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అతనొక శాస్త్రవేత్త కాదు. ఇంజనీరు అంతకన్నా కాదు. వచ్చీ రాని చదువు చదివిన ఓ పల్లెటూరి బిడ్డ మాత్రమే. కానీ, తల్లి కష్టాన్ని చూసి చలించి, ఆ పనిని సులువు చేసే యంత్రాన్ని కనిపెట్టిండు. తాను రూపొందించిన యంత్రం విజయవంతం కావడంతో దానికి తల్లి పేరే పెట్టుకుని రుణం తీర్చుకున్నడు ఆ గ్రామీణ శాస్త్రవేత్త, తెలంగాణ ముద్దుబిడ్డ మల్లేష్, అతడికి స్ఫూర్తినిచ్చిన తల్లి లక్ష్మిపై ‘బతుకమ్మ’ ప్రత్యేక కథనం.
~ రచ్చ శ్రీనివాస్, టీన్యూస్, ఆలేరు టౌన్
నల్లగొండ జిల్లా ఆలేరు మండలం శారాజిపేట గ్రామానికి చెందిన చింతకింది మల్లేష్ రెక్కాడితే గానీ డొక్కాడని నిరుపేద చేనేత కుటుంబంలో పుట్టిండు. ఏడేళ్ల నిరంతర శ్రమ ఫలితంగా ‘ఆసు పోసే యంత్రానికి’ రూపకల్పన చేసిండు. మొదట్లో పడరాని పాట్లు పడ్డడు. వినరాని మాటలు విన్నడు. కానీ, ఇవ్వాళ ఆ యంత్రం పనితీరు విజయవంతం కావడంతో అందరితో ‘శెభాష్’ అనిపించుకుంటున్నడు. తాను ఆవిష్కరించిన ఆ యంత్రానికి పేటెంట్ హక్కును కూడా సంపాదించుకున్నడు. అన్నిటికీ మించి, అమ్మ పడుతున్న కష్టాన్ని చూసి చలించిపోయి దాన్ని సులువు చేసే యంత్రాన్ని కనిపెట్టిన ఈ బిడ్డ ఆ యంత్రానికి ‘లక్ష్మి అసు యంత్రం’ అని తన తల్లి పేరే పెట్టుకున్నడు. అట్ల తల్లి రుణం తీర్చుకున్న ఈ బిడ్డ రాష్ట్రంలోనే కాదు, దేశంలోని నేతకారులందరికీ ముద్దుబిడ్డ అయ్యిండు. అయితే, ఆయన తన ఆవిష్కరణకు మూలం ‘కులవృత్తే’ అన్నడు. తామందరూ వదిలి పెట్టకుండా కొనసాగుతున్న కుల వృత్తే నన్ను ‘శాస్త్రవేత్త’ను చేసిందని అన్నడు. అష్టకష్టాలు పడైనా సరే, తమ వృత్తిని కొనసాగించుకోవాలన్న స్పృహే తనను ఇవ్వాళ నలుగురిలో గుర్తింపుకు కారణమైందని ఆయన సవినయంగా మనవి చేసిండు. అదీ ఈ నల్లగొండ బిడ్డ వినవూమత. ఇంతకీ మల్లేష్ కనిపెట్టిన ఆ యంత్రం ఏమిటి? అసలు ‘అసు’ పోయడం అంటే ఏంది? మొత్తంగా, ఎట్లా ఆయన ఆ సరికొత్త యంత్రాన్ని ఆవిష్కరించిండో చూద్దాం….
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రాష్ట్రంలో ఒక్క నల్లగొండ జిల్లాలోనే 40 వేల కుటుంబాల దాకా చేనేత వృత్తిపై ఆధారపడి బతుకుతున్నయి. ఎంత కష్టపడినా వాళ్ల పేదరికం పోతలేదు. ఎన్ని రకాల బట్టలు నేసినా వారి కష్టాలు తీరడం లేదు. చింతకింది మల్లేష్ కుటుంబం కూడా అటువంటిదే. తనది ఆలేరు మండలం శారాజిపేట అనే చిన్న గ్రామం. 7వ తరగతి దాకా చదువుకున్నడు. రెక్కాడితే గానీ డొక్కాడని పరిస్థితిలో మల్లేష్ తండ్రి తన ఇద్దరు కొడుకుల్ని చదువు మాన్పించి మగ్గం నేయమన్నడు. మగ్గం నేయడం అంటే అనుకున్నంత ఈజీ కాదు. మొదట చీర నేయాలంటే ముందు ‘ఆసు’ పోయాలి. ‘ఆసు పోయడం’ అంటే పట్టుదారాన్ని కొయ్యకు చుట్డడం. ఒక కొయ్య నుంచి 40 కొయ్యలకు 9 వేల సార్లు అలా చెయ్యి తిప్పాలి. (more…)
Telangana Congress Party soon – strategy to face 2014 elections ఏప్రిల్ 29, 2012Posted by bharath in Congress, elections, GHMC, JAC, Karimnagar, Mulki, Nalgonda, politics, regionalism, Sonia, Telangana, TRS, Y S Jagan.
