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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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-16 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 16 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend in America, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization called “Sahaya.” Sameera, who is four months pregnant, feels very good about Udayini and tells her that she […]

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My America Tour -4

My America Tour -4 Telugu Original : Avula Gopala Krishna Murty (AGK) English Translation: Komala Venigalla America hospitality America hospitality is a special feature found everywhere.In ancient days India was well known for its hospitality.But these days that spirit is changing  in our own country. Americans  are very good hosts. I was a house-guest at […]

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America Through My Eyes – Seattle (Part-1)

America Through My Eyes Seattle (Part-1) Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar After traveling all over California without leaving anything, and thinking of visiting neighboring states in April, friends suggested, “The tulip festival in Seattle and the surrounding areas is a great choice.” I promptly switched over and everyone was okay. Satya […]

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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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Walking on the edge of a river poems-18 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-18 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 18. For me Separated from its mother When it was brought I became its mother Unable to walk slithering and walking Looking scared woofing When looking for milk I gave it the milk bottle Just moving […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 6.Special Soldier He is a picture of opulence on the retina; a sacred figure without many hues. He won many a million hearts. Wherever his sweat falls, there germinates mother’s love, blesses. In the nights and afternoons when mud blossoms, at a time when the branches […]

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Death Warrants (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Death Warrants (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury An endless joy it is After the head-bath, washing the hair For some the body feels comfortable Moves freely in the swing For some the head-bath itself is A ritual, that sends one to lands More comfortable, then it is an explosion! Yes, Hunger is […]

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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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-15 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 15 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet her mother’s friend in America, Udayini, who runs a women’s aid organization called “Sahaya.” Sameera, who is four months pregnant, feels very good about Udayini and tells her that she […]

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Dramatic Tinges And Poetic Niceties in Gurajada’s Sarangadhara

Dramatic Tinges And Poetic Niceties in Gurajada’s Sarangadhara -M Venkata Lakshmi ” The labouring dawn gave out the child of lightWhose infant became played O’ere the river’s breast.”           That dramatic description of ‘early morning’, done by Gurazada Venkata Apparao in his long story-poem ‘Sarangadhara’, presents a glimpse of the poet’s immense […]

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My America Tour -3

My America Tour -3 Telugu Original : Avula Gopala Krishna Murty (AGK) English Translation: Komala Venigalla On the way After watching the beauties of nature while  flying high in the skies we had our first halt at Derham, an oil rich sandy city in Saudi Arabia. The airport was not specially attractive and there was […]

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America Through My Eyes – MORRO BAY (PART-2)

America Through My Eyes MORRO BAY (PART-2) Morro Bay – Big Sur Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar Though we have been revolving around the “Morro Rock” since morning, looking at the sights here and there, we still feel chased by some indescribable pleasure all along the Bay! We rowed a boat […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga 5.Osmania, the Glowing Lamp Always, I throw a couple of old dreams in front of me. When searching for similarities, Osmania emits the echoes of peace songs and those of valour from its rocky walls. Conceiving spirit, shaping expression it keeps filling the voids of my […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 6. Untouchable Assault

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  6. Untouchable Assault This is ‘untouchable Sunitha’ speaking: From long ago ― Forgotten by you all In this country, just as there is ― untouchable hunger untouchable exploitation, untouchable suicides untouchable rape too exists. I swear by my love for Yogeswar Reddy That mine is certainly an Untouchable […]

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I wanna walk… (Poem)

I wanna walk… -Jhansi Koppisetty I was flying like an angel.. But a great fall broke my ankle..! Till then I was fulfilling everyone's wishes.. Had to wake up to my senses with all the stitches..! Ankle broke three ways.. Added bonus dislocation sideways..! Plates and screws were all used.. Doctors pinned and stapled bones […]

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Peacock of the Rain (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Peacock of the Rain (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury As when a poem that has not taken shape In the mind since long, emerges suddenly Opening the fan of raindrops, The peacock of the rain, breaks into a dance. As when some unseen goddesses Rain jasmines with cupped hands, Like the pearls […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-17 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-17 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 17. Again mother The home without you Its like a burning globe in the vacuum From the coffee filter welcoming in the morning To the good night the lights in the night Everything searches for you […]

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Kandepi Rani Prasad

Neem tree murder (Poem)

Neem tree murder            -Kandepi Rani Prasad Gives a flower to every Ugadi Neem tree of my house was cut down In time to brush your teeth in the morning Bending the branches improves health Subhakrit Ugadi gave me agony They killed my golden neem tree Cut into pieces with a […]

