All stories by P Rajendran
Protests over CAA mark R-Day in New YorkRediff.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'Rediff.com16 Jan 2020
'Outside investors don't want to get tangled up in a religious war.'
The Curious Seeker comes to New YorkRediff.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 BaligaRediff.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'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'Rediff.com23 Sep 2019
'We are on the world map. Every country is watching this event.'
'Howdy Modi' event in US gets huge responseRediff.com27 Aug 2019
With more than 50,000 people registering for the Houston event and the numbers expected to climb, the organisers have asked those who may not be able to attend to cancel and so open up slots for the hopeful, and cautioning those coming from afar to book their air tickets soon.
Gulshan Grover is NOT a Bad ManRediff.com21 Aug 2019
'Whenever an achiever writes a book, writing a book is not a commercial enterprise.'
'Risk of India-Pak military confrontation has increased'Rediff.com19 Aug 2019
'The general perspective -- certainly on Capitol Hill and Congress -- the love for India, the positive feeling for India still focuses on India as a democracy.' 'The more that Indian democracy and its pluralistic features is called into question by Indians, the more that same debate will replay back here.'
The Hindu priest attacked in New YorkRediff.com26 Jul 2019
New York City Councilman Donovan Philips, who visited Swami Harish Chander Puri to express support, put it down to the surcharged environment created by President Trump.
Doctor, 41, dies of the disease he was researchingRediff.com26 Jul 2019
'Two years ago, had I been given even a tiny hint that my genes were tipping the scale for the development of a disease that would lock me into my body, unable to move or breath normally on my own, I would have been sad, and probably mad.' 'So now I'm running as fast as I can -- from my wheelchair.' P Rajendran on the amazing but brief life of Rahul Desikan, medical pioneer.
High-calorie diets make recovery hard after attackRediff.com19 Jul 2019
'You need to apply a total health approach to maintain cardiac health.'
Alzheimer victims may thank Kiran Bhaskar soonRediff.com18 Jul 2019
Rediff.com Senior Contributor P Rajendran reports from New York on how the Indian-American researcher's pioneering work may wipe out the visible effect of Alzheimer's disease.
The desi taking on Trump in New JerseyRediff.com25 Jun 2019
'You shouldn't mistreat Muslims, you shouldn't mistreat Sikhs, you shouldn't mistreat anyone you perceive to be the other.'
Indian human smuggler gets 5 years in US prisonRediff.com15 Feb 2019
Yadvinder Singh Bhamba was arrested for conspiring to send 400 people from India, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and other countries to the US.
Indian detainees being force fed in TexasRediff.com1 Feb 2019
Many are reportedly too weak to stand or talk. The detainees include Sikhs, Gujaratis and Bengalis, and from Punjab in Pakistan.
How much coffee is just right for you?Rediff.com24 Sep 2018
Caffeine, the drug that gives coffee its kick, works differently, depending on the consumer's weight, gender, hormonal shifts and a variety of other factors.
SCARY! What Pakistan and China's nuclear weapons mean for IndiaRediff.com20 Sep 2018
'Once the military starts to draw up plans for using nuclear weapons, then nuclear weapons could be used earlier in a crisis than otherwise.'
A maniac with a gun, a life lost in vainRediff.com19 Sep 2018
Robbed of prey as people fled, Omar Perez came marching back and shot bullet after bullet into Prudhvi Raj Kandepi's head, thus ensuring that a man he had never met before, known nothing of, would never get up again.
How Lyric Jain fights the Fake News menaceRediff.com16 Aug 2018
The tools he uses are logic, the reputations of the sources, and how much emotions influence the content.
'India is a great place to do business, come back. Jai Hind'Rediff.com13 Apr 2018
Businessman P C Mustafa wants Indian Americans to return home, Cognizant CEO Francisco D'Souza outlines how Indian tech companies could grow, Gaurav Dalmia has some investment recommendations while Subramanian Swamy warns that India is flirting with a debt trap.
'It was impressive. I did not expect this from Rahul Gandhi'Rediff.com22 Sep 2017
Rahul would know that fealty can be a fickle thing, and that if the Congress bucks the trend and actually wins the next national election, selfies with him would find their way from phones to walls, replacing those taken with Modi.
How IIFA played out with the starsRediff.com17 Jul 2017
The stars behind the biggest films of the year like Prabhas, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan may have been absent, but IIFA was quite an extravaganza.