Tags: 2014 elections, bypolls, G Vivenanada, Gutha Sukhender Reddy, Madhu Yashki Goud, Manda Jagannatham, new party, Ponnam Prabhakar, Sircilla Rajaiah, T Balaram Naik, Telangana Congress, YSRC
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Telangana Congress leaders may float new party
Jinka Nagaraju, TNN | Apr 29, 2012 The Times of India
HYDERABAD: Caught between a party high command that appears to be indifferent to the separate state demand and complete political isolation in their region, Telangana Congress leaders are veering round to perhaps the only option open to them: Floating a sub-regional political outfit.
In a series of informal meetings over the past few weeks, during which the Congress high command moved from a stance of complete apathy to the suspension of 8 MPs from the Lok Sabha on the statehood issue, the Telangana Congress leaders have more or less concluded that steering an independent course by which they can up the ante on Telangana is the only way to ensure their political survival.
The T leaders are of the view that the decisive moment to part ways with the Congress has come. “While the bypolls to 18 assembly seats and one Lok Sabha constituency can be politically course changing for the state, the Congress high command appears to be preoccupied with the Presidential poll. The party’s silence after July will be taken as a clear ‘No’ to Telangana. Then, we will take the matter to the people not as Congressmen but as Telangana Congressmen,” said one MP. (more…)
Politics of targeting Dr Cheruku Sudhakar : K Ramachandra Murthy డిసెంబర్ 10, 2011Posted by bharath in agitation, Andhrapreneurship, bandh, Congress, Economy, Mulki, Nalgonda, politics, regionalism, Telangana, TRS, violence.
Tags: Kiran Kumar Reddy, Magunta Subbirami Reddy, NSA, PDA, Sakala Janula Samme
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Cheruku Sudhakar, a Test Case!
The Hans India, December 10, 2011
K Ramachandra Murthy
Soon after the untenable PD Act was revoked, the dreaded NSA was invoked. It is entirely unwarranted and unethical
“First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out, because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me”.
This was the confession of a German pastor Niemoeler who was taken away by the Nazis during the Second World War. The decision of the State government on Tuesday to order detention of Cheruku Sudhakar for 12 months in jail under the National Security Act (NSA) reminded me of the pastor’s plight as quoted by noted journalist and diplomat Kuldip Nayar in his book ‘Judgment’ which was written after he came out of prison as the Emergency was lifted in 1977.
Dr Cheruku Sudhakar was with PDSU when he was a student. I was not with that organization as a student. He worked for Janashakti group of Chandra Pullareddy. I don’t subscribe to the ideology of that party. Far from it. He differed with CP group on caste question and joined Veeranna group of Telangana Mahasabha. (more…)
Telangana remains paralysed – People’s strike సెప్టెంబర్ 14, 2011Posted by bharath in Adilabad, agitation, elections, G.O 610, JAC, Karimnagar, Medak, Mulki, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, Warangal.
Tags: Sakala Janula Samme, SCCL, Sinagreni
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Telangana remains paralysed
The New Indian Express, 14 September, 2011
HYDERABAD: The administration remained paralysed in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Wednesday as the indefinite strike by over 400,000 government employees continued for the second day.
Delivery of civic services was hit in 10 districts of Telangana as employees stayed away from work to demand formation of separate Telangana state.
The “people’s strike” called by Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) did not have much impact in Hyderabad, but was total in districts like Warangal, Karimnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad and Adilabad.
Work in the state secretariat was not affected as about 85 percent of the employees attended their duties but the leaders of Telangana movement claimed that the employees from the region constitute only 15 percent of the total workforce. The impact was also partial in offices of other departments in the state capital.
The strike led to tension in some offices in Hyderabad as a section of employees refused to join the strike. In the office of Hyderabad district collector, the supporters of the strike had heated arguments with those who refused to join them.
In the office of the district collector in Khammam, striking employees ransacked the office of joint collector as he was attending work. (more…)
Tags: Komatireddy Venkata Reddy, one lakh people fast, satyagraha, Telangana movement
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Telangana minister Venkata Reddy threatens fast-unto-death
Hyderabad, August 24: A minister from Andhra Pradesh’s Telangana region Wednesday threatened to go on a fast-unto-death from Oct 1 to achieve a separate Telangana state.
Infrastructure and Investments Minister Komatireddy Venkata Reddy told reporters that if the central government failed to make an announcement to carve out separate Telangana state, he would launch the fast along with one lakh people in his native Nalgonda district.