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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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-14 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 14 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to meet Udayini, a friend of her mother in America who runs Sahaya to help women. Sameera feels very happy and develops a positive opinion of Udayini. Four months pregnant, Sameera narrates […]

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America Through My Eyes – MORRO BAY (PART-1)

America Through My Eyes MORRO BAY (PART-1) Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar William Hearst Memorial Beach: The evening light was still shining brightly when we stepped out of Hearst’s Castle. Instead of turning onto the beach road at the Castle turn, I steered the car directly to “William Hearst Memorial Beach”.  […]

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My America Tour -2

My America Tour -2 Telugu Original : Avula Gopala Krishna Murty (AGK) English Translation: Komala Venigalla Journey through Nature `Take a sixty days tour in our country, observe newspapers, journalistic trends, law courts and all other things of your interest, visit places you like and meet with people you prefer to` That was the invitation […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga Translator’s Note           I have been trying to take some good Telugu literature into English for a long. In that process, I translated the stories of VattikotaAlwaruSwamy, Dasarathi Krishnamacharya, andKalojiNarayanaRao. Besides rendering such good fiction, I translated modern poetry as well. However, […]

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On the Morning It Rained (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

On the Morning It Rained (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury Early morning With sleepy eyes As soon as I come to the front door Lo, a wonderful visual poem I see That mesmerises the mind The hurried jobs of morning, job-related Drudgery of house and kitchen work forgotten, Relaxing in the green […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-16 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-16 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 16. A river means a stream A river means a stream only Anywhere that sounds like this only Scrubbing the stones and tuning them To understand the singing music of the river That sort of wetness […]

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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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-13 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 13 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Samira comes to meet her mother’s friend Udayini, who runs a women-helping organization Sahaya in America. Udayini greatly impressed Samira. The four-month-pregnant Samira details her inclination toward divorce and the causes that lead to […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-15 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-15 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 15.The wet land of spring Though I forgot to tell my address Spring rushed as a stream of happiness Raised to its head with crores of desires The baskets of new whims and fancies Spread on […]

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Carnatic Compositions – The Essence and Embodiment-24

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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-12 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 12 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Samira comes to meet her mother’s friend Udayini, who runs a women-helping organization Sahaya in America. Udayini greatly impressed Samira. The four-month-pregnant Samira details her inclination toward divorce and the causes that lead to […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga Lustre of Erudition Surrounds Her          If people born in a family of great tradition hold the flag of defiance, it causes some surprise. If they follow the same path of rationalism and struggle throughout their life without retreating to the destination, it […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 3. Water

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  3. Water Just as water knows the ground’s incline, It knows the generations-old strife Between village and wada Like dampness on the well’s edge that never dries, It knows that untouchability never disappears. Water knows everything. It knows race The difference between the woman from Samaria and Jesus, […]

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Horsely Hills (Poem-Telugu Original by Mandarapu Hymavati)

Horsely Hills (poem) Telugu Original: Mandarapu Hymavati EnglishTranslation: Syamala Kallury Like a Hurricane lantern Hung to the hook of the sky Slowly climbing the ladder of the Peaks of mountains, the morning Sun Like the bright red hibiscus Like a yellow chrysanthemum Like a fully blossomed jasmine This Lotus lover Is cool handsome god of […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-14 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-14 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 14.The island of tears Leaving forever born and brought up country Changing the names of the roots of ancestors Packing the heap of dreams Migrating to a distant country To any anyone…at anytime Is nothing but […]

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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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-11 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 11 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Samira comes to meet her mother’s friend Udayini, who runs a women-helping organization Sahaya in America. Udayini greatly impressed Samira. The four-month-pregnant Samira details her inclination toward divorce and the causes that lead to […]

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America Through My Eyes-Yellowstone -5

America Through My Eyes Yellowstone -5 Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar We wandered around in the nauseating surroundings the previous day, so I prepared well with the masks for today’s visit, after vacating the lodge where we started. We have to shift to another place in the evening. The daybreak filled […]

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Tempest of time (poems)

Tempest of time (poems) -Kondapalli Niharini Translated by Elanaaga ‘A preview ‘          Poetry mirrors life. It’s a true reflection of life in discernible hues. Therefore, it is aptly said that poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash(Leonard Cohen). Covid-19 pandemic […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems) – 2. An Ethnic Dream

