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How a ship container solved the toilet problem in a TN village

A used shipping container transforms the lives of women in a remote Tamil Nadu village. Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com reports. 'For the first time in our lives, we bathe before we head to school; that......

'The CBI director should not blindly obey or blindly oppose the government'

'Every director is subject to some kind of pressure,' former CBI director Dr R K Raghavan tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier. 'Ultimately, it all depends on the individual and the maturity and sense......

'Even the CJI's chair won't alter Justice Sathasivam's humility'

As Justice P Sathasivam is all set to be sworn in as the next Chief Justice of India on Friday, Shobha Warrier speaks to the judge's colleagues and friends in Chennai, the city where he began his......

Does only SEX sell in Kerala?

The media in Kerala seems obsessed with women and sex, says Shobha Warrier. Shocking images of aggressive men and women throwing stones at the police… The police, in turn, using water......

'An open market with democracy is better than Communism'

A former Maoist speaks to Shobha Warrier It is interesting to note that all the famous Naxalites and Maoists of the sixties and the seventies from Kerala lead totally different lives now. If Philip......

'For many years, it upset me that I was a businessman'

'I wondered what mistakes I made in my life to be a businessman. Deep down, I still have doubts about it.' Shobha Warrier meets the amazing Dilip Kapur who built a Rs 160 crore business with just......

'There was no talk about divestment at all'

R Parasu Raman, chairman, CII -- southern region and chairman and managing director, Novar India Ltd, speaks to Shobha Warrier on the Budget.As the Chairman, CII -- southern region, and also an......

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......

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......

S Gurumurthy: 'Land bill is not anti-agriculture at all'

'MUDRA bank, Jan Dhan Yojna or gold or insurance schemes, nothing have been approved by foreign experts' 'Modi has recovered from minus and gone into plus. It is unthinkable in one year' 'Oil price......

India's finest director on his films

Adoor Gopalakrishnan is arguably India's finest director alive. In this exclusive interview with Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier, the filmmaker -- who turns 72 on July 3 -- looks back at his journey......

Just why are we OBSESSED with Bollywood?

Indian cinema doesn't mean just Hindi cinema; excellent films are made in many other languages in India, says Shobha Warrier, who also feels the national media gave the......

Just why are we OBSESSED with Bollywood?

Indian cinema doesn't mean just Hindi cinema; excellent films are made in many other languages in India, says Shobha Warrier, who also feels the national media gave the......

Goodbye, Mankada Ravi Varma

Shobha Warrier pays tribute toworld renowned cinematographer Mankada Ravi Varma.The setting was almost like an Adoor or Aravindan film; a small balcony with branches from trees falling onto it and......

'Commercial cinema is like a 5-star hotel'

Ravi K Chandran whoshot Fanaa, prefers commercial films to offbeat films. He explained this choice to Shobha Warrier. Here are some excerpts from the interview:You once told me you had reservations......

Geethu Anna Jose ready for basketball's big league

Geethu Anna Jose is the first Indian to attend try-outs for the American professional basketball league. Shobha Warrier traces the rise of the25-year-old captain of the Indian women's team. Geethu......

'Anand has only one passport, and that is Indian'

Aruna Anand speaks to Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier. Viswanathan Anand is the reigning World chess champion. He was crowned in May, after beating Veselin Topalov in the final game of the 12-game......

'I have many more years of chess left in me'

Shobha Warrier's interview with Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand continues.Part I: 'You really want to defeat Kasparov'You won the titles for the fourth year in succession at both Corsica and Mainz......
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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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/now-men-will-be-a-bit-scared-to-say-talaq/20150901.htm
'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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/getahead/report/achievers-how-a-martyred-army-officers-wife-won-her-battle/20150825.htm
'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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/you-cant-build-concrete-jungles-on-agricultural-land/20150820.htm
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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/abdul-kalam-immortalised-in-bronze-to-inspire-ideas/20150819.htm
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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/an-indian-diplomats-gift-to-the-people-of-the-uae/20150817.htm

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