Management

Dams cause floods?

 

India recorded massive floods in Bihar, Arunachala Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the last 6 months. India has been facing peculiar kind of crisis of either floods or droughts. Some notable economists used to say that countries could grapple in war for acquiring water resources. Reality superseded their supposition. Even states posing one on one for water resources. Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have been fighting for  their share of water in rivers of Krishna and Kaveri. They have built huge and massive dams to store water to meet the needs of state requirement.

Deccan region recorded a massive rainfall of  five times more than average annual rainfall within a 5 days span. Lakhs of people have been displaced and hundreds of have been hacked to death in this catastrophe. This devastation raised myriad of questions on the validity of huge dams. we are just damaging the natural beauty and flow of rivers which exist from thousands of years in the name of technological advancement and infrastructural development. Huge and Jumbo dams breaks the natural drainage and river beds to  raise due to silting. USA has already started removing outdated and ecological damaged dams. New York Times paper calls the ‘age of dam removal’ in USA

#dams #USA #kaveri #removal #floods #disaster

Politics

Jagan to address mob at Paavurala Gutta

Y.S Jagan, blue eyed boy of Andhra pradesh Congress (excluding seniors), is going to address heavy crowd at Paavurala Gutta where Y.S.Rajashekara Reddy hacked to death in a helicopter mishap. Pro Jagan camp is still continuing their attempts and lobbying despite no positive signal has been recorded from high command. Actor Raja shekhar and his wife actress Jeevita criticized congress seniors who abstaining Jagan to become CM by influencing high command. Duo also said Jagan is well enough eligible to continue his father’s legacy.

Politics

Ideology deviated ?

 

Parakala Prabhakar, political unemployee who came of out from praja rajyam party, found solace in organising workshops and seminars in ‘vishalandhra mahasabha’  which founded in the last month. No matter is available, till now, who has funded this organisation. But, the organisation has succesfully attracted the intellctual faces including K.P.S Gill, Kuldeep Nayyar and Sanjaya Baru.

Parakala Prabhakar, alumni of prestigious London School of Economics, has entered politics by joining Congress. Later, he has served in BJP, TDP and PRP. He could not get a mp  seat in PRP.  He made a foul cry on PRP by referring it as  ‘piosonous tree’ by showing his anguish for not getting ticket.

Before joining PRP,  he used to host the famous TV programme  pratidwani which has acclaimed positive reports and feedback from the different sections. After his political debacle in PRP, he has again tried to test his luck as anchor, but the attempt remained wild goose chase.

Dual standards of Parakala

Parakala was with BJP, when it made a resolution of  ‘oka votu rendu rastraalu’.  But, no information is available which suggests Parakala objected with the BJP decision of  favoring seperate state to Telangana. During his tenure as Chief Spokes Person in PRP, he made numerous statements supporting the cause of Telangana state.

“We want the State to be divided like brothers in a family. We respect the ‘atma gouravam’ and ‘atma abhimanam’ of the Telangana people and we said we will never come in the way if separation is necessary”

– Parakala as a PRP  chief spokes person

Why such mediocrity, dual standards and opportunism presents in Parakala, I could not understand.  He did not utter a single word/statement against Telangana when he had been to various political parties and as a popular anchor. Did money make such strategic ideological shift in Parakala?

“The BJP stand on the matter is very clear from the beginning. We have taken one line on Telengana that in 1997 BJP had passed a resolution on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. BJP has always been in favour of smaller states. It is in favour of Telengana”

Nirmala Sitharaman, Spokes person, BJP

An interesting aspect about Parakala is, his wife Nirmala Sitaraman is acting as spokes person of Bharatiya Janatha Party which raising the slogan of  Telangana state at national level. How can Parakala convince other people despite his own wife is indirectly supporting the Telangana state ? Parakala can only answer the inevitable and pertinent question.

Politics

saffron fading?

 

Is saffron charisma lost its credibility among poor and down trodden? Did congress attract this mass from Hindutva to development raaga? BJP’s and its alliance debacle at Parliament elections and the latest assembly polls of Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh raised plethora of questions regarding the role of saffron parties in mainstream politics. This victory signifies BJP’s inability and incapability of turning anti incumbancy in the form of votes due to Raj Thackeray’s foul play of splitting Hindu nationalistic vote bank.

Myriad of inner dimensions have been associated with the failure of BJP besides Raj Thackeray influence. I would like to recall some of them.

1) BJP’s lack of leadership and span of command.

2) Lack of organisition and co operation among saffron parties.

3) Great debate among hindu nationalistic intellectuals regarding  Jinnah’s role in Indian freedom struggle and his commitment to secularism ( I wonder how far Jinnah related to contemporary Indian nationalism).

4) Lack of proper campaigning

5) People still in the hangover of congress stupendous victory at parliament elections and the role of NREGS and Loan waiver schemes in middle class families.

Pertinent questions to raise:

1) will BJP  appoint new leader for Loksabha?

2) will BJP pose a new prime ministerial candidate instead of Adwani?

3) Will BJP  give up the “Great Debate” on Jinnah role?

4) Will BJP ready to give up “Ram mandir” slogan ?

5) will BJP restructure its committees to give oxygen to the saffron movement.

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

vangapandu

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.