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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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A worker would take 10,000 years to earn what Mukesh Ambani made in an hour during the pandemic

A worker would take 10,000 years to earn what Mukesh Ambani made in an hour during the pandemic

Rediff.com3 days ago

'The top 11 billionaires in India added so much to their wealth during the pandemic that it would have sustained MNREGA for 10 years or the ministry of health for 10 years.'

'Virus has shown us the inequalities of society'

'Virus has shown us the inequalities of society'

Rediff.com3 days ago

'Inequality has been growing in the world. The virus has only amplified it.'

'Every day you wake up to see who was arrested last night'

'Every day you wake up to see who was arrested last night'

Rediff.com6 days ago

'If you talk about any kind of equality, you are under attack.'

'We should be moving towards Aatmavishwas Bharat rather than Aatmanirbhar Bharat'

'We should be moving towards Aatmavishwas Bharat rather than Aatmanirbhar Bharat'

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

'What do the moves towards protectionism suggest?' 'That we do not have Aatmavishwas.' 'If you have self-confidence, confidence in your ability to compete with the best in the world, why do you need protectionism?'

'My country is walking down a dark path'

'My country is walking down a dark path'

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

'The only reason why these troubling developments are taking place is because of a certain arrogance of power displayed by this government that hopes to clamp down on those voices which have repeatedly pointed out that their bloated rhetoric and grandstanding are not matched by their insipid and tepid response in matters of governance.'

'It would be a mistake to allow private sector corporate groups to own banks'

'It would be a mistake to allow private sector corporate groups to own banks'

Rediff.com18 Feb 2021

'We still need a certain number of large public sector banks for financial inclusion and stability purposes.'

'Expect K-shaped, not V-shaped, recovery'

'Expect K-shaped, not V-shaped, recovery'

Rediff.com16 Feb 2021

'This is happening regardless of the Budget.'

Why this entrepreneur turned to Rahul for help

Why this entrepreneur turned to Rahul for help

Rediff.com15 Feb 2021

'We have been telling the government that we need handholding.' So, we sent a series of recommendations to the government, but nothing happened.' 'And the condition of industry became worse.'

'We are in the ICU. Please save us'

'We are in the ICU. Please save us'

Rediff.com15 Feb 2021

'How does it matter to me if a foreigner comes, starts an industry and makes India a $5 trillion economy when I am dead?'

How AgNext will make Farmers Money

How AgNext will make Farmers Money

Rediff.com12 Feb 2021

'Our technology is going to help Indian agriculture the way the White Revolution helped milk production.'

'Economy will run on its own despite collapses, failures'

'Economy will run on its own despite collapses, failures'

Rediff.com5 Feb 2021

'The government has realised that the finances of the government are in a precarious state.' 'We are borrowing to fund the ever-burgeoning revenue deficit.' 'Then you are paying interest on the fresh borrowing.' 'For the first time, the government has realised that this cannot go on.'

'This Budget will not take us to 12%, but it will help the economy fare better'

'This Budget will not take us to 12%, but it will help the economy fare better'

Rediff.com5 Feb 2021

'There is good indication that the economy is bouncing back, but the problem is, we should look at the eight quarters preceding March 2020.' 'The growth had fallen below 3.1% before March 2020.' 'So, the governments must realise that even if you transform the best of green shoots into banyan trees, you see only 3.1% growth.'

'These vaccines are safe. That you can be sure about'

'These vaccines are safe. That you can be sure about'

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

'Since we have to stop the pandemic, we have to use the vaccines now and that is why the emergency-use approval is justifiable.'

COVID-19: 'We should not drop our guard thinking the vaccine is coming'

COVID-19: 'We should not drop our guard thinking the vaccine is coming'

Rediff.com18 Jan 2021

'If we take such an approach, we may find ourselves in a tough situation.' 'COVID-19 doesn't spread through water or air or mosquito; it only spreads from person to person.' 'We should make wearing a mask as part of our life.'

'In Bhopal, every rule in the vaccine trial book has been broken'

'In Bhopal, every rule in the vaccine trial book has been broken'

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

'We are rolling out a vaccine when we don't even have the phase 2 trial results; forget about phase 3 trial results.' 'Why are we playing with people's lives?'

'This is not growth; this is de-growth'

'This is not growth; this is de-growth'

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

'It will be only in fiscal year 2023 when the size of the Indian economy will be bigger than what it was in 2020, you will see demand and employment rising.'

'Economy is not growing, it's only recovering'

'Economy is not growing, it's only recovering'

Rediff.com12 Jan 2021

'In 2016, we had De-Mon and in 2017, we had GST.' 'The combined impact of these two started showing up in 2019 and 2020.' 'COVID-19 only added insult to injury.'

'We need to know what they mean by clinical trial mode'

'We need to know what they mean by clinical trial mode'

Rediff.com8 Jan 2021

'Ideally, the efficacy data of all the trials should be there in the public domain, and as soon as possible.' 'It is difficult to understand the reason behind the authorisation.'

'No one is saying the vaccine is unsafe'

'No one is saying the vaccine is unsafe'

Rediff.com8 Jan 2021

'Nobody is attacking the company or the vaccine.' 'The concerns are about the process and the lack of transparency.'

COVID-19: Is the worst over in India?

COVID-19: Is the worst over in India?

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

'The worst is possibly over because too many of us may already be infected.'

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