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by Sarma
18 Oct 2011 02:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Murthy garu: No point arguing logic with hatemongers. I had once called out the basic lack of understanding of how to interpret hard statistics about T-development of this so-called truth-seeker. In a few weeks, it will be known that Dharma will win. Sri Krishna Committee report has forever destroye...
by Sarma
17 Oct 2011 03:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Muppalla garu, I don't disagree with you. I was simply referring to the current (since 2010) agitations, rail rokos, bandhs, etc. Congress may initially have fueled it in the 2000s, propped up KCR through an alliance in 2004. That is why I was referring to a Jinnah-esque molly coddling of KCR. I was...
by Sarma
16 Oct 2011 01:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

That the T-movement was essentially a TRS (and its poodle TJAC) movement was demonstrated clearly by the way in which the rail roko was rendered ineffective simply by arresting all important leaders and troublemongers of TRS and TJAC. TRS and TJAC uttered pragalbhalu (rhetoric) that 1 crore T-people...
by Sarma
03 Oct 2011 01:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Well this argument that the wicked "Andhra" people are resorting to the tactic "What is mine is mine and what is yours is also mine" does not stand up to mathematical logic. Hyderabad became a world-class city (international airport, big universities, ORR, etc.) with taxpayer mon...
by Sarma
25 Feb 2011 20:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Railways Thread
Replies: 3940
Views: 367026

Re: Indian Railways Thread

Singha, exactly my thoughts on the AC-1 compartment. During a recent trip to India, I was forced to book tickets on AC First Class coach on Gautami Express (Hyderabad-Kakinada) as tickets on all other classes were sold out. I was traveling along with my parents, and they were both more disappointed ...
by Sarma
08 Jan 2011 04:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

The problem, I believe, is not really with BJP's ideological support for smaller states. You can support smaller states, and still be not militant or extreme about it. For example, CPI supports Telangana, but never resorts to the extreme and insensitive behavior of BJP leaders. BJP, being a national...
by Sarma
07 Jan 2011 05:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Wow! I am going through the report page by page, one chapter at a time. It is a treasure trove of information that completely dismantles 50 years of wilful and wanton vilification of a section of fellow Indians, and fellow Telugus. People like the fake Prof. Jayashankar, Taliban Prof. Kodandaram, an...
by Sarma
07 Jan 2011 00:44
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

RamaY garu: I am more optimistic. You seem to be overwhelmed by the T sentiment. The report clearly says it is most prevalent among 5 districts. Remember these options are not simply temporary fixes to be checked out for a few years. The committee feels these are long term options. I feel that UPA w...
by Sarma
07 Jan 2011 00:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Rejection of the SKC report by the T-fanatics betrays their hypocrisy. Had the same committee come out with option 5 being their first preference, they would've celebrated it throughout the night. Now that the committee has put paid to all their malicious and slanderous propaganda of five decades, t...
by Sarma
06 Jan 2011 21:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

RamaY garu, I know. Regarding Telangana people wanting a separate state, that sentiment is strong really only in 5 districts. The support is neutral to lukewarm in the other 5 districts. SKC report states as much. So, on what basis again? All these years, KCR and other fanatics fan the sentiment thr...
by Sarma
06 Jan 2011 20:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

RamaY, I am surprised by your conjectures. What is the basis for having 2 to 3 Telugu-speaking states? Because KCR wants Telangana? Also, these multiple Telugu states need not have the same stance with respect to water sharing, such as the Krishna tribunal. It is more than likely that they will have...
by Sarma
06 Jan 2011 18:26
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Philip and Vina: The Sri Krishna Committee report has precisely debunked all reasons being put forward for a T-state. I am surprised to see you miss this aspect. Why should you listen to any veteran politico, when you have the report now. I am sorry to see you both think that T-state is inevitable w...
by Sarma
04 Jan 2011 02:12
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Muppalla garu: You bring up a new metric of development, and there will not be an end to this list. I am going to bank on two competitive studies, and they say that T has done as well as, if not better than, the rest of AP. You want to exclude Hyderabad, but not Vizag and Vijayawada. Such an argumen...
by Sarma
03 Jan 2011 23:55
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

