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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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'Every life lost is a loss to the country'

'Every life lost is a loss to the country'

Rediff.com2 days ago

'India was fortunate to have a late entry into the pandemic; even the first wave entered India 2-3 months after many other countries experienced it.' 'Similarly, the second wave reached here after other countries went through it.' 'Despite having seen what other countries faced, we didn't ramp up our infrastructure sufficiently enough.' 'We remained highly under prepared.'

'Should we wait till 10,000 people die every day to close down?'

'Should we wait till 10,000 people die every day to close down?'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'We don't have any more time.' 'We should close down, and vaccinate as many people as possible.'

'Economy can bounce back, but the dead won't come back'

'Economy can bounce back, but the dead won't come back'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'Unless some serious steps like complete closedown are taken, it will have disastrous consequences.'

'We may have 5 lakh-10 lakh infections per day and around 5,000 deaths a day by mid-May'

'We may have 5 lakh-10 lakh infections per day and around 5,000 deaths a day by mid-May'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'Even with 3 lakh cases a day, we have saturated our resources.' 'It is scary to even think what will happen when the number doubles.'

'India is at the threshold of 1939-40 Germany!'

'India is at the threshold of 1939-40 Germany!'

Rediff.com30 Apr 2021

'When an individual becomes authoritarian, you can overthrow the individual easily. 'When the system becomes authoritarian, whoever challenges the system will be called a criminal or an anti-national.'

'Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu will challenge BJP'

'Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu will challenge BJP'

Rediff.com30 Apr 2021

'If Kerala votes back the LDF, if Tamil Nadu brings the DMK and if Bengal votes for the Trinamool, we will project a formidable opposition to the BJP.'

'How can you chain a human being like an animal?'

'How can you chain a human being like an animal?'

Rediff.com28 Apr 2021

'People ask me from where I get the strength to fight this battle. I really do not know.' 'Perhaps God is giving me the strength as I am fighting for truth.'

'When the deadly second wave came, Modi got exposed'

'When the deadly second wave came, Modi got exposed'

Rediff.com27 Apr 2021

'We will see a kind of disaster which the country has not seen in the last 100 years.'

'I don't know whether I should live...'

'I don't know whether I should live...'

Rediff.com16 Apr 2021

'The advocate tells me not to worry as truth will prevail one day.' 'I don't know... I am losing all hope...'

'Second and third waves will be more intense'

'Second and third waves will be more intense'

Rediff.com16 Apr 2021

'If we again become complacent at the end of the second wave, we are going to suffer more as it will be even more intense.'

'Congress will be dead, CPM will also break'

'Congress will be dead, CPM will also break'

Rediff.com3 Apr 2021

'Only when you are close to the party, will you understand what the BJP stands for.'

'It will take more than 30 years for the BJP to come to power in Kerala'

'It will take more than 30 years for the BJP to come to power in Kerala'

Rediff.com31 Mar 2021

'If you want to really grow, it has to be geometric progression like it happened at the Centre or Haryana or Tripura, where you made a quantum jump.' 'This is possible in Kerala provided we present a better alternative with a great leadership, but the current leadership is busy fixing each other.'

'Tamilians don't believe in BJP's Hindutva'

'Tamilians don't believe in BJP's Hindutva'

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

'Even though we are very religious and God fearing, we do not subscribe to the kind of Hindutva they practise, a very hierarchical, Brahmanical, Hindutva.'

'BJP is the Ayatollah of Hinduism'

'BJP is the Ayatollah of Hinduism'

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

'They are all the time asking people not to do this, not to do that.' 'Their version of society and Hinduism is very warped; not an inclusive one.'

How we can DEFEAT Covid in 6 months!

How we can DEFEAT Covid in 6 months!

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

'If we wear a mask, social distance and vaccinate as many people, we may come out of this pandemic in 6 months' time.' 'If we decide to be disciplined, we can get out of this pandemic in the next 6 months.' 'If not, it is any body's guess.'

'For Modi, workers and farmers are terrorists'

'For Modi, workers and farmers are terrorists'

Rediff.com29 Mar 2021

'The regime -- and particularly the home ministry under Amit Shah -- have sought to suppress and destroy these struggles through intimidation, bullying, threats, through false cases, arrests, custodial torture, the use of draconian laws like the UAPA.'

'Pinarayi Vijayan has been the target of the most vicious personal attacks'

'Pinarayi Vijayan has been the target of the most vicious personal attacks'

Rediff.com29 Mar 2021

'During Amit Shah's recent visit to Kerala, the strategy of concentrating the attacks on the CM on false charges was clear enough.'

'If AIADMK wins, they will not be ruling Tamil Nadu'

'If AIADMK wins, they will not be ruling Tamil Nadu'

Rediff.com29 Mar 2021

'The BJP will be the ruling party.'

'BJP and CPM coming together'

'BJP and CPM coming together'

Rediff.com23 Mar 2021

'Both the CPM and the BJP have one agenda, and that is to keep the Congress out.' 'That's why they are coming together.'

'Sonia, Rahul don't care if you leave the party'

'Sonia, Rahul don't care if you leave the party'

Rediff.com19 Mar 2021

'The Congress cannot appreciate people with an independent opinion.' 'That's why many people left the party.'

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