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Middle East now a powder keg

Middle East now a powder keg

Nov 11,2017 , 02:06 AM IST | Opinion
When it comes to politics, I am always interested in the plan, design and pattern of events on display, to understand the plot. Generally, in the time continuum, it is said, of plot the continual question operates in three tenses: Why did that happen? Why is this happening? What is going to happen next - and why?
YS Jagan, Hetero & GMR named in Paradise Papers

YS Jagan, Hetero & GMR named in Paradise Papers

Nov 07,2017 , 01:17 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
YSRCP chief, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, Hetero directors and Delhi GMR group could all come again under the scanner of multi-agency investigations as their names figure in the ‘Paradise Papers’.
KCR to release candidates shortlist 3 months early

KCR to release candidates shortlist 3 months early

Nov 05,2017 , 01:59 AM IST | Telangana
The Telangana Rashtra Samiti is contemplating to complete shortlisting of candidates for the next elections way ahead of other parties so that it could release the candidates’ list at least three months ahead of the next general elections. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has changed the political gear to launch the party into an election mode recently, is said to be keen on stealing a marc
Upping the ante for India

Upping the ante for India

Nov 04,2017 , 02:21 AM IST | Opinion
A report published in Geophysical Research Letters noted that recent samples taken from Himalayan glaciers were missing two markers that are usually easy to find, reflecting open air nuclear tests in 1951-2 and 1962-3. The reason: the glacier apparently had lost any ice built up since the mid-1940s.
Leave the past alone

Leave the past alone

Oct 28,2017 , 03:41 AM IST | Opinion
The latest assertion of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Das, that Taj Mahal should be respected because it is built by the sweat and blood of our Indians is a mere hogwash. Even in his presence, a MLA of his party asserted that it was built after demolishing an existing Shiva temple. Yogi did not react or comment on it. There will be many more who will say again and again that the
Telugu CMs in stock-taking mode

Telugu CMs in stock-taking mode

Oct 21,2017 , 02:58 AM IST | Opinion
A deliberate effort to whip up poll frenzy, much ahead of the schedule of the next general elections, is on in the Telugu States and the ruling parties seem to be in a stock-taking mode already.
Pollution deadlier than wars, disasters

Pollution deadlier than wars, disasters

Oct 21,2017 , 02:32 AM IST | Telangana
It is not war and violence that are killing more people in the world and not even AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together. The number one killer in the world today is man himself who is polluting the environment by every means and killing his own ilk.
Connecting with audience

Connecting with audience

Oct 14,2017 , 02:10 AM IST | Opinion
Listening to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar, the other day, after his party's labour union swept the Singareni polls, was a pleasure. One need not be his fan or follower to say this. In these times such as these where conversation and communication are easily misunderstood to be the same, hearing someone making sense is a rarity.
Where gun control is racist

Where gun control is racist

Oct 07,2017 , 03:30 AM IST | Hans
A country like the USA born and brought up in blood is, of late, paying a heavy price for the culture it has imbibed. The latest well-planned and perfectly executed mass killings in Las Vegas by a maniac hold mirror to the American society.
China crackdown on Islam in push against terrorism

China crackdown on Islam in push against terrorism

Sep 30,2017 , 12:44 AM IST | Hans
Away from the eyes of the world, China continues to wage its war against Islam more vehemently. After stripping Islam of several of its symbols, and after banning even "certain names," the Xinjian population has now been asked to hand over all copes of the Holy Koran and prayer mats as "they are terror symbols" and promote enmity and distrust among various groups.
A skewed tone & tenor

A skewed tone & tenor

Sep 23,2017 , 01:44 AM IST | Hans
A friend of mine surprised me the other day with his call. I was not expecting the same at all because we chose different paths to tread early in life. He preferred migration and is now working with the North Carolina University. Being passionate about books, he keeps reading a lot and, more so, all the works of Telugus, too.
Jai Mahishmati, nay, Amaravati!

Jai Mahishmati, nay, Amaravati!

Sep 16,2017 , 04:09 AM IST | Hans
“Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have to die.
Persecuted by their own govt

Persecuted by their own govt

Sep 09,2017 , 01:56 AM IST | Hans
That Prime Minister Narendra Modi almost ignored Rohingya crisis during his much publicised visit to Myanmar the other day was on the expected lines. Modi could not have done otherwise in view of our own concerns. But was the silence prudent?
Far removed from reality

Far removed from reality

Sep 02,2017 , 02:23 AM IST | Hans
The points of breakdown in group discussions are many and varied. Much of the time they coincide with the failure of participants to understand each other. Sometimes they occur when the participants understand each other too well.
BJP plans to strike at weakness of TRS

BJP plans to strike at weakness of TRS

Aug 30,2017 , 12:50 AM IST | Telangana
The Central leadership of the BJP is veering around to the opinion that ‘Plan A’ - that of taking on the TRS in direct elections - may not yield the expected results in the next general elections. Sources admit that there was no way the party could take on the ruling party in Telangana single-handed and there is little chance of at least coming second at the hustings.
BJP factoring in anti-incumbency

