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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-35

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -45 Higher Secondary School level preparation strategies for- Science-1

Need of the hour -45 Higher Secondary School level preparation strategies for- Science-1 -J.P.Bharathi At higher secondary levels, schools should focus more on specialization. At least in one area a student should be made to do a project, with hypothesis, experiments, observation, testing, suggestions and recommendations. For example, he should be asked to know what […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-34

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:50 – Mitr, My Friend – 2002, English

Cineflections-50 Mitr, My Friend – 2002, English -Manjula Jonnalagadda People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.— Dalai Lama XIV Mitr, My Friend is a film directed by Revathi, and written by V. Priya and Sudha Kongara. The film won the Best Feature […]

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Need of the hour -44 Secondary strategies for math

Need of the hour -44 Secondary strategies for math -J.P.Bharathi Secondary level math’s has to be taken up little interestingly. All depends on how the teacher involves and tells the student what is math’s all about. Now proceeding to teach mathematical concepts, in the secondary level, Firstly, let us understand the theory of a glass […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-33

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:49 – Thiladaanam (The Rite… A Passion) – 2001, Telugu

Cineflections-49 Thiladaanam (The Rite… A Passion) – 2001, Telugu -Manjula Jonnalagadda The function of ritual, as I understand it, is to give form to human life, not in the way of a mere surface arrangement, but in depth. – Joseph Campbell Thilaadaanam is a film made by K.N.T. Sastry, based on a short story by […]

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Need of the hour -43 Scientific way towards science

Need of the hour -43 Scientific way towards science -J.P.Bharathi There is no option whether to take science or no at our secondary level education. So develop interest in science learning as, basic science knowledge is very essential to lead a healthy life in this world. Students! Always remember, science is not in the laboratory […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -42 Secondary level preparation strategies for Science

Need of the hour -42 Secondary level preparation strategies for Science -J.P.Bharathi Science is not in the laboratory experiments; they are in the human surroundings. If the student is passionately made aware of this, he will educate the entire family and make them more responsible. It is not necessary to initiate science only with laboratory […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:48 – Massey Sahib – 1985, Hindi

Cineflections-48 Massey Sahib – 1985, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” ― Chinua Achebe Massey Sahib is a film written and directed by Pradeep Kishan based on the novel Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival […]

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Need of the hour -41 Kindergarten Math

Need of the hour -41 Kindergarten Math -J.P.Bharathi Primary school along with kindergarten is a very beautiful age for learning. Math’s is a perfect cognitive concept which works well with fresh brains. Instead of giving them existing learning methods, it is better to leave them to explore for themselves. Abacus slate gives them a great […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-30

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:47 – Manichithrathazhu – (The Ornate Lock) – 1993, Malayalam

Cineflections-47 Manichithrathazhu – (The Ornate Lock) – 1993, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Humanity is so weird. If we’re not laughing, we’re crying or running for our lives because monsters are trying to eat us. And they don’t even have to be real monsters. They could be the ones we make up in our heads. Don’t you […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-29

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-28

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -38 Science teaches sense of well being

Need of the hour -38 Science teaches sense of well being -J.P.Bharathi Science has become an integral part of everyone’s life. Science conscious citizens can help the world to avoid major upcoming problems. In the primary level science should be taught in such way to create enthusiasm. Scientific temperament should be created at a very […]

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Cineflections:46 – Ittefaq – (The Coincidence) – 1969, Hindi

Cineflections-46 Ittefaq – (The Coincidence) – 1969, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “He looked at the corner of the ceiling with an absent stare. I looked at him with a not so absent stare. He looked like a man who could be trusted with a secret—if it was his own secret.” ― Raymond Chandler, The High Window […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-27

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:45 – Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) – 2015, Tamil

Cineflections-45 Kaaka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg) – 2015, Tamil -Manjula Jonnalagadda “I can resist everything except temptation.” – Oscar Wilde Kaaka Muttai is a film written and directed by M. Manikandan. This film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the National Award for the Best Children’s Film and the Best Child Artists […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-26

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:44 – Thulabharam (The Scales) – 1968, Malayalam

Cineflections-44 Thulabharam (The Scales) – 1968, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” – Mahatma Gandhi Thulabharam is a Malayalam film directed by A. Vincent based on a play penned by Thoppil Bhasi for Kerala People’s Arts Club. The film won the National Award for the Second Best Feature Film and the […]

