Monday, October 31, 2005

Scanning Telugu News

Andhra: Relief Efforts in Full Swing for Train Accident Victims

Source: The Hindu

Read about it here. Our prayers go out to all the victims and their families.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Telugu University

Potti Sri Ramalu Telugu Univeristy (est 1985): read about it here and here.

Mayor Calls for the Preservation of the Telugu Language

New Director of Telugu Academy Appointed

"TIRUPATI: The Government has appointed Sri Venkateswara University Registrar J Pratap Reddy as Director of Telugu Academy."
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Telugu Lectures in Hyderabad

Richard Gere Joins Telugu Star Chiranjeevi and Others in Fight Against Aids

Source: Google News, Med India and The Hindu

You can read about it here and here.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Telugu Language Collection

Telugu Women Writers

I may have posted this before, but it's always wonderful to browse through:

Telugu women writers of the last millenium.

Telugu Book Review: A "Path-Breaking Novel"

Source: The Hindu
"SAMSKAARA: Kannada Original, U. R. Anantha Murthy. Rendered into Telugu by Sishtia Lakshmipathi Sastry; Sahitya Akademi, Southern Regional Office, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore-560001. Rs. 85.

Authored by U.R. Anantha Murthy, one of the eminent contemporary Indian writers and a former president of the Sahitya Akademi, his novel Samskaara is a very skilfully crafted work of fiction. It reads like a treatise on patterns of human behaviour. The author describes the age-old Indian traditions and social customs as well as religious rituals in great detail, with authority. In his inimitable fashion, he also points out their boon and bane in a subtle manner...The translator has done an excellent job in rendering the novel into lucid Telugu, employing an easy-flowing popular style. His translation makes the novel read as if it were an original work. However, more careful proof-reading could have made its reading more pleasurable."
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Police Commemoration Week In Visakhapatnam

Emperor's Contribution to Telugu Literature Merits A Statue

Neglect of Telugu decried

Source: Newindpress
Monday October 3 2005
"ANANTAPUR: The corporate colleges have been murdering Telugu by infusing Sanskrit inspite of Telugu being the mother tongue in Andhra Pradesh, accused Telugu Language Association State member R Chandrasekhar Reddy, writers Santi Narayana and J Premchand."
The corporate college was accused of encouraging students to take up Sanskrit in order to obtain higher marks, and also was accused of "playing only the role of audience". The Intermediate Board had sought to introduce Telugu and Urdu as "second languages" in the syllabi. Reddy, Narayana and Premchand argued that such "distortions" be amended. To view the article click on the link (to bypass registration requirements visit bugmenot).

Sunday, October 16, 2005

‘Telugu Sahithi Varotsavalu’ from November 5


Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Adlabs Films - RGV Deal: Indicate More Telugu Films

Friday, October 07, 2005

Telugu Actresses Paid Poorly

XP Starter Edition in Telugu

Source: SDA Asia Magazine
"A year ago, Microsoft announced it planned to launch a version of its stripped-down Windows XP Starter Edition product in India in early 2005. Now, it looks like the Redmondians are finally getting the product out. The Indian version of XP Starter Edition will cost about 1,000 INR, or 22.72 in U.S. dollars. The product will be localized for Hindi, Telugu and Tamil.

The Starter Edition is attractively priced targeting countries such as India and Russia. The edition comes with high localisation and would be available in a local language interface such as Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. For the company, this move is aimed at partly curbing the rampant piracy of operating systems. The Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Microsoft Corporation, Mr Brad Smith, said: "High levels of piracy was a major concern for the corporation, going up to 73 per cent in India. This starter edition is aimed at partly addressing this issue head on."
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Telugu Stars to Stage Show in Bahrain

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Southern Indian Writers Support "Toiling Masses"


Over 600 writers and artistes from India's four southern states gathered in Tamil Nadu for a three-day convention. The Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers' Association (TPWA) who also organized the event, stated that the gathering hopes "to make literature from South India and Tamil literature a platform for the voices of the toiling masses rather than be the domain of the forward castes."

There were Telugu writers present as well:
Feminist writer from Andhra Pradesh Olga (nee P. Lalitha Kumari), whose 1987 novel "Sweccha" sold more than 50,000 copies and who is now a popular writer for Telugu TV and cinema, in her address talked about the rise of women poets in the Telugu literary arena in the 20th century. "It is important for women to identify their enemies and friends," she said. Calling for a fight against patriarchy, fundamentalism and globalisation, she said, "World Bank-driven policies have taken Andhra Pradesh to the brink of an agricultural disaster."

Tollywood Looking for Actresses to Uphold Telugu Tradition

Source: Newindpress

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"What is common between Asin, Charmme, Genelia, Shriya, Thrisha, Saloni and other new generation actresses? Well, they all had big releases and hail from states other than Andhra Pradesh. But it is not sure for how long the Telugu audience will relate to these 'imported beauties'.

The industry now is looking for an actress who can uphold the Telugu tradition and carry the 'mana aadapaduchu' tag. Earlier it was the likes of Vijayashantis, Bhanupriyas, Revathis and Meenas who ruled the roost. Then came Soundarya who carried the baton of comeliness forward for some time before a fatal accident claimed her life. Simran and Jyotika seemed to be in the race for a brief time before the former tied the knot and the latter got busy with Tamil movies. Barring Laya, who convinced the audience with her performance in 'Swarabhishekam' there is hardly any actress in the Telugu film industry worth her name to fit the 'Telugu ammaye' bill."

Celebrating Gandhi's Birth