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Live the Real YOU   Leave a comment

Corrupt politicians, rogue capitalists, unethically rich business classes, highly depraved big shots of Tollywood/Bollywood or any other ‘wood’ i.e., the so called heroes (and also comedians), producers and directors and lastly the crooked media, both print and electronic, all these have formed into a strong clique. The democracy is held in hostage by this clique and it never allows anyone from outside to enter it or to grow out of one’s sheer talent or capability. This is the biggest tragedy of Post-Independent India and total travesty of our much hyped democratic values!

Independence has brought more independence to certain sections and turned vast pool of masses still dependent only on these highly influential sections. Economic liberalization has put many souls on cloud nine but there are still many more hapless sections living in perpetual misery, utter chaos and complete darkness and dragging on their wretched existence. Globalization has really changed the face of the globe and contracted and reshaped it into a comfortably tiny village but the adamantine walls built among different sections on the lines of caste, class, language, race, region have become so strong and sturdy that there is going to be more diversity and divergence than unity and convergence. There is more chaos than unity, more pollution and adulteration than purity, more disgruntling and disenchantment than contentment, more disarray and disharmony than peaceful coexistence!

Who have let this sad state of affairs to happen on this otherwise beautiful earth? It’s we, yes we, we all of us have to take responsibility for this sad state of affairs. Utilitarian relationships, excessive reliance on materialism and the unbridled greed are at the core of factors that have led these ugly conditions to pass on us and going to be passed on our next generations. The new found educational, employment and sociopolitical opportunities in/due to the post-liberalization economic boom have indeed made our lives so ecstatic and tension free and allowed us to move up the social ladder with comparatively much ease and less effort but the sad thing is, we have deliberately forgotten our roots and basking in the glory of the new found heights where we have placed ourselves so safely and from there we never dare what’s going on down at the bottom and never care for those because of whom we have got to climb such greater heights!

Dear friends,
let’s always remember we didn’t bring anything and won’t take anything with us, and in between we are living in a ‘fools’ paradise’ thinking we are for eternity and this life is a permanent one. We are amassing huge wealth just to pass it on to our progeny and to their progeny and even to their progeny. We always want to be in high positions and desperate to have name and fame all to ourselves and frantically trying to rub them on to only our children forgetting the basic fact that there is some all pervading, all permeating and all encompassing ‘cosmic influence’ which decides what we are meant to be and what we are destined to be in the vast cosmic phenomena. Just remember all the series of incidents which led to the shaping of the character of ‘Gowthama Buddha’ and how Siddhartha metamorphosed himself into an ascetic.

Only the selfless can see the light and have the clarity in their thoughts, words and deeds and all those who are selfish, egoistic and egotistic can never be one with themselves and they can never even identify with anyone/anything else in the universe. They are surrounded by thick layers upon layers of darkness, perpetual misery and hopelessness. They are doomed to die a dog’s death!

Let’s all shed the false masks and be real of us and face the reality head on and enjoy being in reality… only that is real joy and real happiness and all others will just be a mere passé!

Enjoy your real life to the fullest and let your children, others’ children and everyone else enjoy their own lives to the fullest. Don’t live other’s life and don’t let others live your life. Never toe other’s lines and never force others to toe your bad lines!Life is good, надпись, цвета, черный фон, 1672x1045

LIFE’S SO BEAUTIFUL, let’s enjoy every bit of it as it unfolds itself 🙂

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Et tu, Modi?!   1 comment

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His pet slogan is going to boomerang on him now… “Modi ko Hatao, Desh ko Bachao!”, just change of the name and the guard, but no change of the whole corrupt system!!

May be the time we started shouting the slogan, “Modi ko Hatao, Desh ko Bachao!” What sort of a democratic government it is which is hell-bent on turning its own people homeless? Insensitivity and callousness is ruling the roost. It’s a pity that democracy is still a distant reality for the common man! It’s sheer autocracy, plutocracy and oligarchy!! The so called elected government(s) are always losing touch with the common man soon after they ascend to the highest seat(s) of power. They are turning themselves into mere puppets in the hands of the unethically rich business classes, cold-blooded capitalist sections and the obnoxiously rogue elites. One can understand the enormity of the deprivation of a proper political will at the centre and its lack of empathy with the masses especially the poor and innocent Adivasis under the influence of the machiavellian tactics played by an irresponsible and dishonest regional leader, and a giant swindler, CBN,

CBN in new Avatar!, Satan in deceptive pose of the Jesus?!

