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మంచి రాజకీయాలు- స్క్రిప్ట్ లేని డైలాగులు ఆగస్ట్ 17, 2008

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Congress, elections, Identity, NTPP, politics, TDP, Telangana, Telugu (తెలుగు), TRS.
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ఎట్లాస్ట్ ద షో ఈజ్ ఆన్
 
స్క్రిప్ట్ లేని డైలాగులా? సో వాట్

నంబరు 8 ఎన్నోసార్లు రాదు. 8 లేదా 17 లేదా 26 మాత్రమే. మనకు 35, 44, 53 తేదీలు కాలెండరులో లేవు కదా. ఒక్కొక్కరికి ఒక్కో నంబరు అదృష్టాన్నిస్తుంది. అయితే ప్రజలకు అచ్చొచ్చే నంబరే తెలుగు వాళ్ళకు ఇంకా తెలీదు

ఈరోజు చిరంజీవికి ముప్పయి సంవత్సరాలలో లేని నటనానుభవము కలిగి ఉండాలి. ఏమైనా కాకపోయినా ఈ రోజు తన పార్టీ ముసుగులోంచి బయటపదింది. ఎట్టకేలకు బిగ్ బాస్ నేరుగా పత్రికా రంగంతో మాట్లాడి తన రాజకీయ అరంగేట్రం సంబందినంచిన సస్పెన్స్ కి తెర దించారు. తన పార్టీ ఇంకా ఊగిసలాడే అవకాశం లేదని తను నిజంగానే పార్టీ పెడ్తానని తేల్చి చెప్పినట్లయింది.

ఇంకా పేరు లేదు, దిశ లేదు! మరో మంచి ముహూర్తం ఉంది. అప్పుడే అంత తొందర ఎందుకు అన్నట్లు ఇది చిరు రాజకీయ ప్రారంబోత్సవం మాత్రమే

అందరికీ కావాలసినవన్నీ ఉన్నాయి తన జోలెలో. అంబేద్కర్, గాంధీ, మదర్ థెరెస్సా, ఫూలే చిత్రపటాలు కూడా ఉన్నయి. ఇంకేమి కావాలి. కాని సూటిగా ఒక్క మాట ఇంకా లేదు.
 

తనకు కాంగ్రేసు, తెలుగు దేశం పార్టీలు రైవల్స్ కాదని, తెలంగాణ ప్రత్యేక రాష్ట్రం విషయంలో ప్రజల అభీష్టం మేరకు తన పార్టీ కార్యక్రమం ఉంటుందని దాటవేసే కుప్పిగంతులను ప్రదర్శించారు. పరిస్థితి మరో లక్కీ నంబరుకు మారుతుందని అనుకోవాల్సిన అవసరము లేదు.
   
స్క్రిప్ట్ లేని డైలాగులు చెప్పమంటె నటులకుండె ఇబ్బంది ఏంటో పదహారణాలు కనిపించిందీ ఈరోజు పత్రికా సమావేశంలో. తన పార్టీలో సోషల్ జస్టీస్ తో పాటు పొలిటికల్ జస్టీస్ కూడా ఉంటుందని వినూత్న ప్రతిపాదన చేయడంతోపాటు నేను ‘రైటిజం’ లెఫ్టిజం కాదు నాది హ్యూమనిజం అని తన పార్టీ  రాజకీయాలను పరిచయం చేసారు. తన పార్టీకి ఎన్ని సీట్లొస్తాయనేది ఇప్పుడే ఎందుకనీ, ఎవరితో పొత్తు పెట్టుకొనేది ఇప్పుడె చెప్పలేమనీ తన పార్టీ ఇంకా అయోమయం నుంచి బయటపడలేదనీ స్పష్టం చేశారు. 

తన ఆత్మ విశ్వాసం, మహిళల అండ, యూతు అండ, అన్ని పార్టీల్లోని తన అభిమానుల అండ తనను ఉత్తేజం, తేజోవంతం చేసిందనీ సవినయంగా చెప్పారు. తన మంచితనము తన సెన్సిటీవ్నెస్ తనకు కొండంత బలానిస్తుందని విశ్వాసం ప్రకటించారు. (మరింత…)

Chiranjeevi’s political entry confirmed ఆగస్ట్ 17, 2008

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Congress, elections, Identity, NTPP, politics, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
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Chiranjeevi’s political challenge in Andhra

 

The TDP-TRS alliance is a formidable alliance and is likely to prove successful in the Telengana region

 

G.V.L. Narasimha Rao*

 

Ending months of suspense, Telugu cinema star Chiranjeevi announced the launch of his yet-to-be-named political party on Sunday in Hyderabad, dramatically altering political equations in the key electoral battle state of Andhra Pradesh.

