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'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'
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'There's no word like Chennai in Tamil'

The Chennai Central train station. Photo: Courtesy, Arian Zwegers/Wikimedia.org ‘Madras is a Tamil word while Chennai is Telugu. Without the English, there would have been no Madras. The erection of Fort St George laid the foundations for the growth of the first modern city of India,’ Historian JBP More tells Shobha Warrier. As Chennai turned 375 last week, Rediff.com’s Shobha Warrier discusses the city of tradition and contrasts with JBP More, a professor at INSEEC ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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The amazing success story of Kudumbashree

Kudumbashree, the largest network of women in India, is a revolution worth copying wherever there are women in need of help. Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com travelled to Thrissur, Kerala, to encounter the amazing success story of women who once lived in dire straits, but who now own homes, cars and make enough money to change their lives forever. All thanks to Kudumbashree. Bindu's story is as inspiring as it is astounding.Bindu lives in Mullassery, a village near Thrissur.There was a time in her ...
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Caring for the caregivers

Rama Murali’s CARE3 (read as CARE Cubed) -- care, connect and community – aims to build a strong caregiver community. Shobha warrier meets Murali, the woman behind the enterprise. Two years ago, Rama Murali’s decision to return to India after having lived in America all her life was for personal reasons -- to help her mother take care of her grandmother. After her grandmother passed away, she continued to live in India. That is because of CARE3, (Care cubed), an initiative she ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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'There is a connection between rape and absence of toilets'

'I had been to a village in Haryana. One woman who had four daughters-in-law and three daughters, told me that she had to be awake the whole night to take each of them, one by one to the fields.' 'I am not saying all rapes are because of lack of toilets. 20 to 30 percent of rape cases happen because of the lack of toilets.' Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, founder, Sulabh International, on how India should go about building toilets for all its people in this exclusive interview with Shobha ...
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Who has to learn whose language now?

Equations have changed in the new India. If the ’60 and the ’70s saw migration of people from South India to North India, it is the reverse right now. And without understanding this new dynamics, if the ruling party were to impose on the majority a language spoken by just 45 pc of the people, it is unlikely to be accepted without demur, says Shobha Warrier. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com I consider myself an Indian; a non-Hindi speaking one at that. As a school student, I had ...
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'People want only development now and not agitations'

‘It was my first meeting with him (Narendra Modi) after he took over, and it was only a courtesy call. He had taken charge only three days before I met him. So, I did not go there to discuss any major issues relating to Kerala. I would say he was very responsive in the meeting.’ ‘We want a cordial relationship with the Centre and we will go with that attitude. Our stand is very clear. I have openly said that we might have political differences but we would work together for ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Tharoor: Rahul Gandhi is underestimated and misunderstood

'Rahul Gandhi has been underestimated and misunderstood. Time will prove that the nation will one day appreciate the alternative style of leadership he represents -- one that is inclusive, consultative, democratic and empowering rather than top-down one-man rule.’ ‘The Congress party represents the right values and has a national footprint. Don’t write us off just yet.’ ‘If a BJP member called Modi a joker, would that party’s reaction be any less? It ...
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'Kerala incident is a huge violation of child rights'

'When hundreds of children are being brought with no proper records and no adult accompanying them, why didn't the authorities find anything unusual? They travelled from far north till down south without anyone checking on them.'Child rights violations have happened in a big way. When these little children are transplanted into an alien land where the culture, food and language are different, they become scared and lost. It is not right to tear children away from their parents and families even ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Meet the professor who wants to end power cuts in India

‘Expensive petrol-based generators are not the solution. We need alternative solutions. We need a situation where power cuts become a thing of the past.’ ‘Instead of blackout, we call this brownout. Brownout means, say 10 percent of power is transmitted. Instead of 100 percent power cut you can have 90 percent power cut and meet the demand for a few critical devices in every home like fans, lights, TVs and cellphones.’ ‘India is too huge and by making it work in ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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