40 Years Story of Karimnagar- Nizamabad rail track జనవరి 30, 2008Posted by bharath in Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Telangana People.
During the harvest season he helped his mother in her work in the fields at six naya paise an hour. Ganga Ram’s life changed in 1953 when he had to walk 110 km from Mallial to Nizamabad. That three-day walk gave his life a new purpose.”It was unacceptable to me that years after Independence we had to travel long distances on foot,” says Ganga Ram. So he dreamt of a railway line that could connect Peddapally, the better developed neighbourhood of Mallial, to Nizamabad. (more…)
Celluloid Chiranjeevi- Fluid Telugu Politics జనవరి 30, 2008Posted by Telangana Utsav in Articles, Telangana.
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Can Chiranjeevi do an NTR in Andhra politics?
Telangana Demand- Deepening crisis in Telugu politics జనవరి 30, 2008Posted by Telangana Utsav in Articles, Deccan, Medak, Telangana.
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Tussle over Telangana
Syed Amin Jafri, Deccan Chronilcle, January 30, 2008
Rumblings in the Congress over separate Telangana statehood continue unabated, giving an impression that these are manifestation of dissidence against the Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, rather than an expression of “pro-Telangana sentiment” prevailing in the backward region.
The Congress Working Committee member and deputy leader in the Lok Sabha, Mr G. Venkatswamy, is still in a defiant mood without caring two hoots for party discipline or the order from the high command not to speak on this sensitive issue. He has emerged as the leader of a dozen-odd elected representatives of the party from Telangana including MPs, MLAs and MLCs. This ginger group is stepping up pressure on the party leadership mainly to embarrass Dr Rajasekhar Reddy, who is perceived by them as the stumbling block in the way of Telangana state.
Fully aware of the designs of Telangana protagonists, who have scores to settle with him either due to ego clash or frustration over not getting plum posts, the Chief Minister initially tried to ignore them but later decided to take on them. Several ministers and MLAs close to him have mounted a counter-attack on Mr Venkataswamy’s “brigade”, questioning the locus standi of senior leaders to rake up Telangana issue when they did nothing for separate statehood during their long political careers. Dr Rajasekhar Reddy himself teased these leaders with his controversial remark that it would not be possible for the UPA government to concede to the demand for separate Telangana before the next elections since there was no consensus among the coalition constituents on the issue and that the Congress could take a decision only if it was able to secure a majority and form the government at the Centre on its own. (more…)
Fascinating Numaish- Hyderabad Exhibition జనవరి 27, 2008Posted by Telangana Utsav in Deccan, English, Hyderabad, Telangana, Urdu.
Started by a small group of young graduates of Osmania University way back in 1937 it grew into an institution popular as Numaish, the All India Industrial Exhibition, which is larger than the dictionary meaning of the word. Numaish showcases clothes, carpets, glassware among a variety of products and new launches in domestic gadgets, fashions and ideas that steal the heart of young and old men and women of all classes. It is a forum for display of the ‘latest’ in everything from several states in the country as well as many Asian neighbours. Exhibition Society Grounds, spread over 24 acres houses around 2500 stalls competing in the show business of the best of the day in clothes, arts, fashions, furniture, electronics, toys for kids, and thousand other things.
There is reason for seeing the numaish once again- get the latest as much your purse can aford, or just do window shopping, or make masti with friends being part of the place where winter nights are melting in light and sound with fun and frolic. Numaish is the institution known for meeting of cultures expressed in their lifestyles and reflected in goods and products.
Around 25 lakh visitors throng the exhibition. Earnings from the 45 day long annual numaish held by Exhibition Society support 18 educational institutions including Kamala Nehru Polytechnic for Women, Vanita Mahila Vidyalaya.
Here’s a brief account of the numaish by Mohammed Shafeeq (India eNews) and pictures by Mohd Yousuf (The Hindu)
Hyderabad’s ‘numaish’ has something for everyone
by Mohammed Shafeeq. India eNews Jan 6, 2008
It is a New Year gift that this city awaits every year. Popularly known as ‘numaish’ – the Urdu word for exhibition – the fair has come a long way since it was first organised in 1937 during the reign of the Nizam.
The All India Industrial Exhibition, an annual shopping event, began Jan 1 and will continue for one-and-a-half months. Many swanky shopping malls might have changed the landscape of the city in the last few years but this open-air shopping mall has its own charm.
All the roads during this part of the year lead to the sprawling exhibition grounds in Nampally in the heart of Hyderabad as people from different parts of the city and even neighbouring districts and states descend to be part of the gala event.
From the carpets of Iran and dry fruits of Jammu and Kashmir to handmade garments from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, handicraft items from all over India and electronic goods of the best brands in the country, the exhibition brings together the best from all around. (more…)
Hyderabad Art- Past & Present జనవరి 25, 2008Posted by bharath in Art, Deccan, Hyderabad, Telangana.
