Monthly Archives: January 2011

A new chapter starts in Telugu cinema


By T S Sudhir The students want the playground while the school management wants to take it over to build an IIT coaching centre. This is the clash that is at the heart of `Golconda High school’ – a Telugu … Continue reading

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Unacceptable yes, but what’s India doing?


By Uma Sudhir After video footage surfaced from Tri-Valley university campus suggesting Indian students were being radio-tagged as part of electronic surveillance by US immigration authorities, Union External Affairs minister SM Krishna in Bangalore today said that radio-tagging of Indian … Continue reading

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`Sham’ university?


By Uma Sudhir After video footage surfaced from Tri-Valley university campus suggesting Indian students were being radio-tagged as part of electronic surveillance by US immigration authorities, the Ministry of External Affairs has summoned the US deputy chief of mission. http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/sham-university-india-summons-us-diplomat/189492Continue reading

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No `monitoring’ US


By Uma Sudhir No arguments, it is an unequal world. Two unrelated events. Here was the footage of students from India forced to wear a radio frequency tag, a monitoring badge on their leg after being interrogated by the US … Continue reading

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Stumpy plays cricket


By T S Sudhir Hyderabad isn’t hosting a single match of ICC Cricket World Cup, but the inflatables of the mascot Stumpy at all World Cup stadia will bear the ‘Made in Hyderabad’ stamp. http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/world-cup-mascot-stumpy-is-made-in-hyderabad/189406?hp (video of the story)

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Natasamrat Padma Vibhushan ANR


By T S Sudhir “Are you Mr Nageswara Rao?” the caller at the other end enquired. “Yes.” “Mr Ahmed from the Ministry of Home would like to speak to you, Sir.” It was around 5:45 pm on January 25 and … Continue reading

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Yeddyurappa’s midlife crisis


By T S Sudhir The BJP’s Ram Rajya in Karnataka is going through a huge midlife crisis. Not that there haven’t been attempts before to send its `Ram’ Yeddyurappa into exile but this time the villains of the piece are … Continue reading

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