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Celebrating Telugu Language, Literature and Scholarship

Two legends were felicitated the other day by Turaga Foundation in Vijayawada. Sri C Raghavachari who edited Visalandhra daily newspaper for over thirty years was given Turaga Krishnamohan Award in Journalism. And Smt P Satyavathi who wrote very influential short stories was presented the Turaga Janakirani Award in Literature

Journalism, Literature, Parakala Prabhakar, Telugu 14-09-2016 0 Comments

My Reading Corner

This is my little work corner at home. I read, write, think, reflect and sometimes just sit there quietly. I guess that I am only a little older than this table. Amma got it made a little after I was born.

Reading, Writing 22-05-2015 0 Comments

Gorakh Pandey’s Lines

I am posting a poem written by Gorakh Pandey. Pandeyji and I lived in the same hostel in Jawaharlal Nehru University. On the same floor, I remember. I too was a late riser like him. We often ran into each other while brushing at the washrooms when the entire hostel was quiet and everyone had either gone off to their classes or to the library.

Amitabh Bachchan, Gorakh Padey, Hindi Poetry, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Parakala Prabhakar 23-05-2013 0 Comments

సర్దుకో లేవు, కానీ …. చెప్పుకోనూ లేవు

సర్దుకో లేవు కానీ …. చెప్పుకోనూ లేవు ఇవి శ్రావ్యమైన శ్రుతిలో గుసగుసగా వినిపించే ప్రశ్నలు ఒక్క ఉదుటున పడి పేలే పిడుగుల్లాగా కాదు ఇవి అప్పుడే వచ్చినట్టు

Parakala Prabhakar, Telugu 04-12-2012 0 Comments

నాది మూడవ కన్ను

పురాతన సనాతన గతాన్ని బెంగతో చూసే చక్షువు ఒకటి భయానక ప్రలయాన్విత భవిష్యత్తును సజీవ మూర్తి గా మలిచి నిలిపే దృష్టి మరొకటి కాని నాది మూడవ కన్ను దానికగుపించేది నిత్య నిరంతర నిఖిల వర్తమానం

Parakala Prabhakr, Poetry, Telugu 28-11-2012 0 Comments

Grateful for the Life’s Throw of Dice

Actually I wanted to write this yesterday. Last night itself, to be precise. But when I finished reading this it was quite late in the night. And as the day breaks, things are not in your control. There are things to do. Tasks to complete. People to meet. Calls to make. Meetings to attend. And mails to answer.

Interview, P D James, Parakala Prabhakar, The Guardian 19-06-2012 0 Comments