Our First 100 Days

  We were quiet. That’s what we were on the day we completed our 100 days in office. While we were quiet, our actions were loud. On the 16th of this month the government of Andhra Pradesh under the leadership of Sri Chandrababu Naidu completed 100 days in office. We didn’t buy space and time […]

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Finance Commission and Telugu Signature

I was in Tirupati the other day. Our government met the 14th Finance Commission.  Chief Minister Sri Chandrababu Naidu had made a compelling presentation to the Commission. He told the Commission that Andhra Pradesh needed to be treated on a completely different basis. The situation of AP is not comparable to any other state. He argued […]

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It’s Two Months!

It’s two months since I have taken over as the Advisor (Communications) to the Government of Andhra Pradesh. I have now an opportunity to use communications to contribute to the building of a new state. Almost from foundation. We are making an effort to make communications a tool for development. I did whatever I could to […]

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Social Media is a Time Stealer

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 […]

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I am Back!

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 […]

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This is My Charminar

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 […]

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Telangana Bill Passage: Historic Day or Murder of Democracy?

Discussion on NDTV’s Left Right & Centre Programme with Nidhi Razdan on the shameful way the Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.  

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Response to a Rejoinder: Indecent Proceedings of 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 […]

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This is how they passed Telangana Bill

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 […]

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The Quiet Subversive

Post by Parakala Prabhakar.

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