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'Success or talent never went to Mandolin Srinivas's head'
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'Success or talent never went to Mandolin Srinivas's head'

Renowned saxophonist Kadri Gopalnath remembers with fondness the 10-year-old boy wonder he first met at his guru's place. The year was 1979, and I was still a student at my guru Gopalakrishna Iyer's place when I met this little boy wonder. The Margazhi Festival was being celebrated there also, and one day was celebrated in the name of Maha Guru, Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagvathar. My guru had invited great musicians from other places too. He said there was this young music prodigy somewhere in ... Rediff.com, 2 days ago
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'Everyone should learn humility and kindness from Mandolin Srinivas'

‘Each time we met, I was moved by his humility and simplicity. He has accomplished so much but he remained so simple and considered himself a student.’ Well-known Carnatic singer Sikkil Gurucharan pays tribute to Mandolin Srinivas, who passed into the ages at the young age of 45. I have known Mandolin Srinivas from the age of eight, from the day I started listening to good music. It was in 2005 that we first met, when he came to one of my concerts in Chennai. Anil Srinivasan and I ...
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'Governance of cities has become horrendous'

'Disparity is not only in Mumbai; you see it in every city. The other day, I saw right next to the mansion of Mukesh Ambani worth Rs 5,000 crore for one family, thousands of people sleeping on the pavement. This is the urban India you have created!' After serving the Indian Army, M G Devasahayam joined the Indian Administrative Service, and worked in several important areas like urban planning, energy sector, utility management (public transport, electricity), accountability and governance in ...
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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 ...
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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.com1 month 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 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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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 ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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