Final decision on Telangana- Road map and potholes? జనవరి 18, 2013Posted by bharath in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, compromise, Congress, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Tags: Rahul Gandhi, sushilkumar shinde, union territory
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Final decision on Telangana unlikely by month-end
J Balaji, The Hindu, New Delhi, January 18, 2013
Will the Centre agree to create a separate state of Telangana or not? This is the question on top of every one’s mind as the January 28 deadline set by Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde approaches.
Indications available here suggest that it would not be a clear yes or no. According to political leaders and officers in the know of things, the Centre is likely to unveil a road map for considering the demand.
Some of the key elements in the contemplated road map include an official committee to suggest measures for earmarking revenue divisions, water sharing and the demand for making Hyderabad the common capital of both Seemandhra and Telangana for some time. (more…)
లెక్కలు తేల్చాలి, అపోహలు పోవాలి – చలసాని శ్రీనివాస్ డిసెంబర్ 22, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhra, Congress, Hyderabad, Polavaram, Rayalaseema, regionalism, suicide, Telangana, Telugu (తెలుగు), YSR.
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లెక్కలు తేల్చాలి, అపోహలు పోవాలి
- చలసాని శ్రీనివాస్
1972లో ఆంధ్ర ఉద్యమాన్ని అణిచివేస్తూ డిసెంబరు 21న ప్రధాని ఇందిర అధికారికంగా రాష్ట్రాన్ని విడగొట్టేది లేదని ఆంధ్రులు శాశ్వతమని నమ్మారు. అదే రోజు విడిపోయి వుంటే తీర సీమాంధ్రలు దేశంలోనే నెంబర్ 1గా ఉండేవి. పోయి మీ ప్రాంతాలలో స్వాభిమానంతో పాటు బతకండని, తెలంగాణ వస్తే లక్షల మంది ఉద్యోగాలు లాక్కుని తీరుతామని బెదిరిస్తుంటే అక్కడ స్థిరపడ్డ మిగతా ప్రాంతవాసులు ఎక్కడికి పోవాలి.. చావాలా అంటూ ఆవేదన చెందే వారి ఇబ్బందులను పట్టించుకోవాలి కదా?
ఆంధ్రులూ ఆలోచించాలని లవణం, రమణ, రాంప్రసాద్లు రాసిన వ్యాసాల తీరు వేరుగా ఉన్నా మూడూ ఆంధ్రుల ఆవేదనను వెలిబుచ్చాయి. తీర సీమాంధ్రులు అన్ని విధాలుగా త్యాగంచేసినా ఎంతకాలమీ గొడవని విసుగు చెందే లవణం గారు ప్రత్యేక రాష్ట్రం కోరి ఉండవచ్చు. కోస్తా అభివృద్ధిని అడగక ఫక్తు రాజకీయ స్వార్థం కోసం జై ఆంధ్ర వాదులని విమర్శించే కొందరు సమైక్య వాదులు ఉన్నారు. అదే విధంగా కొద్దిమంది రియల్ ఎస్టేట్ బ్రోకర్లో లేదా కొందరు ప్రత్యేక తెలంగాణ నాయకుల కాల్మొక్కి వారి దయతోనో నీళ్ళెవడికీ అక్కర్లేదంటూ హైదరాబాద్ కె సిఆర్ గారి సొత్తనే జై ఆంధ్రవాదులూ ఉన్నారు.