'India has deployed troops in a third country for the first time to challenge China'Rediff.com13 Jul 2017
'This is potentially escalatory, as China does not believe that India has any basis for interfering in a bilateral dispute between China and one of its neighbours.'
'Never seen a woman journalist braver than her'Rediff.com28 Nov 2016
Despite being in the crosshairs of the police, politicians and vigilantes, Malini Subramaniam continues to report from a hotbed of Maoist insurgency.
Diwali finally puts its 'stamp' on AmericaRediff.com6 Oct 2016
After years of waiting, the stamp was released on Wednesday, October 5.
'It's very difficult directing a daughter'Rediff.com30 Mar 2016
'I was a very late child of my father. I was suddenly a little toy, who appeared from nowhere. Everybody experimented.' 'I don't know why I took up dancing. I think I wanted to find one more excuse to drop out from school.' Kamal Haasan gives us beautiful nuggets from his life.
'Arthur could tell Hrithik, Kajol they made him feel old...'Rediff.com16 Jan 2016
P Rajendran looks back on the 11 plus years he worked with Arthur J Pais, the India Abroad and Rediff.com editor, who passed into the ages on January 8.
'I'm looking for global domination!'Rediff.com17 Dec 2015
'You don't control who you love. Love happens. You don't decide you're going to love this person.' Love talk from Priyanka Chopra.
Love gyaan, from SRKRediff.com16 Dec 2015
'The media and the electronic stuff has changed love. So my only thing is, don't ever, ever, ever break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend on the telephone or with a message. Do it personally, please. And don't ever profess love just on the telephone. Do it personally, please.'
Salman Khan: All the romantic close-ups I'm looking at some guy!Rediff.com10 Nov 2015
'Most of the time we do close-ups you'll be looking at the camera or your main lead, your leading lady, is left of the camera, right of the camera -- she's never there. So, your best close-ups are looking at some unfortunate-looking assistant director or a cameraman. All the romantic close-ups I'm looking at some guy.' Salman Khan tells P Rajendran/ Rediff.com how he shoots his romantic scenes.
When Rakesh Sharma found himself in a different kind of spaceRediff.com9 Nov 2015
Though this time India's first astronaut remained earth bound, P Rajendran/Rediff.com finds out more about his journey off the beaten track along America's East Coast.
All Stars: Sachin's Blasters lose to Warne's Warriors in Game 1Rediff.com8 Nov 2015
Opener Virender Sehwag blasted a quickfire half-century but Sachin's Blasters went down to Warne Warriors by six wickets in Game 1 of the Cricket All Stars T20 Series at Citi Field in New York, on Saturday.
Sachin's Blasters vs Warne's Warriors: Game On!Rediff.com7 Nov 2015
Sachin's Blasters has Lara, Sehwag, Mahela, Murali and, of course, Tendulkar! Warne's Warriers has Ponting, Kallis, Sanga, Akram and Donald...
'T20 is the perfect format for America'Rediff.com5 Nov 2015
'Once you retire, it doesn't mean you never pick up a bat. We're picking up a cricket bat for fun, for enjoyment. While doing so if we can inspire thousands there's nothing wrong with it.' 'We're not here to create massive IPLs or anything like that. We're here just to try and give back to the people who love the game of cricket.'
'India's in a sweet spot, but that's not going to last forever'Rediff.com28 Oct 2015
India's good fortune, experts in the US feel, is not the result of a fundamentally strong economy, but because it is the best of a bad set of options.
Unveiled: Sachin and Warnie's plans for AmericaRediff.com7 Oct 2015
'Sachin and I will be tossing a coin in New York City... It will be part of history.'
'Use UN's 70th birthday to promote human rights everywhere'Rediff.com18 Sep 2015
'Human rights issues continue to be exploited selectively, more often for narrow short-term political ends,' Modi tells Ban.
Now we know why Fadnavis wanted PardeshiRediff.com1 Jul 2015
If it was true that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis held up the flight to Newark to ensure that Praveen Singh Pardeshi, the state principal secretary, was on board, he had at least one excuse...
Dialysis at Rs 100? He made it happen!Rediff.com10 Sep 2014
Indian American Harvard Medical School student Sachin Jain looks beyond boundaries of direct service.