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Komram Bheem- A Festival & Struggle of Adivasis అక్టోబర్ 26, 2007

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Gond, Telangana Festivals, Telangana People, Telugu (తెలుగు).
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కొమరం-సమరం
– నూర శ్రీనివాస్‌

జల్‌-జంగల్‌-జమీన్‌. ఆదిలాబాద్‌లోని గోండు గిరిజనులకే కాదు రాష్ట్రంలోని ఆదివాసీలందరి నినాదం. నిజాం విధానాలకు, జంగ్లాతు (అటవీ) అధికారుల దుర్మార్గాలకు నిరసనగా అనేక ఉద్యమాలు జరిగాయి. 1920 నాటి అటవీ చట్టం మొదలు 2005 నాటి అటవీ చట్టం దాకా గిరిజనులు మోసపోతూనే ఉన్నారు.

గోండుల ఆరాధ్య వీరుడు కొమురం భీం నిజాం విధానాలకు వ్యతిరేకంగా తన జాతిని ఏకంచేసి, ఆదివాసుల ప్రత్యేక ప్రతిపత్తికోసం పోరాడిన ధీరుడు. 12 గ్రామాల్లోని గోండుల్ని సమీకరించి పోరాటం సాగించి అసువులు బాసిన స్థలంలో (కెరమెరి మండలంలోని జోడేఘాట్‌) ప్రతీయేటా సంస్మరణ సభ జరుగుతుంది.

జాతరను తలపించే రీతిలో సాగే ఈ సంస్మరణ సభను అటు ప్రభుత్వమూ, ఇటు రాజకీయపార్టీలూ తమకు అనుకూలంగా వినియోగించుకుంటాయి. గిరిజనుల సమస్యల్ని పరిష్కరించే వేదికగా జోడేఘాట్‌లో ఐటిడిఎ దర్బారు నిర్వహిస్తోంది.

భీం వర్ధంతి వేడుకల వేదిక ఎక్కేందుకు రాజకీయ పార్టీలు పోటీలు పడతాయి. కానీ భీం కాలం నాటి పరిస్థితులే ఇంకా గిరిజన ప్రాంతాల్లో కొనసాగుతున్నాయి. కొమురం భీం పోరాటం నుంచి ఇవ్వాళ్టి కమ్యూనిస్టుల పోరాటం దాకా సమస్యంతా భూమి చుట్టే తిరుగుతోండటం భూ సమస్య తీవ్రతకు నిదర్శనం. భీం మరణం తరువాత అప్పటి నిజాం ప్రభుత్వం భూ సమస్య తీవ్రతను గుర్తించి గిరిజనుల స్థితిగతుల్ని అధ్యయనం చేసేందుకు హేమండార్ఫ్‌ను పంపించింది. (మరింత…)

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Small is Beautiful- Call for More Smaller States అక్టోబర్ 11, 2007

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Articles, English, Hyderabad, Telangana.
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Divide and Rule: India should have more and smaller states

The Times of India Editorial, Oct 11, 2007

Mayawati’s call to divide UP into three states is apt. Uttar Pradesh is a monster state with a population of 166 million. That’s more than half the population of the US and 70 million more than Maharashtra, the second most populous state in India. UP is not just one of the least developed states in the country, it is also the most crime prone and one reason for the abysmal state of governance in UP is its unmanageable size. Unlike states formed on a linguistic basis, various regions were fused together after independence to form this unwieldy administrative unit.

Why not now divide it into three or four smaller states of the size of Uttarakhand, which was carved out of UP in 2000? The division could be along the following lines: Harit Pradesh comprising western districts of UP, Purvanchal in the east, Awadh and Bundelkhand. Hopefully, such a division will raise the quality of governance and better use of economic resources in each of these regions, which are quite distinct from one another.

The reasoning for smaller states holds true for other parts of India as well. Popular movements are on in Andhra Pradesh, and to some extent in Maharashtra, for separate Telangana and Vidarbha states. Telangana Rashtra Samiti, a political outfit launched to seek a Telangana state, won a significant number of Lok Sabha and assembly seats in 2004. Congress, which allied with TRS, has promised a second states’ reorganisation commission to study the demands for a separate state. (మరింత…)

Telangana Essay Contest – Prize Distribution on 28 Oct అక్టోబర్ 10, 2007

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Appeals, Calendar, Essays.
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Telangana Essay Contest has been fruitful in enlisting the participation of our youth and in drawing their attention towards the issues and challenges of Telangana movement. Students from several colleges and universities took part in the contest. 

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We received entries from recently started Telangana University (Nizamabad) besides Osmania University , Hyderabad Central University and Kakatiya University.

It may be heartening to know that girl students participated in great number !

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There were around 1100 essays reflecting the views and understanding of our youth on four themes viz., staanikula udyoga hakku, role of youth in separate state movement, elections and struggle, and pratyeka Telangana udyamam- anubhavaalu gunapaataalu

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ఎచ్చెమ్మ కతల యశోదమ్మ Yashoda Reddy అక్టోబర్ 8, 2007

Posted by Telangana Utsav in In News, Telangana People, Telugu (తెలుగు).
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‘తెలంగాణ పిల్ల’ యశోదమ్మ
– ముదిగంటి సుజాతారెడ్డి

అభిమానం గల తెలం గాణ ముద్దుబిడ్డ యశోదారెడ్డి. 1929లో మహబూబ్‌నగరం జిల్లా బిజినేపల్లి గ్రామంలో సామాన్య రైతు కుటుంబంలో జన్మించిన పాకాల యశోదారెడ్డి తన సహజమైన ప్రతిభతో విశ్వవిద్యాలయం ఆచార్యులుగా ఎదిగారు. అంతేగాక అధికార తెలుగు భాషాసంఘం చైర్మన్‌ పదవిని అధిష్ఠించిన ఏకైక మహిళ ఆమె. మంచి వక్త. అటు సంస్కృత సమాసభరితమైన శైలిలో ఇటు తెలంగాణ జాతీయాలు, సామెతలు, పలుకుబడులు నిండిన శైలితో ఆమె సమానంగా ధారాళంగా వేదికల మీద మాట్లాడేవారు.

