Monthly Archives: October 2010

Spare the gun, don’t spoil the child


By Uma Sudhir “I was very disturbed seeing the visuals.” My journalist-friend Narayanan who had just seen a report that I had filed, called to say from Delhi. The report had shown school students, visibly excited, holding weapons, even aiming … Continue reading

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MFIs under pressure


By T S Sudhir The Andhra Pradesh High court on Friday granted interim relief to Microfinance institutions saying pending registration, they could carry on business. But instead of gloating, MFIs, under pressure after 45 reported deaths due to harassment by … Continue reading

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No gun-ning for children


By Uma Sudhir After the tragic death of two children in Khammam district when a police constable accidentally fired his loaded weapon at school students, the Andhra Pradesh police will critically review the safety loopholes in public weapons display exercises.  … Continue reading

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`Keeping’ with the times?


By Uma Sudhir “We should have been in the UAE,” Sudhir had grinned as he read out a news item earlier this week to me and our young daughter that said the Supreme Court in UAE had ruled that a … Continue reading

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Will you heed Ramu’s warning?


By T S Sudhir “In this film, there are no songs, no comedy, no family functions, no great clothes, no good locations, no exotic sets. All elements which conventional, commercial, formula films have, they are not there. After that if you want … Continue reading

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In the line of fire


By Uma Sudhir Andhra Pradesh’s DGP Aravinda Rao minced no words when he called the constable’s act `stupid’. But what a price the two families in Khammam have paid for the `stupidity’ of the policeman, ironically in a week the … Continue reading

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Problem of plenty in land of hungry


By Uma Sudhir A bumper crop in Andhra Pradesh but no cheer for farmers as they find no buyers because of lack of storage. The worst situation is for the tenant farmers in the state. http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/andhra-farmers-problem-of-plenty/170804 (video of the story … Continue reading

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