From its inception to the struggle for Telangana: History of Osmania University as it turns 100 ఏప్రిల్ 26, 2017Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, agitation, Culture, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Mulki, Osmania, regionalism, struggle, students, suicide, Telangana, universities.
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The University was first set up in 1917, under the rule of Nizam Osman Ali Khan.
Nitin B., The NEWS Minute, April 25, 2017
The year was 1917, and Sir Akbar Hydari, who was then the Home Secretary to the Hyderabad State Government under Nizam Osman Ali Khan, submitted a memorandum to the then Education Minister of the state.
The memorandum emphasised the need to establish a University in Hyderabad, with ‘Urdu’ as the medium of instruction “as it is the language of the widest currency in India, official language of the State, and it is a language which is understood by a vast majority of the population of the State.”
The memorandum had come at a time when several people, especially intellectuals, were thinking about ways to cater to the interest for higher education, which had grown in the state.
Taking the memorandum into consideration, the Nizam issued a ‘firman’, or order, on April 26, 1917, to establish a university in Hyderabad.
A 100 years later, the Osmania University in Hyderabad is all set to host its centenary celebrations. (మరింత…)
వైవిధ్యం కరువైన ఉస్మానియా- కడెంపల్లి సుధాకర్ గౌడ్ ఏప్రిల్ 25, 2017Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Culture, Deccan, Hyderabad, Identity, movement, Mulki, Osmania, politics, regionalism, struggle, students, Telugu (తెలుగు), universities, Urdu, youth.
Tags: ABVP, AISF, DSO, PDSU, RSU, SFI
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Osmania University – Mother Tree of Telangana Consciousness: ‘అమ్మచెట్టు’ ఉస్మానియా- కె. శ్రీనివాస్ మార్చి 10, 2017Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Articles, Culture, Essays, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Mulki, Nizam, Osmania, politics, students, Telangana.
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KCR Policies Without Concern for Public? సెప్టెంబర్ 14, 2015Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, compromise, Economy, heritage, Hyderabad, KCR, Mulki, Osmania, politics, Settler, Telangana, TRS.
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Why Telangana’ KCR has got nickname of ‘rollback CM’
Prasad Nichenametla, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, September 13, 2015
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has acquired a reputation for being a quick decision-maker, except that the decisions are rolled back just as quickly.
Political rivals dubbed him “Rollback CM” after a series of decisions Rao took upon becoming the first chief minister of the country’s newest state in June last year were shelved under public pressure.
“When a CM takes a decision, he should consider all the pros and cons beforehand. Rao is driven by momentary emotions. His decisions prove he lacks the maturity to head a state,” Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka, working president, Telangana Congress, told HT.
The CM, on his part, has put up a wavering defence of his decisions, only to yield quickly to swelling resentment from various quarters. (మరింత…)
Vision for New Telangana – Haragopal సెప్టెంబర్ 29, 2013Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Culture, Economy, Identity, Osmania, Telangana.
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‘Vision of Telangana’ unveiled
Express News Service, Hyderabad, 28th September 2013
Giving a brief insight into the root causes of Telangana movement, civil rights activist G Haragopal has unveiled a vision of Telangana state for it to be an ideal state in the country.
Delivering the second Acharya Konda Lakshman Bapuji Endowment Lecture on ‘Vision for New Telangana’, jointly organised by Osmania University and Acharya Konda Lakshma Bapuji Foundation, at the Osmania University here on Friday, Haragopal said the people of Telangana were confident of reconstructing Telangana as an ideal state.
He said it was faulty economic development model adopted for Telangana that resulted in its backwardness. Elaborating further, he said the Green Revolution was based on water. “It benefited coastal Andhra but not Telangana. The waters of Krishna and Godavari were used to make the lands in coastal Andhra highly productive.
Telangana people, instead of demanding Krishna and Godavari river waters, tapped ground water to irrigate their fields. As the ground water is not perennial, they have suffered. To draw ground water, they have to spend more on electricity. On one acre, a farmer in Telangana spends Rs 600 to Rs 800 on power. “The Srikrishna Committee said that as power is more consumed in Telangana, it was developed. It is nothing but distorting the facts.” (మరింత…)
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Telangana student leaders to jump into poll fray
Nikhila Henry, TNN, May 29, 2013
Hyderabad: The Telangana movement is all set to get a shot in the arm with scores of student leaders planning to step up their struggle after being promised tickets to contest the 2014 Assembly polls by various parties including the TRS, TDP and the BJP.
The student leaders, who had been criticising political parties for taking them for a ride by promising them their due, seem to have buried the hatchet and are eager to take their struggle for statehood outside the university spheres. They came out in open support of their leaders, saying the move was the logical next step and are now setting up offices and rooting to reach out to their voters in the 10 Telangana districts.
“We have been boosting the protests from within the four walls of the university, but it’s time to take up a bigger political struggle,” said Pidamarthi Ravi, a prominent pro-Telangana student leader from Osmania University, which has traditionally been a hotbed for the statehood movement. Ravi is expected to contest on a TRS ticket from Madira in Khammam. (మరింత…)
OU Arts College: A historic masterpiece అక్టోబర్ 28, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Art, cosmopolitan, Culture, Deccan, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Nizam, Osmania, Telangana, universities.
