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Telugu Women writers-10

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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Cineflections:29 Kushboo – (Fragrance) 1975, Hindi

Cineflections-29 Kushboo – (Fragrance) 1975, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “एक छोड़ी हुई लड़कीको वापस लेले इससे बड़ा मान क्या मिलेगा उसे?” – बृन्दावन की माँ “मैं रस्ते में बैठी हुई हु? जब कहे छोड़ दिया जब चाहे लगाए, मेरी मर्ज़ी कुछ नहीं?” – कुसुम “A disowned woman is asked to come back, what is more respectful […]

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Need of the hour -18

Need of the hour -18 FANTASY WORLD – CAN WE REALLY AFFORD! -J.P.Bharathi Children like to see cartoons, fairy tales, animated movies and gimmicks happening. They love and enjoy fiction, stories, miracles, magic shows and so on. So, we can largely conclude that they admire a dream world and expect the same in the real […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-8

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-7

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y-MPy5-_EY 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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Telugu Women writers-9

Telugu Women writers-9 -Nidadvolu Malathi Magazine Editors and Circulation Numbers During my interviews with women writers, several of them mentioned that the magazine editors encouraged them. The names included Narla Venkateswara Rao, Gora Sastry, Khasa Subba Rao, and Puranam Subrahmanya Sarma. Other weekly and monthly magazines like Sahiti, Swati, Yuva, Tharuna, and Jayasri also were […]

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To tell a tale-18 (Chapter-3 Part-4)

To tell a tale-18 (Chapter-3 Part-4) -Chandra Latha The dilemma is that which class does Chandrashekharam belong? The oppressed or the oppressing? It reflects the dual nature and the split personality of Chandrashekharam. His reaction to his father-in-law‘s death is different from his reaction to his child’s death. He starts attributing his child’s death to […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -13 Values Realized

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Values Realized (Telisina viluvalu) by  Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani -Syamala Kallury Ravi: Hi grandma, long time since we talked of stories. What happened, are you not going to the beach or your friends in the sea whose voices you have been listening have fallen silent? Grandma: I have not been going […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-6

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-8

Telugu Women writers-8 -Nidadvolu Malathi Economic Status Economic status did not play a crucial role in women’s writing in the early fifties. In the past, supporting the family was not woman’s responsibility. Therefore, economics was not a part of the equation. The situation has changed, drastically after women entered the workforce. Ironically, the question became […]

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Cineflections:27 Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe – (Silence! The Court Is In Session)-1971, Marathi

Cineflections-27 Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe – (Silence! The Court Is In Session) – 1971, Marathi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Women’s liberty”, “women’s independence” are words on everybody’s lips these days, but they stay on the lips and don’t go any further. Do you know why? I’ve found out that liberty can be obtained neither by theoretical arguments, […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MldfzdM5_bAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59imxXBRWG0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av3doR0pRH0 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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Telugu Women writers-7

Telugu Women writers-7 -Nidadvolu Malathi Marital Status Regarding marriage, most of these writers have shown some kind of independent thinking. Each of them seemed to have taken a stand in their own way. Achanta Sarada Devi mentioned that she had ample opportunity to read books because of her marriage with Janakiram in 1944. Malati Chendur […]

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To tell a tale-16 (Chapter-3 Part-2)

To tell a tale-16 (Chapter-3 Part-2) -Chandra Latha In the novel, Krishna Rao invokes Karl Marx, and legendary epics like Mahabharatham, Bhagavadgeetha, classic poetry like Kalahastheeswara Satakam many times. The narrative of Puppets is divided into thirty five chapters. Every chapter begins with a simple, exterior description that sets the required tone to its narrative. […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-4

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 -14

Need of the hour -14 Being good is human, it’s normal -J.P.Bharathi Many a times we search for human qualities in a man. In many instances we see someone is appreciated for being human. Yes sounds strange, isn’t it. Very annoyingly, man has moved so far away from his humane qualities that, he needs to […]

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Cineflections:25 Amma Ariyan (Report to Mother) -1986, Malayalam

Cineflections-25 Amma Ariyan (Report to Mother) -1986, Malayalam -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.” – Aldous Huxley Amma Ariyan is a film made John Abraham. This film is ranked 9th in the BFI’s Top 10 film list. It also won the National Award in the Special Jury […]

