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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

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Why I Became An IPS Officer

Why I Became An IPS Officer

Rediff.com6 May 2022

'Any person who wants to enter this service should have a single object of serving the public irrespective of hindrances.'

Usha Chadaga earned a PhD at 75

Usha Chadaga earned a PhD at 75

Rediff.com2 May 2022

'You can do anything after retirement. You have to pursue it. You have to take it up as a challenge.'

The 7 Year Old With Down Syndrome Trekking To Everest

The 7 Year Old With Down Syndrome Trekking To Everest

Rediff.com26 Apr 2022

'The Mount Everest Base Camp is at a height of 5,364 metres and no child with Down Syndrome has trekked till there at such a young age; Avnish is only seven years old.'

'I'll continue to help the helpless'

'I'll continue to help the helpless'

Rediff.com22 Apr 2022

'The cops must know they cannot foist false cases against anyone.'

Dakshayani, Tamil Nadu's First Transwoman Panchayat Secretary

Dakshayani, Tamil Nadu's First Transwoman Panchayat Secretary

Rediff.com15 Apr 2022

'Jobs for transgender people should be advertised widely and they should be motivated to join. There should be reservations for them.'

The MLA who gave up his seat for Yogi

The MLA who gave up his seat for Yogi

Rediff.com13 Apr 2022

'If I had earned money as an MLA, I would have been sad to lose my seat.' 'But I have not earned money. Instead, I have earned respect.'

The Shelter Home in the Nilgiris

The Shelter Home in the Nilgiris

Rediff.com5 Apr 2022

'The people who stay with us were not born orphans; they have been abandoned.'

The Auto Driver Who Is A Mayor

The Auto Driver Who Is A Mayor

Rediff.com26 Mar 2022

His time will be divided 50-50, he says, between his autorickshaw and his work as mayor.

'Modi opened his third eye and terrorism was wiped out in Kashmir'

'Modi opened his third eye and terrorism was wiped out in Kashmir'

Rediff.com26 Mar 2022

'He has divine power... For our future, safety is in the hands of Modi.'

'Politics is for serving the people'

'Politics is for serving the people'

Rediff.com18 Mar 2022

Priya Rajan is Chennai's third woman mayor, and at 28, its youngest.

'Punjab is in a mess'

'Punjab is in a mess'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2022

'Politics is in a mess. Good people have to join to clean it up.'

'You cannot play with people's lives'

'You cannot play with people's lives'

Rediff.com28 Feb 2022

'They are taking the people of the country for granted.'

'He may be a Grandmaster, but he is always my little boy'

'He may be a Grandmaster, but he is always my little boy'

Rediff.com22 Feb 2022

When Praggnanandhaa plays, he does not allow his confidence to fluctuate, irrespective of who his opponent is, says his father.

'I thought I would die in Sri Lankan jail'

'I thought I would die in Sri Lankan jail'

Rediff.com21 Feb 2022

'Jail was very crowded, we were 56 people crammed together. All 56 of us had to use only one toilet'

How A 50-Year-Old Cop Became Mr Tamil Nadu

How A 50-Year-Old Cop Became Mr Tamil Nadu

Rediff.com11 Feb 2022

Two years ago, Inspector Stephen Jose told his colleagues he was going to participate in a body-building contest. He was 48. They didn't think he was serious. But he was. In January 2022, he became Mr Tamil Nadu.

My uncle, Gerson da Cunha

My uncle, Gerson da Cunha

Rediff.com22 Jan 2022

Adman Rahul da Cunha fondly remembers his uncle, who passed into the ages on January 7.

Jallikattu In Covid Times

Jallikattu In Covid Times

Rediff.com14 Jan 2022

Despite severe restrictions imposed on the number of bulls, bull-tamers and spectators thanks to the pandemic, Jallikattu organisers are hopeful of the show going on this Pongal.

'Shankar is chained for 17 hours a day'

'Shankar is chained for 17 hours a day'

Rediff.com14 Jan 2022

'There are around 80 to 100 elephants in zoos around the country.' 'We should not keep them in captivity for our entertainment.'

'We thought the building might come down'

'We thought the building might come down'

Rediff.com30 Dec 2021

'Security should be outside the court and not inside.'

'Government has to help us'

'Government has to help us'

Rediff.com21 Dec 2021

'During Congress rule, the government used to get both the fishermen and the boats released whenever the Sri Lankan navy apprehended them.' 'Under BJP rule, only the fishermen are being released.'

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