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Need of the hour -36 Retirement Therapies

Need of the hour -36 Retirement Therapies -J.P.Bharathi Counselling Strategies for Managing Pre-Retirement Anxiety: People who experience pre-retirement anxiety must be counselled and psychologists or counsellor offer many therapies to overcome stressful feelings. Rational-Emotive Behaviour Therapy (R.E.B.T): Rational Emotive Counselling is suitable counselling therapy for imparting rationality in adult employees regarding their sensitivity of retirement. […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-25

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:43 – Teesri Kasam (Third Promise) – 1966, Hindi

Cineflections-43 Teesri Kasam (Third Promise) – 1966, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “if she had not been a gypsy, and if he had not been a priest” – Victor Hugo Teesri Kasam is the film directed by Basu Bhattacharya, based on a short story titled “Maare Gaye Gulfam” by Phanishwarnath Renu. Renu also penned the dialogue for […]

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Need of the hour -35 Retirement

Need of the hour -35 Retirement -J.P.Bharathi Retirement is an unavoidable movement in the life of every personnel. Retirement is major change in an individual’s life and this brings some emotional response. All employees have to retire at some time. Psychologists have stated that the retirement process is a negative experience for some employees. They […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment – Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:42 – Sruthialayalu – 1987, Telugu

Cineflections-42 Sruthialayalu – 1987, Telugu -Manjula Jonnalagadda “శిశుర్వేత్తి పశుర్వేత్తి వేత్తిగాన రసంఫణిః” The children know, the animals know the snakes know the essence of music Sruthilayalu is a film written and directed by K. Viswanath. The film premiered at the International Film Festival of India. It won several Andhra Pradesh state government’s Nandi Awards. It won […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-23

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-22

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Cineflections:41 – Nimantran – 1971, Bengali

Cineflections-41 Nimantran – An Invitation – 1971, Bengali -Manjula Jonnalagadda “To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.” ― Federico García Lorca Nimantran is a film directed and written by Tarun Majumdar based on a story by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyaya. This film won the Best Bengali […]

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Need of the hour -32 How to write a small start-up business plan

Need of the hour -32 How to write a small start-up business plan -J.P.Bharathi Smart Start-up entrepreneurs can develop start up business plan. By following this easy six-step process, you’ll soon have a clear path to start up success. 1.Clarify the start-up vision, mission, and values The first step to writing a start-up business plan […]

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Cineflections:40 – The Blue Umbrella – 2005, Hindi

Cineflections-40 The Blue Umbrella – 2005, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning” – Desmond Tutu The Blue Umbrella is a film directed by Vishal Bharadwaj based on a novella penned by Ruskin Bond. The film premiered at the Busan Film Festival in 2005. It won the […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-21

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-20

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-19

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi            Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but […]

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Cineflections:39 – Hamsageethe – 1975, Kannada

Cineflections-39 Hamsageethe  (The Swan Song) – Kannada, 1975 -Manjula Jonnalagadda “It is only rigorous training and in depth study that make music mature into the realm of the classical.” – Mangalampalli Balamurali Krishna Hamsageethe is a film directed and written by G.V. Iyer based on the novel with the same written by T.R. Subba Rao. The […]

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To tell a tale-29 (Chapter-7 Last Part)

To tell a tale-29 (Chapter-7 Part-7) -Chandra Latha M.M.Bhakthin explains that “the novel is determined by–experience, knowledge and practice (the future).” This is the equation of the past, present and the future of the novels and the selected novels succeeded aesthetically and attained a kind of universality within the narrated world. Bottom line of all […]

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Telugu Women writers-21

Telugu Women writers-21 -Nidadvolu Malathi The novel, Son of the Soil, published in 1972, supposedly depicts the collapse of zamindari families.[1] The rich landowners were losing their hold on the land, urban life was luring villagers to cities, and the old values were changing fast. Sambayya, who dedicated his entire life to his land, is […]

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Cineflections:38 – Sinhasan – 1979, Marathi

Cineflections-38 Sinhasan – Marathi, 1979 -Manjula Jonnalagadda “If an enemy has alliances, the problem is grave and the enemy's position strong; if he has no alliances, the problem is minor and the enemy’s position weak.”  – Sun Tzu Sinhasan is a film directed by Jabbar Patel, written by Vijay Tendulkar based on two novels by […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-18

