A steady decrease in rainfall, the switch to water-intensive cash crops and ever-increasing borewells have lowered the water table in Nagarur village of Anantapur, leaving farmers struggling to keep their crops alive.
As Modi’s CBI drags its feet, US authorities have also obliquely reminded India of its obligations under the UN Convention Against Corruption and the Palmero Convention
While the area is a hotbed for malaria, with tribals being the most vulnerable due to extreme poverty, the state has failed to meet the lack of health workers, essential medication and preventive measures.
Members of the 14 other castes in Garagaparru village in West Godavari district have boycotted Dalits from the Mala community after a skirmish over an Ambedkar statue.
From Kumram Bheem to the Koyas, Two Centuries of Land Alienation and Resistance by Tribals in Telangana
While the homes of Gotti Koya adivasis, migrants from Chattisgarh’s Sukma, are being burnt by the forest department, the original Koyas of this area are losing their land to non-tribal settlers.
This week’s column explores what goes into the creation of a city by looking at pieces about Andhra Pradesh’s Amaravati and Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw.
Toy-makers in Kondapalli village of Andhra Pradesh have been making wooden toys for generations, but now fear that their signature craft may not survive beyond the decade.
An in-depth reading of Telugu history reveals the reasons behind the disappearance of Telugu literature from readers’ bookshelves and minds.
Talcum powder, cheap spectacles, a walking stick, and a thread across his chest – and Gangappa is transformed into Gandhiji. Reinventing himself as the Mahatma has opened many doors for this labourer from Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
Telegu Desam Party leaders predict that within a year, Naidu’s son will be made party president and will be pitched as a youthful face for the 2019 general elections.
Satyam Babu was convicted after the Andhra Pradesh police used him as scapegoat in a rape and murder case to protect a politically influential family.
Owning a desi cow breed could enable farmers to cut most agriculture costs and also earn money from cow-based products, saving them from debt.
Besides the exclusion of a large number of eligible beneficiaries, there is also no rationale for the pension amount paid or a mechanism for its revision.
What the leaders of bahujan parties have done by asserting their backward identity and standing up to oppression is bring the millions that hail from the oppressed sections into mainstream political discourse.
Court orders and executive decisions made by states’ stamp and registration departments all want such fraudulent transfer cases declared ‘null and void’.
The incident occurred after the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed the bus into a road divider.
Three years ago, the US indicted Dmytro Firtash and Congress MP K.V.P. Rao in an $18.5 million bribery scandal involving mining in India. Why has India not investigated the offence yet?
Saying that Radhika Vemula and her children are just ‘claiming’ to be Dalits only defeats the spirit of social justice as enshrined in the Indian constitution.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality.
When poor Dalit migrants of Bucharla in Andhra Pradesh returned home in November to celebrate an annual festival, they found no work on local farms hit by the cash scarcity on top of poor yields – forcing them to eat less during a festive time
The state already has a high number of government-accredited journalists who are entitled to various concessions. The latest move to woo the media further legitimises bribing journalists for favourable reporting.
Planning and building a capital city is of great cultural and ecological significance, which calls for enormous patience, long-term vision and due consultation with master architects, experts and other stakeholders.
Public transport came to a standstill in Chennai with buses and suburban trains suspended and the airport shut.
Nearly two decades after Balmati Naik died of starvation in Barlabaheli village in Odisha, her orphan son – who never fully recovered from the malnutrition of his childhood – and his family, are still struggling to survive.
As police forces continue combing operations through the densely forested region, they are expecting the death toll to rise.
Police suspect that a top Maoist leader and son of another high ranking cadre might be among those killed in the encounter.
Beyond his well-known love for the city, Naidu needs to deliver an important political message to those inhabitants of Hyderabad whose origins lie in Andhra Pradesh – ‘I am around to take care of you, don’t be worried’.
Of the 1.75 crore applications filed since 2005, a whopping 65.43% were submitted to the Centre, Maharashtra and Karnataka, while Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh received just over 4%.
But female participation in India’s workforce has declined from 34% in 1999 to 27% in 2014, making it the worst rate among BRICS nations.
Even as villagers are fighting to save Puducherry’s cascading tank systems, for their efforts to succeed, there is a need for complete political and official non-interference.
Andhra Pradesh’s new ‘world-class’ capital city will require enormous amounts of energy and resources to build and to run, while destroying precious natural environments and local livelihoods.
Mokati Elisha and his brother Lazar were hired to skin a cow that had died of electrocution, but were attacked by nearly 100 gau rakshaks who accused them of stealing and killing the animal.
According to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, the bifurcation of the Hyderabad high court and the allocation of judicial officers is to be done by the Centre.
Public policy decisions taken by the government of India in the name of improving accessibility and quality of milk over the past four decades have systematically destroyed local systems of milk production, procurement and distribution.
As the drought continues and temperatures soar, this map shows how different parts of the country are affected.
The massive data-driven governance project brings focus on the efficiency of government schools, data privacy and the role of Aadhaar in technology-driven development.
The Uttarakhand case and the suspension of Andhra Pradesh MLA R.K. Roja illustrate the possible consequences of mixing up the functions of the legislature and the judiciary.
The growing demand for including the prosperous Kapu community in the list of Other Backward Castes is a growing headache for state chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu
A look behind the Andhra Pradesh government’s much touted land pooling policy for the new capital of Amaravati
In an open letter to Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, an MLC from the Rayalaseema region explains why he kept off the foundation ceremony of the state’s new capital Amravati.