వాస్తవానికి నీటి పారుదల, హైదరాబాద్లో స్థ్థిరపడ్డ వారి భవిష్యత్తు, తీర సీమాం ధ్ర యువత ఉపాధి-ఉద్యోగాల సమస్యలని విభజనకు ‘ముందే’ పరిష్కరించకుండా విభజనకి ఎవరు అంగీకరించినా అది కోస్తా , రాయలసీమ ప్రాంతాల వాసులకు ఖచ్చితంగా ఆత్మహత్యా సదృశమే అవుతుంది. నిజంగానే అలా హక్కులని తాకట్టు పెడితే ఇప్పుడు పెరిగిన రేట్లు నీటిపై రాసిన మాటలై గాలి బుడగలై నీరు, నిధులు, ఉద్యోగాలు ఏమీ దక్కవు; ఆ తరువాత కోస్తా, సీమ ప్రజలు బోరున విలపించినా లాభం ఉండదు. మోసపోవడం ఆంధ్రులకి కొత్త కాదు. (more…)
Tags: CPI ML, insurgency, Jonathan Kennedy, LWE, Maoist, Naxalism, people's armed struggle, PWG, revolution, Sunil Purushotham, Telengana, tribal
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Comparative Studies in Society and History 2012; 54(4): 832–862
Beyond Naxalbari: A Comparative Analysis of Maoist Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Independent India
JONATHAN KENNEDY, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
SUNIL PURUSHOTHAM, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
This paper demonstrates that there have been three distinct waves of Maoist insurgency in India since 1947. We construct an ideal typical model of Maoist insurgency that is used to compare the roles played by local populations, insurgents, and state counterinsurgency measures across space and time. This allows us to demonstrate that the commonly accepted narrative of Indian Maoist insurgency must be fundamentally rethought. The Naxalbari outbreak in 1967 and the subsequent insurgency in West Bengal is generally agreed to be the central point in the history of Maoist insurgency in India. But our analysis demonstrates that it was comparatively short-lived and atypical. We instead trace the genealogy of Indian Maoism to Telengana in the late 1940s. The common feature linking all three waves is the persistence of insurgent activity among various tribal or adivasi communities in the central Indian “tribal belt.” Their overriding grievances are the historically iniquitous relationships produced by the processes of state and market expansion that have incorporated and subordinated adivasi populations who previously had a large degree of socioeconomic and political autonomy. The state’s counterinsurgency strategy has consisted of violence combined with developmental and governance interventions. This has pushed Maoist insurgency to the margins of Indian political life but has been unable to eliminate insurgent activity or address the fundamental grievances of adivasis. We conclude by arguing that Maoist insurgency in India should not be considered as crime to be resolved by state violence, or as an economic problem requiring the intensification of developmental measures, but as a matter of politics.
Over the past two decades, as the political influence of Marxism has declined in most of the world, Maoist insurgency in India has not only persisted but expanded. Union Minister of Home Affairs P. Chidambaram (2009) estimates that Maoist insurgents are active in 223 of India’s 626 districts – although only 90 are consistently affected by insurgent violence—and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (2006) has stated that the insurgency poses “the single biggest internal-security challenge” India has ever faced. Maoist insurgency is not, however, a recent phenomenon: although the insurgents have failed to seize state power, insurgencies involving various combinations of left-wing organizations and rural inhabitants have occurred in ebbs and flows since independence. Table I uses data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program/ Peace Research Institute Oslo (UCDP/PRIO) “Armed Conflict Database” to demonstrate that there have been three distinct waves of Maoist insurgent activity. These were not necessarily referred to as Maoist insurgencies at the time, but they all involved an armed conflict between the state and a political organization that legitimized its activities with reference to communist and Maoist ideology and strategy. (more…)
OU Arts College: A historic masterpiece అక్టోబర్ 28, 2012Posted by bharath in Art, cosmopolitan, Culture, Deccan, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Nizam, Osmania, Telangana, universities.
Tags: Arts COllege, Indo-Sarcenic, Monsieur Jasper, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, Srikanth Varkala
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Arts College: a historic masterpiece
The Hindu, Hyderabad, October 8, 2012
The building in pinkish granite stone represents a harmonious blend of pillars and lintel style of Ajanta and Ellora
The architectural uniqueness stirs romance and the stunning structure blows the mind. The unspoiled edifice reveals majesty and is the nucleus of the 95-year old Osmania University. This is the College of Arts and Social Sciences of the famed OU, popularly known as the Arts College. It is one of the major heritage structures in Hyderabad.
