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P Rajendran

P Rajendran is a New York based writer. You can e-mail the author at prajendran1@gmail.com

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Revealed: Biden's Plans for Desis

Revealed: Biden's Plans for Desis

Rediff.com7 days ago

'And we said to him, "What will you do for us if we jump in early?"' 'His answer was very simple: "I'm going to have the most diverse cabinet and administration in the history of the US".' '"You can expect that you will have a seat at the table, okay? Number one. So influence if I win".' '"Number two, you should fully expect that we will focus on the issues that you care about: Immigration".'

John le Carr's matchless legacy

John le Carr's matchless legacy

Rediff.com27 Dec 2020

'Le Carré's spies were nothing like the exotic Kim of Kipling or the caricature that is James Bond.' 'Driven by a simple patriotism, held back by incompetence and politics, his characters use deceit and treachery to win their morally Pyrrhic victories,' notes P Rajendran.

'Biden knows Kamala is ready to be President'

'Biden knows Kamala is ready to be President'

Rediff.com4 Dec 2020

'She'll probably be leading some significant portfolio from the White House, the way that Vice President Biden did in the Obama White House.'

'Under Biden, US-India ties will see new heights'

'Under Biden, US-India ties will see new heights'

Rediff.com16 Nov 2020

'President-elect Biden, in particular, has deep knowledge of, and experience with, dealing with India, serving as a custodian and champion of the relationship long before it was fashionable to do so.'

'South Asians voted overwhelmingly against Trump'

'South Asians voted overwhelmingly against Trump'

Rediff.com12 Nov 2020

'This election might be the most significant for the community and indicates the possibility of greater engagement.'

'The biggest winners are Indian Americans'

'The biggest winners are Indian Americans'

Rediff.com11 Nov 2020

'This year felt different -- and was different.' 'For the first time, the Indian American voter seemed to matter.'

'Indian Americans are professionals at creating problems for themselves''

'Indian Americans are professionals at creating problems for themselves''

Rediff.com6 Nov 2020

When I knocked on doors (while campaigning), Indian Americans talked more about politics in India -- and I had to tell them this was about elections in New Jersey.

Biden-Harris: How to win the desi vote

Biden-Harris: How to win the desi vote

Rediff.com19 Aug 2020

'We want to make sure that we are certainly targeting the entire Indian American community.'

'Our scriptures, they all respect nature: Bhoomi, Prithvi and Dharti Mata'

'Our scriptures, they all respect nature: Bhoomi, Prithvi and Dharti Mata'

Rediff.com18 Aug 2020

'Respect nature, working with (it) rather than against it.'

'Masks definitely are not 100 percent effective'

'Masks definitely are not 100 percent effective'

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

'They should always be used in combination with social distancing and washing and other recommendations.'

'Talent is everywhere and relevant to a nation's success'

'Talent is everywhere and relevant to a nation's success'

Rediff.com9 Jul 2020

'Everybody says 5G and communication is important.' 'Everybody says automation, robotics, human computing interfaces -- people and machines working together -- is the future.' 'Everybody agrees that cybersecurity is something that is here to stay.' 'Everybody agrees that synthetic biology is important.' 'Instead of outlining thinking about industries for tomorrow and the future, let the evolutionary pathway be built in a way that it promotes robust, creative, thinking.'

Desi from Mumbai takes on American political Goliath

Desi from Mumbai takes on American political Goliath

Rediff.com3 Jul 2020

'It is never easy to run a campaign as a woman, particularly a minority woman, especially when you are bucking the establishment.' 'My entire campaign is an act of resistance.'

'PLA was acting with higher approval'

'PLA was acting with higher approval'

Rediff.com19 Jun 2020

'Given the way in which the PLA operates today, I don't believe local commanders were necessarily acting without approval of higher levels.' 'They were acting in a way which they believed they were carrying out the intent of the higher levels.'

'This has raised concerns for immigrants from all backgrounds'

'This has raised concerns for immigrants from all backgrounds'

Rediff.com25 Apr 2020

'There's a lot of confusion. It started because the President's tweet was all-encompassing.' 'It has been watered down over the last few days though to more narrow classes of immigrants.'

Protests over CAA mark R-Day in New York

Protests over CAA mark R-Day in New York

Rediff.com27 Jan 2020

The Republic Day celebration was about India's Constitution, but the protests also argued for protecting the values of equality and secularism enshrined in it.

'Modi has wasted his time with religious things'

'Modi has wasted his time with religious things'

Rediff.com16 Jan 2020

'Outside investors don't want to get tangled up in a religious war.'

The Curious Seeker comes to New York

The Curious Seeker comes to New York

Rediff.com10 Oct 2019

'I'll keep painting as long as I'm alive,' Madhvi Parekh, one of India's most influential painters, tells Rajendran Pottayil in New York.

Meet MacArthur Genius Sujatha Baliga

Meet MacArthur Genius Sujatha Baliga

Rediff.com1 Oct 2019

Sujatha Baliga won America's most prestigious fellowship for her work on the journey to forgiveness and restorative justice.

Protester: 'Modi not welcome in US'

Protester: 'Modi not welcome in US'

Rediff.com26 Sep 2019

The protest outside the NRG stadium against Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi's visit at the NRG Stadium was seemingly irrepressible, displaying signs saying 'Free Kashmir', '8 million people caged', 'Go back Modi' -- and worse.

'Modi is a visionary'

'Modi is a visionary'

Rediff.com23 Sep 2019

'We are on the world map. Every country is watching this event.'

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