పునర్నిర్మాణం.. మన చేతుల్లోనే – గౌతమ్ పింగ్లే ఏప్రిల్ 13, 2017Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 29th State, Culture, Economy, Essays, Identity, politics, regionalism, Telangana, Telangana People, Telugu (తెలుగు).
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నమస్తే తెలంగాణ, 12 April, 2017
-నమస్తే తెలంగాణతో సెంటర్ ఫర్ తెలంగాణ స్టడీస్ డైరెక్టర్ గౌతమ్ పింగ్లే
నమస్తే తెలంగాణ, ప్రత్యేక ప్రతినిధి: తెలంగాణ వచ్చింది. ఇక మన చేతుల్లో పని. పునర్నిర్మాణం మన చేతుల్లోనే ఉంది. ఆ సంగతి అధికారులకు అర్థం చేయించడమే నా ముఖ్యమైన బాధ్యత అని సెంటర్ ఫర్ తెలంగాణ స్టడీస్ డైరెక్టర్ గౌతమ్ పింగ్లే చెప్పారు. ఇప్పుడు మనుషుల సమస్య చాలా ఉందని, మనసు పెట్టి పనిచేసే వాళ్లు కావాలని, అలాంటి వారిని గుర్తించడం, వారితో కలిసి పనులు చేపట్టడం ఒక సవాల్ ఆయన చెప్పారు. ఈ సందర్భంగా గౌతమ్ పింగ్లే నమస్తే తెలంగాణతో మాట్లాడారు. మన రాష్ట్రం మనది అయ్యిందని, జయాపజయాలు మన చేతుల్లోనే ఉన్నాయని చెప్పారు. ఈ తరుణంలో అధికారులకు శిక్షణ ఇస్తూ వారిలో అవగాహన పెంచుతూ ప్రజల వద్దకు పరిపాలనను తీసుకెళ్లడం, మన తెలంగాణ గురించి ప్రపంచానికి తెలియజెప్పే లక్ష్యంతో సెంటర్ ఫర్ తెలంగాణ స్టడీస్ ముందుకు సాగుతుందని పింగ్లే తెలిపారు. ఇప్పటికే మూడు శిక్షణా శిబిరాలు నిర్వహించామని ఆయన చెప్పారు. అధ్యయనానికి ఉపయోగపడే కేంద్రంగా సెంటర్ ఫర్ తెలంగాణ స్టడీస్ను రూపొందించేందుకు తెలంగాణకు సంబంధించి అనేక అంశాలను ఒకచోటికి చేర్చడం, తెలంగాణకు సంబంధించిన దైనందిన సమాచారాన్ని పంచుకోవడానికి వెబ్సైట్ ఏర్పాటు చేయడం మా ముందున్న లక్ష్యాలని పింగ్లే పేర్కొన్నారు. (మరింత…)
Prof Kodandram’s journey, from face of Telangana struggle to the target of Telangana govt ఫిబ్రవరి 26, 2017Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, compromise, Essays, Identity, JAC, KCR, movement, politics, regionalism, Telangana, TRS.
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A drift between Kodandram and KCR was inevitable, for, their means towards the end were different.
Pavan Korada, TheNEWSMinute, Friday, February 24, 2017
More often than not, it so happens that every legitimate political struggle has two fronts. The words ‘legitimate’ and ‘political’ themselves represent the function and evolution of each front. The struggle acquires legitimacy — as a genuine people’s aspiration — through grassroots mass-mobilisation, usually a feature of participatory democracy. And once this popular aspiration is digested by the people and snowballs into a mass movement, then a second front emerges. This front now has to fight the political battle within the existent power structure. In a parliamentary democracy, the latter usually takes the form of a political vanguard party. (మరింత…)
Gadi in Telangana జూలై 8, 2016Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in attrocities, Culture, Economy, politics, Reddy, regionalism, Telangana, Velama.
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Ghadis fade into history in Telangana
Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao, The Hindu, Parvatagiri (Warangal Dt.), July 8, 2016
The awe-inspiring symbol of feudal power, Manor houses, locally known as Ghadi which are found across Telangana have faded into oblivion.
Ghadis are dwelling places of people who had wielded power on local communities during and after Nizam’s era in Telangana districts. Usually a feudal lord owned thousands of acres of land and had under his control over half a dozen villages and even more. The feudal lords belonged to all castes, mostly upper castes – Reddy, Brahmin and Velama communities.
