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Shobha Warrier

Shobha Warrier has extensively covered the Sabarimala issue for Rediff.com. She is the author of His Days with Bapu: Gandhi's Personal Secretary Recalls among several books. You can e-mail the author at shobhaw@rediff.co.in

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'FM & PM keep denying reality about unemployment'

'FM & PM keep denying reality about unemployment'

Rediff.com13 hours ago

'According to CMIE data, employment in manufacturing saw a reduction from 51 million in the country in 2016 to 27 million in 2021. 'That is, it has halved in just 5 years. 'At the same time, the national lockdown resulted in reverse migration to rural areas, and an increase in the number of workers in agriculture. 'It also means joblessness has increased in agriculture because there are too many workers; the number of workers went up from 200 million to 232 million.'

Why Is Govt Increasing Taxes For Middle Class?

Why Is Govt Increasing Taxes For Middle Class?

Rediff.com13 hours ago

'When you need to revive the economy, when you need to revive aggregate demand, you cut taxes.' 'But what's this government doing?' 'It's increasing taxes for the middle class and the vast majority of the poor on fuel, which has a ratchet effect on most other products.'

'Chintan Shivir has become a tamasha'

'Chintan Shivir has become a tamasha'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'Rahul Gandhi wants a group under the name 'new generation'. But look at the people who surround him.'

'Secularism may not survive in India'

'Secularism may not survive in India'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'You will see more laws that treat Hindus and non-Hindus, especially Muslims, quite unequally.' 'Once you see this kind of erosion of secularism, it will be very hard to get it back.'

'In some ways, India is already a Hindu rashtra'

'In some ways, India is already a Hindu rashtra'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'The way discrimination against Muslims has become almost normalised is very upsetting.'

'Rate hike will throw lot of people out from jobs'

'Rate hike will throw lot of people out from jobs'

Rediff.com6 days ago

'Nobody is talking about the inequality that is going to come.'

'Heat wave may abate after May 4'

'Heat wave may abate after May 4'

Rediff.com30 Apr 2022

'After the 4th of May we can expect thunderstorms, dust storms and some rain over a large area of north India.'

'No need to panic about COVID-19'

'No need to panic about COVID-19'

Rediff.com21 Apr 2022

'If the government does its job of vaccinating all the population with the booster dose, and also monitoring the virus, and we do our job of wearing a mask and avoiding crowded places, we will be free of this virus in a few months.' time.'

'Modi can be defeated'

'Modi can be defeated'

Rediff.com19 Apr 2022

'This kind of poisonous and anti-national activities happening in the country and the economic failure of the Modi government may boomerang in the form of a Congress revival.'

My Son Raj Subramaniam, The FedEx CEO

My Son Raj Subramaniam, The FedEx CEO

Rediff.com18 Apr 2022

'He is a busy man these days, still, he makes it a point to call me at least once a month.'

'RSS, Bajrang Dal are intoxicated with power'

'RSS, Bajrang Dal are intoxicated with power'

Rediff.com14 Apr 2022

'Ram Sene or Bajrang Dal were supposed to be fringe elements, but with the BJP in power, they have become mainstream elements.' 'The government is either keeping quiet or indirectly supporting them.'

'If they force us to listen to Hindi, we won't!'

'If they force us to listen to Hindi, we won't!'

Rediff.com12 Apr 2022

'How can we tolerate such high-handedness?'

'We are not a one language country'

'We are not a one language country'

Rediff.com12 Apr 2022

'This obsession with 'one' is not good for a country like India.'

'My art is my God and the stage is my temple'

'My art is my God and the stage is my temple'

Rediff.com6 Apr 2022

'Art has no religion. An artist is an artist.'

'Only Yogi can succeed Modi'

'Only Yogi can succeed Modi'

Rediff.com1 Apr 2022

'I don't think there will be any problem for Hindus to accept Adityanath as the leader, since they have already chosen Modi.'

'Govt must stop harassing entrepreneurs'

'Govt must stop harassing entrepreneurs'

Rediff.com31 Mar 2022

'...for at least 6 months and give them peace of mind to get back on their feet.' 'Entrepreneurs are suffocating and not able to run their companies peacefully.'

'What kind of jobs are you talking about?'

'What kind of jobs are you talking about?'

Rediff.com31 Mar 2022

'On the road, you see only youth in Swiggy, Big Basket and Zomato uniforms.' 'Just now, I had a delivery from Amazon, and do you know what his qualification was? He was an engineering graduate!' 'The Ola driver who took me to the airport had an MCom degree. 'Where is the match between education and employment?'

'Can medical colleges accommodate these students?'

'Can medical colleges accommodate these students?'

Rediff.com30 Mar 2022

'The staff student ratio in Kerala medical colleges is already compromised as in the last few years, the Kerala government has taken a decision to admit maximum number of students in all the medical colleges.'

'UP vote was only for Modi's charisma'

'UP vote was only for Modi's charisma'

Rediff.com25 Mar 2022

'The Hindu electorate is more or less in the BJP defined space now.'

'Perhaps they want MSMEs to die'

'Perhaps they want MSMEs to die'

Rediff.com24 Mar 2022

'The finance minister said, the MSME is the backbone of the economy. My question is, what have you done for the sector?'

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