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Sunday, March 13, 2011
అసలు ఈ కోదండ రామ్ నుంచి ప్రొఫెస్సర్ హోదా వెనక్కి తీసుకోవాలి అండి. విద్యార్ధుల భవిష్యత్ తో ఏ ప్రొఫెస్సర్ ఆడుకుంటాడు అండి ? కళంకం ఈ మనిషి అసలు.
సరే విషయానికి వద్దాం. ఈ మిల్లియన్ మార్చ్ కి పోలీసులు అనుమతి తీసుకోనందున, పోలీసులు దీనిని అడ్డుకుంటాం అని ప్రకటించారు. చాల ట్రాఫిక్ ఆంక్షలు కూడా విధించారు. కాని అవి సరిపోలేదు. లక్షలలో కాకపోయినా, వేలల్లో జనాలు టాంక్ బండ్ మీదకి వచ్చారు. కేసీఆర్ కూడా వచ్చారు. తెలంగాణా ని శాంతియుతంగా సాధించుకుంటాం అని అక్కడ ఉన్న వల్ల చేత ప్రమాణం కూడా చేయించారు అంట. అదీ జరిగిన కాసేపటికి జనం విర్ర వీగిపోయారు.
టాంక్ బండ్ మీద ఎన్ టీ రామ రావు గారు 33 విగ్రాహాలు ప్రతిష్టించారు. వివిధ రంగాలలో మన తెలుగు జాతి కి విశిష్ట సేవలు అందించిన వారి విగ్రహాలు అవి. అందులో 17 విగ్రహాలని ఈ తెలంగాణా దుండగులు నాశనం చేసేసారు. అసలు వీళ్ళ తెలంగాణా పోరు కి ఈ మహానీయలు కి ఎం సంబంధం ఉంది అండి? ఏది కనిపిస్తే అదీ నాశనం చేసేయడమే న? కూల్చేసిన విగ్రహాల ఫోటోలు కింద ఉన్నాయి, చుడండి. మన చరిత్ర ని, మన కళాకారులని, మన రాజులని, మన ఇంగానీరులని మనం కాకపోతే ఇంకెవరు గౌరవిస్తారు అండి? ఇంతా జరిగాక కూడా ఆ కోదండరాం గాడు వచ్చి, ఈ మార్చ్ విజయవంతమైంది అని ఎలా చెప్తాడు అండి? కనీసం జరిగిన విషాదాన్ని ఖండిచాలి కదా? ఏది జరగనట్టే వ్యవహరిస్తే ఎలా?? తెలంగాణా పేరు చెప్పి ఏది పడితే అదీ చేసేయడమేన? విధ్వంసాన్ని, అరాచకాన్ని కూడా కనీసం ఖండిచాలేనంత దుస్థితిలో ఉన్నామా మనం? ఇంత దౌర్భాగ్యం అసలు మనకి ఎందుకు పట్టింది ? ఈ విషయం మీద క్షుణంగా ఆలోచించాల్సిన సమయం ఇదే. రాజకీయ సమస్య, చెయ్యి దాటి పోయింది. ఈ సమస్య ని తీర్చే నాధుడే లేదు మనకి. అదీ మన దరిద్రం.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Reddy was the foremost educationalist who played a major role in shaping the educational policy in India. He was also the recipient of Knighthood by the British crown in honour of his service to the country." From - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattamanchi_Ramalinga_Reddy
He frequently dabbled in poetry, and is credited with creating a new style of poetry in the Telugu Language. He also holds the titles Kavishekara and Abyudaya kavitha pithamahudu.
3. Bellary Ragahava. An accomplished actor of extraordinary calibre he is known for supreme mastery of expression.He was equally at home in plays in English, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.
4. Sir Arthur Cotton. Cotton devoted his life to the construction of irrigation and navigation canals throughout the British Empire in India, however, his dream was only partially realized, but he is still honored in parts of rural Andhra Pradesh for his efforts.
6. Kandukuri Veeresalingam Panthulu.
He is widely considered as the man who first brought about a renaissance in Telugu people and Telugu literature. e got involved in the cause of social reforms. In 1876 he started a Telugu journal and wrote the first prose for women. He encouraged education for women, and started a school inDowlaiswaram in 1874.
7. Gurram Joshua. Very popular telugu poet. Reformist.
8. Mutnuri Krishna Rao.
9. Sri Sri.
Sri Sri was the first true modern Telugu poet to write about contemporary issues that affected day-to-day life of a common man in a style and metre which were not used in classical Telugu poetry.
