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Divya Nair

Assistant Features Editor Divya Nair reports on young achievers, education, health, relationships and occasionally reviews Tamil and Malayalam movies. You can e-mail the author at divyan@rediff.co.in

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Putham Pudhu Kaalai review

Putham Pudhu Kaalai review

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

Putham Pudhu Kaalai is refreshing like the unsuspecting morning dew that teases your senses when you step on the grass barefoot, discovers Divya Nair.

SEE: How to amp up your winter style

SEE: How to amp up your winter style

Rediff.com14 Oct 2020

Designer Monisha Jaising tells you how to pick fabrics, colours based on the season.

Why this trauma survivor wants to win Miss World

Why this trauma survivor wants to win Miss World

Rediff.com7 Oct 2020

Miss World Washington Shree Saini tells us how she overcame multiple traumas and carved her niche to compete for Miss World this year.

Silence review

Silence review

Rediff.com6 Oct 2020

The plot goes from annoying to unconvincing in no time and as a viewer, you feel like a mute scapegoat, taken for granted, notes Divya Nair.

'Multi-task, adapt to changing world of work'

'Multi-task, adapt to changing world of work'

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

'Young professionals should be open for jobs in adjacent industries, pick up a contract job to have an opening balance, develop skills in the job in hand, invest in learning and develop cognitive skills and capacities.' 'Spend as per the need only.'

Sneha and Bharat want to change how 200 mn kids learn

Sneha and Bharat want to change how 200 mn kids learn

Rediff.com11 Sep 2020

Bangalore-based couple Sneha Sundaram and Bharath Bevinahally tell us how Kutuki, an early learning app, will change the way 200 mn kids in Indian will access education.

Masaba Masaba Review

Masaba Masaba Review

Rediff.com31 Aug 2020

'In every episode, you are tricked into believing that this messy girl whose life is falling apart is so talented and real that you have to love her for who she is.' 'And you will love her eventually because Masaba is effortless and looks stunning in every frame,' notes Divya Nair.

JEE, NEET: 'Don't make us scapegoats'

JEE, NEET: 'Don't make us scapegoats'

Rediff.com31 Aug 2020

'What is the need to postpone the exam?'

'Conducting JEE is critical': IIT directors

'Conducting JEE is critical': IIT directors

Rediff.com28 Aug 2020

'Further delay will do nothing other than the loss of a year and when there is loss of a year, think of next year you are having two first year batches.' 'Have the IIT system or similar institutions got the infrastructure to handle such a situation?'

How a funny video changed my life

How a funny video changed my life

Rediff.com7 Aug 2020

Diya Parakh tells us how her videos are making people laugh.

Going to a Gym? Some Do's and Don'ts!

Going to a Gym? Some Do's and Don'ts!

Rediff.com4 Aug 2020

'In the initial days of re-opening, both consumers as well as business owners will take a while to adjust to the new normal.'

'NEP may be fantastic, but who will pay teachers?'

'NEP may be fantastic, but who will pay teachers?'

Rediff.com3 Aug 2020

What does the National Educational Policy 2020 mean for students, parents and teachers?

4 students. One common idea. A free study guide

4 students. One common idea. A free study guide

Rediff.com29 Jul 2020

Four students from Oxford, including one from India, have released a study guide that will help lakhs of students aged between 12 and 18 learn English, Chemistry and Math at home.

'We wanted to explore the real India'

'We wanted to explore the real India'

Rediff.com28 Jul 2020

'What motivated us was that a lot of people, especially youngsters, had a negative image about India.'

'Never thought masks would be part of bridal fashion'

'Never thought masks would be part of bridal fashion'

Rediff.com23 Jul 2020

Mirror lehengas, organza skirts, pre-stitched sarees, necklet gowns, dhoti-crop tops in handwoven fabrics and hand-done embroideries with traditional textile techniques will trend.

'Going back to India would have ruined everything'

'Going back to India would have ruined everything'

Rediff.com15 Jul 2020

'As an international student, I am constantly living in fear.' 'You're always on guard as to what will happen next.'

'I didn't pay $62,000 to sit in front of a computer'

'I didn't pay $62,000 to sit in front of a computer'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

'I have taken a loan of Rs 35 lakhs.' 'Even if my university allows me to stay, I feel cheated.' 'Thousands of Indian students in the US will be forced to return to India if their college/university courses go fully online.

Sufiyum Sujatayum review

Sufiyum Sujatayum review

Rediff.com7 Jul 2020

'In this age of OTT, where you are overdosed on content with violence, crime, sex and lust, this love story is refreshing,' notes Divya Nair.