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My Life Memoirs-15

My Life Memoirs-15 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   28.Rahul’s Birth After my knee surgery in February 2000, we returned to America in the first week of May. We spent a week with Raju and Kim in New York and then they drove us to Naveena. Naveena looked relaxed and more beautiful […]

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Telugu Women writers-6

Telugu Women writers-6 -Nidadvolu Malathi AT HOME Before discussing the unprecedented success of women writers in Andhra Pradesh, let us review their education, familial and economic status in the fifties and sixties. Education In families even with moderate income, sending girls to public schools started in the late nineteenth century. By mid-twentieth century, young women […]

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Telugu Women writers-5

Telugu Women writers-5 -Nidadvolu Malathi 2.FAMILIAL STATUS and SOCIAL CONDITIONS In the preceding chapter, I attempted to trace some of the trends regarding women’s education in upper classes and their creative writing, which was mostly poetry. In this chapter, I shall examine the next stage in the evolution of women’s writing—-a spirited mix of tradition […]

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Cineflections:24 Madhumati – 2003, Hindi

Cineflections-24 Madhumati – 1958, Hindi  -Manjula Jonnalagadda Dilip Kumar was one of the most influential actors of the Hindi film industry. His acting style influenced later super stars like Amitabh Bachan and Shahrukh Khan. He passed away on July 7th, 2021. Madhumati is a film made by Bimal Roy and written by Ritwik Ghatak. The […]

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My Life Memoirs-14

My Life Memoirs-14 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   25. Raju and Kim in Pittsburgh We had been to Pittsburgh several times when Raju was working in the Pittsburgh bureau of The Wall Street Journal. The first time Hemanth, Naveena and Rohit drove us to Pittsburgh and they returned home the same […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-3

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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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -12 Kamavvasaani Katha by Sai Papineni

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Kamavvasaani Katha by Sai Papineni -Syamala Kallury Ravi: Grandma, today it is a book published this year? It is a huge jump in your time scale. Grandma: I am not actually following any chronological order in telling these stories to you. As and when the memory hits a button, a […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -12 Punadi Story by P.Sathavathi

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard  Punadi Story by P.Sathavathi -Syamala Kallury Grandma– “We have already discussed this writer Ravi. But then when I came across this story, I thought this is more relevant to our times today.” Ravi: “Is that so? What is the commonality between a story which was written about thirty years back […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-2

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:23 Anaahat (Eternity) – 2003, Marathi

Cineflections-23 Anaahat (Eternity) – 2003, Marathi -Manjula Jonnalagadda Niyoga is an ancient process though which women could have children when they could not have children through their husbands. In this process the women could have sex with a chosen one and have a child. That child would be considered the child of the woman and […]

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

 INDEPENDENCE DAY -Sasi Inguva I wake up to the chorus of the good old hindi song Jahan daal daal par sone ki chidiya karti hai basera Woh bharath desh hai mera! Woh bharath desh hai mera! coming from the loud speakers, outside in the gully. The music ringing in my ears, of veena, of violin […]

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To tell a tale-13 (Chapter-2 Part-7)

To tell a tale-13 (Chapter-2 Part-6) -Chandra Latha In his detailed essay, Rationalism and Naturalism, Gopichand declares, “I agree that there are limitations to Rationalism. But, only rationalism can explore the truth …Natural knowledge is acquired in the human evolution. Even before we tried to know it, we have it. Knowledge acquired by human experience […]

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My Life Memoirs-13

My Life Memoirs-13 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   24.Back To America We came back to Rohit at the end of May 1996. He recognized us and was very happy to see us. He was two years old by then,a happy, healthy child. Both of us were very happy to take charge […]

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Telugu Women writers-4

Telugu Women writers-4 -Nidadvolu Malathi Recognition and Reward Next to publishing, the second shift from the past was in the area of recognition and reward for writings by women. Attempting to put these two issues in the social context of Andhra Pradesh is a complex task. The complexities arise from the multi-layered familial relationships as […]

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Need of the hour -12

Need of the hour -12 Skill Enhancement -J.P.Bharathi Individual has to enhance his skill to perform better at every stage in his life. SKILL enhancement should be a commitment with confidence to perform and Evolve as a better person in one’s life.  It is a commitment with a purpose to make things possible with the […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment

Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment Upfront and In-Depth  Song and Semantics -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, […]

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Cineflections:22 Chauthi Koot (The Fourth Corner) – 2015, Punjabi

Cineflections-22  Chauthi Koot (The Fourth Corner) – 2015, Punjabi -Manjula Jonnalagadda “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ― Mahatma Gandhi Chauthi Koot is a film made by Gurvinder Singh, based on two short stories by Waryam Singh Sandhu. The film premiered at the Cannes film festival in 2015 where […]

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Telugu Women writers-3

Telugu Women writers-3 -Nidadvolu Malathi Kanuparti Varalakshmamma (1896-1978), erudite writer, gave a compelling account of the social conditions during this period in her article entitled, “Dharmapatni Rajyalakshmamma”: “After her husband [Veeresalingam] started the widow remarriage movement, it became a fierce struggle for her to maintain her relationship with her natal home. It became impossible to […]

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My Life Memoirs-12

My Life Memoirs-12 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   22.My Radio Days My radio participation was very brief but I still remember that experience. My first entry was to conduct a quiz program for a group of high school students. When I was working in the college Mr.Veluri Sahajananda, then the programme director […]

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Need of the hour -11

Need of the hour -11 EKATHWA -J.P.Bharathi I come back to our ancient and prestigious thought of “Ekathwa”, if we recall? Advaita is not called Ekathwa despite the fact that it clearly articulates Oneness! Within this word Advaita, there is that acceptance of the fact that for a layman it might be multicity but there […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -11 Amulyam Story by Olga

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Amulyam Story by Olga -Syamala Kallury Amulyam: Volga; A story published in Visalandhra Telugu Katha; 1910-2000. October 2002; Price Rs.400; Pages 1109 Grandmother: Hi Ravi, I am ready with today’s story. I have taken this story from the same book. As I told you in our previous story-telling, this book […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -10 Do not turn the clock back by D. Kameswari

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Do not turn the clock back by D. Kameswari -Syamala Kallury Do not turn the clock back: D. Kameswari; A story published in Visalandhra Telugu Katha; 1910-2000. October 2002; Price Rs. 400; pages 1109 Ravi: “Hi, grandma a book with 1109 pages! Wow…did you read the whole book?” Grandma- “Yes, […]

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Telugu Women writers-2

Telugu Women writers-2 1950-1975, Andhra Pradesh, India (An Analytical Study of Historical, Familial and Social Conditions that contributed to women writers’ phenomenal success immediately after declaration of Independence.) -Nidadvolu Malathi   PUTTING AN END TO THE BOILERPLATE LITERARY HISTORY Foreword By Kalpana Rentala We have one thousand years of literary history. Up until now, there […]

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Cineflections:21 Junoon – (The Obsession) 1978, Hindi

Cineflections-21 Junoon – (The Obsession) 1978, Hindi -Manjula Jonnalagadda The 1857 rebellion against India also known as the first war of independence had ended the reign of East India Company and started the reign of Queen Victoria as the empress of India. Junoon is a film directed by Shyam Benegal based on a novella called […]

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My Life Memoirs-11

My Life Momoirs-11 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   Raju  at WSJ and with Kim Raju got a job at The Wall Street Journal in early 1994. He was posted to Pittsburgh Bureau. Though Greg didn’t like to lose Raju’s service at Dayton Daily News, he was happy to relieve him, as WSJ […]

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Need of the hour -10

Need of the hour -10 PHILOSOPHY OF ADVAITA -J.P.Bharathi I am in agreement with this Philosophy of Advaita, which tries to drive sense into this whole set of aspects of life and there by keep us focused on this internal dialogue which is the means towards achieving the higher level objectives of life…! Only then […]

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Need of the hour -9

Need of the hour -9 LET’S NOT HARM – GIVE AN ARM -J.P.Bharathi “Disability” and “Persons with Disabilities” or differently abled persons for this statement are as defined in the “Person with disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995” and any other statute enacted for the welfare of Persons with Disabilities. The […]

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Cineflections:20 Daasi – Telugu, 1988