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  2. An Ethnic Dream The criss-crossed entangled forest seemsTo have gathered its hair neatly into a knot.Swallowed by a corporate whaleThat spits them out in the centre of Shilparamam*Small huts in deep sleep amidst green treesAppear doll houses with lime patternsAlluring. Nose studs, beaded necklaces, mirror blouses ofThe […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-13 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-13 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 13.Unknown Not only the people here Even trees and flowers are unknown Water and Fire, wind and sky with soil We feel, are the same everywhere But Here in water cold fire kindles Even sunlight also […]

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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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-10 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 10 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Sameera comes to America to meet her mother’s friend Udayani who runs a helping organization for women, Sahaya. After meeting Udayani, Tanmay develops a good opinion of her. Four months pregnant Samira tells her […]

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America Through My Eyes-Yellowstone -4

America Through My Eyes Yellowstone -4 Telugu Original : Dr K.Geeta  English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar The next morning, we prepared hastily to get out of that “mosquito resort”. Lack of time, we didn’t have breakfast there. Grand Teton National Park: To go to Yellowstone National Park we have to go through “Grand Teton National Park” […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-12 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-12 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 12. Silent brightness Green color We recall the leaves but I realized only when I read the nature book here The trees decorate on their entire body That So many hues of colors And fills their […]

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Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-25

Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-25 English Translation: T.S. Chandra Mouli Telugu Original : Kandukuri Sreeramulu 25. Wild Dance of Waves When visiting sea at Kothapatnam won’t new thought germinate? No wonder when Koteswar Rao’s car halts at Kothapatnam is it a horse to swim in sea ? Those that land from car compose poetry but […]

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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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-9 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 9 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Samira meets Udayini, a friend of her mother who runs a voluntary organization “Sahaya” to help needy women in the US. Samira develops a positive opinion of Udayini. Four-month-pregnant Samira details the recent developments […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems)

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  ‘ Memory as an Ideology ‘           Challapalli Swaroopa Rani uses memory not only as a technique but also as an ideology. Her selective memory carefully constructs the people and the milestones in her life and collates this personal memory with her memory of […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-11 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-11 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 11. A light of letters When wanted to bloom as a flower Mind was caught in the fences of thorns When wished to give as a gift of love Mind became a sacrifice to the world […]

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Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-24

Bhagiratha’s Bounty and Other poems-24 English Translation: T.S. Chandra Mouli Telugu Original : Kandukuri Sreeramulu 24. Marine Congregation Oh my Visakha Sea! To extend to the sky how long you did tapasya,meditation like a maharshi? Absorbing great rivers of processions frighteningly massive public meeting today. But for enormous depth, immense capability, total transformation, how can […]

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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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The Invincible Moonsheen – Part-8 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta)

The Invincible Moonsheen Part – 8 (Telugu Original “Venutiragani Vennela” by Dr K.Geeta) English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar (The previous story briefed) Samira meets Udayini, a friend of her mother who runs a voluntary organization “Sahaya” to help needy women in the US. Samira develops a positive opinion of Udayini. Four-month-pregnant Samira details the recent developments […]

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Bruised, but not Broken (poems)

Bruised, but not Broken (poems) -Challapalli Swarooparani  ‘ THE PAIN OF BEING A PART APART ‘           This collection of 35 poems written by Prof Challapalli Swaroopa Rani now translated in to English, are eye-openers into the unspeakable experiences of Dalits not only in Andhra but all over India. These poems […]

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Nothing like a so-called failure

Nothing like a so-called failure -Sri sreya kurella They speak a lot When you are at the lowest point of your life. They comment a lot about your past actions,And try to form the reasons for the pain you are facing,  They try to depress you with their words,To make you feel low at the hardest phase of […]

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Walking on the edge of a river poems-10 (Telugu original written by Dr.C.Bhavani Devi, English Translation by Swathi Sreepada)

Walking on the edge of a river-10 English Translation – Swathi Sreepada Telugu original written by – Dr.C.Bhavani Devi 10. My mother used to be there…… My mother used to be black in colour But she had a cool mind My mother had long hair But still always moved with knotted hair My mother used […]

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After meeting my childhood friend (Telugu Original “Chinnanati Mitruralni Chuseka” by Dr K.Geeta)

After meeting my childhood friend                        English Translation: V.Vijaya Kumar Telugu Original : “Chinnanati Mitruralni Chuseka” by Dr K.Geeta Meeting childhood friend After a long time I recalled those carefree dragonfly days Slept happily tucked in bed Closed under blanket overhead Whenever wished, how long […]

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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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