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Kapu Rajaiah. The Artist and His Drawings

He recently died. But Kapu Rajaiah’s simple style, his delicate lines and the native themes are here to stay with us. A great artist. Very connected to the soil.  

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Write, so that you can write

The main part in the writer’s block is perhaps not able to decide what to write on. Everything seems important, and when you sit with your keyboard and screen (it is no longer ‘putting pen to the paper’; it could be your desktop, your tablet, or even a mobile phone these days) you begin to […]

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ఇప్పుడైనా కళ్ళు తెరవండి!

ఉస్మానియావిశ్వవిద్యాలయం లో జరిగిన విగ్రహాల ధ్వంసం గురించి కొంత మంది చాలా ఆవేదనవ్యక్తం చేస్తూ సోషల్ నెట్వర్కింగ్ సైట్లలో పోస్టులు పెడుతున్నారు. ఆ పోస్టులను సమర్ధిస్తూ, విధ్వంసాన్ని ఖండిస్తూ అనేక మంది చాంతాడంతపొడుగున కామెంట్లు కూడా పెడుతున్నారు.   వీరందరూ తెలుసుకోవలసినది ఒకటి ఉంది. మనకి నచ్చని విగ్రహాల విధ్వంసంలో పాల్గొన్నా, వాటి విధ్వంసం జరుగుతున్నప్పుడు గమ్మున ఊరుకున్నా, బాగా జరిగింది అని సంతోషించినా, ధ్వంసం చేసిన వారి ఆవేదన అలాంటిది అని సర్దిచెప్పడానికి చూసినా మనం […]

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Tweets, Television, And News

There is one aspect of the ongoing Vadra/DLF-Kejriwal spat that caught my attention. Traditional media is now increasingly picking up things from the new media for its stories. In one of its bulletins, NDTV went to Kejriwal to ask for an elaboration of his tweet. Kejriwal tweeted his response to DLF’s defense of its position […]

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Deconstructing Telangana March

All the spurious critiques, filthy abuses, fretting and fuming rants, and gratuitous remarks on my earlier posts are despatched to where they should belong. The gutter. Two Important Issues Now, let us get down to the serious business of examining the two most important issues that need our attention about the 30 September 2012 Telangana […]

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If That is Their Best Effort, Then You Know What It Is

I have been saying from the very beginning that the shrillness of the demand for a separate state of Telangana is quite disproportionate to the support for the demand. I have also been saying that its support is quite shallow. And I have also been saying that a large section of the population of the […]

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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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Message From Banswada

In our first-past-the-post electoral system, winner takes all. The result, therefore, only tells us who qualifies to sit in the Assembly. Nothing more, really. But if one wants to honestly look for the message – the small print, so to speak – one cannot miss the hollowness of the claim that the people of Nizam […]

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Reclaiming our Democratic Space

The most important outcome of yesterday’s press conference was that we were able to claim our democratic space to voice our opinion. The kind of atmosphere of intimidation that the agitators succeeded in creating in the capital of our state has to be seen and experienced to be believed. We the members of VMS were […]

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Response to the Responses

After reading all these comments, today I am more convinced than ever that there is little to say in a serious way in favour of the division of the state. I did not come across even a single fact or an argument that made me review or rethink any of the arguments I had advanced. […]

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