Cineflections-20 Daasi – Telugu, 1988 -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Women are frequently treated as property, they are sold into marriage, into trafficking, into sexual slavery. Violence against women frequently takes the form of sexual violence.” – Navi Pillay Daasi is a film made by B. Narsing Rao and written by B. Narsing Rao and K.N.T. Sastry. The […]

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Telugu Women writers-1

Telugu Women writers-1 1950-1975, Andhra Pradesh, India (An Analytical Study of Historical, Familial and Social Conditions that contributed to women writers’ phenomenal success immediately after declaration of Independence.) -Nidadvolu Malathi FOREWORD BY AUTHOR In the history of Telugu fiction, one quarter of a century following the achievement of our independence in 1947, from 1950 to […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -9 Savitri by Vimala

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard ‘Savitri’ by Vimala -Syamala Kallury Grandma: Ravi where have you been? Do you want your story tonight? Ravi: Sure, Grandma! I’d never turn down an opportunity to hear your stories. They always give me something to ponder over before I go to sleep…like food for thought. They are trying to […]

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Need of the hour -8

Need of the hour -7 Let’s get emotional when we say “Mera Bharath Mahan” -J.P.Bharathi Unity in diversity, United we stand divided we fall, are the phrases and quotes we were listening from our childhood. Every true Indian is sensible, sensitive and serious about these realities. If our parents, children and all of us understood […]

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My Life Memoirs-9

My Life Momoirs-9 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   16.Naveena’s Marriage  Hemanth was a student of Nizam College and knew both Raju and Naveena. He was working in the Indian Embassy, in Washington D.C and came home to Hyderabad on vacation; He came home to Jubilee Hills and took Naveena’s Bangalore address. He […]

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Cineflections:19 Visaaranai (Interrogation) – Tamil 2015

Cineflections-19 Visaaranai (Interrogation) – Tamil 2015 -Manjula Jonnalagadda Between 2011 and 2019 there were about 860 recorded deaths at the police stations in India. In all likelihood they are underreported. Zero police officials got convicted for these deaths. Visaaranai is a film made by the director Vetrimaran based on the novel Lock Up by M. […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -8 Damayanti’s Daughter (Damayanti Kuturu) by Satyavathi.P

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Damayanti’s Daughter (Damayanti Kuturu) by Satyavathi.P -Syamala Kallury “Grandma, how are you?” “I am good. Did you enjoy your holiday? Since you were not around, I have not been going to the beach much.” “So, none of your writer friends have been talking to you?” “No, I do keep their […]

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Cineflections:18 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro – Hindi (1983)

Cineflections-18 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro – Hindi (1983) -Manjula Jonnalagadda “Corruption and hypocrisy ought not to be inevitable products of democracy, as they undoubtedly are today.” – Mahatma Gandhi Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a film directed by Kundun Shah. He also co-wrote the script with Sudhir Mishra. The film released in 1983. Kundun Shah […]

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To tell a tale-8 (Chapter-2 Part-1)

To tell a tale-8 -Chandra Latha Chapter–II Falling From the Peak : The Bungler Gopichand “The Mind is its own place, and in itself  Can make Heaven of the Hell, a Hell of Heaven’’       Gopichand was a multi-faceted genius, Short Story Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Editor, Essayist, Cinema Script Writer, Cinema Director and Producer, Radio […]

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Need of the hour -7

Need of the hour -7 Let’s get emotional when we say “Mera Bharath Mahan” -J.P.Bharathi Unity in diversity, United we stand divided we fall, are the phrases and quotes we were listening from our childhood. Every true Indian is sensible, sensitive and serious about these realities. If our parents, children and all of us understood […]

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My Life Memoirs-8

My Life Memoirs-7 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   13.Naveena Becomes a Doctor Naveena joined Stanley Junior College for her Intermediate with the  Science group. She used to spend a lot of time on record work. She has beautiful hand writing. Raju used to take her help for any drawing work he needed […]

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Haunting Voices-7 ( Dwivedula Vislakshi )

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Dwivedula Visalakshi -Syamala Kallury Manaswi  “Grandma, today I will tell you a story. Not a story in the sense of what you tell me, but it is about what is happening in the life of a classmate of mine” “Why, what is happening to your friend?” “It is a strange […]