'We waste water in the most trivial ways'

'We waste water in the most trivial ways'

Rediff.com6 Jul 2020

'You can have a bath in just one bucket of water.' 'When you are brushing your teeth, remember to turn off the tap.' 'You don't have to wash your car every day.'

'People confuse feeling being low with depression'

'People confuse feeling being low with depression'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2020

'We are human beings. We all feel low.' 'It could be work related, something to do with family.' 'It is an unsettling feeling. But that is temporary.'

People mock you when you say: 'I don't feel good'

People mock you when you say: 'I don't feel good'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2020

'We will teach horse riding and swimming to our children. But when it comes to dealing with emotions, none of the parents or teachers will ask the child: "How are you feeling today?"'

Baba Jackson, labourer's son, wins 1 crore dancing!

Baba Jackson, labourer's son, wins 1 crore dancing!

Rediff.com19 Jun 2020

'I can finally tell my father that he need not go fix tiles in other people's homes.'

'When I reached office, I called my husband and cried'

'When I reached office, I called my husband and cried'

Rediff.com10 Jun 2020

'Frankly, no one is prepared for Begin Again or whatever this is called.'

How this 18 YO sent 300 Indians home

How this 18 YO sent 300 Indians home

Rediff.com9 Jun 2020

'So far, we have sent 12 buses of workers home.'

India, this champion dancing crew needs your help!

India, this champion dancing crew needs your help!

Rediff.com3 Jun 2020

Months after making history by winning America's Got Talent, Mumbai's V Unbeatable dancing crew is crumbling under the lockdown.

Ponmagal Vandhal review

Ponmagal Vandhal review

Rediff.com1 Jun 2020

It is unfair that actors like Jyotika and Parthiban are wasted in what could have been a spectacular courtroom drama, complains Divya Nair.

Why she is fighting for 15 mn freelancers

Why she is fighting for 15 mn freelancers

Rediff.com26 May 2020

'The lockdown has been a great excuse to delay payments.'

How this young designer is trying to survive

How this young designer is trying to survive

Rediff.com11 May 2020

'It is time the government should intervene more strongly than ever before and save the textile industry which is the pride of our nation.'

'This is not the time for ME, but for WE'

'This is not the time for ME, but for WE'

Rediff.com6 May 2020

'We are not laying any of our team off. We cannot do that especially at this time.' 'It will be hard for them to find other jobs now and we will not let our team down now.'

'Don't try to jump into a job right after the lockdown'

'Don't try to jump into a job right after the lockdown'

Rediff.com4 May 2020

'It will be a competitive market more than ever due to the layoffs that have happened.'

'Recession is temporary, your capability is permanent'

'Recession is temporary, your capability is permanent'

Rediff.com27 Apr 2020

'You need to polish your skills and be prepared to be an asset in the 'new normal' work environment.' 'Access MOOCs (massive open online courses) and keep your brain razor sharp, despite not having a job offer or having your job offer rescinded.'

Work From Home: Tips you can follow

Work From Home: Tips you can follow

Rediff.com31 Mar 2020

Six working professionals tell us how they balance time between work and family.

'May die of corona later. We'll die of hunger before'

'May die of corona later. We'll die of hunger before'

Rediff.com27 Mar 2020

Autorickshaw drivers and families from Kalyan reveal how the lockdown has rendered them jobless and deprived them of bare necessities.

Lockdown effect: 'There is no food in the house'

Lockdown effect: 'There is no food in the house'

Rediff.com26 Mar 2020

The nationwide lockdown has robbed several daily wage labourers and households of their incomes. Vrushali Vilas Kadam tells Divya Nair/Rediff.com how her family is struggling to make ends meet.

How Indian students travelled during COVID-19

How Indian students travelled during COVID-19

Rediff.com20 Mar 2020

Indian students, who are living and studying away from home, tell us how they are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and what they discovered on their journey back home.

'COVID-19 is not food-borne'

'COVID-19 is not food-borne'

Rediff.com20 Mar 2020

'It is safe to consume cooked non-vegetarian food.'

SEE: Stranded Indian students appeal for help

SEE: Stranded Indian students appeal for help

Rediff.com19 Mar 2020

'We are feeling helpless and want to be with our families.'

How to Recession Proof Your Career

How to Recession Proof Your Career

Rediff.com29 Jan 2020

'See to it that you have adequate skills that will make you so indispensable that they cannot fire you.'

What I learnt after losing my job

What I learnt after losing my job

Rediff.com21 Jan 2020

Young professionals who lost their jobs tell Rediff.com's Divya Nair how they reclaimed their lives.

Darbar review

Darbar review

Rediff.com9 Jan 2020

There is action, drama, emotion, comedy -- everything in equal measure and lots of stylish sequences featuring Rajinikanth. Clearly, Darbar is a visual treat for fans, says Divya Nair.

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