Venkata Reddy, the only minister from Telangana who boycotted the state cabinet meeting last week, said he would stay away from his duties till the central government agreed to the demand for a separate state.
The minister also said he would resign both as minister and from the Congress if the demand was turned down.
Venkata Reddy said he would wait till Sep 30 for a clear statement from the centre. If no favourable statement was forthcoming by then, he would join the people to intensify the Telangana movement. He criticised his ministerial colleagues for resuming their duties. “What is it that they have achieved to resume their duties?” he wondered. (more…)
New districts to check Telangana state? ఏప్రిల్ 12, 2011Posted by bharath in Adilabad, Andhrapreneurship, Banjara, Bhadrachalam, Chenchu, Culture, Economy, elections, Godavari, Guntur, heritage, Koya, Lambada, Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Polavaram, politics, Rangareddy, regionalism, Settler, ST, Telangana.
Tags: Guntur, Miryalaguda, Nallamala, Prakasam
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New dists to check Telangana state demand?
M N Samdani, TNN, Apr 11, 201
GUNTUR: Opening a Pandora’s box, the Congress government is working on redesigning of districts in the state. Though the government claims that it is being done taking in view of the serious imbalances in the development of rural areas, analysts believe the new agenda is being thrust on the political stage only to counter the separate Telangana statehood issue.
Rural development minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad, who is working on a study paper in this regard, said he would submit it to the state cabinet by this month-end. He said that lack of administration in the interior areas of the existing districts was the “real hurdle in extending the fruits of various government schemes to the poor.”
Sources said the study paper is likely to advocate formation of at least eight to 10 new districts in the state. “Even small states like Orissa and Karnataka have more districts than AP. Creation of new districts is the only solution to overcome underdevelopment,” the minister argued.
After taking over the reins of the rural development ministry, he started an exercise in checking imbalances in the flow of funds and their reach. He discussed the issue with chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and secured his permission for making the study on creation of new districts.
“The demand for creation of new districts has been there for long and I have only started the exercise to look into the demand,” he told TOI. He felt that AP deserves to have at least 35 districts. He said they could start by bifurcating big and completely undeveloped districts which alone would add at least seven districts to the existing 23. (more…)
Veera Telangana – A Slice of History జూన్ 6, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, cinema, Culture, Economy, Identity, Karimnagar, Khammam, livelihoods, Nalgonda, politics, regionalism, struggle, suicide, Telangana, Warangal.
Tags: Dora, Gadi, jagirdar, Narayana Murthy
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A slice of history
M. L. Narasimham, The Hindu May 27, 2010
‘Veera Telangana’ goes back in time to capture the historic struggle by farmers.
His commitment to progressive cinema is total and unquestionable. He is perhaps the only filmmaker who has made all his films based on the ideology that he has strongly believed. Actor, writer, director, producer and music director R. Narayana Murthy is celebrating his silver jubilee year as a producer in a grand manner by bringing to celluloid a subject close to his heart, Veera Telangana. This will be his 22nd production under Sneha Chitra banner. Most of the actors are newcomers and hail from Telangana region. Murthy played the revolutionary ballad singer yadagiri famous for his lyric, bandenka bandi katti… that reverberated throughout the region in 1944-50 during the Telangana farmers’ armed struggle.
“The story dates back to that period when the Telangana farmers uprising, spearheaded by the Communist Party of India, took place in which about 3,500 villages participated and about 4000 people became martyrs. The struggle is to get their land back, to have a square meal and to liberate themselves from bonded labour. As a result of the armed struggle, about 10 lakh acres of land was distributed to the landless. Ironically, they could not get the land pattas.
“Under the Nizam rule, Doras, Deshmukhs, jagirdars, zamindars, Patels and Patwaris wielded power. On September 15, 1947, when the Nizam surrendered to the Union army, these Doras to Patwaris changed their colours and caps. They wore Gandhi caps and the Union army handed over the hard-won land by the poor farmers to the landlords. This is the genesis of the plight of a Telangana farmer that we are witnessing even today, after over 60 years after Independence. His life did not change for the better. In fact it has become worse. For this film, I have taken incidents that happened between 1944 and 1950,” said Narayana Murthy. (more…)
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Under one roof now, Telangana students up the ante
Rediff.com January 11, 2010 19:23 IST
Even as dark shadows of a fresh intense agitation were looming large over Telangana region, students of as many as eight universities across the region have come together to take forward the movement for Telangana.
A meeting of the representatives of the student community from the 8 universities has decided to form a new Telangana Universities Students Joint Action Committee to intensify the stir with out depending on the political parties or the leaders.