I am not very good at pasting Tables and Pictures. The link below has enormous amounts of statistics collected by Prof. Karthik Subramanian of ISB. I refer to his article in Economic Times artice 2 posts above. A quick glance shows that every economic rationale put forward by T-vadis is false and co...
by Sarma
03 Jan 2011 23:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Another article, this time in Times of India. The article below proves one thing: any underdevelopment in any part of India should be blamed on the local politicians, and NOT the people and politicians of other regions. The Telanganan people should realize the game their politicians are playing with...
by Sarma
03 Jan 2011 23:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

OK Guys, a Prof from the Indian School of Business writes an article in the Economic Time that trashes the T-vaadi argument that the rest of the AP state has sucked the sap out of Telangana. I am sure an academic will not write stuff without some academic and factual integrity. Please read the entir...
by Sarma
30 Dec 2010 21:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Well put Muppalla garu. You've cogently expressed the ground scenario. BTW, which leaks are you referring to that say T will form in 2014? So, far none I have come across say anything like that.
by Sarma
30 Dec 2010 19:47
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Muppalla garu: If, as per Financial Express, it turns out that there really was no economic discrimination, and all such claims are debunked, then what is the need for financial devolution or any such special measures? What would be the need to move toward a T-state if all allegations of "Dochu...
by Sarma
30 Dec 2010 05:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

^^^ Muppalla garu: Thanks a lot for posting the Financial Express article. For the first time, I am going to believe an article in this regard, and not dismiss it as kite flying. Well, the economic argument for T collapses, the whole edifice built on lies collapses. Anyways, if the GoI gives a state...
by Sarma
29 Dec 2010 19:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Guys, Chandrabhan has said some random things, whose credibility at this point is zero. Let us wait for the report to come out. There are strong indications the result may be a 2nd SRC. T alone cannot be treated separately, and there are at least a dozen strong movements in other states, which will ...
by Sarma
17 Dec 2010 00:58
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Muppalla garu, the large numbers at the TRS meeting only reflect a well known fact, i.e. a strong T sentiment in the North T districts. Nothing new here. Sadly, Sakshi is reporting a suicide attempt by a student at the meeting, and the boy is seemingly in a serious condition at the local government ...
by Sarma
16 Dec 2010 21:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Muppalla garu :D I find the DC report more credible, not simply because of what it says about the contents of the Sri Krishna Committee report, but because it has some statistics. The India Today report is focussed more on the emotional aspect of the T-agitation, which nobody denies. As Kamaraj woul...
by Sarma
16 Dec 2010 20:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Deccan chronicle report says no data to support "backwardness" or "Dochuku Tinnaru" claim. May just be kite flying like the India Today report quote above.

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/hyderabad/panel-finds-no-data-prove-t-backwardness-292
by Sarma
20 Feb 2010 20:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

I feel sad to say this. But, these suicides and suicide attempts have turned into a big tamasha. Every time somebody either commits or attempts suicide in a T-district, it ignites mindless violence, property destruction and arson. This culture of deifying and glorifying suicides in the T-districts h...
by Sarma
20 Feb 2010 06:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

I am thoroughly disappointed with the attitude of the Andhra Pradesh BJP unit, and more so with that of ABVP. Shame on these people, and particularly on Sushma Swaraj, who declared in Hyderabad that the people of non-Telangana areas have NO right to aspire for a united AP. Is this what a national le...
by Sarma
16 Feb 2010 02:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Lagadapati Rajagopal has just announced in Visakhapatnam that he has copies of KCR's medical reports for the duration of his "fast" in NIMS. He says that he will expose the farcical nature of this fast through these reports. Sorry for KCR that he resigned his MP seat and won't be able to d...
by Sarma
15 Feb 2010 22:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

ramana garu, thanks for the taking initiative with regard to "joshva john." I have been observing this guy for some time now, and he has always been simply posting rabidly pro-separate-T-state articles from all and sundry websites. Nothing wrong per se with posting pro-T articles, but JJ d...
by Sarma
05 Feb 2010 02:08
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

