Tag Archives: Telangana

This is My Charminar

I came to live in Hyderabad in 1992, a few months after I returned from the London School of Economics (LSE). Economic reforms have just been unveiled in India. Perhaps no other city adapted itself so fully and quickly to the liberalized and globalised phase of the Indian economy as did Hyderabad. Today you will […]

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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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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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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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Tadepalligudem Public Meeting Photos

A huge public meeting was held on 21/09/2013 in Tadepalligudem to protest against the move to divide the state. I addressed the gathering. Some pictures of the meeting.  

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Tadepalligudem Public Meeting Video

On 21 September 2013 a huge public meeting was held in Tadepalligudem to protest against the move to divide Andhra Pradesh. This is a video recording of my address to the gathering.  

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Sikkolu Samaikya Garjana Photos

On 20 September 2013 a huge public meeting ‘Sikkolu Samaikya Garjana’ was held in Srikakulam. I addressed the gathering. Here are some of the photographs of the occasion.    

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