Patang and new varieties of manja జనవరి 14, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in heritage, Hindu, Hyderabad, Identity, Muslim, Sankranthi, Telangana, Telugu.
New manja cuts deep
January 13th, 2010
By Our Correspondent
This Sankranti, in a bid to revive the dipping kite sales, vendors are trying to outwit each other by claiming that the manja they sell is the most “potent,” “sharp” and “dangerous”. While the most popular pick of the season is a new kind of manja made with wire, glass and iron ore, and may promise to make kite flying a victorious experience, the drastic possibilities of accidents and casualties that it brings worry city doctors.
Touted to be stronger and sharper, these manjas have youngsters like Mohammed Salman Khan, a student of Muffakham Jah College, queuing up outside stalls to get their hands on it. “I plan to go to the stalls at Mahankali Temple to get some of this new manja,” Salman says, adding, “This manja spells good news as it will help eliminate competition easily. I already have several cuts on my hands, since I have been flying kites for a week now. But, I love kite flying, so I couldn’t possibly give it up. Cuts are common during the season and shouldn’t be made a big deal of.” (మరింత…)
Protests at Telangana JAC meet జనవరి 12, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, BJP, compromise, Congress, CPI, drama, Identity, JAC, Jai Andhra, MIM, Naxalite, Parliament, peace, politics, PRP, Rayalaseema, Sankranthi, Sonia, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, universities.
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Protests at Telangana JAC meet over Sonia, Naidu remarks
Press Trust of India / Hyderabad January 12, 2010, 19:30 IST
The Telangana Political Joint Action Committee meeting here today witnessed ugly scenes following certain comments made against Telugu Desam Party president Chandrababu Naidu and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi by Dalit leader Manda Krishna.
Congress MLA R Damodar Reddy rose to his feet and strongly protested Krishna’s remarks even as TDP politburo member Nagam Janardhana Reddy too joined.
All hell broke loose at that stage as supporters of Krishna on one side and Congress and TDP workers on the other rushed on to the stage and shouted at each other at the top of their voice. (మరింత…)
T JAC sets Jan 28 deadline, requests people to hoist T flag on homes & celebrate sankranti with T muggulu జనవరి 12, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Congress, fast, Identity, JAC, Mulki, Parliament, politics, regionalism, Sankranthi, Sonia, students, Telangana, universities.
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Telangana JAC sets January 28 deadlineRediff.com January 12, 2010 20:47 IST
The Telangana Joint Action Committee, comprising of all political parties and a large number of people’s organisations has set a deadline of January 28 for the central government to announce a time-bound program for the formation of Telangana state.
“If it does not happen, then all the MPs, MLAs, MLCs, municipal chairmen, zilla parishad chairmen and other elected representatives will force the acceptance of their resignations”, Professor Kodanda Ram, convenor TJAC announced on Tuesday night.
Speaking to the media after the meeting of the steering committee of TJAC, which discussed the issue of acceptance of resignations, Ram said that all the elected representatives to the level of members of mandal parishad and gram panchayat will force the acceptance of their resignations to create a political crisis.
The TJAC also took several other decisions to continue the agitation for Telangana by organising relay hunger strikes in Hyderabad and other nine districts of the region from January 16 to January 28. (మరింత…)
T flavour to business – Apna state, apna swaad డిసెంబర్ 29, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in Culture, G.O 610, Hyderabad, Identity, livelihoods, politics, Sankranthi, Telangana.
T flavour to food biz
Sudipta Sengupta | TNN
Hyderabad: Tucked away in a nondescript lane near Indira Park, Pramada’s sweets and snacks shop would have remained known only to a select few, had it not been for the recent ‘T’ movement. With the three-week old agitation instilling among the people of Telangana a renewed sense of pride for the region, this shop selling traditional Telangana food, has found more patrons than it ever expected.
FOOD FACTOR: R Pramada Reddy displays traditional Telangana sweets and snacks at her store
In an effort to abandon everything from ‘Andhra’, scores of Telanganaites now land at Pramada’s in LIC Colony opposite Indira Park each day where everything from the raw material to the people working there are from Telangana. Not surprising then that regulars at the store, where she makes and sells these quintessential Telangana delicacies, say that every bite of Pramada’s snacks make them feel closer home and truly fill in that “missing (Telangana) taste in life” (the tag line of the store). They, however, add that over the last few weeks, this shop has turned into more than just a food stall. (మరింత…)