Friday, December 25, 2009

Telangana..a train wreck situation...

Any creation of Telangana will create a major ethnic conflict among the Telugu speaking people. The river is upstream, and if Hyderabad is also a part of Telangana, the rest of Andhra will have nothing much. Think of the annual begging that Tamil Nadu has to do to get a few drops of water from a dam that is 60 kms away from it's border. Just like Karnataka, the new Telangana will have newly formed agricultural areas and the water will go there instead of those other Telugu people downstream. Why would they spend money maintaining a dam for the other ethnic group?

Creation of states just based on ethnic considerations should be heavily discouraged. Dams and the land it serves should be part of the same state.

Friday, November 28, 2008

How to fight terrorism

As terrorists get bolder and bolder and more delusional, it is time to give them a reality check. Terrorists can never stop and will simply move on to the next target after one disappears. For example, terrorists elements within Sunnis go after Shias if they run out of other groups to hate on.

Here are the steps.
1> There are quite a few people, especially in the US, middle east and UK, that say, "We just send money to terrorist groups to get revenge". Report these people to authorities. Money is what drives terrorism.
2> Keep an eye out for people that have uncontrolled rage against other groups out of nowhere. These are the kind of people targeted for recruiting and action. Again, watch for the word "revenge". Report them directly or anonymously.
3> Watch out for people that say that terrorists are only against government and not the people. These are the people most likely to fund terrorists. Report them directly or anonymously.
4> You are likely to hear such words mostly from friends or other that share a common religious or ethnic background. Report them directly or anonymously. Terrorists are not followers of God, they are the devil incarnate. Hateful conversations from any religious group is bad.
5> Do not donate to charities unless you are absolutely sure what they do. Donate to Prime Minister or Chief Minister relief funds when in doubt.
6> Do not carry money on behalf of others when visiting India or Pakistan. Unaccounted money often ends up in the wrong hands.
7> Do not use hawala or unofficial channels to transmit money. The underworld fanatics get a cut out of those transactions.
8> Do not do unofficial bets on cricket games. Corrupt cricket officials get a cut out of those transactions and they are tied to extortion/terrorist groups. BTW, Pakistan will have a spectacular defeat soon just to mess up the spread, now that Javed Mian gets to select the whole team.
9> Walk away from conversations that are hateful. Terrorism begins in the intelligent mind and get implemented by mindless moron. Sindhi master, Punjabi blaster. (Reference: Mad Max movies)
10> Be the possibility of peace and harmony. This is the most important step. Ofcourse, kill a terrorist before he can do harm. But be an incarnation of peace otherwise.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Chiranjeevi impresses...

Chiranjeevi struck the right notes and had an educated and informed assessment of the situation of Andhra Pradesh. He did not dumb it down and spoke to the vast audience for over two hours. He had fresh ideas and reforms in mind.

Compared to the film stars of Tamil Nadu, he did infinitely better and had concern for all citizens of Andhra Pradesh. I am sure his time will come in Andhra Pradesh soon and he might even end up as the majority party. Let us see how this plays out. He is inspired by noble intentions, so this might prove to be good times for Andhra Pradesh soon.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chiranjeevi in politics now...

And Chiranjeevi enters into politics now. His motto seems to be more like the Karnataka politicians and he should do well in the next election. He will definitely play a role of some sort in the years to come. He is never going to reach NTR levels, but it will be fun. Politics and rich people go well together; otherwise the politicians get too busy filling up their pockets. Not that rich people are not corrupt, but people that start out poor tend to take corruption to more extreme levels.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Srija back in Andhra now..

And all is well. Dad wishes nothing but the best for her and hopes she has a happy married life. Here is what people missed; the celebrations.

Here is Chiru celebrating his elder daughter's wedding.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Chiranjeevi's daughter in Delhi now...

Here are more details as Chiranjeevi's daughter and new son-in-law speak in Delhi.

There are quite a few examples of women outgrowing their caste aspirations. Many times, they feel that there are no qualified candidates within the caste. In this case, an aborted marriage of Chiranjeevi's elder daughter to Uday Kiran may have also played a psychological part.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Chiranjeevi's daughter weds

Here is the video of Chiranjeevi's daughter's marriage. The opinion of the couple is worth a listen.

Casteism is one of the dominant oppressive or cohesive forces of India, depending on your way of thinking. Individual acts of expression of freedom are a way forward for the country as a whole. There are alternative viewpoints touting caste "stickiness"; individual rights do come first.

The bigger concern right now seems to be that Chiranjeevi will have trouble becoming the next Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. This event is seen as a dent to his aura of machismo. He will lose a lot of "movie hero" votes as a result of this marriage.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

News, Links and Search Engine

Welcome to the Andhra Pradesh blog!

The blog has a Google news feed related to Andhra Pradesh. Plus links of interest related to Andhra Pradesh. So if you are a follower of events related to Andhra Pradesh, this page should provide you with all the required tools.

Here is a search engine that will return results that provide priority to Andhra Pradesh related websites.

Happy browsing!

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