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi            Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but […]

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Telugu Women writers-20

Telugu Women writers-20 -Nidadvolu Malathi Vasundhara Devi’s long story, “Penjeekatikavvala” [Beyond the Dense Darkness] received critical acclaim for its profound discourse on life and death. The story opens with a brief description of a location in the city, where the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ lived side by side. For all the wealth and the amenities Jayalakshmi, […]

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To tell a tale-29 (Chapter-7 Part-6)

To tell a tale-29 (Chapter-7 Part-6) -Chandra Latha Heteroglossia as defined by M.M.Bhaktin is the base condition governing the operation of meanings in any utterances. It is that which insures the primacy of the context over text. At any given time, at any given place, there will be set of conditions–social, historical, meteorological, physiological-that will […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-17

https://youtu.be/MTGe-FR1iXIhttps://youtu.be/K9JUkYMTU84https://youtu.be/wCGrdrVZ-U0 Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure. Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Cineflections:37 – Salaam Bombay! – 1988 Hindi

Cineflections-37 Salaam Bombay! – Hindi 1988 -Manjula Jonnalagadda “We are a country that prides itself on power and wealth, yet there are millions of children who go hungry every day. It is our responsibility, not only as a nation, but also as individuals, to get involved. So, next time you pass someone on the street […]

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Need of the hour -27 (Play way method to teach lessons in EVS)

Need of the hour -27 Play way method to teach lessons in EVS -J.P.Bharathi A teacher has to have an innovative style in her teaching every time. What she tried today may become monotonous and boring for kids in the next class activity. An innovative teacher creates new enthusiasm in her students and can keep […]

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To tell a tale-28 (Chapter-7 Part-5)

To tell a tale-28 (Chapter-7 Part-5) -Chandra Latha Gopichand’s seventy year old novel may appear relevant for latest times appealing to the present reader, and the decade old novel, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana could successfully, take the reader to seventy years past. Understanding and execution of the organic nature of the time with […]

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Telugu Women writers-19

Telugu Women writers-19 -Nidadvolu Malathi The story, “Bhayam”, [Fear of Death] by Tangirala Meera Subrahmanyam throws light on the kind of irrational fears we entertain. It illustrates the unfounded fear of death people experience. It is not a philosophical catechism on death. The author depicts the fear or anxiety that the sight of a dead […]

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Cineflections:36 – RRR – 2022 Telugu

Cineflections-36 RRR (రౌద్రం, రణం, రుధిరం /Raise, Roar, Revolt) – Telugu 2022 -Manjula Jonnalagadda           Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory… and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles. – Alfred Alder.           RRR is a film directed by S.S. Rajamouli and […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-16

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Need of the hour -26 (Ethical Economics)

Need of the hour -26 Ethical Economics -J.P.Bharathi Economics deals with the basic and best realities of life, economy and money. The four beautiful areas of wealth, welfare, scarcity and growth throw light on various aspects in an economy. I am trying to draw a parallel between economics and we being an economist in our […]

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To tell a tale-27 (Chapter-7 Part-4)

To tell a tale-27 (Chapter-7 Part-4) -Chandra Latha           In the thesis, the distinctive narrative styles of the selected novels written in the native languages of the novelists, namely Telugu, German, Spanish and Italian, are presented in the order of their publication in their original language, between 1946 to 2004, approximately […]

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Telugu Women writers-18

Telugu Women writers-18 -Nidadvolu Malathi The story “Manchudebba” (Frostbite) addressed one of the very rarely mentioned taboos in society,namely, marriage under false pretenses to hide a man’s impotence. The story opens with Kalyani, a young woman, visiting her grandmother in a small village. She is bored. While on terrace just to pass time, she spots […]

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Need of the hour -25 (IS LIFE A JOURNEY!!!….A conflict with oneself,, may be yes..)

