Vaikuntam’s Telangana ఏప్రిల్ 5, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Art, Bathukamma, Culture, heritage, Identity, Mulki, regionalism, Telangana, Telugu, Vemulawada.
Tags: Vaikuntam Thota
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Dr Seema Bawa, Deccan Chronicle, April 3, 2011
The brightly painted figures of Telangana men and women are Thota Vaikuntam’s signature style, he exaggerated contoured of reconstructed form, with highly stylised folk features and perspective mark his paintings.
The morphemes, defined as the minimal meaningful unit of language, in Vaikuntam’s case his visual language, are the foreheads adorned with kumkum bindi amidst a plane of turmeric paste in case of women and sectarian marks for men. Textiles marked with dots, red vermillion dipped palms, red lips and elongated eyes are other characteristic features of his work for the last five decades or so.
The feminine element is exaggerated in the full form, with midriffs peeking through vivid apparel that is flowing and yet clinging. The physicality associated with fecund femininity is emphasised through the use of shringar or adornment of the female self through body marks, make-up, ornaments, coiffure and the like. The men are comparatively less flamboyant in terms of clothes and decoration but no less dramatic than their female counterparts.
So, when one comes across a show titled Metamorphosis: The Changing World of Thota Vaikuntam at Art Alive, there is a natural inquisitiveness regarding this transmutation. The change is certainly not in his style, colour or basic form. And many of the paintings do depict his typical Telangana men and women. Evolution and change is seen in the relatively complex compositions with a new interactive and at times a conversational element flowing between the figures. (మరింత…)
Telangana 2010 by-elections results ఆగస్ట్ 1, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in BJP, elections, Harish, JAC, KTR, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, Sircilla, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Vemulawada, Warangal.
Tags: Ch Ramesh, Chennur, D Vinay Kumar, Dharmapuri, E Ravinder Reddy, Etela Rajender, G Aravind Reddy, Huzurabad, K Vidyasagar Rao, Kaveti Sammaiah, Koppula Easwar, Korutla, KTR, Mancherial, Nallala Odelu, Siddipet, Sirpur, Y Laxminarayana, Yellareddy
Kaveti Sammaiah (TRS) 56,262
A Indrakaran Reddy (Cong) 41,033
Palvai Rajyalaxmi (TDP) 19,771
Other 8 contestants 10,018
Nallala Odelu (TRS) 67,887
G Vinod (Cong) 23,603
Boda Janardhan (TDP) 6,683
Other 18 contestants 14,127
G Aravind Reddy (TRS) 95,311
G Hanumantha Rao (TDP) 17,264
R Krishna Rao (Cong) 12,648
Other 10 contestants 5,028
E Ravinder Reddy (TRS) 72,491
Shabbir Ali (Cong) 34,829
Jajula Surender (TDP) 11,858
Other 72 contestants 19,432
Y Laxminarayana (BJP) 64,176
Dharmapuri Srinivas (Cong) 52,195
Arikela Narsa Reddy (TDP) 1,793
Other 39 contestants 2,658
Total 120,822 (మరింత…)
Telangana bypolls: EVMs may be used in 7 constituencies జూలై 11, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, BCs, BJP, compromise, Congress, elections, Muslim, Nizamabad, NRIs, politics, regionalism, SC, Settler, Sircilla, ST, students, Telangana, Vemulawada, youth.
Tags: by elections 2010, Chennur, Dharmapuri, EVM, Mancherial, Siddipet, Sirpur
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Telangana bypolls: EVMs may be used in 7 constituencies
Special Correspondent , The Hindu, Jul 11, 2010
HYDERABAD: The option of deploying electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the ensuing Assembly byelections in the Telangana region became available to the Election Commission following the rejection of as many as 213 nomination papers of independents during scrutiny on Saturday.
As a result, the number of nominations in six out of the 12 constituencies fell below 64, the maximum number that can be handled by the EVMs. The scrutiny was conducted by central observers deputed by the Election Commission after the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) asked hundreds of its partymen to file nominations as a ploy to pre-empt the use of EVMs, which, it feels, can be tampered with. This had swelled the number of candidates to 926.
The number of nominations in Nizamabad (Urban) constituency was below 64 even before this exercise was undertaken. Consequently, EVMs are likely to be used in Nizamabad (14 nominations), Sirpur (55), Chennur-SC (60), Mancherial (49), Dharmapuri-SC (61), Vemulawada (42) and Siddipet (45). (మరింత…)
Telangana bypolls on July 27 జూన్ 22, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in Adilabad, agitation, BJP, Congress, elections, Harish, Karimnagar, KCR, KTR, Medak, Nizamabad, politics, regionalism, SC, Settler, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Vemulawada, Warangal.
Tags: byelections, bypolls, Chennur, Dharmapuri, Huzurabad, Korutla, Mancherial, Siddipet, Sirpur, Srikrishna, Yellareddy
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Telangana bypolls on July 27
Special Correspondent , The Hindu, June 22, 2010
No elections in Vemulawada and Sircilla segments
Schedule for byelections
Issue of Notification July 2
Last date for nominations July 9
Scrutiny of Nominations July 10
Last date for withdrawal July 12
Date of Poll July 27
Counting of Votes July 30
NEW DELHI:The Election Commission on Monday announced that the byelections from 10 of the 12 Assembly constituencies in the Telangana region will be held on July 27 and the notification issued on July 2.
The counting of votes will be taken up at 8 a.m. on July 30 and the electoral roll with respect to January 1, 2010, as the qualifying date will be published on June 25 in 10 Assembly constituencies going to polls. The model code of conduct has already come into effect and would be applicable to all the candidates, political parties and the State/Central governments. (మరింత…)
Agitators divide the Gods డిసెంబర్ 23, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, Culture, Identity, livelihoods, Mulki, politics, Rayalaseema, Telangana, TRS, Vemulawada.
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Agitators divide Gods
Deccan Chronicle, December 23rd 2009, By Our Correspondent
Hyderabad, Dec. 22: So bitter is the feuding over a separate Telangana/United Andhra that even the gods have become victims of the agitations that have engulfed the state and divided people and parties.
Laddus prepared for the famous Kanakadurga temple in Vijayawada, which could not be sold because the flow of pilgrims was down to a trickle due to the frequent bandhs and strikes, were transported to other major temples by the endowments department. These included the Dwaraka Tirumala (Andhra region), Brahmaramba Mallikarjuna temple, Srisailam (in Kurnool district in Rayalaseema), Sri Raja Rajeswari temple, Vemulawada (Karimnagar district in Telangana).
The endowments department sent more than two lakh laddus to the Sri Raja Rajeshwari temple at Vemulawada, little suspecting that it was opening up yet another battleground.
As word spread about the arrival of the “Andhra laddus,” Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) activists swooped down on the temple and staged a demonstration demanding that the temple authorities send back the laddus!
“Why should they bring laddus prepared for Kanakadurga to our temple? We will not let them to be sold here,” yelled a TRS activist. Endowments department officials, shocked at the turn of events, were forced to send back the laddus. (మరింత…)