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Happy Independence Day, Telengana

Happy Independence Day, Telengana

During the formation of Andhra Pradesh, apparently Nehru remarked that the joining of Telengana region was like an alliance of matrimony between unwilling partners with a provision for divorce later. I’m not sure Nehru really said that, and there have been conflicting reports. I skimmed through the Collected Works of Nehru for evidence of this, […]

Idli Sambar Go Back

Idli Sambar Go Back

In 1952, there was a student agitation in the Telengana region against the peoples of Seema-Andhra region. The Telengana people referred to them as non-mulkis, meaning non-locals. They were also, curiously, called ‘Idli Sambar’ after the staple breakfast item of the Seema-Andhra region and, of course, Tamil Nadu that was the major unit of the […]

The Ayatollah of National Congress

Even Indira Gandhi never had it so good: What his daughter-in-law is enjoying is much greater freedom, arguably much bigger power and inarguably with much less responsibility. Just when the Telengana problem is threatening to burst the seams of an already a fragile India, when the central government has shot itself in the foot by […]