 

With his much dithered-about political entry, Chiranjeevi has followed the tradition established by yesteryear superstars such as Tamil Nadu’s M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) and Andhra Pradesh’s N.T. Rama Rao (NTR) who, near the end of their long film careers as heroes, launched successful regional parties in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

 

Since then, many movie stars in the South have been constantly called upon by their fans to make a transition into politics. In his mid-50s, Chiranjeevi, who goes by just one name, remains a raging phenomenon in Telugu cinema with a fan following, particularly among the youth and the urban voters, that transcends two generations.

 

From his public pronouncements, it is clear that Chiranjeevi wants to go to people with a positive and pro-poor agenda. All initial indications are that he is likely to steer clear of mud-slinging and is hoping he can appeal to voters fed up of the ever falling standards in public life and political discourse.

 

Especially in Andhra Pradesh, there is a palpable sense of disgust over the allegations and counter-allegations by the ruling Congress and the main opposition, Telugu Desam Party (TDP), and the extent of corruption that has pervaded the political classes. Chiranjeevi, by taking the moral highground and harping on clean politics, is clearly hoping to appeal to this section of society.

 

But will Chiranjeevi repeat the success story of NTR who easily rode to power in the state within nine months of founding the TDP? With assembly elections in the state some nine months away, it is unlikely Chiranjeevi can pull off that feat in the state’s political context.

So, what prompted him to take the plunge after months of dragging his feet? (మరింత…)

Freedom Struggle in Telangana ఆగస్ట్ 15, 2008

Posted by Telangana Utsav in Culture, Hyderabad, politics, Telangana.
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Freedom struggle in Hyderabad

Staff Reporter , The Hindu

 

HYDERABAD: The idea of freedom for old generation Hyderabadis differs vastly from the broad one prevailing all across the nation. Having seen or participated in the Telangana Armed Struggle, they can not readily associate the word ‘freedom’ with August 15 as they do it with September 17, the day the Princely State of Hyderabad was united with the Indian Union through police action.

 

Though the Telangana Armed Struggle has the highest recall value in Hyderabad, it could not have really taken off had there been no moorings in the nation-wide struggle for self rule. However, with the movement lacking support from the ruling Nizam, the situation here was entirely different from the general scenario in other princely states. Lack of momentum was also due to the large scale illiteracy and poverty in Telangana region where 80 per cent of the rural population was landless. The land was concentrated in the hands of Nawabs, Jagirdars, Deshmukhs, and Landlords and the general public was under constant repression.

 

Nevertheless, the nationalist movement had branched off to Hyderabad State as well. A State Congress did exist, but stayed out of harm’s way by considering the national movement only against the British and not against the princely States. It did not win the support of the Nawabs who wanted the status quo to continue. The State Congress, then populated by Arya Samajis, was given very limited social activity.

 

Setting up of Andhra Maha Sabha in 1920s allowed the literate people, Telugu speaking middle class, intellectuals and small businessmen to have a common platform where they could exchange views about literature and social issues. Madapati Hanumantha Rao, the eminent educationist was the first President of the Andhra Mahila Sabha. However, they could not go any further or announce their political agenda as the activities of the organisation were under constant watch by the Nizam’s police. The organisation received a booster in terms of Independence aspirations with Ravi Narayana Reddy becoming its member and later President. (మరింత…)

Kalleda Pranitha in Beijing Archery ఆగస్ట్ 13, 2008

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Culture, Telangana, Warangal.
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Taut As A Bow String

Vardhineni Pranitha takes aim at an archery medal in Beijing, inspires an Andhra hamlet

NITYA RAO, Outlook August 11, 2008

 

 

The little hamlet of Kalleda in Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, is humming with excitement. Just by counting the number of times you hear the word ‘Beijing’, you can tell that much of the buzz is centred on Kalleda’s new-found passion—archery—and more importantly, its Olympic debutante, the eagle-eyed, 18-year-old Vardhineni Pranitha.

