has become a permanent factor in elections'

'It is good for the country, but it is not good for a politician... What we call impatience is actually desperation to needing something NOW.' 'Our politics is restricted by one factor; that our Parliament is full of villages. 40% of the country now lives in cities, but only 25% of Parliament comes from the cities.' Long-time readers may recall Ashwin Mahesh's columns on Rediff.com. The former NASA scientist and astronomer is now a social technologist and a politician, a member of the Lok ...
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Even as a small boy, he set goals for himself

'I remember him going to school in a cycle rickshaw. Even in the rickshaw, he would be reading some book. He never spoke to the other children who traveled with him in the cycle rickshaw. He was only interested in reading and getting good marks.' 'In Chennai, we call such boys, "IIT boys".' A S Kumar, six years the Google CEO's senior at school, gives Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com rare glimpses of Sundar Pichai. Jawahar Vidyalaya is the Chennai school where Pichai Sundarajan studied from Class 1 to ...
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