“We will continue our struggle for Telangana even if the politicians go back and stop their struggle There is no question withdrawing the agitation, even if we have to lay down our lives. There are thousands of students who are willing to become martyrs in the cause of Telangana,” said M Ajay, one of the leaders.
So far the students of Osmania University in Hyderabad, Kakatiya University in Warangal and other varsities in the region were waging their struggle separately under the banner of their own JACs. But now for the first time they have come together.
“Our agitation will now be more intense than what was seen after Jalianwala Bagh tragedy during the freedom struggle”, he said, warning the politicians against trying to weaken the movement.
He gave stern warning to political leaders of Andhra and Rayalaseema against opposing Telangana. “If you have guts come to any Telangana district and demand integrated Andhra Pradesh”, he said. (more…)
Vidyarthi Maha Garjana : Students roar for Telangana జనవరి 4, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, bandh, BCs, BJP, Congress, Hyderabad, Identity, JAC, Kakatiya, Mulki, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Osmania, Palamur, politics, PRP, Rayalaseema, SC, Settler, ST, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, universities, youth.
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Students roar for Telangana
January 4th, 2010 IANS, PTI
Hyderabad, Jan. 3: The Osmania University Students Joint Action Committee on Sunday asked students of educational institutions in Telangana to adopt a “Gujjar style” in their agitation for statehood.
The JAC, which conducted its Vidyarthi Garjana at Arts College on the OU campus, spelt out details of the agitation which includes plans to block railway tracks and highways on January 5, when the Centre will hold its all-party meet on Telangana statehood.
The campus and surrounding areas echoed with ‘Jai Telangana’ slogans as lakhs of students converged on the campus. The meeting went off peacefully though there were occasional provocative remarks made by some JAC leaders.
The JAC passed several resolutions demanding introduction of the Telangana statehood Bill directly in Parliament as per Article 3 of the Constitution, without waiting for an Assembly resolution as the Union home minister, Mr P. Chidambaram had set out in the T-plan.
The JAC demanded payment of Rs 10 lakh ex gratia to the students who died in the pro-statehood agitations, apart from giving a government job to a member of the victim’s family.
The JAC resolved that Hyderabad is an integral part of Telangana and that Andhra and Rayalaseema have no right on it. They criticised the Telangana ministers for taking back their resignations even before the Centre made a clear statement on T-state. (more…)
Why Telangana makes sense : Abheek Barman జనవరి 2, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, Articles, Congress, corruption, Economy, Hyderabad, Identity, livelihoods, Medak, Nalgonda, politics, Rayalaseema, regionalism, SRC, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Warangal, YSR.
Why Telangana makes sense
Abheek Barman Economic Times December 15, 2009
The din and violence surrounding the government’s announcement that it’ll finally push to carve out the state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, has claimed a major victim: reason. Most arguments against carving out Telangana are emotive, charged with hysteria, coloured with political posturing.
The only remotely sensible argument against creating Telangana is that it could set off an avalanche of competing demands for more new states. But even that argument, as we shall see, holds little water and can be dealt with reasonably.
Let’s not kid ourselves. Over the last 60-odd years, successive governments have tinkered with state boundaries and carved out new states from older ones. The last three – Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarkhand – were created less than 10 years ago, in November 2000. India today has 28 states, compared to 14 shortly after it became a republic. So let’s stop behaving as if this is an unprecedented calamity that we’re suddenly faced with.
Folks who argue in favour of Telangana say that the region is backward, something that’s hard to refute. Districts like Nalgonda, Medak and Warangal are among the poorest in India. Glittering Hyderabad is located in Telangana, surrounded by these districts. Drive out from the city and it’ll take you less than an hour to reach some of India’s most backward areas.
Yet, this is also the place where a lot of India’s mineral wealth is concentrated. Miners like the Reddy brothers from the neighbouring state of Karnataka have huge operations in Telangana. One of their mining companies is now being investigated for – this is hard to believe – changing the border between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to benefit their mining interests.
Lots of resources, yet very few benefits coming to people on the ground: that’s what proponents of Telangana argue. As a new state, they say, the government of Telangana will have the political and administrative drive to do better for voters. Instead of trying to refute this argument logically, people in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, both wealthier than Telangana, are on a rampage. Burning state buses is no answer to an economic argument; it only leaves you with fewer buses.
For many years, Jawaharlal Nehru refused to pay heed to any claim for statehood based on linguistic or ethnic factors. His sole criterion was economic: would a new state be better off after independence? Would it be able to support itself better than before? Though Nehru’s blindness to language or ethnicity was, well, a handicap the economic arguments he so loved are very important. And most arguments for Telangana’s statehood are economic.
But are the assumptions of folks who want Telangana state realistic? Do people who live in newly carved out states do better than before? Nine years after the creation of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, there’s some reason to believe that, indeed, they do. (more…)