The crumbled Ghadis and ruins can be seen now. The popular Ghadis in Warangal district – the one at Atmakur owned by Reddy community had collapsed over the decades as they left the place long ago. The one at Visnur in Palakurthy mandal owned by one Ramachandra Reddy is now locked and abandoned. (మరింత…)
Maths and politics of New Districts in Telangana జూలై 8, 2016Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 29th State, Adilabad, Economy, Hyderabad, Identity, Karimnagar, KCR, Khammam, Mahabubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, politics, Rangareddy, regionalism, Telangana, Warangal.
Tags: Bhadradri, Yadadri
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Telangana: In new math, adding more districts will divide politics
Kamalapathi Rao H, Deccan Chronicle, July 8, 2016
Reorganisation of districts will strengthen K. Chandrasekhar Rao and his party TRS in south, east.
Hyderabad: The reorganisation of districts in Telangana state could lead to exclusive zones for the TRS, while edging out the Opposition in some of the proposed districts in the southern and eastern parts of the state.
The TRS has been traditionally strong in the northern districts and Warangal, while it is considerably weak in Ranga Reddy, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Khammam.
Mahbubnagar district will be split into three parts — Mahbubnagar, Wanaparthy and Nagar Kurnool. As per proposals, Wanaparthy district would have Alampur, Gadwal and Wanaparthy from where the TRS has no MLA. The district will become a stronghold of the Congress.
The residual Mahbubnagar district will have Maktal, Narayanpet, De-varakadra, Jadcherla, Shadnagar, Mahbubna-gar and Kodangal. Of these, only Kodangal has a representative from the Telugu Desam. With this, the residual Mahbubnagar district would become a stronghold of the ruling party.
If Kodangal is merged into its neighbouring Ranga Reddy West (Vikarabad) district, the TD would not have any representation from Mahbubnagar district and the TRS will have no opposition. (మరింత…)
Remembering Guda Anjanna, Signature Song of Telangana Dalit Revolution – Karthik Navayan జూన్ 24, 2016Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, BCs, Culture, Economy, heritage, Identity, Mulki, regionalism, SC, ST, struggle, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: dalit, vetti
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Remembering Guda Anjanna – The signature song of Telangana’s Dalit Revolution
Karthik Navayan, June 23, 2016 Round Table India
The first time I heard about Guda Anjanna (1 November 1955 – 21 June 2016), through my classmate and Anjanna’s nephew (brother’s son) Guda Rajendar, in 1989, when I was studying in 8th class. Anjanna belongs to Lingapur village of Dandepally Mandal in Adilabad District. At the time, I was studying in the Dandepally social welfare hostel, and Anjanna’s nephew Guda Rajendar was my classmate. Anjanna had two more well-educated brothers I knew at the time. Anjanna’s elder brother, Dr Guda Chandraiah (MBBS), was a Dalit leader and activist too. Later, after I left hostel, I heard that Dr Chandraiah died at an young age. Guda Shanthaiah, Guda Anjanna’s younger brother was also a poet and songwriter; he too died at a very young age. I saw all of the three brothers of Guda family in my student life. They were all inspiring people.
Is Aadhar card making people decide where they belong- 20 lakh people of two Telugu states change their address జూన్ 23, 2016Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Hyderabad, Identity, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Settler, TDP, Telangana, Telugu, TRS.
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20 lakh people from Telangana, AP change Aadhar card address
Deccan Chronicle, U Sudhakar Reddy, June 23, 2016
Hyderabad: At least 12 lakh people in Andhra Pradesh and 8 lakh in Telangana have applied and got their addresses changed in their Aadhar database over the past two years. Change of address and in other particulars like marital status is crucial as they are linked with land ownership data, property tax details and gas subsidy Aadhar cards are must for government schemes, to avail bank loans and verification linked to them.
Any discrepancies in Aadhar data will curtail public from availing services since banks also cross check data provided for opening bank account. Customers fill up KYC form and as well as loan sanctions form with Unique Identification Authority of India authorities. (మరింత…)
“No settler here, even I’m from outside”: KTR జనవరి 16, 2016Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 29th State, Andhrapreneurship, Economy, elections, GHMC, Identity, KTR, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Settler, Telangana, TRS.
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“No settler here, even I’m from outside”
KTR says strong passions are passé and the government has to take everyone along
Panchayat Raj Minister K.T. Rama Rao made it clear that the city’s population does not lend itself for clustering into “settlers” and “non-settlers”, as most residents here are migrants from other places.
“Even I am not from here. I migrated from Siddipet. In fact, even America is a country of immigrants,” he said, at the ‘Meet the Press’ event organised by the Telangana State Union of Working Journalists here on Tuesday.
