Editor’s Pick

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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Kancha Ilaiah offered VC post?

Kancha Ilaiah offered VC post?

0 on April 29, 2013, 8:50 am / in Editor's Pick, Headlines, Politics

Prof Kancha Ilaiah, a self-declared anti-Hindu, is also a known KCR baiter. He has been upping the ante against TRS and KCR ‘s family and against the agitation for separate Telangana for some time now. He recently even advised K Kesava Rao, whom he sees as a BC leader, not to think of switching sides to TRS. Ilaiah is known […]

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The TTD pointman for pleasing VIPs

How Dollar Seshadri manages to stay put in TTD

0 on September 9, 2012, 8:55 pm / in Editor's Pick, Headlines

There is a curious tale behind Dollar Seshadri’s extension recently by the TTD. It may be recalled that the man for all seasons was given a two-year extension by the board amid protests, followed by a writ petition in the High Court. The Board’s note in this regard said that the services of the controversial insider of the Tirumala temple […]

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Prof Ilaiah suspects provocation for suicides

Ilaiah: Political gain behind suicide spate

0 on April 11, 2012, 1:11 pm / in Editor's Pick, Headlines

Prof Kancha Ilaiah, a bitter critic of TRS and its politics, questioned the premise that the poor and the lower-caste people were committing suicide for the cause of a separate state of Telangana. Pointing out that no socio-psychological study has been conducted to understand the real cause and circumstances of these deaths, reported to be in the range of 750 […]

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A new media celebrity in AP

RK’s love for celebrity status

0 on April 9, 2012, 1:27 pm / in Editor's Pick, Media, Politics

Is Andhra Jyothy managing director V Radhakrishna getting publicity-crazy? After assuming the management of Andhra Jyothy, RK, as he is known, never allowed his or his family pictures or news items to be published in his newspaper. However, since the launching of ABN Channel, his craving for publicity seems to have increased manifold, his detractors point out. Even for neutral […]

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Shirdi overtaking Tirumala as pilgrim centre?

Shirdi overtaking Tirumala as pilgrim centre?

0 on April 6, 2012, 11:51 am / in Editor's Pick, Headlines, Politics

Tirumala is known in India as the richest temple. But Lord Venkateswara is likely to be overtaken by Sai Baba of Shirdi, if the present trends are any indication. Sai Baba, a Muslim fakir (whose real name is unknown), who combined the teachings of Islam and Hinduism, came to Shirdi in Ahmadnagar district of Maharashtra  in 1850s and became a […]

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Latest Thums Up advt

Mahesh ahead of Shah Rukh in popularity

0 on March 30, 2012, 11:53 am / in Business, Editor's Pick, Headlines, Movies

“Is Mahesh Babu the first regional star to get a national campaign with not a single Hindi film?” This awe-evoking question on Twitter is an example of how Tollywood star Mahesh created a sensation of sorts with his Thums Up campaign for the national audience. Mahesh replaced Bollywood star Akshay Kumar as Thums Up brand ambassador. Mahesh and earlier Chiranjeevi […]

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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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A peek into Jagan’s mind

A peek into Jagan’s mind

0 on March 17, 2012, 10:04 am / in Editor's Pick, Politics

Jagan’s political psychology is very complex to unravel. His leadership traits are as strange as his emergence on the political scene of the state. Jagan is of course very focussed and committed to his set of values, but the question that has been bothering both the pundit and the layman is what constitutes his political personality. The article in Saturday’s […]

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A Teen’s Tribute to a Titan

A Teen’s Tribute to a Titan

0 on March 16, 2012, 9:32 pm / in Blogs, Editor's Pick, Headlines

Dear Sachin, Let’s start off with the simple things. Congratulations. I’m wondering though, if that’s appropriate enough. Isn’t that what they normally say when one achieves something ? Not to you perhaps. To whom no encomium is sufficiently worthy, no reward fulfilling enough, no achievement befitting enough. So you have it finally. It may have been Bangladesh. May have been […]

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