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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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'Should We Hand Over PSBs To Private Sector'?

'Should We Hand Over PSBs To Private Sector'?

Rediff.com20 hours ago

'We have to think of the repercussions if public sector banks are privatised and if they go to foreign hands.'

'Let public, not foreigners, own public sector banks'

'Let public, not foreigners, own public sector banks'

Rediff.com20 hours ago

'What we have to think about is, how to improve the efficiency of public sector banks.' 'You have to make decision-making more prudent, and free from government intervention.'

'Everybody can aspire to become an entrepreneur'

'Everybody can aspire to become an entrepreneur'

Rediff.com2 Aug 2022

'In a country like India where entrepreneurship is not common except in commercial or merchandise families, the situation is different today.'

'Be an entrepreneur in college itself'

'Be an entrepreneur in college itself'

Rediff.com1 Aug 2022

'Even if you fail as an entrepreneur, you can start another business or get a job.'

'BJP Will Fail In Attempts To Create A Shinde In DMK'

'BJP Will Fail In Attempts To Create A Shinde In DMK'

Rediff.com30 Jul 2022

'Tamil Nadu presents a challenge to the BJP and its politics.' 'DMK is making all efforts to resist the BJP.'

'BJP plans to completely weaken AIADMK'

'BJP plans to completely weaken AIADMK'

Rediff.com30 Jul 2022

'When they completely surrender to the BJP or the BJP has completely taken over the party, what's the point in the AIADMK surviving and doing business in the state?'

'Entrepreneurship Is Exploding'

'Entrepreneurship Is Exploding'

Rediff.com29 Jul 2022

'Yesterday, I was at a seed meeting where we gave outright grants up to Rs 20 lakhs or loans up to Rs 50 lakhs for new start-ups under 2 years.'

'All Of Us Adivasis Have Hope In Her'

'All Of Us Adivasis Have Hope In Her'

Rediff.com29 Jul 2022

'What she did so far and what she will do now is secondary; the most important thing is a person from the Adivasi community has reached the top-most position in the country.'

SHOCKING! Why Adam Harry Can't Be A Pilot In India

SHOCKING! Why Adam Harry Can't Be A Pilot In India

Rediff.com25 Jul 2022

'How can I pursue my dream forgoing my identity? I want to fly as a trans man.'

'A $5 trillion economy won't be a dream'

'A $5 trillion economy won't be a dream'

Rediff.com22 Jul 2022

'We have 750 districts across the country, and each district can create one cluster like Tirupur on any product of their choice.' 'This way, we can even have $3 trillion in exports.'

'Public Sector Banks Don't Like To Loan To MSMEs'

'Public Sector Banks Don't Like To Loan To MSMEs'

Rediff.com21 Jul 2022

'The approach today is, instead of giving loans to 100 MSMEs, let us give one loan to a big-ticket corporate.' 'And so many of these big fish deceived the banks and the banks are in the doldrums now with high NPAs.'

'CUET is going to be problematic'

'CUET is going to be problematic'

Rediff.com15 Jul 2022

'CUET follows multiple choice questions which are very superficial, and don't test a student's understanding or ability to express or analyse.' 'This is not a good way to select students for undergraduate courses.'

'CUET is not a good idea at all'

'CUET is not a good idea at all'

Rediff.com15 Jul 2022

'It encourages a shadow industry, the coaching industry.' 'Only those students who have the resources to go for coaching, benefit.'

'India is getting better'

'India is getting better'

Rediff.com11 Jul 2022

'Last year, India exported more software than Saudi Arabia exported oil.' 'Last year India got $83 billion of private equity.' '50 percent of India's FDI has come in the last five years.'

'Covid has been economically good for India'

'Covid has been economically good for India'

Rediff.com11 Jul 2022

'The China opportunity, the digital opportunity and the end of geography opportunity are the three pieces of luck India got due to Covid.'

'CUET is a very good initiative'

'CUET is a very good initiative'

Rediff.com5 Jul 2022

'One of the advantages is that students need not take many entrance examinations.'

'CUET is a good and welcome idea!'

'CUET is a good and welcome idea!'

Rediff.com5 Jul 2022

'We have to provide opportunities for those students who are willing to move for studies and later on for employment, and CUET is one such opportunity.'

'When they change jobs, they get 50% hike'

'When they change jobs, they get 50% hike'

Rediff.com24 Jun 2022

'Some people even boldly ask for a 100% increase in the salary.'

Why India Needs A President Like A P J Abdul Kalam

Why India Needs A President Like A P J Abdul Kalam

Rediff.com22 Jun 2022

'Dr Kalam never felt or behaved like a President during his entire tenure of five years as the President.' 'Not even a single day, he felt he was the first citizen of India, or someone different from the others, or the President of India.'

'He was not there to earn money, position or power'

'He was not there to earn money, position or power'

Rediff.com22 Jun 2022

'He always used to say, 'I have taken up this post to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and I will do it during the time I am here'.'

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