A Ganesh Nadar

A Ganesh Nadar, a journalist for a quarter of a century, is the author of two books. You can e-mail the author at ganeshn@rediff.co.in

All stories by A GANESH NADAR

'Rajinikanth has confused people all the more'

'Rajinikanth has confused people all the more'

Rediff.com12 Mar 2020

'If he goes ahead with his plan, it might work.'

Why SHE rode SOLO from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

Why SHE rode SOLO from Kashmir to Kanyakumari

Rediff.com9 Mar 2020

Neetu Chopra, who travelled solo across India on a scooter covering 7,600 km in 42 days, tells Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar why girls should not be scared to dream.

'Did Rajini ask Amit Shah to quit over Delhi riots?'

'Did Rajini ask Amit Shah to quit over Delhi riots?'

Rediff.com3 Mar 2020

'He just said that those who cannot control the violence should go. He did not name the BJP.'

The women of Chennai's Shaheen Bagh

The women of Chennai's Shaheen Bagh

Rediff.com25 Feb 2020

'You know the difference between being brought up by a mother and a step-mother?' 'As long as Amma was there we had nothing to fear. Now the step-mother is there and we are on the streets.'

This college trains students to find jobs in Japan

This college trains students to find jobs in Japan

Rediff.com21 Feb 2020

Sona College of Technology's integrated Japanese course has helped seven engineering graduates find jobs with six-figure salaries in Japan.

How to prevent exam scams

How to prevent exam scams

Rediff.com10 Feb 2020

It had all the makings of a movie thriller. Students who paid a few lakh rupees were supplied with vanishing ink. Answer papers were intercepted on the way and corrected. No one would have been wiser had the perpetrators of the exam scam not gotten greedy.

'This is a Ghajini government'

'This is a Ghajini government'

Rediff.com5 Feb 2020

'The prime minister bought spectacles from Germany to see the eclipse, but he cannot see that an eclipse has fallen on the country.'

'What better exposition of Kalyug can there be?'

'What better exposition of Kalyug can there be?'

Rediff.com30 Jan 2020

'The only loser is the tax payer who doesn't have a clue as to how his money is being used.'

Modi must worry about India's malnutrition crisis

Modi must worry about India's malnutrition crisis

Rediff.com24 Jan 2020

'With the largest number of malnourished people on the planet, India is poised to be a nation that significantly under-performs as an economy.'

SEE: Why Modi should listen to this rickshaw driver

SEE: Why Modi should listen to this rickshaw driver

Rediff.com6 Jan 2020

'The government is not doing anything for the people. They don't know that people foremost need jobs. Where there are no jobs available, you see the youth turning to crime,' says Chennai autorickshaw driver, singer and composer Parthasarathy.

Should college students be expelled for drinking?

Should college students be expelled for drinking?

Rediff.com31 Dec 2019

'There are plenty of videos of boys drinking on social media; I have not heard of any boys being dismissed from college because of this.' 'They have been dismissed just because they are girls.'

United Against Hate

United Against Hate

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

United Against Hate started as an on-and-off campaign against lynching; today, with the passing of the Citizen (Amendment) Act, its members are on the street, protesting.

'Police is not concerned about why you are agitating'

'Police is not concerned about why you are agitating'

Rediff.com20 Dec 2019

'Human trafficking from Bangladesh is a regular phenomenon and those people come here to work or in search of greener pastures. They are all over the country. We are giving them legal recognition and making them citizens so that they don't have to live in fear,' says R Nataraj, AIADMK MLA from Tamil Nadu.

'Lankan Tamils can be added to Citizenship Act later'

'Lankan Tamils can be added to Citizenship Act later'

Rediff.com18 Dec 2019

'Chief Minister Palaniswami is meeting Modi on December, 19, he may mention Tamil refugees when he talks to him.'

Darbar trailer: Rajinikanth seems to age backwards

Darbar trailer: Rajinikanth seems to age backwards

Rediff.com17 Dec 2019

Darbar's music, the direction, sets, props, the rest of the cast are all there with one single purpose: To make Rajinikanth look like the superstar he already is, says A Ganesh Nadar.

Kochi to Tokyo on a bicycle

Kochi to Tokyo on a bicycle

Rediff.com16 Dec 2019

Three young Indians plan to cycle from Kochi in Kerala to Tokyo in time to attend the Olympics there next year.

Sikh donates land for mosque in Yogi's UP

Sikh donates land for mosque in Yogi's UP

Rediff.com2 Dec 2019

'Sukh Pal Singh is not very rich where money is concerned, but his heart is rich.'

So where do poor students go for NEET coaching classes?

So where do poor students go for NEET coaching classes?

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

Clearly, all of the NEET coaching classes are beyond the capacity of a child from a BPL family.

Discrimination at IIT-Madras? 'It's subtle, you can feel it'

Discrimination at IIT-Madras? 'It's subtle, you can feel it'

Rediff.com20 Nov 2019

In the wake of Fathima Lateef's tragic suicide at IIT-Madras, A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com speaks to students and professors to find out if one of India's leading educational institutions has a dark side to it.

Help for people trapped in wrong gender

Help for people trapped in wrong gender

Rediff.com15 Nov 2019

'We have to ascertain whether they are prepared to live the life they chose after surgery.'

