Tag Archives: Indian Politics

Looking back at 2011

Although it is ‘Kolaveri Di’ which will go down as the biggest rage of 2011 that captured the nation’s attention, it is the common housewife in the TV commercial for a tea brand who uttered the line that captured the mood of the nation. She said, “Desh Ubhal Raha Hai.”  This one line tells the […]

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Break the Spell : Keep the State United

One can love Telangana, be an uncompromising champion of Telangana but still be not in favour of a division of Andhra Pradesh, or a separate Telangana State. We need to show that there is no contradiction between being a champion of Telangana interests and at the same time be a staunch supporter of a United […]

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Where Are the Battle Lines?

Demand for unity exists in both the Nizam region as well as in the Coastal and Rayalaseema regions. Likewise demand for division exists in Coastal and Rayalaseema regions along with the Nizam region. The battle lines in Andhra Pradesh, therefore, are drawn not between Telangana and the rest of the state. They are drawn between […]

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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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The State And The Challenger

I wrote this immediately after the first reported massacre in Chattisgarh in the year 2008. There is quite a lot which is still relevant today.

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