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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, 2 months ago
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'People seem to be mesmerised by Modi'

"The BJP has latched on to the idea of nationalism, but the nationalism they advocate is not nationalism as we have understood it since the time of the freedom movement. This is not secular nationalism, it is Hindu nationalism. It is a form of nationalism that is exclusionary and it tends to conflate national interest with the government. So, if you disagree with the government, for example, on surgical strikes or demonetisation, you are anti-national or holder of black money."Zoya Hasan, ...
 Rediff.com8 hours ago 'Even the RSS is following Modi's dictates'  Rediff.com2 months ago

The engineer changing farmers' lives

'The agriculture sector has been given the wrong kind of attention.''More innovations are needed for the sector to be successful,' says Devi Murthy whose company Kamal Kisan helps farmers with technology. From Rediff Labs: Why our farmers are committing suicide IMAGE: "I don't think there is anything wrong in making money," says Devi Murthy, "but it's better for all if you create a win-win situation for yourself and the community."Photographs: Kind courtesy Kamal Kisan   Working in the ...
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'IT jobs will rise to 6 million in next 5 years'

'If the Indian economy formalises, industrialises, urbanises and develops human capital, 10 lakh youngsters will join the labour force every month in the next 10 years.''It's not a bulb that will go off; it is a sunrise.' IMAGE: Rather than view it as lopsided development, Manish Sabharwal views internal migration for jobs as strengthening Mahatma Gandhi's idea of the hyphenated Indian identity.Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters   Every month around 90,000 people come to Teamlease ...
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'A true cow lover will not lynch a man'

'It is not the vigilantes who worship the cow, but the people who rear them.''These cow vigilantes would not even have touched a cow in their lives.''They are rowdy elements, paid mercenaries...'   A few days ago, 25 IAS officers from the 1968 batch wrote a scathing letter to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for not taking any action against the lynching of Pehlu Khan. The letter had some effect. Twenty-three days after 55-year-old dairy farmer Pehlu Khan died after being attacked ...
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'Government is not focussing on job creation'

'If jobs do not happen, the demographic dividend we have will become a demographic disaster.' With the United States changing its H-1B visa rules, will India's information technology sector suffer, or will it turn out to be an opportunity for it to rediscover its true strengths? Financial wizard V Balakrishnan -- former chief financial officer, Infosys -- below, left, discusses the challenges confronting the Indian IT industry, the annual need for 15 million to 20 million jobs and more in a ...
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He went to Harvard Business School to help India's farmers

Siddharth Tata's Purple Chilli helps vegetable farmers earn an income 365 days a year. A day in the life of desperate Indian farmers IMAGE: After graduating from IIT-Madras, Siddharth Tata worked with McKinsey & Company for four years. It was here that he got a chance to do consulting work in the rural and agricultural sector and found his calling. Photographs: Kind courtesy Purple Chilli   When Siddharth Tata graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras -- living up 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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'Aadhaar is very dangerous for the Indian nation'

'By taking fingerprints, iris scans and other details of citizens, the State is becoming the custodian of its people.''The State can use this data according to its whims and fancies, which is not good in a democracy.''When the State looks at all the activities of its citizens, it becomes a police State.' IMAGE: By taking fingerprints, iris scans and other details of the citizens of the country, the State can use this data according to its whims and fancies, which is not good in a democracy, ...
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RSS-backed SJM declares 2017 'anti-China year'

'I will be happy if walls are built between India and China!''We are going to nooks and corners of the country to make ordinary people realise the need to buy Indian goods so that our workers get jobs.' Dr Ashwani Mahajan, All India co-convenor of the Swadesh Jaagran Manch, which is aligned with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, discusses globalisation, trhe recent high Delhi court against Monsanto, the threat posed by MNCs in retail and other economic issues with Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier.
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