Friday, November 26, 2010

New Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

Kiran Kumar Reddy

A YSR loyalist and four-time MLA, Andhra Pradesh Speaker Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, who has been selected to be the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, faces the daunting task to revitalize the party ridden by dissidence.

A legislator from his native Chittoor district in the Rayalaseema region of the state, 50-year-old Reddy will have to also use all his political acumen to take on the challenge posed by Congress' rebel Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy.

Considered a close follower of late Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy, Kiran Kumar Reddy was made the government Chief Whip, a role he had effectively discharged to take on the principal opposition Telugu Desam Party in general and his bete noire N Chandrababu Naidu in particular. Son of late Congress leader Amarnatha Reddy, who was was the political guru of TDP chief Naidu, Reddy graduated from the Nizam College in Hyderabad and later studied law.

An avid cricketer during his college days and a batch-mate of former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, Reddy has represented Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy.

Kiran was first elected to the state assembly from Vayalpadu constituency in Chittoor district in 1989 but the lost the election in 1994. In 1999 and 2004, he was elected successively from the same constituency. He had to shift to Pileru constituency in 2009 because of delimitation.

He could not be accommodated in the YSR cabinet in 2009 because of political equations in Chittoor district and hence, he was made Speaker of the assembly.

After K Rosaiah became the Chief Minister in September 2009, Kiran had again aspired to become a minister but the promised cabinet expansion never took place

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Telugu Movie "Orange" 26/27/28/11/2010 Sentul Cinema, Kuala Lumpur & Butterworth, Malaysia

This Telugu Movie is being Release on the Same Day World wide .
Ram Charan Tej’s “Orange

Orange 2.jpg

Sentul Cinema Kuala lumpur

Show Times: Nov 26thPremier Show at 9 PM,

Nov 27th – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 9:00 PM,

Nov 28th – 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM.

First Time in Malaysia (Butterworth too )Releasing on the Same Day Theater Lotus Five Star Butterworth Tel:04-310 1082, Ganesan: 012 4981146, Venkat: 016 2154 097. Show Times: Nov 27th – 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 9:00 pm, Nov 28th – 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm

Explosion 2:     Don’t         Miss

In Theaters Nov 26th…World wide Release including Malaysia

Starring: Ram Charan Tej (Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s Son), Genelia, Shazahn Padamsee, Sanchita Shetty

Directed By: “Bommarillu” Bhaskar

Music By: Harris Jayaraj

Produced By: Nagendra Babu

Must Watch Movie…

Audio Super Hit…

For More Details Contact:

Anand: 006 – 017 88 07 064

Venkat: 016 2154 097

Keep Watching…

Note: Please Cascade to all your Telugu movie loving friends J

Thanks and Regards,


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Use Hindi as a Binding force in Andhra Pradesh

Use Hindi as a binding force'

Students taking an oath to promote Hindi in Vijayawada on Sunday

VIJAYAWADA: “In this era of information explosion, we face a major challenge of creating a knowledge society. Adaptation of the rapid changes witnessed in the education sector is essential to meet this challenge,” says Shashi Bhushan, Joint Secretary of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

In his key note at the 13 {+t} {+h} State-level Visharad Convocation of the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar (DBHP) Sabha – Andhra, here on Sunday, Mr. Bhushan said the forethought of those at the helm of the Prachar Sabha in recognising the need to embrace changes in the system was praiseworthy.

Against this backdrop, the mode of distance education had received wide acceptance across the world and in a country like India, this mode was an effective tool to take education to the doorstep of people at the grassroot level.

He said the Prachar Sabha not only identified the usefulness of the programme but took adequate steps for their implementation in the most successful way. Mr. Bhushan recalled the famous lines of Swami Vivekananda who said: “Why should not be education taken from door-to-door. If the poor boy cannot come to education, education must go to him.”

Gandhi's dream

Complimenting the Prachar Sabha for what he called ‘carrying forward the dream of the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi who had emphasised the need for using Hindi language to promote harmony and integrity among diverse communities.

President and Chancellor of DBHP Sabha, Madras, V. S. Malimath, said the Sabha had been rendering great service for the last 93 years in propagating Hindi language among people of non-Hindi sates of southern India.

Andhra Pradesh had the unique distinction of having the largest number of people familiar with Hindi language. He attributed it to the erstwhile Hyderabad State where education was imparted in Urdu language which was close to Hindi.

