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'Government of India should penalise Tamil Nadu government for floods'

'Government of India should penalise Tamil Nadu government for...

'The Chennai floods in particular clearly show there is a nexus between corruption, disaster, destruction and death.' 'Urban development in India is the source of all corruption.'   Image: Army soldiers step up to the rescue in Chennai as the city went under rain water. Photograph: Ministry of Defence spokesperson on Twitter. M G Devasahayam, a former Indian Administrative Service officer who has worked in urban planning, energy, utility management (public transport, electricity), ..., 4 days ago

Why this priestly community wants reservation

IMAGE: Young Namboothiris priests undergo training. Photograph only published for representational purposes. Image: Kind courtesy Finnian MM Gerety/Vimeo 'Our children score very high marks, but do not get admission in good colleges. They get top rank, but they do not get jobs because they belong to the so-called forward caste.' 'What can we do when a boy or girl from the community with first rank is considered only at the 6th or 7th position for a government job just because those with ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

'This Modi government is more talk than substance'

  'We all expected Modi with the majority to tame the bureaucracy, but it is the bureaucracy that tamed him.' In his earlier interview to, retired India Navy Captain H Balakrishnan had blasted the bureaucracy for messing up the One Rank One Pension issue. Captain Balakrishnan was one of the first defence officers to return his medals in 2008, along with Major General Satbir Singh in Bangalore, to the President in protest against the then government not implementing OROP. Like ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

'We need to reinvent the Pay Commission to link salaries with performance'

The problem in India, is not unemployment because people need to work to feed themselves, but widespread under-employment. Image: Workers pull a cart laden with metal sheets at an industrial area in Mumbai. Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters As I walk into a members’ club for lunch at The Oberoi in New Delhi, I can’t help noticing the book-lined walls. The setting is reminiscent of my last meeting with Manish Sabharwal, which was over breakfast at a table heaped with mangoes and ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

How a company may change India's politics

'India is so poor that political parties will not be able to wipe out poverty from our country in another 100 years. I am of the opinion that development can come only through corporates.' 'Tomorrow, if Tata or Birla or Reliance takes up another 500 panchayats, it will boost the Indian economy also.' Sabu M Jacob, managing director of the Kitex group whose NGO Twenty20 has just won a panchayat election in Kerala, speaks to Shobha Warrier/ IMAGE: Twenty20 Kizhakkambalam supporters on ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

'A woman has every right to hire out her womb'

'Surrogates are fully aware of what they are doing. You cannot be forced to become a surrogate through violent means. At best, surrogates can be forced by their circumstances take up this 'business'.' 'Couples coming from countries where surrogacy is banned are not given visas for fertility treatment in our country. This is because they cannot take the children back and the poor babies get caught in no man's land for no fault of theirs.' IMAGE: Surrogate mothers at a temporary home provided by ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Why an ex-ISRO chief wants a BJP-led Third Front

'There could be some aberrations here and there. This has nothing to do with the government or the ruling party. The government machinery is put in action when atrocities take place. They are not sitting silent.' 'Beyond making sensational news, what purpose does returning the awards serve?' When a hitherto non-political person like G Madhavan Nair, the former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, spoke about the need to have Hindu unity in Kerala, many were surprised. He ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

The man who thinks it is his karma to unite Hindus in Kerala

'Slightly more than 50 per cent of all Keralites are Hindus. If we can unite as many as we can, we can create a huge difference in the political scene in Kerala.' After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah's presence recently, Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam President Vellapally Natesan told the media that there had to be a unity of all Hindus in Kerala, and it was high time a Third Front was formed in Kerala. According to the 2011 Census, Hindus ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Meet the Japanese thavil player

'I like talking in Tamil, and I enjoy eating thayir sadam (curd rice), dosa and idli. My dream is to play at the Margazhi Dance and Music Festival in Chennai, which is held in December. If I make enough money from sangeetham, I will stop working in companies. After all sangeetham is my life.' Hidenori Ish talks to Shobha Warrier/ about his fascinating journey from a small town in Japan to Tamil Nadu, for the love of music. It is funny talking ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

'He didn't deserve such a death...'

As the Hindu Mahasabha shockingly threatens to celebrate the death anniversary of the man who murdered the Mahatma, we need to remember the apostle of peace and the ideals he stood for. In this exclusive excerpt from Shobha Warrier's new book, His Days With Bapu: Mahatma Gandhi's Personal Secretary Recalls, V Kalyanam, the Mahatma's personal secretary from 1944 until January 30, 1948, recalls his murder in cold blood. IMAGE: 'I touched him and found that his body was still warm,' remembers V ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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