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

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

Rediff.com1 days ago

'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.com1 days ago

'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.com4 days ago

'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.com4 days ago

'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.com7 days ago

'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.'

'Surveillance can't go down because the curve is going down'

'Surveillance can't go down because the curve is going down'

Rediff.com29 Dec 2020

'Even after vaccines are given, precautions like using a mask and maintaining social distancing have to be taken.'

'Is there no justice in this country?'

'Is there no justice in this country?'

Rediff.com18 Dec 2020

'He was tortured in police custody.' '"Do you not have any rape cases to write about in Kerala?" "Why is it that a Muslim from Kerala has so much sympathy for a Dalit woman in UP?" "Why did Rahul Gandhi visit your wife?"' 'These were the kind of questions the UP police asked him.'

'Covid virus is getting weaker'

'Covid virus is getting weaker'

Rediff.com15 Dec 2020

'If at all there is going to be a second wave, it will not be very strong unlike in the US and Europe.'

'We need to vaccinate at least 70% of the population'

'We need to vaccinate at least 70% of the population'

Rediff.com15 Dec 2020

'There is a Covid vaccine-mania that is happening in the world now and the vaccine makers are using this mania for their own gains'

'What honesty can you talk about when you openly buy MLAs?'

'What honesty can you talk about when you openly buy MLAs?'

Rediff.com14 Dec 2020

'What steps have the higher level of political leadership taken to remove corruption from the system and bring in honest governance?'

'Good chance of substantial recovery in next financial year'

'Good chance of substantial recovery in next financial year'

Rediff.com3 Dec 2020

'I am sceptical of the Indian economy returning to a sustained high-growth trajectory any time soon'

'What expertise does DBS have to run an Indian bank?'

'What expertise does DBS have to run an Indian bank?'

Rediff.com3 Dec 2020

'On the evening of the 17th, the RBI said the bank was put on moratorium.' 'Within an hour, the RBI said it would be merged with DBS.' 'How did DBS come to know within an hour that LVB was in trouble?' 'It means, what happened was match-fixing.'

'Growth projections have to be taken with a pinch of salt'

'Growth projections have to be taken with a pinch of salt'

Rediff.com2 Dec 2020

'The question is, how soon we can expect to re-attain the pre-lockdown levels of output and income.'

'Modi engages mostly in personal theatre'

'Modi engages mostly in personal theatre'

Rediff.com27 Nov 2020

'... while leaving the dirty work he orders to his subordinates.'

'As many people must get vaccine free of cost'

'As many people must get vaccine free of cost'

Rediff.com25 Nov 2020

''None of the existing vaccines have 100% efficacy.' 'Each vaccine will work openly on a certain percentage of the population.'

Who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first?

Who will get the COVID-19 vaccine first?

Rediff.com25 Nov 2020

'You will not have a vaccine for everyone initially.'

'To oppose the BJP does not mean one is unpatriotic'

'To oppose the BJP does not mean one is unpatriotic'

Rediff.com24 Nov 2020

'The propagation of an absolutist narrative that shuts down any dissent is dangerous, irresponsible, and unbecoming of India's proud democracy.' 'The government must do better.'

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