10. Raghupati Venkatratnam Naidu. an Indian social reformer who hailed from aTelaga Naidu family from Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh in India. He was a disciple of Veeresalingam, and has been described as "the most powerful orator of his day"
13. Brahmanaidu. he tried to usher in a new era in which caste distinctions would be abolished.
14. Siddhendra Yogi.
Siddhendra Yogi was an exceptional scholar and artist of the 14th century AD. During the Bhakti Movement between 11th and the 13th century, the dance form of Kuchipudi saw a revolution.
15. Annamayya. the official songmaster of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, and a Telugu composer who composed thousands of keertana songs, many of which were in praise of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swami. Themusical form of the keertana songs that he composed have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions.
16. Yerrapragada. The Sanskrit Mahabharatamu was translated into Telugu over a period of several centuries (11th to 14th centuries AD). Errana was one of the kavitrayam (the trinity of poets) who translated Mahabharatamu .
17. Nanaayya. Nannaya Bhattaraka (Telugu: నన్నయ, sometimes spelled Nannayya) (ca. 11th century AD) is the earliest known Telugu author, and the author of the first third of theAndhra Mahabharatamu, a Telugu retelling of the Mahabharata. Nannaya is held in high regard as the person who revived the Telugu language.
The history 17 icons was vandalised yesterday. And we were all just mute spectators.
Over the past two years (just realised, exactly two years since I started blogging here :) ) I have made some attempts to chronicle the media’s defeaning silence on questioning Sonia Gandhi. With each passing issue/scam/parliament session, her silence on multiple issues is only causing heartburn. Inspired by fellow tweeter “Dosabandit” ‘s call for the need to keep the momemtum going, I am documenting below, the various serious issues over the last 6-7 years, in which Sonia Gandhi was not even remotely questioned. Some of them have been picked from old blogposts (language changed a bit), some written today. Going forward, I plan to add to this growing list.
I am sure “liberals” might find this blog “negative”. Frankly, in no other country is the real power center let off so freely by the media and the opposition (a recent article by Sagarika Ghose is the only exception). This blog is like a culmination of my frustration at these open transgressions by the uncrowned queen of India. What follows is a 2,500 word explanation, with multiple examples (in no particular order). Apologise for the length J.
Honouring the culprits of Terror attacks
With loyal troopers in tow, she has made every attempt to erase the memory of Congress rule of 1991-1996. Infact, she even went ahead and credited Rajiv Gandhi with the economic reforms. For those who don't know, Economic reforms were initiated in 1991-1992, after Rajiv Gandhi's demise and PV becoming the Prime Minister. Common sense suggests Rajiv can no way be involved! Yet, in the 125th year celebration of the Congress party, the President of the Congress, Sonia Gandhi, made every possible attempt to scuttle the memory of the man under whose helm the country did see some radical changes, just because he didn't belong to the family. Infact Madam has named all Congress PM's except for P.V.Narasimha Rao. In any Congress party plenary/function, the party does not even have a picture of P.V.Narasimha Rao. The media, which enjoys the fruits of liberalisation intitiated by P.V. shows more loyalty towards Sonia than P.V.!
Womens Reservation Bill
Vitroil on Amitabh Bachchan
When you read a headline, “Congress attacks Amitabh Bachchan, Modi”, you would normally expect that since Congress is led by Sonia Gandhi, the “attack” has her approval. The background is this- Amitabh Bachchan decides to be brand Ambassador for Gujarat. Congress spokesperson, the esteemed Manish Tewari spew vitroil on Amitabh (unfortunately I haven’t saved those links. Blogged about it, but no saved links. Google search is throwing up only his decent language. If you followed this story then, am sure you know what I am speaking about J). Congress Chief Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh says he would not have attended a program if he knew Amitabh was there. One more Congress CM, Shiela Dixit removes a video message of Abhishek Bachchan from a government function. Manish Tewari uses the most unparliamentary language from the Congress party office for a full three days. And then it happened - Prannoy Roy told us that his sources say "Sonia doesn't know about this". hahaha, true Didn't we all see it coming. The next day, we are told that Sonia Gandhi has asked spokespersons not to speak about Amitabh anymore. The media lapped it up. Not once in these three days did the media dare question Sonia Gandhi.
The most dangerous of all. One of the most critical decisions the Congress party had to take, after Sonia Gandhi "renounced" her claim to the post of Prime Minister, was this - how to credit her for flagship schemes of UPA? And from that critical thinking was born the National Advisory Council. The NAC apparently has been set up as an "interface for civil society". If you are wondering why the government, elected by the people ("civil society"), needs another institution for interfacing with the very same people that elected it - please stop thinking logically ! This council has "advised" the government on NREGA, RTI and the Forest Rights Act; so now you see how this works - it was Sonia Gandhi who is responsible for all the flagship schemes (ofcourse if implementation is screwed up, the government is always ready to take the blame!). And after UPA's victory in 2009, she was re-appointed (by herself) as the chairperson of NAC - this time to take credit for the "National Food Security Bill".