CBN in new Avatar, Satan imitating Jesus?! Poor lamb, doesn’t know who is holding it!!

quite notorious for his anti-people, anti-farmer, anti-dalit and anti-tribal postures. This hypocrite represents a monstrous and disgustingly rancid system which had got precipitated in post-Independent period and is constantly holding our democratic polity and people’s welfare in hostage! And regretfully, Modi is proving he is also no exception, and a very much part and parcel of this highly depraved system!! All the wolves in sheep’s clothing have started unmasking themselves and are showing their true colours!! Forcefully merging seven Mandals of Khammam District of the state of Telangana with the of state Andhra Pradesh just to submerge them under the big lopsided and unscientifically designed Polavaram Multi Purpose Project without ascertaining the views of the affected parties involved and deliberately overlooking the plight of the huge tribal population who are going to be made mere scapegoats, is a devil’s play being enacted by Modi’s sarkaar in close conjunction with the state of Andhra Pradesh. It’s estimated that nearly half a million Adivasi people will be rendered homeless and will find themselves in a watery grave, and will lose all their livelihoods if the project is given go ahead nod, and most importantly, it will be environmentally hazardous and will drastically destabilize the ecosystem of the region with catastrophic effects! This was vociferously claimed by the former Engineer-in Chief with the Government of Andhra Pradesh & Consultant, United Nations (OPS), Er. T. Hanumantha Rao.

The master planner for a massive destruction of the masses, M. Venkaih Naidu.

The master planner for a massive destruction of the homes and livelihoods of the masses, M. Venkaih Naidu, the Union Minister of Urban Development.

But the rigid and adamant governments both at the centre and in the state of the Andhra Pradesh continue to maintain their foolishly intransigent and intractable positions in spite of strong earnest appeals from every quarter just to change the design of the project as suggested by the civil engineers, environmental scientists and irrigation experts, which will bring a happy end to this exasperatingly the most vexatious crisis with a win-win solution to the two warring groups. By the way, welfare of the people, most importantly, the disadvantaged, disenfranchised and the destitute sections, should be on the top of the policy agenda of any welfare state! It’s a simple logic & logistics of the designing of the policy framework and is based on the principles of natural justice, but the unrelenting state is simply turning its deaf ear to the cries of the poor innocent masses and quite often turning a blind eye to their unending woes inflicted upon them by the bullying sections!! It’s an open secret that India is not being governed by a people’s government, rather by the brutal capitalists whose motto is always to squeeze the country of all its

They shook hands then, and now shaking the poor innocent masses!

A covert understanding for an overt exploitation… they shook hands then, and now shaking the poor innocent masses! No leader how great he/she may be, is immune to the influence of the ‘yellow mafia‘!!

valuable resources and thereby making it powerless and vulnerable and eventually debt ridden and a veritable beggar at the gates of the international lending agencies, which always work to destabilise the nations by weakening their economies just in order to maintaining the ugly status quo of the imperialism and hegemony!! God save India for the next five years! Educate, Organise and Agitate should be the mantra for us now, the most powerful slogan given to us by Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar long ago!!

Jai Bolo Telangana!   Leave a comment

jai-telangana6jai-telangana4The slogan “Jai Telangana” has had been a rich source of energy and strength for all those true Telanganites in/from the region in both their life and death; in their happiness and sorrow; and in their ecstasy and despair.

It’s a morale booster for the oppressed and a nightmare for the oppressors.

The slogan had come out so vociferously through the dry and thirsty throats, hungry stomachs, boiling blood, shattered minds and broken hearts!

The decades old slogan has stood all the severe and cruel tests of times and resurged with much more vigour every time it was stifled with iron fists.

What “Vande Mataram” is to all our countrymen during our long and arduous freedom struggle and in all kinds of see-saws, “Jai Telangana” is to all the Telanganites in every nook and corner of the world!