Recalling that the Sabha was founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1918 to ensure emotional integration of the people of this large country consisting of people speaking different languages, he said people of Andhra Pradesh deserved praise for enthusiastically involving themselves in teaching and propagating the national language.

He said besides teaching Hindi, the Prachar Sabha's curriculum included other subjects like mass media, multi-media, library science, computer application and management

He said teaching programmes were formulated bearing in mind the need to prepare the students for gainful employment.

Director of the Directorate of Distance Education, Moulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Iqbal Ahmed, Director of Distance Education Council, IGNOU, New Delhi, R.R. Rausaria and others participated.

Source: The Hindu paper

Monday, November 15, 2010

Telugu Moral Camp - 28/11/10 till 19/12/10

300,000 +

Moral Camp 2010

Priya Mitrulaku Vandanamulu,

Dear all CWC Members, all Branch Chairmen, Branch Committee Members and Telugu Brothers & Sisters. Kindly be informed that Moral Camp 2010 is scheduled from 28th November till 18th December in Kem PLKN Pelangi Hill Resort, Jalan Lembah Air Panas, Kerling, Hulu Selangor. We are targeting 300 students from Standard 3 till Form 5. This year's camp will be co-organized by Ulu Bernam Branch.

Kem PLKN Pelangi Hill Resort is a 2 year old camp. It is new, clean and very conducive for children. All the dormitories for girls, boys and staffs are close by and classrooms are provided with tables and chairs.

Need all your support to promote and send your children from the respective branches. Each child is charged only RM250 for 21 days (3 weeks).

Our expenditure is as follows:
Total expenditure each child = RM600
We are charging only RM250 per child, balance RM350 will be subsidized by TAM

Kindly call or email to:
Smt Vijay Ganganaidu at 012-427 2022

Ulu Bernam branch chairman 014-225 7354 or any TAM official.

Kindly circulate this information to all our members. Appreciate your usual support and co-operation.

Thanks and regards

For and on behalf of Telugu Association of Malaysia
Sree Ramulu Semenchalam
H/P: 012 - 396 1722

Source: TAM web site: www.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Telugu - the most musical and sweetest of the Dravidian languages

Telugu -- the most musical and sweetest of all Dravidian languages....

The word 'Andhra' -- as a people, as a region and as a language is very ancient. The first context of Andhra people and the word 'Andhra' was recorded in the 'Aitareeya Brahmana' of the 'Rugveda', prior to 600 B.C. Vidyanathudu, the poet who belonged to the King Pratapa Rudra's court, wrote in his 'Pratapa Rudra Yashobhushanam' that the word 'Trilinga Desam' originated because of the presence of the three Saivaite temples at Srisailam, Kaleswaram and Draksharamam within this region. And, so it was believed that the word Telugu was derived from 'Trilinga'.

The tribes of Andhra mingled with Naga, Yaksha, and Dravida tribes of Vindhya mountains who were already living there then,and hence Telugu, Tamil and Kannada became the Dravidian languages. Rayalaseema was the first settlement of 'Tenugu' people and the word 'Tenugu' was later transformed into 'Telugu'. From 'Telugu' words like "Telagalu", "Telangana", "Telanganyulu" (a subset of Andhra Brahmins) , and "Teligiri" originated. 'Tenugu' is the meaning for those who travel towards south. In Tamil and Kannada "ten" means south side.

Though the inscriptions of the 7th century AD are in Telugu, it was Nannayya around 1030 AD, who brought about a revolution in Telugu by translating two and a half cantos of Mahabaharata. In translating the Sanskritic element, he showed a unique gift in synthesising the Sanskritic art with telugu and also in raising the dignity and beauty of the language. And from here Telugu leaped into the Pre-Prabanda age, the Prabandha age and then into the modern period of Telugu literature.

The script of Telugu is by itself beautiful and artistic. Telugu, with its profuse use of vowels and fine words ending with Na and La is an apt medium for the conveyance of Carnatic musical expression and melody. Hence, non-Telugu musicologists prefer to compose and sing in Telugu.

In its long journey, Telugu, the second most spoken language in India, has assimilated many foreign words and gained its distinct identity in the fields of teaching, science, medicine and engineering to name a few.

