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Rakesh Kotti

Rakesh Kotti

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Rakesh Kotti is an educator, aspiring writer and amateur drummer.

By Rakesh Kotti

Dressed to brag, tales taller than towers, and a life of lies: Welcome to the world of Pittala Doras

Telangana's fading folk art form — Pittala Dora — used to be the primary source of entertainment and is now being used by politicians to campaign.

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TRS must realise, Telangana belongs to the people - it is nobody’s jagir

It is time K Chandrashekar Rao understood that he a representative of the people in a democracy and is answerable to them, and not treat the state and its people as his private domain

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Lessons from Armistice 100: Shun nationalism, work for global cooperation

From global warming to international trade, from jobs being lost to automation to the arms race, there are issues that demand transnational collaboration.

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Why BJP should keep aside its calculations for 2019 in preparing a Kashmir strategy

The Modi government must keep in mind that it urgently needs to send the right signals to the people of the Valley to start the arduous process of rebuilding lost trust.

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Karnataka elections show voters don't care about issues like corruption, Dalit atrocities, price rise

The results bring the principle of bounded rationality in Indian politics to the fore once again.

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Why did you spam people about your fast, Chandrababu Naidu?

I reckon it costs a lot to bedeck the venue and erect a regal looking seating arrangement for you as people continue to prostrate in front of you.

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What makes Chandrababu Naidu Andhra Pradesh's 'U-turn uncle'

The TDP and the BJP must stop staging 'friendly fights' before elections only to return as alliance partners at an opportune time.

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How to solve India's rape problem

In India, where the chastity of a woman is glorified, rape becomes a means to humiliate not just women, but also entire communities.

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Let there be light. Let there be a voice. Let there be hope

The deafening silence of the leaders and other conscience keepers is sliced through by the shrill sound of grumbling stomachs and broken hearts.

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How the fast defines Modi's greatness

We are glad that you want to end this business of disrupting Parliament.

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What Indians can learn from Martin Luther King

On his 50th death anniversary, the government and common citizens must introspect about the state of civil liberties in the country.

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On April 1, how Modi showed he's the best thing to happen to India since pakodas

Let us make India grate again.

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Chandrababu Naidu's threat to break alliance with BJP is mere posturing

The Andhra chief minister and TDP supremo appears anxious due to the rising anger among people over the special category status title for the state.

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Dear Modi, this is why Andhra Pradesh loves you

Even though your Budget and government ignored the state for four years, you had the magnanimity to mention a non-issue from three decades ago.

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Happy New Year: Mumbai just got its dream city planner

May the farce be with you.

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Bulls drive stock market. But in India cows drive stalk market

Jumbalika, one of the bovine beauties, understands the importance of lies and the emerging market for deceptive services.

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Confessions of a Gujarat model

Enduring severe bouts of depression and bulimia, Vikas and I kept each other company in Gotham City.

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Why I decided to enrol at Sangh School of Sexism

Vikas is missing since 2014, but there's love to be found in a flash mob.

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Vijayawada boat tragedy is more proof democracy is drowning in Andhra Pradesh

The TDP government ought to have anticipated the throngs of devotees they would have to attend to.

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Why some say Vikas and Pragati were slaughtered in a riot on street number 2002

Let's hope and pray for them.

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The best explanation for why India was put through demonetisation

[Satire] 'The citizens can go fudge themselves!'

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I argued with a bhakt and realised why Modi is great

[Satire] 'Don't worry, we'll Photoshop Vikas.'

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Why Andhra minister called beer a 'health drink' on a news channel

The state excise minister feels that its consumption will keep people away from hard liquor.

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Not In My Name: We can't stand in silence and let them lynch and rape

At the cusp of losing our freedom which we fought for, together, as one people, it's time for us to speak out.

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Tough questions the media refuses to ask about Andhra politics

The government should stop slandering political opponents and focus on honouring pre-election commitments.

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Dear God, have you heard the post-truth? We’re killing in your name

It’s really uncool these days to even think about peace or propagate pacifism.

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Questioning another's patriotism on social media doesn't qualify you as a nationalist

An ignorant, abusive, misogynistic, regressive and xenophobic citizenry is a hindrance to India’s progress and unity.

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