Now Chennai wants water from the Moon

You could dismiss it as a case of newcomer nervousness or look it as a cheeky tweet to garner attention. Either way, the new Twitter handle of the Chennai Metropolitan Water supply board that was unveiled a week ago, has succeeded. It congratulated ISRO for the Chandrayaan 2 mission by tweeting : ``We are in … Continue reading Now Chennai wants water from the Moon

Karan Johar buys into Vijay Deverakonda’s Dear Comrade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD3d04tBUMY&t=9s Three days before the multi-lingual `Dear Comrade' will release in the Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada market, it has gone under the hammer for a Hindi remake. And the person who has bagged the rights is Karan Johar of Dharma Productions. Johar saw the movie and was reportedly impressed, particularly the second half of … Continue reading Karan Johar buys into Vijay Deverakonda’s Dear Comrade

This Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha idols made with cow dung

With the emphasis on eco-friendly Ganesha idols, BJP legislator from Hyderabad, T Raja Singh has unveiled the plan to produce the idols of the Elephant God with cow dung.  ``Test on the cow dung was done by Panchagavya Panchagavya Research Center in Beeramguda by Shri Brahma Ramha Mallikarjuna Swami Gaushala. The idols are extremely lightweight and … Continue reading This Vinayaka Chaturthi, Ganesha idols made with cow dung

Exit Kumaraswamy. Enter Yeddyurappa

In the end, HD Kumaraswamy fell short by 6 runs. It did not go down to the wire with the third umprire, the Speaker having to step in. Kumaraswamy will have reason for grief. He even fell short of the century mark by one vote. The BJP kept its tally of 105 while the coalition … Continue reading Exit Kumaraswamy. Enter Yeddyurappa

The Telangana queue at Amit Shah’s door

The photo-op of G Vivek, former Lok Sabha MP from Pedapalli with BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday set tongues wagging that another former Congress-cum-TRS wicket is about to fall to the BJP. In 2013, Vivek had left the Congress to join the TRS but returned to the Congress a year later. After the TRS … Continue reading The Telangana queue at Amit Shah’s door

When `Santa’ KCR came home to Chintamadaka

During his day out in his native village of Chintamadaka, K Chandrasekhar Rao put the 2000-odd households there on a pedestal higher than the rest of Telangana. Or atleast, first among equals.  Proof of this was his announcement that every single household, irrespective of caste of religion, would get Rs 10 lakh worth of benefit … Continue reading When `Santa’ KCR came home to Chintamadaka

[Video] A Telangana song that you will keep humming

There is something so soothingly, soulfully beautiful about rural Telangana folk songs. I don't know if it is because the lyrics, the language is born out of the real-life experiences of the people. There is no pretense about it. It is simple, evocative and so real, it is what the culture of Telangana is all … Continue reading [Video] A Telangana song that you will keep humming

CM Ramesh Exclusive : I am happy in the BJP

Rajya Sabha MP CM Ramesh was among the four Telugu Desam lawmakers who crossed over to the BJP on 20 June. It was a big jolt as Ramesh was among those who were considered very close to TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu.  In this exclusive interview to T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi, CM Ramesh breaks his silence on why he chose to … Continue reading CM Ramesh Exclusive : I am happy in the BJP

Bollywood’s space `scientists’ hail Chandrayaan2

Even as the entire nation was glued to television sets watching the live feed of the Chandrayaan 2 launch from Sriharikota on Doordarshan, the first reactions came from the Hindi film industry. What was common to the actors who congratulated ISRO? All of them were space `scientists'. Among the first was Akshay Kumar who plays … Continue reading Bollywood’s space `scientists’ hail Chandrayaan2

`Baahubali’ Chandrayaan 2 takes off to the moon

The entire country was watching expectedly and with anticipation. A week ago, ISRO had to put off the launch of Chandrayaan 2 after a leak was detected in the cryogenic engine.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi too was glued to the live feed coming in on Doordarshan from Sriharikota and when the launch was declared successful, … Continue reading `Baahubali’ Chandrayaan 2 takes off to the moon

`Chandrababu Returns’ on 23 May, says TDP’s CM Ramesh

CM Ramesh is a key member of the leadership team in the Telugu Desam. Considered close to Chandrababu Naidu, the Rajya Sabha MP has been campaigning extensively in Rayalaseema region, that account for 52 of the 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh.  CM Ramesh, who is easily a quote-a-minute politician, spoke to T S Sudhir of Filter Kaapi on … Continue reading `Chandrababu Returns’ on 23 May, says TDP’s CM Ramesh