Bengaluru is India's child trafficking capital

Bengaluru is India's child trafficking capital

Rediff.com13 Nov 2019

Children between the ages of 10 and 14 continue to be brought to Garden City from villages in north India after their parents are paid a nominal amount and promised a job, shelter and work in Karnataka.

Some politicians turn up at Seshan's final journey

Some politicians turn up at Seshan's final journey

Rediff.com12 Nov 2019

The DMK's Stalin, TN Minister D Jayakumar, the BJP's Pon Radhakrishnan... A clutch from the political class pay tribute to T N Seshan on his last journey. A Ganesh Nadar reports.

The 92-year-old civic warrior

The 92-year-old civic warrior

Rediff.com8 Nov 2019

Kamakshi Paatti, a sprightly nonagenarian, has the Chennai civic corporation on its toes.

'There will be no reservations'

'There will be no reservations'

Rediff.com5 Nov 2019

'Why don't they suggest artificial intelligence training for SC/STs?' 'Why can't they be trained in computer programming?'

The Bigil Review

The Bigil Review

Rediff.com25 Oct 2019

Bigil packs in enough entertainment in its three-hour running time, feels A Ganesh Nadar.

He helps Odisha's poor become doctors

He helps Odisha's poor become doctors

Rediff.com25 Oct 2019

Ajay Bahadur Singh could not become a doctor because of family and financial constraints. He now helps financially challenged students from Bhubaneshwar become doctors.

Why this doctor wrote to Modi about ailing parents

Why this doctor wrote to Modi about ailing parents

Rediff.com23 Oct 2019

'All I want the government to do is to make sure that the children whose parents are seriously ill don't lose their jobs for looking after their parents.'

17 months on, Sterlite victims' kin have cash, job; not closure

17 months on, Sterlite victims' kin have cash, job; not closure

Rediff.com14 Oct 2019

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com meets the families of those killed in the police firing on Sterlite protestors in Thoothukudi, and finds a similar tale running through their lives.

A nip here, tuck here: How Mahabs is readying for Modi-Xi show

A nip here, tuck here: How Mahabs is readying for Modi-Xi show

Rediff.com26 Sep 2019

Surfing schools shut, roadside shops moved out, road being relaid, 10,000 police personnel expected... A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com finds a historical town getting ready to grab the headlines for 3 days.

She is teaching school kids to code, use AI

She is teaching school kids to code, use AI

Rediff.com23 Sep 2019

Suriya Prabha trains students from government schools in rural Tamil Nadu to code and use Artificial Intelligence to solve problems.

'We are fighting against making Hindi compulsory'

'We are fighting against making Hindi compulsory'

Rediff.com18 Sep 2019

'Don't try to impose anything on us.'

Arjuna Awardee began life as a carpenter

Arjuna Awardee began life as a carpenter

Rediff.com17 Sep 2019

S Bhaskaran is the first bodybuilder to be presented the Arjuna Award in 20 years.

'We have to remind Tamils that they are Hindus'

'We have to remind Tamils that they are Hindus'

Rediff.com16 Sep 2019

'Tamil Nadu is a state of temples, it's a holy land. People don't seem to realise that.'

'Every criminal lawyer wants to be a Ram Jethmalani'

'Every criminal lawyer wants to be a Ram Jethmalani'

Rediff.com11 Sep 2019

'Nobody will think like him. It was a treat for us to listen to him. He was meticulous in his argument. We got trained by listening to him,' says senior criminal lawyer R Shanmugasundaram, who had known Ram Jethmalani for almost 40 years.

Going around in circles with Nirmala Sitharaman

Going around in circles with Nirmala Sitharaman

Rediff.com11 Sep 2019

A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com attends Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's presser in Chennai to tom-tom the government's achievements in its first 100 days in office.

How senior citizens fought robbers

How senior citizens fought robbers

Rediff.com6 Sep 2019

Senthamarai, 65, and P Shanmugavel, 70, became an Internet sensation after beating back armed robbers.

50 maids await return in Indian embassy in Kuwait

50 maids await return in Indian embassy in Kuwait

Rediff.com27 Aug 2019

Indian women are being fooled by job offers in Kuwait, but there's little they can do except turn to the Indian embassy for help. A Ganesh Nadar reports.

How Tamil Nadu plans to track child molesters

How Tamil Nadu plans to track child molesters

Rediff.com21 Aug 2019

With more than 300 sexual assault cases filed in Chennai under POCSO Act in the last three years, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to maintain a register of child sexual offenders. A Ganesh Nadar reports.

Jatayu takes flight in Hyderabad temple to prevent rapes

Jatayu takes flight in Hyderabad temple to prevent rapes

Rediff.com16 Aug 2019

'Every person is a Jatayu, each one of you can be Jatayu, both men and women,' says temple priest behind the group set up to prevent atrocities on women and young girls.

'I am an auto driver, now I am also a tennis player'

'I am an auto driver, now I am also a tennis player'

Rediff.com15 Aug 2019

Participants at the Indian Wheelchair Tennis Tour held in Chennai did not let adversity affect their outlook on life. A Ganesh Nadar presents some of their stories.

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