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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Emotional Cost of Division of Andhra Pradesh

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 […]

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Andhra Pradesh Division: Chances Are Slim

In this interview to Gemini News, I discuss why the chances of division of Andhra Pradesh are very slim.  

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Corruption in India’s Elections

Sometime ago I spoke on corruption, electoral malpractices, and the need to change the electoral system at a CII conference. This is a part of the talk recorded by the Hybiz Tv.

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ధర్మవరపు సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం గారితో

ధర్మవరపు గారితో నా పరిచయం, స్నేహం సుమారు రెండు దశాబ్దాల నాటివి. అంతటి స్నేహశీలి, సంస్కారవంతుడు నాకు మిత్రుడవడం నా భాగ్యం. జీవితాన్ని అమితం గా ప్రేమించిఇన వ్యక్తి. మంచి భోజనం, చక్కటి సంభాషణ, దూర ప్రాంతాలకు ప్రయాణాలు, సంగీతం, సాహిత్యం, ఇవన్నీ ఎంతగానో రసించి ఆస్వాదించిన వ్యక్తి. ఎన్ని పద్యాలు నోటికి వచ్చో ఆయనకు. మృదువైన హాస్యం అందించగలరు, ఎదుటి వారి నుంచి అందుకోగలరు. నేను ఎన్నికల్లో పోటీ చేసినప్పుడు నాకోసం ప్రచారం చేయడానికి వచ్చి […]

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Politics of Bharat Ratna

This @PTI_News tweet captures the subtle pecking order of Bharat Ratnas in the public mind: “Professor CNR Rao also awarded Bharat Ratna”. It meant that along with Sachin Tendulkar, Rao also was given our Republic’s highest civilian award. While Sachin may have deserved the award, Rao surely did not deserve the also. Coming as it […]

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Is it Telugu Vs Telugu?

I participated in a discussion on CNN-IBN which posed the question whether it is Telugu Vs Telugu in the unfolding drama of the Centre’s move to divide the state of Andhra Pradesh? I argued that it is not Telugu Vs Telugu but it is Integrationists Vs Separatists.        

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