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Rao: The Subversive Insider

This article critically assesses the political career and contribution of former PM of India Sri PV Narasimha Rao with an eye on the contradictions and paradoxes in his career and personality.

PV Narasimha Rao, Congress, Parakala 18-08-2020 0 Comments

Time to Revisit the Indian State

Covid-19 has laid bare many deficiencies and shortcomings of the Indian State and the weaknesses of the civil society. This article traces them and argues that in the light of the developments in the post Covid-19 scenario it is necessary to revisit and reimagine the Indian State.

Parakala, Covid-19, Indian State 17-08-2020 0 Comments

Farewell, Mahaa News

This is a detailed letter written by Parakala Prabhakar to the employees of Mahaa News while stepping down from the Board of the Company that runs the Channel and relinquishing the responsibility of monitoring its day to day affairs..

Parakala, MahaaNews, TeluguTV, 14-08-2020 0 Comments

JNU Should Remain an Anomaly

The article describes the academic and intellectual life in JNU and argues that all universities should remain bastions of questioning and inquiry. That culture in JNU has produced persons of eminence in every field of public and professional life in India and overseas.

JNU, University, Indian Education, Education Policy 21-12-2019 0 Comments

BJP Can Look to Rao’s 1991 Architecture

The article argues that the Indian economy is in decline and the government is in denial. Government's inaction is rooted in BJP's lack of a coherent economic policy. It suggests that it can look to Narasimha Rao's 1991 architecture.

Economy, Indian Economy, Modi Government, BJP, Narasimha Rao, Manmohan Singh, Indian Economic Slowdown 21-12-2019 0 Comments

బట్టలు ఇలా కొనుక్కునేవాళ్ళం!

There were hardly any ready made garments in our childhood. They were viewed with suspicion. We used to go to cloth store, buy cloth and get our clothes stitched. This is a narration of the elaborate process of making our clothes for festivals and birthdays.

Parakala Prabhakar, Parakala Kalikamba, Amma 11-11-2019 0 Comments

BJP Can Look to Rao

Ruling BJP has no coherent economic policy. They are in a denial about the slowdown and challenging staring at the economy. Article argues that they could adopt Narasimha Rao's architecture to revive the economy.

BJP, Indian Economy, PV Narasimha Rao, Manmohan Singh, Parakala Prabhakar, Slowdown 11-11-2019 0 Comments

అమ్మ చీరల మమకారం

This narrates Parakala Prabhakar's mother Parakala Kalikamba's love for clothes and especially sarees

Parakala Prabhakar, Parakala Kalikamba, Sarees 18-09-2019 0 Comments

అమ్మనోట ... అమ్మనుడి

Many expressions Amma uses are not anymore to be heard in the contemporary telugu speech. They are a treasure. They should be noted and preserved.

Amma, Parakala, Telugu, Telugu Language 29-08-2019 0 Comments


This is Parakala's poem about whom he thinks of when he is in different states of mind and conditions

Parakala Telugu Poetry 08-06-2019 0 Comments