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Savera R Someshwar

Managing Editor Savera R Someshwar has covered politics for over 25 years. You can read her recent work at http://www.rediff.com/news/savera-someshwar.html You can e-mail the author at saveras@rediff.co.in

All stories by SAVERA R SOMESHWAR

Movie to Watch: Astitva

Movie to Watch: Astitva

Rediff.com28 Dec 2020

It will make you uncomfortable because you will have seen bits of this story -- or most of it -- many times, in your home or in the homes of your loved ones. And you've probably watch it pan out silently, says Savera R Someshwar.

'We should not think just about ourselves'

'We should not think just about ourselves'

Rediff.com8 May 2020

'Every morning, when I had to step out, my wife would cry.' 'I would tell her that if I don't do it, many people will suffer; many people would die.'

Tell us: What's your favourite Rishi Kapoor memory?

Tell us: What's your favourite Rishi Kapoor memory?

Rediff.com1 May 2020

Did you have a favourite song? Favourite movie? Share your Rishi Kapoor memory.

Share your memories of the incredible Irrfan Khan

Share your memories of the incredible Irrfan Khan

Rediff.com30 Apr 2020

Tell us: What did Irrfan Khan mean to you?

'Hopefully, the curve should flatten out by monsoon'

'Hopefully, the curve should flatten out by monsoon'

Rediff.com27 Apr 2020

'If it doesn't happen, we may be in for a difficult time.' 'Our biggest problem is our population and the fact we are a very social people.' 'However, I would say two months is more than enough time for things to settle down.'

'We are praying we do not fill the beds'

'We are praying we do not fill the beds'

Rediff.com23 Apr 2020

'We are hoping the preparations we have made will not be needed.'

How a tiny district fights COVID-19

How a tiny district fights COVID-19

Rediff.com15 Apr 2020

'We started our surveillance from the first reported case. We made it very strict. I believe that helped us a lot in restricting the spread of this disease.'

'We have not lost a single patient to COVID-19'

'We have not lost a single patient to COVID-19'

Rediff.com13 Apr 2020

'Even though we have around 156 patients, we don't have anyone who requires ventilatory support or the ICU facility.'

How a Kerala district is fighting COVID-19

How a Kerala district is fighting COVID-19

Rediff.com10 Apr 2020

'Those who were not co-operating are co-operating now.' 'Now, our facilities are fit, our doctors are fit and we have a better protocol of how to do isolation, how to do the collection.'

'Your job is not running away'

'Your job is not running away'

Rediff.com2 Apr 2020

'Worse disasters -- both natural and man-made -- have come and gone in our country. We are here because our ancestors and we survived.'

'We don't have a strategy to fight the war'

'We don't have a strategy to fight the war'

Rediff.com24 Mar 2020

'On a daily basis you are saying, you do this, you do that, but where is the blueprint of the war?' 'How many isolations actually we need per hundred thousand people?' 'How many ventilators will we need for 100,000 people?'

'Kejriwal's campaign was Modi minus Hindutva'

'Kejriwal's campaign was Modi minus Hindutva'

Rediff.com18 Feb 2020

'In today's situation, it is not going to help anyone's case if they try to politically contest with the BJP on ideological issues.' 'Instead, it is best is to swim along the tide, present the more acceptable face of the cultural Hindu, but not be a political Hindu as the BJP or Mr Modi is.'

'I'm being called a Pakistani whore'

'I'm being called a Pakistani whore'

Rediff.com14 Jan 2020

'If this is the India you're talking about, where there is no space for minorities, where you have hate, where people can enter universities and beat students up, let me be anti-national.' 'I'll carry that as a badge of honour.'

'We won't allow govt to reduce us to documents'

'We won't allow govt to reduce us to documents'

Rediff.com14 Jan 2020

'These protests are not just about the CAA. It is against allowing fascism and religious discrimination to creep into our legal system.'

The Kajol Interview You Must Read!

The Kajol Interview You Must Read!

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

'Normally, I'm very sure about what I look like on screen and what I portray on screen. But, with Savitri, I was not so confident,' Kajol tells Savera R Someshwar/Rediff.com.

'I will not compromise with Amit Shah'

'I will not compromise with Amit Shah'

Rediff.com30 Dec 2019

'Yes, we are angry, we are frustrated, but not all our anger is directed towards Delhi.'

'Amit Shah must know we won't compromise'

'Amit Shah must know we won't compromise'

Rediff.com30 Dec 2019

'Amit Shah needs to understand that we are not against Hindus. But we need to preserve our ethnic character.'

'This is Modi's biggest political challenge'

'This is Modi's biggest political challenge'

Rediff.com19 Dec 2019

'They don't have a political strategy so they are going to try to deal with it purely as a law and order problem.' 'They will try to use the same strategy they have repeatedly used since 2014 in Kashmir.' 'Mr Modi has landed in a situation where he faces the possible prospect of not only being unable to Indianise Kashmir, but his actions may end up making the rest of India a virtual carbon copy of Kashmir.'

'The core problem, the core challenge is in Assam'

'The core problem, the core challenge is in Assam'

Rediff.com13 Dec 2019

'People feel concerned about the future, whether it is the land or the jobs.' 'The BJP came to power in Assam with promises of maati, bheti (home, hearth and identity), land, jobs and culture.' 'Are these going to taken care of? I think those are real concerns.' 'The Assam chief minister (Sarbananda Sonowal) was one of the leaders of the All Assam Students Union which fought for and is one of the signatories to the Assam Accord.' 'Today, his comrade-in-arms (Samujjal Bhattacharya, chief advisor, AASU) is leading the opposition in the streets.'

SEE: Alia's sister on her battle with Depression

SEE: Alia's sister on her battle with Depression

Rediff.com9 Dec 2019

'India is the most depressed country in the world at the moment and women have twice as much of the likelihood to be depressed.'

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