Monthly Archives: October 2010

After mouse, it’s mice


By T S Sudhir Lord Ganesha may not have been the inspiration when in 1995, Chandrababu Naidu chose the mouse as his hi-tech vehicle to hardsell Hyderabad. Impressed with a IT-savvy politician, the who’s who of the IT world connected … Continue reading

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Benaam and badnaam


By Uma Sudhir Responding to Pranab Mukherjee’s call, the biggest MFI in the country, SKS Microfinance has slashed interest rate to 24 per cent and the Andhra Pradesh government said it would set up a joint working group with industry. This has … Continue reading

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Big brother wasn’t watching


By Uma Sudhir An 11-month-old baby boy, Ajay was stolen from a Hyderabad hospital, allegedly by a woman wearing a burqa on Tuesday. Ironically this happened even though Niloufer Hospital, Andhra Pradesh’s premier children’s hospital installed 16 security cameras just … Continue reading

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Sania and Saina


By T S Sudhir Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal came together for a photo-op at an event organised by Andhra Pradesh Tourism in Hyderabad. For long, their names have been confused with each other and even at the do, the … Continue reading

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Playing Statue


By T S Sudhir The essential rule in the game of statue is that you need to keep silent, not even twitch a muscle or flutter your eyelashes. Statue-obsessed politicians of Andhra Pradesh however, don’t know the virtue of silence … Continue reading

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Mera number aayega


By T S Sudhir The Andhra Pradesh government is playing the number game to improve the numbers in its coffers. Exploiting the fancy among Telugus to own a vehicle with a fancy registration number, the transport department’s auctions now earn … Continue reading

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Naidu censors Varma


By Uma Sudhir Filmmaker Ramgopal Varma has been forced to censor his latest release under pressure from the Telugu Desam. Violent protests by supporters who believe TDP founder N T Rama Rao has been misrepresented in the film, led to … Continue reading

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