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FROM THE SOUTH Works mounted at the exhibition
Art Elements Gallery presents `Reflections’, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures and functional art by 12 eminent Hyderabad artists. The exhibition tam, Bairu Raghuram, Anjani Reddy, Laxman Aelay, Om Soorya and Vimala Maroju.
The exhibition attempts to project diverse works of art from Hyderabad. Nemiraj shetty, curator of Art Elements says, “The exhibition does not have a particular theme. It is a collection of different works. The only similarity is Hyderabad. All the artists live and work in Hyderabad and the paintings show the culture of the city or rather the changing society from traditional to modernity.”
Shanti Dave, an eminent painter who inaugurated the exhibition, “All these artists have tremendous potential. Art is not appreciated in Hyderabad as we do it here though things are changing now. So it is a great platform to get recognition of their work.”
Present at the inaugural event were Bairu Raghuram and Laxman Aelay. Raghuram’s paintings portray women in rural areas. He portrays women of his city in traditional costumes, against its cultural backdrop He says it is his way of showing the way of life in the rural areas of the region.
And in Aelay’s paintings called `Yaadi‘ and `Malli’ he tries to showcase the traditions of the Telangana region through the paintings of women of the place. (more…)
Internal colonialism & exploitation – Demand for new states జనవరి 24, 2008Posted by bharath in Essays, Hyderabad, Telangana.
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Some of the demands that have already surfaced are Telangana (Andhra Pradesh), Vidarbha (Maharashtra) and the carving of Uttar Pradesh into four units — Purvanchal, Bundelkhand, Harit Pradesh and so on.
While some of them like Telangana go back several years, the other demands are much more recent. There is, however, a difference between the original redrawing of state borders in 1956 and the more recent demands.
The 1956 States Reorganisation Act, which led to the creation of 14 states and six Union territories, was primarily the outcome of linguistic demands. The carving out of a Telugu-speaking state from the earlier Madras province in 1952 set in motion a slew of similar demands that led to the setting up of the SRC.
At the time, the Congress, and Jawaharlal Nehru in particular, was dead against the formation of linguistic states. In hindsight, however, the carving up of India on the basis of language was perhaps a good idea. It defused regional tensions and ensured the break-up of unwieldy provinces.
The current demands have little to do with linguistic nationalism. They are sometimes spurred by ethnicity, but mainly by perceptions of neglect and the desire for economic autonomy. Telangana is one such example. The movement for a separate Telangana — based on grievances that the region was not getting its share of resources and was less developed than the rest of Andhra — has been going on since the 1960s. (more…)
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అణచినకొద్దీ రగులుతున్న ‘తెలంగాణ’
- వెల్చాల జగపతిరావు
Telangana sentiment – Myth & reality జనవరి 23, 2008Posted by Telangana Utsav in Articles.
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- కడెంపల్లి సుధాకర్
No Second Opinion- 2nd SRC Is Fool’s Recipe జనవరి 11, 2008Posted by Telangana Utsav in Articles, Telangana.
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దాంతో ప్రత్యేక రాష్ట్రం అసాధ్యం
ఇది మూడు ప్రాంతాల మనోగతం
Jaiswal community of Hyderabad జనవరి 2, 2008Posted by bharath in Deccan, English, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Jaiswals of Hyderabad
With the establishment of the a Asaf Jahi rule at Golkonda, number of north Indian communities such as Kayasths, Khatris, Brahma-Khsatriyas and Marwadis had come and settled down in Hyderabad. Some of them had accompanied Asaf Jah-I and were awarded high positions in the state administration. Big and extensive jagirs were also granted to some of them for performing meritorious duties. However, the other communities’ like Marwadis, Gujrathis and Jaiswals were mostly traders and dealt in various commodities. The Gujratis were intitially timber merchants but later they took to precious and semi precious stones. The Marwadis had settled in large numbers at Begum Bazar and virtually controlled that market to meet the local requirements.
The Jaiswals came in two batches, one from the western and another from the eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh. They however, excelled in the art of liquor making and settled in the vicinity of the present Narayanguda. They were given permits in lieu of an annual payment made to royal treasury for collecting “Tadi” from the forest and also for making country liquor. They not only excelled in it but later monopolized this trade and had their shops all around Narayanguda. The area was later named after Narayan Pershad, a leading member of Jaiswal community.
Nothing is known about the origin of the Jaiswal community. They were however known as “Kalwars” in North India. It is likely that their ancestors hailed from the town, ‘Jayas’ in Uttar Pradesh and hence came to be known as ‘Jayaswalas’ or “Jayaswals” or “Jaiswals”. The well known Sufi poet, Malik Mohammad Jayasi also belonged to ancient town of Jayas. (more…)