Politics, Society

Failure of the fourth estate in Andhra Pradesh

 

Media has been playing crucial role in Indian society right from colonial to independent era. Indian freedom fighters, includes extremists and moderates, widely used media to popularize Indian nationalism and patriotism to rebel against British imperialism.Ramnath goenka of Indian Express remained as icon of freedom of speech for his critically acclaimed articles on Indira Gandhi and Amabanis. Constitution guarantees freedom of speech to media by granting autonomy and independence in publishing news content. Media has been misutilising the constitutional right by making no difference between  advertisements and editorials by coining a new phrase ‘advertorials’, particularly in Andhra Pradesh. Here,the  clones of Goebbels  have been using media as a propaganda device  for their concentration of political and economic power.

In Andhra Pradesh, media emerged as a profitable business. There are 10+ news channels across Andhra Pradesh and been acting as affiliations to various political ideologies and parties. Now, media is trying to surpass and side track Telangana agitation. One week ago, one news channel tried to defame Governer Tiwari by publishing pictures of  body massage  done by teen girls as sexually molested. Now, TV5 channel broad casted controversial news item on Russian based magazine ‘The Exile’ allegations on Ambani’s (Mukesh Ambani & Anil Ambani) role in the death of Y.S Rajashekara Reddy in air crash. Immediately Sakshi and Tv9 followed Tv5 and broad casted controversial news items on baseless rumours.I immediately googled about ‘The Exile’ magazine, to my surprise I learnt that it is a B graded magazine which has no credible news network which published  YSR death conspiracy in the very September month. The so called magazine has been banned in Russia and updating from American soil with mediocre columnists and journalists by sensationalizing rumors and fantasies disregarding ethics and moralities.

Excess violence evoked across Andhra Pradesh and people have been vandalizing all the available reliance outlets and cell towers. Congress leaders across Telangana and Andhra regions called for Bandh in protests of alleged rumours. Is this is the responsibility of MLA’s and MP’s to take such idiotic and utter foolish mid night decisions from non reliable news items. The only available solution for this kind of crisis is to terminate and ban all the channels which ignored the very foundations, duties and responsibilities of media.Will this so called channels are ready to pay the damage done in vandalizing and destroying the reliance properties across Andhra Pradesh? They must pay for their negligence and over anxiety which costs crores of rupees.This news must have been pampered by capitalists and politicians to dilute the issue of Telangana slogan and also to drive to presidential rule for their political interests.

Shame on Andhra Pradesh media

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Suggested link : The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani

History, Philosophy, Society

Kancha Ilaiah- Dalit Idealogue

kancha Ilaiah, Professor of political science of Osmania University, is considered as as part of influential trinity(Kancha Ilaiah,Bojja Taarakam and Katti Padma rao) who strive progressive Dalit movement and politics in Andhra Pradesh. There is a wide belief among general public that Kancha Ilaiah has dalit background but he hailed from OBC of “Golla” caste. Despite his scholarly experience in political science, he came to lime light with historical research papers and strong criticisms on Brahmanism, higher castes and Hindus. He is enough proud to consider himself as anti Hindu. He baptized Buddhism and wrote several research papers on buddhist history and philosophy.

His famous work “why iam not a hindu” acclaimed positive and negative responses from intellectual and scholars from different parts of the world. Some eminent historians like Romilla Thapar tagged Ilaiah as a pseudo historian who approached several fictions to dalit history and thoughts. According to Ilaiah, Hinduism is nothing but a Brahmanism which done a massive cultural destruction of backward classes and dalits. He urges for the need of literacy among dalits and backword classes.Being a Dalit sympathizer, He staunchly supports the candidacy of Mayawathi for prime minister of India by calling Marxists to support her. ” Hindusim is the only religion in which gods wear destructible weapons and tries to justify the bloody violence” says Kancha ilaiah in several interviews.

Politics, Society

Vangapandu’s Remix of revolutionary song

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Iam not a communist, but I have a  respect towards communists and socialist school of writers due to my respect towards great Karl Marx . What Vangapandu wrote and praised the late YSR with his famous “Em Pillado” song is a perfect instance of deep rooted hypocrisy. I wondered with his blackmailing attitude with Allu Aravind during  em “pillado song” controversy which is said to have incorporated in blockbuster hit “Magadheera” without prior notice to Vangapandu. He used to question the validity of democracy and political leaders claiming political power at the cost of inequalities at soceity. Worst thing is he even praised YS Jagan claiming he is the perfect scion of YSR political kingdom. He lost his credibilty as a true socialist artist.Vangapandu turned as a shame to  revolutionary writers and artists associations which have  commendable history across Andhra Pradesh social and political movements from decades. Vangapandu will remain among bourgeois club for his deliberate appeasement of YSR family.

Economy, Management, Reviews, Society

The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani

The Polyester Prince: The Rise of Dhirubhai Ambani by Hamish McDonald

Dheerubhai Ambani, the most popular name of modern Indian business, is still in the minds of Indians despite his physical demise. Hamish MC Donald has made a critical interpretation of Ambani’s transition of normal man into a Business Tycoon who allegedly influenced mainstream politicians for the commercial benefits of his business unethically. This book was written in 1998 and has been banned in India due to the heavy pressure from Ambanis.You can find this books at bombay streets for nominal cost which are smuggled. Maniratnam has been inspired by this book for making of “GURU” with Abishek Abhachan . Mani Ratnam also depicted numerous scenes from the source of this  book. This book also highlighted the rivalry between Dheerubhai Ambani and Nusli Wadia(grandson of Mahamad Ali Khan Jinna) who were allegedly tried to assassinate each other. Their rivalry remained as a black spot of Indian corporate history. In the film Guru, Mithun Chakravarthy played Ramanth goenka role while Madhavan played Journalist Guru Murthi role. Interesting aspect is Guru Murthy was hugely suffered by Ambani on the various charges and even jailed unlike the ‘GURU” movie description where Abishak Bachan didn’t touch Madhavan. Mani Ratnam must have been pampered by Ambanis. Though this book is mandatory for the people who aspiring a career in corporate sector and entrepreneurship,but  special kind of fiction has been added by author  to  sensationalize the book and his name. Readers should be very cautious while reading the book and to make conclusions on Dheerubhai’s character.