Need of the hour -25 IS LIFE A JOURNEY!!!….A conflict with oneself,, may be yes.. -J.P.Bharathi Each one’s life is a journey…. we all are conditioned and influenced by circumstances. We all have certain perceptions and judgements about the experiences that condition our life. These may be right from our early childhood or even circumstances […]

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Cineflections:35 – Prayanam (The Voyage) – 1975 Malayalam

Cineflections-35 Prayanam (The Voyage) – 1975 Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “I remember one desolate Sunday night, wondering: Is this how I’m going to spend the rest of my life? Married to someone who is perpetually distracted and somewhat wistful, as though a marvelous party is going on in the next room, which but for me he […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-15

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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To tell a tale-26 (Chapter-7 Part-3)

To tell a tale-26 (Chapter-7 Part-3) -Chandra Latha M.M. Bhaktin suggests that the organic nature of novel is embedded in it’s pluralistic nature. Marquez’s conscious choice of multi-fold narration makes it the ultimate example for textual plurality. The oral narrative tradition of folklore is cleverly captured in the narrative style. Inclusion of the distant places […]

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To tell a tale-25 (Chapter-7 Part-2)

To tell a tale-25 (Chapter-7 Part-2) -Chandra Latha With appropriate expression of percept and concept, this novel achieves Sui generis.  With the lofty narrative style to describe trivial things with a combination of classical rhetoric and simple colloquial prose, Puppets can be rightly called a mock epic novel that suits the definition of a novel […]

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Need of the hour -24 (Tweak the news columns…)

Need of the hour -24 Tweak the news columns… -J.P.Bharathi Its time, News columns should be divided into healthy news, constructive news, encouraging news ideas on one side of the news paper and unhealthy news, discouraging facts, antisocial news on the other side. If need be, they should be even differentiated with positive and negative […]

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Cineflections:34 – Katha – 1983 Hindi

Cineflections-34 Katha – 1983 Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Being a nice person is about courtesy: you’re friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them.” – Adam Grant Katha is a […]

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Telugu Women writers-16

Telugu Women writers-16 -Nidadvolu Malathi One story illustrating the woman’s awareness, just awareness only, is “Eduru Chusina Muhurtam” [The Long Awaited Moment] by P. Saraladevi. The story illustrates woman’s perception of how she was being ignored by her family members. At the age of six, little Durga started looking around and wanting the things she […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-14

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Cineflections:33 – 36 Chowranghee Lane – 1981, English

Cineflections-33 36 Chowranghee Lane – 1981, English -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper 36 […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-13

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Need of the hour -23 (Graffiti, A silent menace in schools)

Need of the hour -23 Graffiti, A silent menace in schools -J.P.Bharathi Educational institutions have various issues which are major concerns to the Principal, Counselors, Teachers and Parents. One such issue is Graffiti. Graffiti is writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, sprayed illicitly on the walls in public places. Students indulge in graffiti which is a […]

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Telugu Women writers-15

Telugu Women writers-15 -Nidadvolu Malathi 3. THEMES In the preceding chapter, we have noted how Telugu women writers moved away from bhakti tradition of self-effacing to the awareness of self (identity) following the nationalist and social movements. It is important to note that the original intent of the social reformers and educationists was not instilling […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-12

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Need of the hour -22 (C-SEE- SEA, Yes! See the change!)

Need of the hour -22 C-SEE- SEA, Yes! See the change! -J.P.Bharathi There are many women organizations, which are tremendously contributing to the upliftment of women. The day is not very far when Women will be considered and recognized for their commitment and virtues. For all the humiliation suffered by women, no doubt MEN can […]

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To tell a tale-23 (Chapter-4 Part-4)

To tell a tale-23 (Chapter-4 Part-4) -Chandra Latha The Shattered Glass: The Tin Drum Günter Grass            The Tin Drum is filled with religious overtones. Critics observe that The Tin Drum  illustrates Seneca’s axiom, “The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.” (Seneca, Consolations and Moral Letters. Latin Proverb) http://thinkexist.com/ quotation/ the_knowledge_of_sin_is_the_beginning_of/176801.html)   […]

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Telugu Women writers-14

Telugu Women writers-14 -Nidadvolu Malathi Use of Pseudonyms Use of pseudonyms in the latter half of the twentieth century requires special mention. Unlike in the United States and Great Britain, Telugu women writers did not use male pseudonyms. Those who used pseudonyms picked only female names. For example, Aravinda (A.S. Mani), Syamala Rani (Akella Kamala […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-TaQHpj3g0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-JvmWDTMQwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uO6Z679SLY Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the […]

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Need of the hour -21 (Pandemic, It’s Impact… Let’s think!!!!!)