One (every non Telanganite especially) must know, understand and remember very clearly that all our agitations, struggles, tribulations and upheavals have had been just to strengthen the Participatory Democracy of our country and to uphold our noble Constitutional values.

 

Hats off to the Torch Bearers of Telangana who always kept/keep our movement alive and constantly elevated/elevate our drooping spirits, and to their indomitable spirit against all odds!

 

Vande Mataram!

 

Jai Bolo Telangana!!

 

Mera Bharat Mahan!!!

 

 

 

Facts About Potti Sriramulu’s Fast Unto Death: History Distorted? Every Teluguite Must Read This!   Leave a comment

This is taken from my notes posted on Facebook, on August 12, 2013. Posting it here with some slight editing to spread awareness among all the Telugus how history is distorted by the preposterous Andhra elite sections and conceited scholars and academicians under the influence of the highly powerful and bullying sections and the unethically rich business classes.

 

Potti Sriramulu, a scapegoat/guinea pig used by the over jealous and greedy Andhra leaders?

Potti Sriramulu, a scapegoat/guinea pig used by the over jealous and greedy Andhra leaders?

Had Potti Sriramulu died through his fast unto death only for achieving the separate Andhra state from the then Madras state?

It’s nothing but history distorted, misquoted, and misappropriated by some bullying Andhra sections!

History books in Andhra Pradesh and elsewhere tell us that Andhra state was formed due to the ‘sacrifice’ of Potti Sriramulu.

But, a careful analysis of the then newspaper reports and published books tells us a completely different story!!

Sriramulu was callously and ruthlessly forced to extend his “fast unto death”, on some extraneous grounds by some overenthusiastic and greedy Andhra leaders when the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, and the then Chief Minister of Madras state, C. Rajagopalachari were very much willing to concede to the demand for a separate Andhra state.

Newspaper (Andhra Patrika) report (dated December 12, 1952) of the then Chief Minister Rajaji assuring Andhra leaders in Legislative Council that he was ready to concede to the demand for a separate Andhra state if they unconditionally give up the baseless demand for Madras city.

Newspaper (Andhra Patrika) report (dated December 10, 1952) of the then Chief Minister Rajaji assuring Andhra leaders in Legislative Council that he was ready to concede to the demand for a separate Andhra state if they unconditionally give up the baseless demand for Madras city.

Potti Sriramulu was just a scapegoat calculatedly used by some over jealous and covetous Andhra leaders who wanted to extract some more geo-political mileage out of his fast unto death. They prevailed upon Sriramulu to continue his fast for some more days when he had already entered his 51st day, to demand the city of Madras from the Tamils. So Sriramulu died on the false hope and aspiration of getting the city of Madras which should have rightfully belonged to the Tamils.

The Andhra imperialists, capitalists and other bullying sections never bothered about the common man of their region, and their genuine hopes and aspirations. The people had/have been kept in the dark, and were/are always instigated to fight for false and dubious causes which would never materialize in their lifetime. The vulpine Andhra leaders have been deceiving, betraying and fooling their own people by promising them the moon!

The present movement christened, “Jai Samaikyandhra” (Agitation for the United Andhra Pradesh State including Telangana) is totally an artificial movement unleashed by some powerful sections from the Andhra region with the active support from the crony capitalists and the “yellow media mafia” who are desperate to have their hold on the geo-political and economic affairs of Telangana, as they exactly did with the then Madras state way back in 40’s and 50’s, through the slogan “Jai Andhra” (for a Separate Andhra state), the very antithesis of the present slogan with the Telangana state. They are now hell bent on to perpetuate their imperialism, hegemony and excessive exploitation in the Telangana region by their artificial “Jai Samaikyandhra” agitation. Whatever the slogan, “separatism” or “unitedness”, their ultimate aim is to illegally grab powers by deriving geo-political advantage, in order to further their hegemony, and excessive exploitation. The old separatist “Jai Andhra” movement and the present united “Samaikyandhra” agitation have one striking similarity between them. Both the movements have/had one common goal- it was for Madras city then which rightfully belonged to the Tamils; and for Hyderabad city now, which should rightfully belong to the Telangana people! The Andhra leaders never bothered about having their own exquisite capital city for their people. Rather, they had eyed on Madras city then, and now the city of Hyderabad. Their policy is almost like the queer habit of an obligate parasite like some species of cuckoo with the females laying their eggs in host nests by throwing out the hosts’ eggs! The advantage of laying their eggs in others’ nests is that they don’t have to take any further interest in the difficult business of rearing their offspring.

