Telangana refuses to implement Centre’s hefty traffic penalties

If Gujarat that reduced traffic violation fines was a significant modification to the Centre's decision on Motor Vehicles Act, Telangana is open defiance. Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has decided not to implement the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 which imposed hefty fines on traffic violators. These were to come into effect from 1 September.  … Continue reading Telangana refuses to implement Centre’s hefty traffic penalties

What happened to my Ammulu?

Sai Pranati, 27, died in suspicious circumstances at her home in Rajkot on 25 April, 2019. She was married since October 2015. Her mother, Brahmaramba, a teacher in Hyderabad, suspects hanky-panky and alleges there were constant demands from her husband and mother-in-law. In this extremely emotional column, Brahmaramba writes about her Pranati, the girl she … Continue reading What happened to my Ammulu?

The Modi-Naidu equation, from bad to worse

It is a little more than a year since the Telugu Desam quit the NDA. The parting was bitter with Chandrababu Naidu going to town over Narendra Modi's refusal to grant Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. Of course, the TDP conveniently glossed over the fact that Naidu had agreed to the special package and … Continue reading The Modi-Naidu equation, from bad to worse

Rajamouli’s `RRR’ moves to Gujarat

It is not usual for a film star to post a photograph of his airline boarding pass. But when NT Rama Rao Junior or Tarak tweeted the boarding passes of three passengers taking the Hyderabad-Vadodara early morning flight on 29 March, it was obviously for a reason. For it meant that NTR, Ramcharan and SS … Continue reading Rajamouli’s `RRR’ moves to Gujarat