Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Kittu: First Full-Length Animated Telugu Film

Source: IndiaGlitz

The first full-length animation film in Telugu is set for release in February. About one thousand animators were employed in making the film.
The movie's name is Kittu. Produced by Bhargava Kodavanti and directed by B Sathya, Kittu is an animation film with a social theme in the country. It has taken two-and-a-half years to complete the project. The story revolves around a monkey (Kittu). Banished from jungle for its mischievous ways, Kittu comes to the city. But is shocked by the insensitivity in the city. That is the kind of parable in the story, says the director.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Scanning the Headlines: Telugu News

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Women's organisations hold dharna
Leaders of the Progressive Organisation for Women, All India Democratic Women Association and Telugu Mahila today formed a joint action committee in support of Srilakshmi. (Source: WebIndia123)
APUWJ pays tribute to scribes
Several senior journalists today praised the services of former Deputy Editor and Chief of Bureau of The Hindu RJ Rajendra Prasad, former Editor of Soviet Land (Telugu edition) B Mallikarjuna Rao and Narsimha Rao in journalism, who passed away recently. (Source: WebIndia123)
Dictionary to fix inaccuracies in deciphering Indian history:
The novel dictionary will, once and for all, end any discrepancy in reading signs and symbols inscribed in ancient languages like Pali, Prakrit, Persian, Arabic, Portugese, Kannad, Tamil and Telugu. (Source: Outlook India)

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Sankranti Fun for Gulf Telugu Club

Source: Gulf Daily News

The Telugu Kala Samithi organisation in Bahrain, held Sankranti celebrations in honour of Andhra Pradesh on January 27th at the Palace Inn Hotel. You can read more by clicking on the link above.

World Cultural Festival for Telugus

Source: Andhra Cafe and New Kerala

The Integrated Telugu Cultural and Literary Association (ITCLA) is planning to organise a ''World Cultural Festival'' from December 23 to 25 in Hyderabad, to promote Telugu culture in other countries where Non-Resident Indians from Andhra were settled.
Eminent Telugu artists including famous musicians, dancers and poets living abroad would attend the festival along with NRIs. A website would be launched in two months' time to facilitate the NRIs to participate in the festival. The association facilitates exchange of Telugu culture between the NRIs and people of the state.

Telugu Rule Opposed

Monday, January 23, 2006

The Nizam of Hyderabad's Shoes Stolen

Source: CTV

The bejeweled slippers of the ancient Nizam of Hyderabad were stolen from the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto recently.
A historic pair of slippers, valued at $160,000, was stolen from a Bata Shoe Museum display case on Sunday afternoon. The shoes were worn by an Indian prince in the 1790s, and are encrusted with diamonds, rubies and emeralds, and embroidered with gold...

The shoes were not used for walking, but worn by the prince of Hyderabad, called the Nizam, while he sat on his throne. Hyderabad was then a Muslim state, governed by such princes between 1724 and 1948. It is now the fifth largest city in India, located in that country's south-central region. "They just had unbelievable wealth and so you can imagine this pair of shoes," said Semmelhack, who said they are covered by the museum's insurance.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

B.Ed in Offered in Telugu Medium

Source: Andhra Cafe
"The B.R. Ambedkar Open University will offer the most welcoming B.Ed course in Telugu medium from the next academic year. All formalities regarding the launch of the new course have been completed and the university is awaiting for permission from the NCTE. Admission will be based on an entrance test for the 500 seats proposed and the fee would be Rs. 7,000 per annum. The university had also decided to introduce M.Sc courses in Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and Environmental Sciences apart from M.A. programmes in Telugu, Urdu and Hindi from the coming academic year."

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Best Wishes for Sankranti

సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు

_ సోది న్యూస్

Friday, January 13, 2006

Sony Eyes Telugu Market

Digitized Maps in Telugu

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Kannada and Telugu People: Called to Protect Mother Tongue

Source: Newindpress
BELLARY: Kannada is the elder sister to Telugu and there is no much difference between two languages, said Dr Srinivasa Neeli of Kauthalam.

He was addressing at Kannada Sahitya sammelan at Holalagundi village in Adoni taluk of Andhra Pradesh jointly organised by KSP Andhra unit, KSP Bellary and Holalagundi Kannada Yuvaka Sangha.

Srinivas Neeli said it was Telugu poet Nannaiah took inspiration from poet Pampa’s Pampa Bharatha and wrote ‘Nannaiah Bharatha’ in Telugu. Telugu poet Srinatha was the court poet in Praudhadevaraya during the days of Vijayanagar empire and wrote number of literary works. Another Telugu poet Vemana inspired by Sarvagna and wrote creative poetry. Telugu poet Palukurike Somanath wrote Basava Purana. Kannada Adi Kavi Pampa was born in Vengipaluvu in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh.

He regretted following invasion of IT, BT and English language, Indian languages are on the brink of disaster. He wanted Kannada and Telugu speaking people to protect their mother tongue.

Inaugurating the sammelan, Assistant Director of Kannada & Culture department H N Shivarudrappa said the sammelan has united both languages while another chief guest Chandrakantha, District Information Officer said such programmes would bring language harmony and wanted more number of such programmes in border areas.
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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Dr. S.K. Setty: Treating Telugus Abroad

Source: Khaleej Times Online

Profiling Dr. S.K. Setty who hails from Andhra Pradesh:
Dr Setty has also taken keen interest in social-cultural activities and founded the Telugu Seva Samithi, an outfit comprising community members from his southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The organisation, however, went defunct and he is now initiating efforts to reactivate it. Signs of its rejuvenation came with the hosting of a well-attended function last week to felicitate the minister of finance and health from the state, K. Rosaiah. He is also initiating moves to form a group under the banner Society of Unfortunate Lives (SOUL) that will reach out to the Telugu community in distress and indigent circumstances

"There are some 25,000 Telugus living in Abu Dhabi and over 60,000 in the country and many of them are poor construction workers who need help and assistance in a variety of ways," said Dr Setty who hails from Kadapa district.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Cartoon In Telugu Daily Upsets Andhra Chief Minister

Source: Andhra Cafe

Chief Minister YS Rajashekar Reddy was offended by a cartoon published in the Telugu daily Eenadu. Click here to find out why!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

YSR pins high hopes on overseas Telugus

Source: The Hindu
HYDERABAD: Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy has expressed confidence that the State will not only turn to overseas Indians for investment opportunities, but also leverage their expertise in the areas of information technology, bio-technology and the pharma industry. He expressed has the hope that the Telugu diaspora will come forward to invest in the State and avail of the opportunities on offer to them. Speaking to The Hindu ahead of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas -2006 starting January 7, and to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister, Dr. Reddy spoke of his Government's resolve to showcase the infrastructure facilities available in the State.
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