Telangana Bill Passage: Historic Day or Murder of Democracy?
Discussion on NDTV’s Left Right & Centre Programme with Nidhi Razdan on the shameful way the Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.
Andhra Pradesh, NDTV, Nidhi Razdan, Parakala Prabhakar, Telangana 26-02-2014 0 Comments
Response to a Rejoinder: Indecent Proceedings of Lok Sabha
In a rejoinder to my piece (TNIE Feb 20 ) N Venugopal chose to call my account about the indecent hurry in passing the Bill “as full of lies”. He chose to tell his readers that “at least 12 members spoke and 5 others submitted written representations on the Bill.” He wanted the readers to believe that he had the authority of the Lok Sabha website behind him.
Andhra Pradesh, Lok Sabha, Parakala Prabhakar, Telangana 26-02-2014 0 Comments
ధర్మవరపు సుబ్రహ్మణ్యం గారితో
ధర్మవరపు గారితో నా పరిచయం, స్నేహం సుమారు రెండు దశాబ్దాల నాటివి. అంతటి స్నేహశీలి, సంస్కారవంతుడు నాకు మిత్రుడవడం నా భాగ్యం. జీవితాన్ని అమితం గా ప్రేమించిఇన వ్యక్తి. మంచి భోజనం, చక్కటి సంభాషణ, దూర ప్రాంతాలకు ప్రయాణాలు, సంగీతం, సాహిత్యం, ఇవన్నీ ఎంతగానో రసించి ఆస్వాదించిన వ్యక్తి. ఎన్ని పద్యాలు నోటికి వచ్చో ఆయనకు. మృదువైన హాస్యం అందించగలరు, ఎదుటి వారి నుంచి అందుకోగలరు.
Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Isavaasyam, Parakala Kalikamba, Parakalaa Prabhakar 09-12-2013 0 Comments
Politics of Bharat Ratna
That the Padma awards are less for recognition of distinction and more for doling out patronage or reward by the government of the day has ceased to be a contestable point long ago. On a different scale, however, the award of Bharat Ratna is increasingly used not for patronage, but to make political statements. It is done to claim ownership of political legacies, to co-opt regional identities, to appease sectional interests, and to exhibit loyalties. One need not go into the merit of any of the awardees. But answers to questions like when was the last time someone deserving was awarded, and by whom, or who was denied and for how long, can be found if they are seen in the light of the extant political compulsions and ideological battles.
Atal Behari Vajpayee, Bharat Ratna, BJP, Congress, Jyoti Basu, Narendra Modi, Parakala Prabhakar, PV Narasimha Rao, Sonia Gandhi 20-11-2013 0 Comments
Is it Telugu Vs Telugu?
I participated in a discussion on CNN-IBN which posed the question whether it is Telugu Vs Telugu in the unfolding drama of the Centre’s move to divide the state of Andhra Pradesh?
Andhra Pradesh, CNN-IBN, Nalamotu Chakravarthy, Parakala Prabhakar, Sagarika Ghose, Telangana, Visalandhra Mahasabha 01-11-2013 0 Comments
Sikkolu Samaikya Garjana Video
On 20 September 2013 a huge public meeting was held in Srikakulam to protest against the move to divide Andhra Pradesh. The meeting was titled ‘Sikkolu Samaikya Garjana’. It is estimated that over a lakh of people attended the meeting.
Andhra Pradesh, Parakala Prabhakar, Srikakulam, Telangana, Visalandhra Mahasabha 26-09-2013 0 Comments