Now, one such distinguished member of NAC, Jean Dreze has written a detailed article in The Hindu, complaining about the lack of co-operation from the government (more on this issue here, and here). And then if you think the suggestion ends here - you are mistaken. Look at this report. NAC has proposed a redress mechanism. It proposes a parallel authority to the District Collector, and "anyone" can approach this authority at district and block level. Isn't the District Collector supposed to be approachable to "anyone"? Why is the NAC hell bent on creating parallel structures just like itself? Who gave them the mandate to think of such ridiculous proposals and then go to town when they are rejected? Sonia Gandhi led NAC is totally dis-satisfied with the government's response to their proposals. So much that a member writes an article in national newspapers. Did that article have Madam's approval? If so, is this her veiled attack at the Prime Minister? Apparently, they "have the full mandate" to draft bills as they wish to. They also apparently have "convinced" the government on changes that need to be made to RTI and the Forest Right Act. NAC has power, no responsibility. Government has no power, only responsibility!
The scams and Coalition Compulsions
Till recently, both the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi were beyond criticism (according to the media). Recent events that exposed multiple scams saw the media finally come out of the cocoon and question the Prime Minister. Not surprisingly enough, Sonia Gandhi is still beyond questioning. Simple questions. Are we to seriously believe that Sonia Gandhi had absolutely NO role in the formation of the government? Are we to seriously believe that A. Raja came back into the Cabinet without Sonia Gandhi’s support? When there was so much furore over multiple scams in the country, are we to seriously believe that Sonia Gandhi had absolutely NO role in the gross inaction of the UPA? Are we to seriously believe that Sonia Gandhi had NO role in the CVC fiasco? The media has been more than forthcoming in trying to ensure that the Congress party and the government are seen as separate entities. That Sonia Gandhi and Congress party are seen as separate entities (only in failures. For any success, we all know who is credited!).
Performance in Parliament
Since 2004, have you ever heard her speak in Parliament? Do you happen to know any of her views on any subject, important and trivial? Do you happen to know her views on the bills her own NAC drafts? Do you know if she understands the nitty gritty of all those policies that her NAC so shamelessly goes about recommending? Have you ever heard her ask any questions in the Lok Sabha? Is it too much to demand that the chairperson of the ruling coaltion speak to the people of the country regularly? Media has created a certain aura around Sonia Gandhi. And more than the Congress party, it looks like the media does not want to demolish that false sense of aura. Anytime soon.
Let me start with an example. In India, the Governor of a state has the power to recommend to dismiss the elected government of that state. That recommendation is sent to the Union Cabinet and it is upto the Cabinet to decide whether to accept or reject this recommendation. With this background – let’s see what happened in 2005. Bihar Governor, Buta Singh (a Congress appointee) recommends President’s Rule in Bihar (officially cites “horse trading” as the reason). Sends it immediately to the Union Government. Cabinet okays the recommendation. Sends a midnight missive to the President of India (who was in Russia) and gets it approved. Soon after, the Supreme Court declares the recommendation and its subsequent approval as unconstitutional. Guess who the fall guy is – the Governor! For merely following the orders of the High Command, he was made the scapegoat. No responsibility fixed on the Cabinet (which had the option of rejecting the recommendation too). The whole drama/fiasco had politics scripted all over it. And we were safely made to believe that the President of the Congress party, Sonia Gandhi, had NO role to play in this.
Sonia Gandhi has presided over the unprecedented demolition of constitutional institutions. Raj Bhavans, which house Governors, have become a place for rehabilitation of loyal family troopers. Right from Buta Singh, Shivraj Patil to H.R.Bharadwaj, we have seen how she has systematically ensured that this institution stands demolished. Her NAC is the next example of how she is damaging the institution of the Cabinet. All main bills get framed by NAC and not the concerned ministries. Ministers merely exist to implement orders. Former Election Commissioner, Navin Chawla, was widely accused of being a Congress fanboy. One such accusation came directly from the then Chief Election Commissioner (who wrote a 900 page report to the President). Navin Chawla went on to become the Chief Election Commissioner. The concept of impartial Election Commissioner was thrown to the winds. We all know on whose whims and fancies the CBI functions. The CVC issue is too recent to be recounted in detail. And before you think, I am the only one ranting on this – an excerpt from an editorial in The Hindu – “The irony is that it is the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government that is weakening the institutional foundations of good governance in the country”.
And who leads the Congress?