తెలంగాణలో స్త్రీలు చదువుకొని వేదికలు ఎక్కి మాట్లాడటం అరుదైన కాలంలో ఆమె వక్తృత్వ ప్రతిభను చూసి ప్రసిద్ధ చిత్రకారుడు పి.టి.రెడ్డి ఆకర్షితుడై ప్రేమ వివాహం చేసుకున్నాడు. ఆయన గీసిన అనేక చిత్రాలకు ఆమె స్ఫూర్తి. యశోదారెడ్డి కూడా స్వతహాగా కళాపిపాసి.

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Telangana farmers’ suicides : Is there any end? అక్టోబర్ 7, 2007

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Articles, English, In News, Telangana.
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In Incredible India, spare a thought for the farmer

Sudheendra Kulkarni 

India won freedom 60 years ago, but the Indian kisan has now become a slave in his own country.” Harsh words. They were spoken by Nagi Reddy, a sugarcane grower from Mumbojipalli in Medak district in Andhra Pradesh. “Every other producer of a commodity determines its selling price. The only unfortunate exception is the farmer; the price of his produce is decided not by him but by the buyer.” Scores of hands clapped in assent.  

Both the place and the occasion for expressing this grievance were significant. Some 50-odd farmers from Telangana in Andhra Pradesh had gathered under a tree near Gandhiji’s Samadhi at Rajghat on October 2. They had come marching from Jantar Mantar, where they had been sitting on a dharna, both to pay homage to the Mahatma and to highlight that his dream of ‘Gram Swaraj’ has turned into a cruel joke for India’s grameen janata.  

“More and more farmers in Telangana, especially those with small landholdings, are committing suicide, unable to bear the burden of debt as well as the heavier burden of humiliation and injustice at every step,” said D. Vasant Kumar, a young man in his early twenties who was leading the agitation. “People in Delhi do not know the gravity of the crisis facing the farmers.” (మరింత…)

Contemporary Art of Telangana – ‘High on Hyderabad’ అక్టోబర్ 7, 2007

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in English, Hyderabad, Telangana.
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Colours of change

 

JANHAVI ACHAREKAR

An exhibition of paintings in Mumbai by artists from Hyderabad tries to capture the evolving textures of a fast-changing city.


Having experimented in the past with cityscapes and human figures, Fawad Tamkanat’s new series, “Street Observations”, is a more contemporary, sophisticated representation of Hyderabad.


Vignettes of life in a metro: Untitled by K. Srinivas Chari.

For a city that’s been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, the exhibition of figurative art, “High on Hyderabad”, at Jamaat Art Gallery in Mumbai, was a pleasant surprise. A city that has suffered much violence in recent t imes, Hyderabad is portrayed in a new light. And even as it is besieged by the IT industry, attracting talent from around the country and the globe, earning the dubious monicker “Cyberabad”, we are made privy to the everyday realities of the less celebrated rural migrants to the city.

Striking ambience

As you enter Jamaat, what strikes you most is the peace and communal harmony that the city once famously stood for. Fawad Tamkanat’s Muslim figures in traditional caps and burkhas are strategically placed opposite Ramesh Gorjala’s “Hanuman” and “Krishna”.

Bairu Raghuram’s work is inspired by the tranquillity of rural Telangana and Sachin Jaltare’s dreamlike figures add a touch of the spiritual and the divine. Meanwhile, Laxman Aelay’s city scenes of rural workers and Srinivas Reddy’s sculpted busts are telling social statements just as K. Srinivasa Chari’s figures in egg tempera hark back to the elegance of Nawabi Hyderabad.

Charmed by the city during a recent visit, this group show of emerging and established artists from Hyderabad has been curated by the gallery owner Pravina Mecklai (who is quick to point out that while Fawad is a practising Muslim and Gorjala a devout Hindu, they remain the best of friends).

Fawad Tamkanat surprises us with his new works, painted in the photorealistic style. Having experimented in the past with cityscapes and human figures, his new series, called “Street Observations”, is a more contemporary, sophisticated representation of a fast-changing Hyderabad as it is transformed from a sleepy town into a suave, modern city. This talented artist paints his immediate surroundings and scenes observed from his studio. (మరింత…)

Telangana NRIs Protest Sonia in NY అక్టోబర్ 3, 2007

Posted by Telangana Utsav in In News, Photos, Telangana.
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NRI Telanganites organised a big protest in New York alleging that will of the people and the electoral promises of a separate Telangana were ridiculed by Sonia & Co now talking of truth and non- violence at the UN.

Protestors demanded separate Telangana NOW as the only proof its respect for truth and electoral mandate

Telangana  supporters abroad held the historic protest reflecting the spirit of people in ten districts! We want Telangana NOW!

Our rivers, our jobs, our future and our Telangana

No more promises and excuses and elections!!

find picture tale of the protest from TNRIs and news

 Indian-Americans protest against Sonia at UN

October 03, 2007 rediff.com

 

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