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Diary of a New Age Girl -Chapter 10 Toxicity in American Politics and Society

Diary of a New Age Girl Chapter 9 Fake News -Varudhini Bubonic plague confirmed in Mongolia and China. You might have seen headlines like this in the news recently, but what does it really mean? Do we have to deal with another coronavirus-type pandemic? It’s easy to view what’s on the screen in front of […]

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Early Detection

Early Detection -Aparna Munukutla Gunupudi 5 years ago, I was driving home from work and heard on the radio that October is breast cancer awareness month.  I thought, that is nice, they have a dedicated month for this cause and wondered what I can do to recognize that.  I certainly can tell my two daughters […]

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My Life Memoirs-7

My Life Memoirs-7 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala   Mr. Vijay Rajkumar and family Innaiah’s brother Vijaya Raj Kumar lived in Sangareddy for many years along with his wife Kanya Kumari and two sons- Devaraj Kumar and Rajendra Kumar. He cultivated his lands there and also ran a printing press. He was a […]

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To tell a tale-7 (Chapter-1 Part-6)

To tell a tale-7 -Chandra Latha Chapter-I (Part-6) After examining the different definitions of narratology, an attempt is made to list out the various narrative techniques with respect to the aspects such as narrator, theme, characters, plot, setting, time, the use of imagery, history, cultural, social, economic, narrative modes, narrative styles, narrative tones and so […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -6 (Abburi Chayadevi)

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Abburi Chayadevi -Syamala Kallury Happy Ending Abburi Chaya Devi: Happy Ending, Sukhantam; Published in Katha Bharati, National Book Trust (1972) Translated into English by Syamala Kallury in her collection Telugu Short Stories; Women’s Voices; An Inner Voyage (1930-2000) in 2001. “Hi, grandma, can I come in?” “Of course, you can. […]

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My Life Memoirs-6

My Life Memoirs-6 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala My Marriage with  Innaiah Narisetti on 31st May, 1964 Justice Sambasiva Rao  played an important role in fixing our marriage. He knew Innaiah closely as an active worker in the Humanist and Rationalist movement and in keeping with that, Innaiah refused to accept dowry […]

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Cineflections:16 Charulata (Bengali,1964)

Cineflections-16 Charulata – Bengali,1964 -Manjula Jonnalagadda Soumitra Chatterjee collaborated with Satyajit Ray on 14 films. They were like Marcello Mastroianni and Federico Fellini, Toshiro Mifune and Akira Kurosawa, and Tony Leung and Wong Kar-Wai. Charulatha is a film directed by Satyajit Ray based on a novella called Nastanirh (Broken Nest) by Rabindranath Tagore. It premiered […]

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Need of the hour -6

Need of the hour -6 Best Manager, to a SMART MANAGER!! -J.P.Bharathi Management is the art of getting things done by others. Well! Even before we get the work done by others, we should rather prefer to tighten our belts to do the work ourselves. I personally feel hands on experience will be the recipe […]

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Need of the hour -5

Need of the hour -5 Ethics in Life- Imperative in Eera… -J.P.Bharathi As E in everything has become imperative, ethics stand at an exclusively distinctive pedestal on this earth. As we become more advanced and sophisticated, it is very important to have finely incorporated into very child from the grassroots level of education. Values, Integrity […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -5 (Gudipati Venkata Chalam)

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Gudipati Venkata Chalam -Syamala Kallury “Hi Grandma, who is the lady that will come out of your sea of magic today?” “It is not a lady today, it is a male story teller. Actually, we need not categorise writers as men and women separately. We don’t say a woman lawyer, […]

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Cineflections: Kharij – (Bengali, 1982)

Cineflections-15 Kharij – Bengali, 1982 -Manjula Jonnalagadda According to the 2011 census there are 10.1 million child laborers working in India. There are laws against child labor, but they are rarely enforced. Kharij is a film directed by Mrinal Sen based on a novel by Ramapada Chowdhury. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival […]

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To tell a tale-5 (Chapter-1 Part-4)

To tell a tale-5 -Chandra Latha Chapter-I (Part-4) The Native American Indian story tellers like Benjamin Whorf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Lee_Whorf) Franz Boas(https://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Franz_Boas), think that the native narrators do not experience themselves, or life as narrative grammar, or pattern or Euro-American space and time. Discussing the vibrant role of story, beyond fabula, and in resistance to Euro-American […]