BJP factoring in anti-incumbency

Aug 19,2017 , 03:00 AM IST | Hans
When Amit Shah, the BJP's National President, wrote in his blog on Thursday that the Modi government by promoting schemes like Ujjwala, Ujala, Swachh Bharat and a dozen others, had tried to bring those who had so far been neglected into the mainstream and that cheaper medicines and caps on the prices of stents and knee implants were part of the same effort, he was just setting the tone for his Mis
China uses information weapons before war

China uses information weapons before war

Aug 12,2017 , 02:30 AM IST | Hans
Over a period, say a decade or so, China has emerged as a pivotal player in every arena of international competition. This period has also impacted the Chinese leaders significantly. One could say that pro-democracy movement in 1989 and the break-up of the Soviet Union had alarmed the leadership of the country as never before. Its fears only got worse when the allies became triumphal in the Gulf W
A long-haul flight to south

A long-haul flight to south

Aug 05,2017 , 03:36 AM IST | Hans
The BJP leadership, expectedly, has begun shuffling its cards for maximum gains in 2019. The party is redefining its equations with its allies and opponents alike, carefully drafting its priorities.  The party's line – have an ally, yet keep growing – is a bit difficult for its friends to digest. Ask Shiv Sena and it will open up its wounds to demonstrate how, allegedly, the BJP cons allies. 
Saffronisation of the mandal

Saffronisation of the mandal

Jul 22,2017 , 03:28 AM IST | Hans
The vicious cycle of political discourse in the country has come a full circle. The fight between the so-called secular and Hindutva forces has seen the emergence of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh as a superior force, politically. 
GST blow to handloom sector

GST blow to handloom sector

Jul 01,2017 , 05:01 AM IST | Hans
Goods and Services Tax is one of the toughest of the economic reforms that this government has initiated and it is being touted as the 'greatest' by the government.
Intel grid not in sight

Intel grid not in sight

Jun 24,2017 , 03:57 AM IST | Hans
When NATGRID (National Intelligence Grid) was set up as an attached office of the Ministry of Home Affairs on December 1, 2009, in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attack, it was expected that this would become fully operational to secure the nation from future attacks. 
Centre silent on GST relief

Centre silent on GST relief

Jun 22,2017 , 02:46 AM IST | Telangana
The reluctance of the Centre to exempt Mission Bhagiratha from the ambit of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) provisions is perplexing the Telangana Government. The Telangana Government has repeatedly sought exemption for the same keeping in view the objectives of the ambitious project.
Act more and in right earnest

Act more and in right earnest

Jun 17,2017 , 03:10 AM IST | Hans
The present farm crisis and the resultant agitations should have been anticipated by the Centre and appropriate measures should have been put in place to tackle the unrest among farmers, if any. Whatever may be the claims of politicians, one cannot rule out laxity on part of the government in handling the issue. 
Rahul has something to prove

Rahul has something to prove

Jun 10,2017 , 03:06 AM IST | Hans
Pilate  therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Deeds, not mere words, count

Deeds, not mere words, count

Jun 03,2017 , 04:01 AM IST | Hans
As Anatol Rapoport, the Russian born American Mathematical psychologist, suggested if ‘ology,’ one of the suffixes in our language, reminds us of university curricula and scholarship, the other is the energetic and somewhat mysterious ‘ics,’ which has a connotative flavor of magic. 
Andhra Pradesh got enough funds, say officials

Andhra Pradesh got enough funds, say officials

Jun 02,2017 , 02:10 AM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Government of India feels that Andhra Pradesh has got enough funds from the Centre during the last three years and the financial aid may trickle down in future except for projects like Polavaram "which only would get their due as promised", according to sources in the Finance Ministry. 
BJP at numbers game, yet again

BJP at numbers game, yet again

May 27,2017 , 04:12 AM IST | Hans
The wordy duel between the BJP national president, Amit Shah, and the Chief Minister of Telangana, K Chandrashekar Rao, over Central funds to the State was uncalled for, in fact.
Can we finally save Jadhav’s life?

Can we finally save Jadhav’s life?

May 19,2017 , 10:33 PM IST | Hans
Choices apart, will Pakistan abide by the international canons or prefer to seek recourse to what the US has done in the past coming under similar circumstances? Remember Sarabjit Singh's case? Was he hanged to death? 
Whatever made Jagan say that?

Whatever made Jagan say that?

May 13,2017 , 01:50 AM IST | Opinion
He may not have been assured by the BJP leadership, as of now, of amnesty. But, he would like to send a message to the powers-that-be investigating his cases that he is an ally of the BJP and that would make some difference as we all know. 
Two Telugu CMs – What a contrast!

Two Telugu CMs – What a contrast!

Apr 29,2017 , 03:41 AM IST | Opinion
I cannot but get fascinated by the journey of the Telugus of the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana since they treaded separate paths nearly three years ago.  I am also fascinated by the way the two Chief Ministers, Nara Chandrababu Naidu of AP and K Chandrashekar Rao of Telangana, are coursing through the troubled waters.