Need of the hour -21 Pandemic, It’s Impact… Let’s think!!!!! -J.P.Bharathi Let us browse through our Life styles, small gestures, etiquette, living habits, planning, time table, hobbies, education, values, relationships, work life balance, dress style, rhythm in life, food habits, partying, outing, fitness and in many more areas. There are so many expectations, give and […]

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Telugu Women writers-13

Telugu Women writers-13 -Nidadvolu Malathi The reviewer also noted that a reader from the audience sent a note to the podium in the form of a poem, “Oh voyagers! Bring our women writers down to the earth,” implying women writers were writing unrealistic stories. Lata said in response, “Why don’t you look up and acknowledge […]

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To tell a tale-22 (Chapter-4 Part-3)

To tell a tale-22 (Chapter-4 Part-3) -Chandra Latha The Shattered Glass: The Tin Drum Günter Grass  Narrative overtones are present throughout the novel. When Oskar was caught and asked to identify himself to the Inter-pole gentlemen who came to arrest him, he said, “I am Jesus.” Nevertheless, I was arrested under the name of Oskar […]

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Cineflections:32 Nishabd – Hindi, 2007

Cineflections-32 Nishabd – Hindi, 2007 -Manjula Jonnalagadda “There is no anti-aging more potent than a young lover bursting with lust for your middle age vulnerability who pulls you out of rut with her arduous banter and make you whole again with her benevolent smirk”  ― Nalini Priyadarshni Nishabd is a 2007 film directed by Ram […]

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Telugu Women writers-12

Telugu Women writers-12 -Nidadvolu Malathi Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Akademi The state government formed Sahitya Akademi [a literary organization] in 1957. One of the functions of Akademi was announcing awards annually to the best works in several categories. In 1976, the Akademi announced awards for works in various literary genres as usual but excluded fiction from […]

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To tell a tale-21 (Chapter-4 Part-2)

To tell a tale-21 (Chapter-4 Part-2) -Chandra Latha The Shattered Glass: The Tin Drum Günter Grass  Oskar’s perspective of photographic image gives rise to a contemplation upon inconsistency between accepted history and individual remembrance which draws together the motifs of perception, memory, representation and photography to register the after-image of the past. The photographic images […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment –Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi  Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Telugu Women writers-11

Telugu Women writers-11 -Nidadvolu Malathi Female Scholars’ Perspective in the Academy Some of the contemporary women writers from the academy subscribed to the view that Sulochana Rani’s fiction was doing more harm than good to the society. C. Anandaramam, a noted writer and Telugu professor, commented in her study of fiction of the seventies and […]

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Cineflections:30 Atithi – (The Guest) 1965, Bengali

Cineflections-30 Atithi – (The Guest) 1965, Bengali -Manjula Jonnalagadda “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre Atithi is a film made by Tapan Sinha based on the short story The Guest penned by Rabindranath Tagore. This film was […]

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To tell a tale-20 (Chapter-4 Part-1)

To tell a tale-19 (Chapter-3 Part-5) -Chandra Latha Among the other characters, Lakshamamma, Lalitha, Padma and Ammayamma need special mention. Minor characters like Sita, Jaggaa Rao’s mother and have their own crucial roles to play. Describing the nature of Laxmamma the writer relates, “Human nature is very strange. An atom can be split, the moon […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-9

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment -Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi Our intent for this essay is to highlight the great features of the language, emotion and melody (rAgam) of a krithi (song/composition) and also to provide the song for your listening pleasure.  Most of you may know these krithis, but when you discover the distinct […]

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Telugu Women writers-10 -Nidadvolu Malathi The Academy The academy continued to be indifferent, despite the unprecedented interest the readers, the magazine editors, and publishers were showing in the fiction by women writers at this time. Women writers were conspicuous by their absence in the critical works produced by the academy in the sixties and early […]

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To tell a tale-19 (Chapter-3 Part-5)

To tell a tale-19 (Chapter-3 Part-5) -Chandra Latha Among the other characters, Lakshamamma, Lalitha, Padma and Ammayamma need special mention. Minor characters like Sita, Jaggaa Rao’s mother and have their own crucial roles to play. Describing the nature of Laxmamma the writer relates, “Human nature is very strange. An atom can be split, the moon […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -14 K. Varalakshmi’s Sandhya Samasyalu

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard K.Varalakshmi -Syamala Kallury Ravi: Hi Grandma, our previous story on the relationship between two individuals a husband and wife, and the difference in the perspectives how they look at their relationship, the bond, the insecurities, and the expression of these in everyday life still haunt me. Some of the aspects […]

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