Tags: Arts COllege, Indo-Sarcenic, Monsieur Jasper, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, Srikanth Varkala
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Arts College: a historic masterpiece
The Hindu, Hyderabad, October 8, 2012
The building in pinkish granite stone represents a harmonious blend of pillars and lintel style of Ajanta and Ellora
The architectural uniqueness stirs romance and the stunning structure blows the mind. The unspoiled edifice reveals majesty and is the nucleus of the 95-year old Osmania University. This is the College of Arts and Social Sciences of the famed OU, popularly known as the Arts College. It is one of the major heritage structures in Hyderabad.
A team of experts travelled around the world to find the right design and the right person who could design this historic masterpiece.
The credit for the architecture goes to Monsieur Jasper, a Belgian architect.
Jasper prepared a detailed plan of all the university buildings. The execution of the plans was done by Nawab Zain Yar Jung, who was later awarded a Padma Bhushan for his outstanding service to the field of architecture.
HALLS OF FAME: The credit for the College of Arts and Social Sciences, OU architecture goes to Monsieur Jasper, a Belgian architect. The execution of the plans was done by Nawab Zain Yar Jung. Photo: Special Arrangement
Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana జూన్ 9, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, BJP, Congress, elections, Harish, Identity, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, struggle, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, universities, violence, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: AICC, Geesukonda, Hanamkonda, Konda Surekha, odarpu yatra, Parkal byelection, Road show, sentiment, Sharmila, Sushma Swaraj, sympathy, Vijayamma, YSRC
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Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana
Ravi Reddy, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, June 9, 2012
Public meetings of KCR in Parkal and Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop
The successful foray by YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma into Telangana on Friday has turned to be a game changer in the by-elections to the Parkal Assembly.
The large crowds she drew at Geesukonda, a mandal headquarters, in the afternoon and in Parkal in the night have made the main contenders for the seat, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the BJP sit up and take note.
The public meetings proposed to be addressed on Saturday by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Parkal and by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop.
During their day-long campaign Ms. Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila held forth on how they were being targeted by the ruling party while Congress leaders and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu got away after the CBI filed similar charges against them.
Ms. Sharmila avoided any reference to Telangana but Ms. Vijayamma was goaded by the crowd to express her views. She recalled late YSR’s statement that Telangana will come when it has to, but the region has to be developed on all fronts in the meantime. At Parkal road show, she elaborated further stating that when YSR was the CLP leader, 41 Congress MLAs led by G.Chinna Reddy had met the AICC president Sonia Gandhi demanding a decision on Telangana. She also said that during the YSR Congress plenary, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said it was the Centre, which had to take a decision. “If the Centre decides, it will not take more than a minute to announce separate Telangana,” she said. (మరింత…)
YSRC faces no trouble to campaign in Parkal bypolls జూన్ 8, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, bandh, BJP, compromise, Congress, corruption, drama, elections, Harish, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, students, suicide, TDP, Telangana, TRS, violence, Warangal, Y S Jagan, youth, YSR.
Tags: byelections, Jaganmohan Reddy, Kishan Reddy, loyalty, odarpu yatra, Parkal byelection, sentiment, Sharmila, sympathy, Telangana vaadam, TJAC, Vijaya Lakshmi
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Jagan mother Vijaya Lakshmi faces no trouble in Telangana region
Agencies: Warangal , Jun 08 2012
YSR Congress leader Y S Vijaya Lakshmi had a smooth passage in Telangana region during her campaign for the June 12 by-polls, unlike other top leaders from non-Telangana regions who have faced anger of supporters of the separate statehood.
Vijaya Lakshmi and her daughter Sharmila recently campaigned in Parkal Assembly segment in Warangal district, the hotbed of statehood agitation, for the YSR Congress’s Konda Surekha.
Top leaders including TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and even YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had faced strong protests, often violent, from Telangana supporters.
Jagan had to abort his plan to undertake `odarpu yatra’ in Warangal district two years ago following violent clashes between his supporters and pro-Telangana supporters at Mahabubabad railway station.
But Vijaya Lakshmi had a smooth going mainly because TRS and Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) decided not to oppose her campaign. TRS, however, asked why Jagan held a placard in support of united Andhra Pradesh in Parliament couple of years ago, while JAC wanted Vijaya Lakshmi to spell out her party’s stand on the separate statehood demand. (మరింత…)
Tags: communalism, Hindutva Telangana, inclusive, integrity, Kakinada resolution, leadership, Mahbubnagar byelections, Mallepally Laxmaiah Committee, neutral stand, Parkal, people's vision, survey based truth
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End of dilemma for Telangana JAC?
Rama Melkote, The Hans India, 4 June 2012
The decision of the TJAC to support the TRS candidate in Parkal Assembly constituency augurs well both for the TRS and the TJAC. Yet, it is rather strange that the TJAC needed a survey by academicians and students of Osmania University for “finding the pulse the Parkal public”.
The co-convener of the TJAC said that some 600-odd voters in different polling booths were posed questions after which the final survey report was prepared, assessing the strength of the two pro-Telangana parties, the TRS and the BJP.
The Chairman of TJAC said that this decision was not taken to please any one party. “Not backing either of the two pro-Telangana parties might lead to splitting of votes, eventually benefitting the Seemandhra parties….Therefore, the TJAC is left with no option but to change its neutral stand.”
This is a lesson learnt, somewhat belatedly, from the experience of Mahboobnagar election where the TJAC’s stand has led to the defeat of the one and only minority candidate.
The question is: Should the TJAC give primacy to electoral calculations at the cost of ideological issues? While one can understand the compulsions of a complex grouping of different individuals and parties of divergent political persuasions, whatever stand it takes cannot be at the cost of people’s vision of the future Telangana State. (మరింత…)