Archive | September, 2012

Kodandaram Threatens Minister Sridhar Babu

The Chairman of Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (T-JAC) Prof Kodandaram said that Minister Sridharbabu will meet the same fate as his father. For those of you who do not know what kind of fate Sridhar Babu’s father met, here is a brief account. Sridhar’s father, Sripada Rao, was the Speaker of our State Assembly. […]

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Why Do Telangana Agitators Persist?

Here as well as in many other places and forums the arguments that are advanced by the Telangana agitators have been completely ground to powder. Thier argument that Telangana region is backward, that it is exploited, discriminated against, and neglected were shown to be complete falsehoods. Their argument that historically the Telugu speaking area under […]

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Isn’t Technology Changing the Survey Landscape?

Technological advances in data collection, analysis, and presentation are increasingly influencing the way we carry out surveys, understand the data and their correlations and report the findings. Analytics A lot of analytical work is now made easy by a number of statistical packages. One can slice and dice the data almost at will. Because it […]

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Shinde’s Rebuff to Separatists

The statement by Sushil Kumar Shinde, the Union Home Minister, at the monthly press briefing is a clear rebuff to the agitators who want the state of Andhra Pradesh divided. The head of Tealngana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), the political party that is in the forefront of  the so called Telangana movement has been saying that […]

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Telugu Media Houses::The New Charm Offensive

 Recently, two Telugu media houses launched a charm offensive. I would like to think that they did what they did to achieve some noble objectives. But, I am afraid, elements that point in a different direction do stick out rather uncomfortably. NTv set out to raise the patriotism quotient among children in the state. It […]

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EPW and the Mumbo-Jumbo on Telangana

EPW has in the past published several pieces on the Telangana issue. They were badly researched; their assertions were unsupported by data, unfaithful to history; they labored under an inability to differentiate between cultural contradictions and cultural diversity, failed to appreciate a people’s urge for unity on the basis of language; and were crude in […]

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I do not know how many people are suffering from this. And I have no idea about how many people are even aware that they are in this peculiar trap. This is a menace. A disease. A disorder. And an affliction. It is probably more debilitating than crack. It can turn one into a zombie. […]

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