Source: Internet

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Astro cancel all Telugu programmes for Deepavali 2010

Below message from Malaysian Telugu(facebook)

Astro cancel all Telugu Programmes for today (5th Nov 2010) Deepavali.
We hope Astro will broadcast extra Telugu programmes but cancel all Telugu programmes on channel 201.
Telugu in Malaysia not celebrate Deepavali??? As subscriber we have right to call or email and ask about this with Astro. Please call 1 300 82 3838 o...r email to wecare email with Astro Account Number.

My Comment

No point calling Astro as every time they do that, as though Telugus not celebrating Deepavali. Write/ email/telegram to PM/ Ministry of Information, Communication & Culture highlighting injustice done to our Telugus especially TAM should do press statement and the branches to attention of respective MPs.

Even if we...... are allowed to use Satellite Dish, the channels are not that entertaining as no dramas(serials) / very old movies only news and news and The earliest we can view the channels is at after 10.30 pm or so as most of us (Malaysian Telugus) are following Tamil serials over Astro.

The best option is Gemini channel via Astro

Bahasa hilang Bangsa hilang.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Deepavali @ Diwali

Deepavali is popularly known as the festival of lights. It is an important five-day festival in Hinduism and Jainism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated with families performing traditional activities together in their homes. Deepavali is an official holiday in India, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar , Fiji , and Suriname.

It is also known Diwali which is itself a contraction of the word "Deepavali" (Sanskrit: Dīpāvali), which translates into row of lamps. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps (divas) filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. During Diwali celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends. Some Indian business communities begin the financial year on the first day of Diwali, hoping for prosperity the following year.

In Jainism, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha by Mahavira in 527 BC. In Sikhism, Deepavali commemorates the return of Guru Har Gobind Ji to Amritsar after freeing 52 Hindu kings imprisoned in Fort Gwalior by Emperor Jahangir; the people lit candles and diyas to celebrate his return. This is the reason Sikhs also refer to Deepavali as Bandi Chhorh Divas, "the day of release of detainees". Deepavali is considered a national festival in India and Nepal.

Spiritual Significance

While Deepavali is popularly known as the "festival of lights", the most significant spiritual meaning is "the awareness of the inner light". Central to Hindu philosophy is the assertion that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this inner light, in particular the knowing of which outshines all darkness (removes all obstacles and dispels all ignorance), awakening the individual to one's true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With the realization of the Atman comes universal compassion, love, and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings Ananda (joy or peace). While the story behind Deepavali and manner of celebration varies from region to region (festive fireworks, worship, lights, sharing of sweets), the essence is the same – to rejoice in the Inner Light (Atman) or the underlying reality of all things (Brahman).

Deepavali is celebrated for five days according to the lunisolar Hindu Calendar. It begins in late Ashvin (between September and October) and ends in early Kartika (between October and November). The first day is Dhan Teras. The last day is Yama Dvitiya, which signifies the second day of the light half of Kartika. Each day of Deepavali marks one celebration of the six principal stories associated with the festival.[6].

Krishna and Satyabhama fighting Narakasura's armies -Painting from the Metropolitan Museum

Hindus have several significant events associated with Diwali:

  • The return of Sri Ram after 14 years of Vanvas (banishment). To welcome his return, candles were lit in rows of 20.
  • The killing of Narakasura: Celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi, one day before Deepavali, it commemorates the killing of the evil demon Narakasura, who wreaked havoc. Krishna's wife Satyabhama killed Narakasura during the Dwapara yuga. In another version of the belief, the demon was killed by Krishna or Krishna provoked his wife Satyabhama to kill Narshna, defeating Indra.
  • Govardhan Puja is celebrated the day after Deepavali and is the day Krishna defeated Indra, the deity of thunder and rain. According to the story, Krishna saw preparations for an annual offering to Lord Indra and asked his father Nanda about it. He debated with the villagers about what their 'dharma' truly was. They were farmers, they should do their duty and concentrate on farming and protection of their cattle. He said that all human beings should do their 'karma' to the best of their ability and not pray for natural phenomenon. The villagers were convinced by Krishna, and did not proceed with the special puja (prayer). Indra was then angered, and flooded the village. Krishna lifted Mount Govardhan and held to protect the people and cattle from the rain. Indra finally accepted defeat and recognized Krishna as supreme. Although this aspect of Krishna's life is sometimes ignored it sets up the basis of the 'karma' philosophy later detailed in the
  • Source Internet & Bhagavat Gita.