I talked about the need for a new political compact to calm down the current unsettled state of Andhra Pradesh. I will put forward a few brief thoughts in this regard, which will have to be elaborated upon a bit later. The new political compact should have the following basis: (1) The need to compre...
by Sarma
28 Jan 2010 22:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Chidamabaram's answer to a reporter's question was pretty innocuous. All he said was the process for forming the committee is nearly final. This is being overead into by the Telugu media, and translated as the process for Telangana is nearly final. All he said was the committee formation is nearly f...
by Sarma
24 Jan 2010 05:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

I have been thinking and been quite bothered by the utterly one-sided behavior of a national party like BJP when it comes to Andhra Pradesh. They just don't seem to bother about what the people in the "non-Telangana" parts of AP want or don't want. I don't mean to say that BJP shouldn't su...
by Sarma
22 Jan 2010 00:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

^^^ Please read my earlier posts (one page earlier) on the naxal penetration of the movement. Kondandaram is an aboveground (as against underground) naxalite. All the so-called intellectuals supporting the movement are extreme leftists. People like Kondandaram are totally screwing the movement, by i...
by Sarma
21 Jan 2010 23:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Guys, I apologize if I appear to be pontificating. But, I wanted to say that whether one wants a united AP or a separate Telangana state, one need not be acerbic towards either view point. It was pointed out to me, very rightly, that this is our "inti tagaada." Instead of dubbing as dubiou...
by Sarma
20 Jan 2010 05:34
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

It is sad that a reasonably genuine wish of the Telangana people is now more or less completely in the hands of extreme ideologues and naxal sympathizers. My thoughts on the rough chronology of events that has led things to come to this pass. (1) If people remember, late 2008 and early 2009, TRS was...
by Sarma
20 Jan 2010 05:07
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

It is now up to the so-called "T-JAC" and the "OU-JAC" to stop their madness and prevent any further loss of life. It is the intemperate language of T-JAC that has contributed in no small measure to this tragedy. In Delhi, they agree to hold talks after peace is restored. In Hyde...
by Sarma
20 Jan 2010 01:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Unfortunately, OU campus student politics is full of extreme ideologies. I remember visiting the campus one day, about 15years ago, and was taken aback by all the highly ideological banners --- including those of overt naxalite groups like Radical Students Union, PDSU and even of ABVP --- hung all o...
by Sarma
19 Jan 2010 22:56
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

ShyamSP garu: Whatever might be the reason behind the apparent suicide of the student, we have to be more understanding and empathetic. Politicians are definitely screwing the T-students and I hope the students in the rest of AP don't fall for this honeytrap.
by Sarma
19 Jan 2010 21:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

The two senior T-Congress members being referred to in the above article are K. Keshava Rao and V. Hanumanta Rao, both Rajya Sabha members and both, I believe, have the dubious distinction of not winning a popular election to even a panchayati board in the last two decades. When YSR was alive, he co...
by Sarma
18 Jan 2010 02:06
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

OK, I agree 8 Telangana districts are backward. Now, who do you blame for their backwardness? Do the Telanganaites want to blame every ill in these 8 districts on the "Andhravallu", i.e. resort to the Andhravallu dochukunnaru slogan? S_A garu, no need to get touchy. I am all for the develo...
by Sarma
18 Jan 2010 01:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

Something I realized in the last day or two, which others may already have realized. The advantage of playing the victim card, however genuine or otherwise the grievances may be, is that the "victim" can completely absolve oneself of any responsibility for the existing situation, and then ...
by Sarma
16 Jan 2010 06:01
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Telangana Monitor
Replies: 5661
Views: 312445

Re: Telangana Monitor

S_A garu: Why go down this road? I have my motivation for a united AP. You have yours for a separate Telangana. We all can have our thoughts and opinions without questioning each others' bonafides. I never said anything negative about your motives nor about those of anyone wanting Telangana. I only ...

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