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My Life Memoirs-5

My Life Memoirs-5 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala 6. My First Job I handled secondary grade training classes and two high-school sections apart from supervising training classes of B.Ed. students and guiding them in English Methodology.  In the hostel Ms. Vasantha and Ms. Josephine (both B.Ed. students) were my close friends. I […]

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Cineflections: Ghatashraddha- (Kannada, 1977)

Cineflections-14 Ghatashraddha – Kannada 1977 -Manjula Jonnalagadda Widows in India didn’t remarry until a few decades ago. Young widows mostly spent time at their parents’ home mostly doing household chores. Ghatashraddha is a film made by Girish Kasaravalli based on a novella by U.R. Ananthamurthy. The script and dialogue were penned by K.V. Subbanna who […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -4 (Malati Chandur)

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Malati Chandur -Syamala Kallury “Hello grandma. How are you doing? Have you been talking to the sea of late?” “Yes, of course. You know when I was young, I had to go a town 200 km away from my home to join as a lecturer. Till then we were living […]

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To tell a tale-4

To tell a tale-4 -Chandra Latha Chapter-I (Part-3) Narratology and Novel In narrative theory, the actant is a term from the actantial model of semiotic analysis of narratives.  Greimas’s actantial model reveals the structural roles typically performed in storytelling, such as “hero, villain (opponent of hero), object (of quest), helper (of hero) and sender (who […]

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My Life Memoirs-4

My Life Memoirs-4 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala 5. MY STUDIES IN ANDHRA UNIVERSITY VISAKHAPATNAM  (1955-58 ) My father wanted me to study law. I always dreamed of being an English teacher, so I wanted to join B.A. (Hons) English Literature and language. My brother applied to both  on my behalf. He […]

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Upaasana- Amazing Grace!

Amazing Grace! -Satyavani Kakarla We are surrounded by inspirational people, of all genders and ages. Some really make a difference, move you to transcend in a special way just hearing about them in several places, in person and in thoughts. Few weeks back, social media was rolling, filling space with one such human being – […]

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Need of the hour -4

Need of the hour -4 What Next! A Question @ Every Adversity… -J.P.Bharathi Right from the day an individual appears on this earth, the struggle for existence begins. In fact, the struggle for existence begins much much before we realise and understand the worldly situations. We live most of our life as a child in […]

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Haunting Voices: Stories heard and Unheard -3 (Sourees)

Haunting Voices: Heard and Unheard Sourees -Syamala Kallury “Hi, Grandma, are you ready with your story tonight?” asked  Gautam as he entered the room. “Yes, I am. In fact, before you came, I thought of one unusual story. You might like it, I think.” “Umm… unusual, is it?” “Surely it is unusual for the times […]

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To tell a tale-3

To tell a tale-3 -Chandra Latha Chapter-I (Part-2) Narratology and Novel This pioneering structuralism theory, distinctively developed, is based on the study of narrative in literature or Narratology. However, Lévi-Strauss’s theory was pre-figured to the theoretical lineage to Aristotle, but modern narratology is agreed to have begun with the Russian formalist Valdamore Propp. Since Aristotle plots […]

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Need of the hour -3

Need of the hour -3 Individual a Resource, A Research Centre -J.P.Bharathi Why dwell elsewhere when everything lies within us? We come across varied people in our everyday life. There is lot to know, understand and learn from every one. But we don’t. Why? Because, – we are hooked for a purpose. We are out […]

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My Life Memoirs-3

My Life Memoirs-3 My Life, Full of Beautiful Memories -Venigalla Komala 3.The people of my village Justice Avula Sambasiva Rao and his mother Ms. Bapamma  were the richest people in Mulpuru. But they were very humble and respectful to people, and that is why the whole family earned the esteem of the villagers. He was […]

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Upaasana- The Pandemic!

The Pandemic! -Satyavani Kakarla Another quarter has passed… Covid scare is lurking from several months, beginning the start of 2020 till now and forecasted into future. What a year it has been. Trust all are taking good care, your loved ones, emotions, and the community at large and surroundings. Things changed for all of us, […]

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