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Why protests against Trump are a bad idea

Why protests against Trump are a bad idea

0 on January 22, 2017, 11:11 am / in Blogs, Editor's Pick

By Ramesh Kandula Looking at the millions of protestors marching across the United States on the eve of presidential inauguration, one can see that Donald Trump cannot hope for a honeymoon period that the newly inducted presidents of USA usually enjoy. The hundreds of thousands of women and various groups of liberal persuasion hitting the streets on the very first […]

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Can Pawan and Politics go together?

Can Pawan and Politics go together?

0 on January 3, 2017, 1:21 pm / in Blogs, Politics

By Ramesh Kandula Pawan Kalyan is serious about his political foray. His Uddanam visit is an indication of this intent. But has he been able to get a hold of the way politics operate in our state? The latest gig seems to be an attempt on the part of the Pawan Kalyan to show that he is very much into […]

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Can Telangana Today ‘make a difference’?

Can Telangana Today ‘make a difference’?

0 on December 27, 2016, 3:51 pm / in Blogs, Media

By Ramesh Kandula Can Telangana Today, the latest media venture from the KCR stable, be the ‘true’ voice of Telangana and ‘make a ‘difference’ in the overcrowded Hyderabad market? A couple of weeks is not much of a time for a newspaper, but the jury seems to be in already. The look and feel of the paper is good, and the […]

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The fishy defense is foul

The fishy defense is foul

0 on June 9, 2012, 11:54 am / in Blogs, Headlines

By Ramesh Kandula The state government has been correctly taken to task by many political parties and leaders for failing to make proper arrangements for distribution fish medicine, resulting in stampede and chaos during the event. But what one has not expected is the surprising reaction from a section of political leaders and activists. Leaders like Congress MP Madhu Yashki […]

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Pimping news with Tara Chowdary

Pimping news with Tara Chowdary

0 on April 3, 2012, 5:19 pm / in Blogs, Headlines

By Ramesh Kandula The Tara Chowdary case, reported widely in the electronic media, provides a little insight into how our news channels operate. The Tara episode and the inquisitorial manner in which it was treated by the channels is by no means an accurate mirror of the depths to which our reporting has plunged. But the inconsiderate, loose and voyeuristic […]

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Is it science or Sanskrit that keeps a satellite in orbit?

Is it science or Sanskrit that keeps a satellite in orbit?

0 on April 3, 2012, 10:59 am / in Blogs

The Spanish painter Francisco de Goya produced a series of etchings in 1797, the most famous of which he titled: El sueño de la razón produce monstruos (The Sleep of Reason brings forth Monsters). In this masterpiece of thought and technique, a writer is asleep at his desk, his head resting in his arms, while behind him are owls, bats, […]

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Earth Hour? It’s a big joke!

Earth Hour? It’s a big joke!

0 on March 31, 2012, 10:03 pm / in Blogs, Headlines

By Ramesh Kandula Earth Hour has become an annual farce with many dubious supporters rallying for the cause. In Hyderabad, people have been called upon to switch off their lights from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Saturday to express their solidarity for the cause of environment. This cause gets liberal help by the elite classes everywhere, and sections of […]

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Is TDP relevant to today's politics?

30 years of TDP – Is it still relevant?

0 on March 29, 2012, 5:35 pm / in Blogs, Editor's Pick

By Ramesh Kandula It was historical necessity that catapulted Telugu Desam Party onto the centre-stage of Andhra Pradesh politics three decades back. The regional party’s continued relevance in the changing sociopolitical dynamics has now become a matter of intense debate both within and outside TDP. Saddled in its longest innings in the opposition benches, the party is passing through one […]

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TDP standing at crossroads at 30

TDP standing at crossroads at 30

7 on March 29, 2012, 12:06 pm / in Blogs

By Saye Sekhar It has been 30 years since a revolution surfaced on the Indian political arena. The revolution has a name and fame too. It was the legendary thespian of the Telugu tinsel town Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao , undoubtedly the darling of masses, who announced the formation of a regional political party on this 29th day of March […]

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Silver Lining in the By-Elections

Silver Lining in the By-Elections

0 on March 27, 2012, 12:12 pm / in Blogs

By Nalamotu Cakrahvarthy Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Nagam Janardhan Reddy must be congratulated for their recent hard-fought victory in the by-elections. Yes, the winning candidates spent a lot of money; but, so did the losing parties. Like in every other election, TRS contested on a single issue platform of a separate state. TRS claimed that […]

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