 Potti Sriramulu one day before he breathed his last.


Potti Sriramulu one day before he breathed his last.

One interesting and striking historical fact which had been suppressed by Andhra rulers on purpose is, Potti Sriramulu died on December 16, 1952 after the completion of a whopping 58 days of his fast unto death, demanding the city of Madras from the then Madras state, not as all the Telugu people were made to believe that he sacrificed his life for a separate state for the Telugu speaking people. The Andhra state without the city of Madras was formed on October 1, 1953 after it had been carved out from the Madras state. The greedy and covetous leaders from the Andhra state have merged their new state with the then fledgling state of Telangana (It was then a part of Hyderabad state which got its independence on September 17, 1948 from the tyrannical Nizam rulers.) on the false pretext of one people (based on language) and one state theory, which was totally smacked of their ulterior motives, and surreptitious designs for imperial expansion! The formation of the unified Andhra Pradesh state including Telangana on November 1, 1956, was very much against the interests, wishes and aspirations of the people of Telangana. Potti Sriramulu was no way related to the state of Andhra Pradesh, nor to the Telangana people. The cold-blooded and callous Andhra leaders have deprived the Telangana people of their historical past and forcefully rubbed on them their own history which itself is full of blatant lies! The Telangana youth were/are made to respect the Andhra contemporary and past leaders who are/were sheer black sheep and never showed any genuine interest or concern in the welfare of the Telangana people. There were some exceptions to them but their number was so less, and all their efforts to bring justice to the Telangana people were cleverly thwarted from time to time by their majority rogue counterparts.

The bullying leaders, and the audacious and conceited scholars and academicians from the Andhra region have totally perverted and distorted the history of Telangana just to further expand their imperialism, monopoly, hegemony and excessive exploitation.

 This is not something I've created. The statements made by Potti Sriramulu and Rajaji are on record! Translation of Sriramulu's statement: “We have developed Madras city.  I'll begin fast unto death for Madras city...”


This is not something I’ve created. The statements made by Potti Sriramulu and Rajaji are on record! Translation of Sriramulu’s statement: “We have developed Madras city. I’ll begin fast unto death for Madras city…”

The history of Telangana has been distorted so much that not many people outside and also inside Telangana know the difference between the Andhra state and the Andhra Pradesh state, and use these terms interchangeably!

 

For further information and startling revelations about Telangana and Andhra post-independent histories, and the historical lies propagated by the Andhra rogues, please follow the links below-

Andhra state was born in womb of violence

How Andhra state came into existence

Explosive facts on Sriramulu’s fast & death

A lie called first linguistic state

Potti’s letter reveals everything

When violence worked

In the name of a steel plant

Proof of forced Telangana merger

Telangana killed in the womb

When Tollywood said “Jai Andhra”

పొట్టి శ్రీరాములును పొట్టన పెట్టుకున్నది ఎవరు? (మొదటి భాగం)

Who killed Potti Sriramulu?

Amarajeevi Potti Sriramulu’s fast unto death was to get Madras city for Andhra state!

Facts about amarajeevi’s fast unto death

 

The Greatest Indian   2 comments

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I may not agree with some of the ideologies of many of the present day followers of Babasaheb Ambedkar but can never stop myself from admiring the towering giant of Indian politics, strong advocate of human rights and the greatest social reformer. I feel Dr. Ambedkar is/was the man who has/had often been misconstrued and misinterpreted by both the extreme wings of the right and the left! He never ceases to inspire us all if we make an objective study of the monumental struggles he had to endure to make a distinct mark of his own in Indian political history and socio-cultural ethos! The greatest and the mightiest warrior of India who waged a lonely war and left behind a robust army to be reckoned with!!