“It is true that we had given slogans like ‘Jaago, Bhaago’, and we are not apologetic about it now. Such were the passions then, when leaders from Andhra tried to hinder Telangana State. Today the passions are not there. We have to take everyone along. This is the government, even for those who didn’t vote for us,” Mr. Rao elaborated, responding to a statement that local people are angry with government’s efforts to please “settlers”. (మరింత…)
e-Resource Centre for TSPSC in Telangana University జనవరి 10, 2016Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, 29th State, agitation, Culture, Economy, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Kakatiya, politics, regionalism, Telangana, Telangana Festivals, Telangana People, Telangana Places, TRS, TSPSC.
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Telangana University opens e-resource centre for TSPSC exams
P Ram Mohan, The Hindu, Nizamabad, January 10, 2016
V-C has given green signal to purchase any number of books required by students, says Registrar
Dozens of coaching centres have emerged across the district with a series of notifications coming for recruitment of various jobs in the State government. Aspirants of jobs are thronging coaching centres and libraries for serious preparation.
They, however, seem to be struggling to find relevant syllabus in books and magazine available at the libraries. They find it difficult to get authentic information on Telangana politics, economics, culture and festivals, geography, general history, and history of the 60-year-old agitation for separate Statehood and also on current affairs.
The market is flooded with books written by several writers, but aspirants do not feel satisfied with the contents in them. They have been waiting for the books written by eminent writers being published by the Telugu Academy. Meanwhile, coaching centres are searching for senior faculty members and experts in general studies to engage them in their centres. (మరింత…)
Displacing Godavari and Its People – N Venugopal నవంబర్ 6, 2015Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 29th State, AP Reorganisation Bill, Godavari, Koya, Polavaram, regionalism, ST, TDP, Telangana, TRS.
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When Godavari Comes: People’s History of a River–Journeys in the Zone of the Dispossessed by R Uma Maheshwari, New Delhi: Aakar Books, 2014; pp 486 + xviii, Rs 595.
N Venugopal (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the editor of Veekshanam, a Telugu monthly journal of political economy and society.
Polavaram multipurpose irrigation project across the Godavari River is likely to displace more than 3,00,000 people, mostly Adivasis, by submerging over 300 habitations. It will also submerge forests with rich biodiversity, a hill range, a river and several streams, agricultural lands, and cultural sites. The highly controversial project, first envisaged in the 1940s under the colonial government, was actually taken up by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2006, without proper sanctions and clearances from many statutory bodies. The project violates safeguards provided to Adivasis in the Constitution as well as several legislations, including the Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA), 1996, the Forest Rights Act, 2006 and the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
The works on the project began and continued without approvals like clearance for revised costs by the Expenditure (Finance) Committee; Central Electrical Authority’s clearance for power component; approvals from gram sabhas in the submergence areas in Odisha and Chhattisgarh states; approval of Forest (Conservation) Act for submergence areas in Odisha and Chhattisgarh; techno-economic clearance from the Central Water Commission (CWC); and CWC approval for dam design and operation schedule. In fact, the project is under litigation with several cases pending in the Supreme Court (SC) filed by governments of Chhattisgarh and Odisha as well as environmental and Adivasi groups. The project is also in violation of the National Tribal Policy as it violates the direction, “any project which displaces more than 50,000 tribal people should not be taken up.” In 2006, the SC appointed a Central Empowered Committee (CEC) to study the concerns and the CEC report said,
there is, therefore, a strong case for a second thought and explore alternative location and design of the dam to avoid the colossal loss in terms of apprehended sufferings and disruption of life style of the local inhabitants. (మరింత…)
Decongest Hyderabad city – KCR జనవరి 2, 2015Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Culture, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Mulki, Nizam, regionalism, Settler, Telangana.
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Nizam was great, secular ruler: Telangana CM
IANS, Jan 1, 2015
Hyderabad: Showering praise on the Nizam, the ruler of erstwhile Hyderabad State, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao described him as great and secular.
“He was glorious king. Some small mistakes may have happened but they happen in any kingdom,” KCR, as the chief minister is popularly known, said while lauding him for development and welfare projects.
Inaugurating 75th All India Industrial Exhibition here Thursday evening, he recalled the role played by Nizam in promoting the annual exhibition popularly known as ‘numaish’.
Defending his praise for Nizam and visiting his grave on the occasion of his death anniversary, KCR said when people in Andhra Pradesh can celebrate birth and death anniversary of Arthur Cotton, a British engineer, why can’t he visit the Nizam’s grave. (మరింత…)