Friday, November 25, 2005

Telugu Cinema and the Outsourcing of Actresses

International Telugu Conference to be Held in Dubai

Telugu Actor to Launch Political Party

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Google Book Search: Telugu

Another way of researching Telugu culture is via Google's Book Search feature. It enables users to view select pages of books. Click here to search for Telugu-related books. For example, the Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More than 400 Languages has an excerpt on Telugu which you can browse through, here. There are truly some incredible works on Telugu available.

Architecture: The Telugu Cola Temples

Telugu News

Sources: Newindpress and Delhi Newsline

"Telugu Academy market leader in Inter textbooks." Read here.

"Telugu poet wins Sanskriti Award on debut." Read here.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Telugu Academy Book Expo

Writer Varma Specialized in Telugu Serials

Source: Screen India

Screen India has a brief bio/excerpt on writer D. Narayana Varma who sadly passed away on October 5th of this year. Varma in his career teamed up with director G. Rajendran to create popular serials in Telugu. Read it here.

A Telugu Film Hero to Look Out For

Source: IndiaGlitz

IndiaGlitz states that actor Raja is somewhat of a kingly figure in Tollywood these days, owing to the lengthy list of films he's set to star in. He's the Telugu celeb to watch out for. Read on.

Andhra Minister Predicts India will be Economic Superpower

Telugu Films to Be Screened at ICFF

Source: Times of India

Three Telugu films will be screened at the International Children's Film Festival to be held in Hyderabad from November 14th to 20th. Read more.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Upcoming Telugu Starlet Feted

Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Telugu Jews of India: "Yudulu"

Source: Kulanu.org

There's a lovely account on Telugu Jews in India by Jason L. Fransico of Kulanu, an organization devoted to reflecting the:
"community of interests of individuals of varied backgrounds and religious practices dedicated to finding and assisting lost and dispersed remnants of the Jewish people."
Please read the full account by clicking on the link below. It's proof to the diversity that exists within Telugu people. Here's a brief excerpt:
"I was altogether impressed by this isolated community's Jewish commitment, sincerity and generosity. My respect and admiration for their effort and initiative increased as I came to know the members personally. Whether they are the Lost Tribe of Ephraim or not, they are a young community of devoted Jews, suffering, surviving, practicing what is perhaps a kind of Jewish liberation theology."

Telugu Wedding Rituals

Telugu weddings are steeped in tradition, ritual and ceremony. There are several places online where you can discover more about them. Here are a few such places:

Shaadi
Destination India
Global Adjustment
Creative Wedding Cards

Friday, November 04, 2005

Telugu News: Language and Literature

Source: Google and Newindpress

The Telugu Language Commission was content over the use of Telugu as the official language by district administration in Nizamabad. Commission members reviewed the use of Telugu and urged officials to increase the use of the language in their correspondence. Read here.

On Thursday a 10-foot bronze statue of legendary Vijayanagara Emperor Srikrishnadevaraya was unveiled at the Leela Mahal Centre in Tirupati. The Chief Minister will also open a week-long literary convention entitled the ‘Telugu Sahiti, Samskruti Varotsavalu’ which will be attended by a dignitaries of Telugu literature. A Telugu folk arts festival will be held. Read here.

Andhra News

Source: Newkerala.com and Newindpress.com

Andhra Pradesh celebrates 50 years of formation.

Booklets to be printed on district information:
"District Collector Praveen Prakash advised the officials to thoroughly understand the 18 chapters of Right to Information Act - 2005. As part of ‘Spandana’ on Monday, he instructed the officials to prepare hard and soft copies of the information regarding their respective departments, in Telugu and English. The copies should be sent to Gyandooth office, e-Seva centres and Rajiv Internet villages."

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Andhra Train Derailment Photos

Source: Andhrajyothy.com

Andhra Jyothy has a gallery of gripping photos dedicated to the recent trail derailment. Click here for the images.

Famous Playback Singer P. Leela Dies

Source: Andhrajyothy.com

P. Leela who sang many songs in Telugu amongst a host of other languages including her mother tongue of Malayalam sadly passed away in a Chennai hospital due to health complications.

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