I have drastically cut down the time I spend on the social media these days. I was unsure whether I would lose much by distancing myself from Facebook and Twitter. But I took a chance. Today I can tell you that I hadn’t lost much; well, perhaps nothing at all. I rather gained. I have […]
It’s a pretty long time since I have been here. I got busy with a lot of professional commitments. Our company (RightFOLIO) was busy with a large pre-poll survey exercise. I was fully immersed in it, dealing with mounds of data that flowed continuously from the field. We had a challenging task of validating the […]
I came to live in Hyderabad in 1992, a few months after I returned from the London School of Economics (LSE). Economic reforms have just been unveiled in India. Perhaps no other city adapted itself so fully and quickly to the liberalized and globalised phase of the Indian economy as did Hyderabad. Today you will […]
Discussion on NDTV’s Left Right & Centre Programme with Nidhi Razdan on the shameful way the Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.
In a rejoinder to my piece (TNIE Feb 20 ) N Venugopal chose to call my account about the indecent hurry in passing the Bill “as full of lies”. He chose to tell his readers that “at least 12 members spoke and 5 others submitted written representations on the Bill.” He wanted the readers to […]
The way Telangana Bill was introduced and passed in the Lok Sabha is an outcome of the unholy ganging up of the Government and the principal opposition. It was against all norms of parliamentary democracy. Visitors’ galleries were cleared, live telecast of the proceedings was interrupted, and only two members spoke – one from the […]
I have always argued that the basis of unity is not utilitarian consideration. It has never been my case that we should oppose division of Andhra Pradesh only because it means some loss to the people of one region or the other or to all the regions in terms of jobs, water, resources, and educational […]
In this interview to Gemini News, I discuss why the chances of division of Andhra Pradesh are very slim.