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Dr Y V Reddy pens his bio in Telugu

Dr Y V Reddy pens his bio in Telugu

0 on January 7, 2017, 9:45 am / in Books & More, Editor's Pick

This happens rarely, and would certainly gladden the hearts of Telugu lovers. Senior bureacrat and former RBI Governor Y Venugopal Reddy brought out his autobiography in Telugu first. The book ‘Naa Jnaapakalu’ was released on Friday at a programme in Hyderabad by veteran politician S Jaipal Reddy. Speaking on the occasion, Venugopal Reddy, born in Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, said […]

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How BJP targeted its critics

How BJP targeted its critics

0 on December 28, 2016, 8:58 am / in Books & More

A new book claims that the ruling BJP was actively behind the negative campaigns in social media against celebrities, politicians and journalists who were opposed to the saffron party. ‘I Am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP’s Digital Army’ written by Swati Chaturvedi details the modus operandi allegedly adopted by the BJP backroom boys and girls to […]

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Nayudamma: An Untouchable by Profession

Nayudamma: An Untouchable by Profession

0 on April 29, 2013, 1:27 pm / in Books & More, Editor's Pick

By Ramesh Kandula It is not easy to write the biography of a scientist. The hallowed precincts of scientific research, around which the lives of scientists revolve, offer little scope for any drama. Theirs is a dull, dour and colourless avocation which is of little interest even to the high brow, let alone the common man. It is to the […]

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Simi Valley High School senior Bhavyasri Kodali (right) talks about her first published mystery novel called "Vindictive" with her classmate

VJA girl publishes mystery novel in US

0 on March 23, 2012, 12:15 pm / in Books & More, Headlines

She is just a teenager still in High School, but her book, written in spare time, is already a hit with 25,000 copies sold. Born to a family hailing from Vijayawada, Bhavyasri Kodali, a 17-year-old student at Simi Valley, California, released her first novel “Vindictive” in January this year. Set in Manhattan, it’s the story of three friends who let […]

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‘My Father Baliah’ chronicles the Dalit yearning for education

‘My Father Baliah’ chronicles the Dalit yearning for education

0 on January 27, 2012, 8:12 pm / in Books & More, Headlines

By Srinivasa Rao Bodduluri Though not commensurate with the huge population, Creative Writing by Indians has become common. Still, finding an English book of a Telugu writer, among the piles of foreign ones interspersed here and there, with Indian writings, gives a refreshing breather. More so, with ‘My Father Baliah’; a recently released memoir of Y.B. Satyanarayana by Harper Collins. […]

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Aravinda Rao turns to religious studies

Aravinda Rao turns to religious studies

0 on January 17, 2012, 11:36 am / in Books & More

Former DGP K Aravinda Rao is busy nowadays in pursuing his passion for Hindu religious and spiritual legacy. The 1977-batch IPS officer who had an eventful career in the state police had recently done his Ph.D on Hindu scriptures. He was awarded Ph.D by the Potti Sriramulu Telugu University for his thesis ‘Epistemological reasoning in Upanishads’.  He had registered for […]

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Mallemala’s expose of filmy people in autobio

Mallemala’s expose of filmy people in autobio

0 on December 11, 2011, 12:07 pm / in Books & More, Editor's Pick, Movies, Resources, Telugu Films

Mallemala’s autobiography Idee Naa Katha, which capsuled 50 years of his experiences in the Telugu film industry, was rare in that it exposed the shady side of the leading personalities of Tollywood. The book became controversial even before it hit the market because of its inflammable contents. It is to the credit of this earthy, no-nonsense man that he chose […]

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Veena Malik as ISI grenade

Veena Malik as ISI grenade

0 on December 4, 2011, 11:50 am / in Books & More, Headlines

Pakistani model and actress VeenaMalik of Bigg Boss fame is in the news for a photograph of her posing nude. The alleged picture appeared on the Indian online edition of the international monthly men’s lifestyle magazine FHM. The photo is sensuously provocative as the almost-nude Malik appeared with the letters “ISI”  tattooed on her arm. The cover page of December […]

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A rare picture of Ramoji with wife

Can you recognize Ramoji?

1 on December 3, 2011, 1:19 pm / in Books & More, Editor's Pick, Media

Ramoji Rao is a publicity-shy person. Until recently, he would always frown at any pictures of him or his family being published in his paper. Hence it can be considered a rarity that a commemorative edition was published on the occasion of Ramoji Rao’s diamond jubilee – completion of 75 years – anniversary. The well produced book is unique in […]

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Chetan with wife Anusha

Does Chetan Bhagat Know English?

1 on November 21, 2011, 6:02 pm / in Books & More

No prizes for guessing the writer who sold the maximum number of books in India. It is Chetan Bhagat, the king of paperback, who has created a record of sorts in the publishing history of the country by selling – hold your breath – 50 lakh copies of his novels. Starting with Five Point Someone to the latest Revolution 2020, […]

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