‘Dominant Caste and Territory in South India’, a Path-breaking Research by Dalel Benbabaali   6 comments

A wonderful research done by Dalel Benbabaali on the theme of caste dominance in the united state of Andhra Pradesh and in Telangana. How the people from the dominant castes of ‘Kamma’ and ‘Reddy’ used their socio-political, economic and cultural hegemony in their social upward mobility in a forceful way, is vividly elucidated by the researcher. A must watch video for all those who want to understand the caste equations in the south Indian state and how caste is used to perpetuate hegemony and imperialism, and the resultant over exploitation.

The researcher also talks about the Telangana issue and how the fledgling state of Telangana was merged with the dominant Andhra state purely on the basis of linguistic homogeneity without paying attention to the high prevalence of social, cultural and economic heterogeneity, and spatial inequality.

Benbabaali makes a graphical presentation on how the dominant (mainly Kamma) castes have controlled the social, political, cultural and economic landscape of the state of Andhra Pradesh by wresting the political power, controlling the media and film & entertainment industry, and business by their lopsided neo-liberal economic policies. She also talks about the genesis of Naxalite movement and the repressive measures adapted by the Kamma dominated governments under late NT Rama Rao and N Chandra Babu Naidu’s regimes.

Hats off to Dalel Benbabaali for the down-to-earth research carried by her and for bringing out groundbreaking realities of a territory long suppressed by caste dominance, socio-cultural hegemony and spatial and economic inequality, onto the international stage.

Here is the link to the highly informative, educative and illuminative presentation by the researcher- Dominant Caste and Territory in South India.

Left or Right or Middle…   1 comment

The Center

The Balance

Left and Right

If I speak and write about the deprived and subjugated sections of our society and about their legitimate rights, I’m considered as the Leftist and at times more forthright and call a spade a spade, I’m treated by some as Extreme Left and forced to lose my right side balance.

If I speak and write about the poor pious ‘Brahmins’ (a much controversial term indeed, and subject to intense debate) and about other disadvantaged (disadvantaged because of being on “Dharmic” path) sections belonging to the so called upper rung in the Indian social hierarchy, and about the time tested Indian ethical and moral values and the impeccable Hindu (the religion which I rightfully belong to and proud of) religious thoughts and the precepts of its highest plane of the Vedantic tradition, I’m mercilessly fixed in the frame of fundamentalism and called the Rightist and driven to lose sight of the left.

I always tread the path of the middle or the center, totally unattached to either the left or the right (I’m either of the two and at the same time neither of the two) but draw my inspiration from the both through much balancing act (as in a tight rope walk). This journey is often fraught with the risk of falling / slipping into the either of the sides and incur the wrath of the other. I can’t afford losing the intellectuals of the left wing and the spiritualists of the right wing who constantly provide me with ample and balanced food for my genuine thoughts. Both of them are like my two eyes and fortunately, the vision is the ONLY ONE.

The center has its own magic and music. I always thank God for putting me in the center and for giving me the sense and the sensibility and the strength to take both of the two extremes (in their purity and positivity) along with me. When both of them are balanced and compensated for by each other, I’m sure we can see the heaven amidst us.

Most of us are accustomed to see the things with only one eye because of our upbringing and the conditioning all around us, and thinking our vision is the only vision that is true, perfect and an ideal one. This is not true in every time, every place and every situation, but it’s also true that we at times need to see with one eye in order to aim at our target (as in a shooting range), and fix the problem.

We have our own comfort zones either in the left or in the right (whether in the core or at the periphery) which we always prefer to take refuge in, long nurtured by our god fathers, and try to speak and write from there tightly anchored to those special zones. We dare not come out and try to feel what it is like outside. These comfort zones I prefer to call (if I may borrow the term from the field of postmodern Indian Economics, and slightly modify it) the “Special Emotional Zones” (SEZ’s).

A true person dares to crossover the boundaries and boldly stands for the truth, come what may. What we need today is a cosmopolitan perspective with utmost religious tolerance and harmony. As long as there is truth and genuine concern in our thoughts, words and deeds, we’ll be acknowledged. Truth is always one. It cannot be two or more. Truth always prevails and Truth always triumphs.

Hope everyone of us contributes his / her own bit in upholding the TRUTH.

Truth is always simple and plain and so the Truth is Divine!

Man has to manifest the divinity which is already there deep inside him / her!!

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