 

Since June this year, Kalleda’s 3,000-odd residents have been puffed up with pride, following the surprise inclusion of Pranitha, a rookie in the Indian women’s archery recurve team, alongside the experienced Dola Banerjee and Bombayla Devi. The gruelling, four-day Olympic trial held in Calcutta saw the teenager hold her nerve against seven other pros, ultimately pipping them to the post to seal a spot in the three-woman team



Seated under a coconut palm in the front yard of her three-room house, it is staggering to learn how much life has changed since she stumbled upon archery as a pigtailed 13-year-old in 2003. Pranitha confesses that back then she was more content to play girly make-believe games, help her mother, Vijaya, with mundane household chores like mucking out the cowshed, or wander about in the familiar emerald and jade patchwork of paddy fields where her father, Keshava Rao, toiled. (మరింత…)

Aerospace SEZ in Ibrahimpatnam – Begumpet for airshows ఆగస్ట్ 2, 2008

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8,000-cr. aerospace facility for Hyderabad

First major investment by Tata group in the aerospace sector in State

HYDERABAD: The Government’s plans to project the city as an aviation hub received a major boost with the Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL), promising huge investments in the aerospace sector.

The Tata group company has decided to set up its first facility in aerospace engineering at Adibhatla in Ibrahimpatnam mandal, in Ranga Reddy district, where the Government recently notified a 250-acre Special Economic Zone dealing with the aerospace and precision engineering industry. TASL, which has tie-ups with aircraft majors like Boeing, sought a 50-acre plot exclusively for setting up a manufacturing facility with an investment of US $ 2 billion (about Rs. 8,000 crore).

Pioneering move

This is the first major investment by the Tata group in the aerospace sector in the State. Works are likely to start immediately after the gazette notification of SEZ is issued by the first week of August. TASL will be the anchor client of SEZ. It will collaborate with other companies, which have tie-ups with the defence establishment. (మరింత…)

Telangana SEZ story- Exploitation beyond limits ఆగస్ట్ 1, 2008

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Appeals, elections, livelihoods, Mahabubnagar, NTPP, politics, SEZ, TDP, TRS.
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Land From Landless


The Andhra Pradesh government has forcibly acquired land allotted to landless Dalits for an SEZ, reports MANSHI ASHER

 

“We, Polepalli SEZ Vyathireka Aikya Sanghatana are contesting these elections as we find all political groups have cheated the poor farmers and are responsible for their deaths. All political parties are silent on this major crime that’s taking the lives of people in the name of the SEZ.”

 

THESE ARE the opening lines of a press note issued by a group of 13 Dalits — three of them women — of Polepally village in Andhra Pradesh’s Mahbubnagar district, who stood as independent candidates in the recently held by-election for the Jadcherla Assembly. So why 13 separate candidates?

Did they actually expect to rake in any votes at all? Twenty-five-year-old Srinivas, to whom this question was posed, was prompt in his response, “The idea was not to win. The idea was to spread the message that we had no faith in the existing leaders and parties. We also wanted to split the votes of the dominant parties who are responsible for the state our people are in today”. It was probably one of the most audacious and creative strategies that a grassroots movement has used in recent times to challenge existing power structures.

 

For the last five years, Dalits and Adivasis here have been fighting a relentless battle to save their lands from forced acquisition for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Poleppally. But their attempts have been thwarted and crushed by a nexus of local politicians, revenue officials and the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC). The APIIC, an undertaking of the AP government, has acquired more than 33,000 acres across the state for industrial parks and projects. In 2001, it identified an area of 1,000 acres in two villages Polepally and Mudureddypally in Jadcherla Block for a proposed SEZ.

 

“All they told us was that they were building a “green park” and that we would get jobs in it. We thought they were developing a plantation or something!” says Develela Naggan Goud of Mudureddypally village. By 2003, the process of land acquisition was initiated. “The land marking and survey was started without any individual notices,” informs Sujatha, a sociology professor and activist who has been supporting the struggle. The first big protest against the acquisition was held that same year when the villagers blocked the National Highway 7. (మరింత…)