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Celebrating Telugu Language, Literature and Scholarship

Two legends were felicitated the other day by Turaga Foundation in Vijayawada. Sri C Raghavachari who edited Visalandhra daily newspaper for over thirty years was given Turaga Krishnamohan Award in Journalism. And Smt P Satyavathi who wrote very influential short stories was presented the Turaga Janakirani Award in Literature. About 70 people attended the meeting and as many […]

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An Impressive Cultural Initiative in Vijayawada

  This is perhaps the fourth time I went to Cultural Centre of Vijayawada (CCV). A place for art, culture, language and heritage. A place that is set up in Vijayawada with great passion and maintained with dedication by Sri Y Harischandra Prasad. The Centre is running under the guidance of the renowned archeologist and […]

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Gorakh Pandey’s Lines

 I am posting a poem written by Gorakh Pandey. Pandeyji and I lived in the same hostel in Jawaharlal Nehru University. On the same floor, I remember. I too was a late riser like him. We often ran into each other while brushing at the washrooms when the entire hostel was quiet and everyone had […]

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సర్దుకో లేవు, కానీ …. చెప్పుకోనూ లేవు

సర్దుకో లేవు కానీ …. చెప్పుకోనూ లేవు

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నాది మూడవ కన్ను

దానికగుపించేది నిత్య నిరంతర నిఖిల వర్తమానం

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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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My Crush on Footnotes

I wanted to write about this for a long time, but couldn’t just get to doing it. Mary Beard’s July 26, 2012 blog in the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) jogged my memory. I thought I should get it off my chest without any further delay. It was in 1978 after I entered the portals of Jawaharlal Nehru […]

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Grateful for the Life’s Throw of Dice

Actually I wanted to write this yesterday. Last night itself, to be precise. But when I finished reading this it was quite late in the night. And as the day breaks, things are not in your control. There are things to do. Tasks to complete. People to meet. Calls to make. Meetings to attend. And […]

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