A team of experts travelled around the world to find the right design and the right person who could design this historic masterpiece.
The credit for the architecture goes to Monsieur Jasper, a Belgian architect.
Jasper prepared a detailed plan of all the university buildings. The execution of the plans was done by Nawab Zain Yar Jung, who was later awarded a Padma Bhushan for his outstanding service to the field of architecture.
HALLS OF FAME: The credit for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, OU architecture goes to Monsieur Jasper, a Belgian architect. The execution of the plans was done by Nawab Zain Yar Jung. Photo: Special Arrangement
Osmania University Arts College – A Marvel in Stone అక్టోబర్ 28, 2012Posted by bharath in Art, Culture, Deccan, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Nizam, Telangana, Videos.
Tags: best universities, Monsieur Jasper, Osmania University, OU, The Hindu
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Arts College- A Marvel in Stone
The Hindu Oct 8, 2012
University College of Arts and Social Sciences on Osmania University campus is the best example of Indo-Sarcenic architecture. Many a famous personality in India studied in this building. This is the first video documentary on the building.
Video documentary is presented by Department of Communication and Journalism, Osmania University
‘Arabi marfa’ of Hyderabad continues to be a hit even now అక్టోబర్ 26, 2012Posted by bharath in Art, Culture, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Nizam, Telangana.
Tags: Africa, Marfa, Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, Raja of Wanaparthy, Shah Ali Banda, Siddis
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From the era of the Nizams ‘Arabi marfa’ continues to be a hit even now
Staff Reporter, Hyderabad, The Hindu, October 26, 2012
The band was introduced in the city by the Siddis, an ethnic group of African descent
Brass band may be the rage among youth but ‘Arabi marfa’ still holds its own in Hyderabad. Few celebrations are complete without the Arabic band, particularly in the old city. The high price commanded by it is proof of its popularity.
Be it marriage, festival or election time, Arabi marfa is what one turns to for that rhythmic beat which has everyone swinging. The band was introduced to the city by the Siddis, an ethnic group of African descent.
The 6th Nizam, Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, recruited them being impressed by their physical strength and horsemanship. The Siddis were earlier believed to be working for the Raja of Wanaparthy, it is said. Their descendants now stay in and around A.C. Guards and a few groups are active musicians.
OLD WORLD CHARM: Musicians use ‘dholaks’, steel pots, a small drum called ‘marfa’ and wooden strips called ‘thapi’ in bands. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
Those in the profession can be easily recognised as they strut around donning shirts, lungis and red-chequered scarves playing ‘dholaks’, steel pots, a small drum called ‘marfa’ and wooden strips called ‘thapi’.
“Each instrument forms an integral part of the band, and if played together gives a pulsating rhythm,” says Salaam Basher, a second generation musician at Shah Ali Banda. (more…)
Uncertainty on Telangana creation persists అక్టోబర్ 25, 2012Posted by bharath in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Congress, corruption, Economy, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, JAC, KCR, politics, regionalism, Sonia, students, Telangana.
Tags: elections 2014, Telangana Congress
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Uncertainty on Telangana creation persists
PTI, October 24,2012
HYDERABAD: Uncertainty over creation of a new Telangana state persists as the Congress high command and the Centre continued discussions on the issue.
“The process of negotiations is continuing and no decision will be possible till a consensus is arrived at (on the demand for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh),” is reportedly the refrain of Congress leaders.
A group of ministers from Telangana region who held “talks” with the Congress top brass in New Delhi last week were given to understand that the party would take its time before announcing anything concrete on the statehood issue.
“We may have to wait till the end of Parliament’s Budget session next year,” one of the ministers, who was part of the group, said on his return here.
Given its preoccupation with too many other issues, including the forthcoming elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the Congress leadership was not in a position to focus its attention on Telangana, he pointed out. (more…)
Telangana movement is propelled by people, not TRS or KCR : Kishan Reddy సెప్టెంబర్ 24, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, BJP, Congress, elections, Hyderabad, KCR, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Telangana, TRS, violence.
