All stories by SHOBHA WARRIER
'Why is it that only Christian institutions are attacked in Manipur?'Rediff.com3 Jul 2023
'Why is it that no other institutions are attacked? Why are only educational institutions run by Christians attacked?'
'All of them were worried how they would survive'Rediff.com3 Jul 2023
'Why is a powerful person called Amit Shah who camped in Manipur for three days not able to maintain law and order in the state?'
Data Breach: 'Government is always in denial'Rediff.com22 Jun 2023
'Why does a State that sees a national security issue at every turn not recognise the seriousness of the data from sensitive databases being breached?'
'Imagine hostile forces getting their hands on data'Rediff.com22 Jun 2023
'Maybe the State wants to be watching people all the time. But when they are watching, others too may be watching!' 'The State is becoming more and more secretive while throwing people to the wolves.'
'Identity politics responsible for Manipur situation'Rediff.com20 Jun 2023
'The State uses identity politics as part of divide and rule; the militant groups too use identity politics and civil society groups are also divided along ethnic groups.'
'I proudly say I am a transgender lawyer'Rediff.com12 Jun 2023
'My parents were there to see me enrol as a lawyer. From afar itself, I could see tears in their eyes.' 'Three days after, I appeared in court for my first case, and my father was there to see me. He had tears in his eyes.' 'And even before I completed two months as an advocate, I won a case!'
'Chances of sabotage are very remote'Rediff.com12 Jun 2023
'To avoid accountability and cover the mismanagement of the head of the department, they create this kind of sabotage theory.' 'If it's a sabotage theory, then the higher-level officials can go scot-free.'
'When we talk about safety, it falls on deaf ears'Rediff.com12 Jun 2023
'Because of the callous attitude of the railway administration, they don't take care of safety.'
'If Manipur's unity is affected, India's unity gets affected'Rediff.com5 Jun 2023
'If Manipur is divided on ethnic lines, similar demands will come in other states also.'
'Many Manipuris have lost faith in the central forces'Rediff.com5 Jun 2023
'They have come here to protect people, but the allegation is that they help the armed organisations attack and burn down the houses of the Meiteis.' 'Many people have lost faith in the central forces as they believe these forces are involved in the escalation of the problem.'
'Railways is known for covering up accidents'Rediff.com5 Jun 2023
'Imagine what will happen when a train running at 128 kmph moves onto a track that is meant to have only a speed less than 30 kmph!' 'Naturally, it will derail, and the coaches will go for a tailspin.'
'Church's Alliance With BJP Is Unholy'Rediff.com30 May 2023
'The idea of aligning with different political parties -- parties that are relevant at a particular period -- is opportunistic and unacceptable.'
'Rahul Gandhi is a big reason for Congress debacle'Rediff.com25 May 2023
'Somehow, Rahul Gandhi is not able to connect with the youth of the country.' 'While Modiji is 72, Rahul is only 52.' 'But the popularity of the prime minister among the young population is a lot more than Rahul's.'
'Congress has tied its present and future to one family, but India has moved on'Rediff.com25 May 2023
'Modiji has a vision for the country, not just to fight the elections but about achieving certain goals for the country.' 'Congress does not even have a vision for 25 days.'
'Hindutva Will Not Get BJP One Extra Vote'Rediff.com23 May 2023
'If they harp on it again, they will begin to lose votes.' 'They have not lost this time, but they will lose next time.' 'Your committed votes will never be enough to guarantee victory for you.'
'Some of the middle class cling to Hindutva'Rediff.com18 May 2023
'Religion has divided our country like it never had done.' 'I can't remember a time of such focused hatred.'
'Pawar is not interested in becoming PM'Rediff.com17 May 2023
'For a meaningful alliance, every party has to do some sacrifice.' 'That sacrifice will come only when you persuade people.' 'And that task can be done by only a leader like Sharad Pawar.'
He Made Pawar Withdraw Resignation!Rediff.com17 May 2023
'Ajit Pawar and some other people felt it was better to be supporting the BJP and have a coalition with the BJP than support the Congress.' 'But Sharad Pawar did not want to be a party to this kind of an opportunistic alliance.'
'This is not just a Kerala story, but a Global story'Rediff.com12 May 2023
'We should see to it that not even one woman gets radicalised.' 'We should not let even one young man become a jihadi.'
'This could be the first in the history of this country'Rediff.com8 May 2023
'The government or the ruling party has indicated indirectly that you are not supposed to publish anything critical of the government or the senior functionaries of the government.'