Tags: 2014 elections, bjp leaders, Kakinada resolution, KCR, Kishan Reddy, Million March, one vote for two states, Telangana in 100 days, Telangana March
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‘Telangana movement is propelled by people, not TRS or KCR’
The New Indian Express, September 24, 2012
BJP state president G Kishan Reddy speaks on Telangana Movement, Telangana March, etc in an interview to Express.
Q) What is your view on the Telangana Joint Action Committee’s call for ‘Telangana March’ in the city on September 30?
A) The TJAC has decided the programme without consulting it’s political constituents. However, the BJP has extended it’s solidarity and decided to take part in the programme. BJP leaders of the Telangana districts would soon meet to prepare an action plan for making the march a grand success
Q) TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao is maintaining silence on the Telangana March. Do you think the programme will be organised at the expected level?
A) What do you mean? You should not forget past experiences! TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao did not take part in any programme for which a call was given by the TJAC. But, the BJP has played an active role in every programme. Even the Million March was not supported by the TRS. To protect his existence, KCR took part in it at the final hour.
Q) TRS chief claims that the TRS and the Telangana Movement are one and the same. What do you say?
A) It is wrong and that sort of image has been cultivated by certain sections of the media. If that was true, how come the TRS chief failed in the Mahabubnagar Assembly constituency by-elections which falls under his own parliamentary constituency? How come TRS win the Parakal by-election by only a margin of 1500 votes? TRS is just one of the political parties in the region and not the whole Telangana Movement. (more…)
KCR draws a blank in Delhi, feels betrayed సెప్టెంబర్ 16, 2012Posted by bharath in agitation, Andhra, BJP, Congress, drama, elections, GHMC, Hyderabad, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, KTR, Manjira, Mulki, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, Sonia, suicide, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan.
Tags: 2014 elections, Delhi darshan, hope and despair, keshava, Keshava Rao, KK, Lok Sabha, rama rao, signals, Sonia's gift, Swami Goud, Telangana March
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KCR draws a blank in Delhi, feels betrayed
Express News Service – HYDERABAD, 16th September 2012
The Telangana Joint Action Committee has decided to force the Telangana Congress MPs to participate in the Telangana March in Hyderabad on September 30.
TJAC leaders are learnt to have received credible information that TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been camping in Delhi for several days, has failed to get a positive assurance on creation of Telangana state.
Moreover, the negative signals they had received in Hyderabad in the past were confirmed during his current stay in Delhi, says a close aide to the TRS chief.
Party sources say the TRS chief is now convinced that the Centre is back to its delaying tactics and has betrayed him.
He will be returning shortly to Hyderabad and convening a party Politburo meeting to chalk out future course of action.
“If the Centre announces Telangana state, there will be joy. If not, there will be war,” declared KT Rama Rao, TRS legislator and KCR’s son. (more…)
Tags: 1956, backwardness of Rayalaseema, Bhuman, Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy, capital city, Chandrababu Naidu, Coastal Andhra, Dilip Kumar, factionists, Kadapa, padayatra, Ramana Reddy, RJAC, September, TJAC
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Seema leaders seek new state
August 27, 2012 Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad
Leaders from Rayalaseema on Sunday demanded a separate state in the event of a Telangana state being formed stating that they could not remain with Coastal Andhra. In a meeting held in a private function hall in Khairatabad, organised by former TD legislator Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy, the leaders decided to form a Rayalaseema Joint Action Committee on the lines of the TJAC for Telangana. It was also decided to form JACs for all professional sections of the society to fight against injustice to the region as well as for separate statehood.
Mr Byreddy Rajasekhar Reddy announced that he would undertake a 40-day padayatra covering all the villages in the four districts of Rayalaseema soon. He also demanded TD chief N. Chandrababu Naidu mention the backwardness of the Rayalaseema region in the proposed letter on the Telangana statehood issue in the first week of September. (more…)