Your Telugu Roots are Just Fine, but Your Branch is Rotten
Recall my interview with Nalamotu Chakravarthy about our ‘glorious Telugu roots?’ Well, this is a follow-up to that.
Chakravarthy Nalamotu’s recent post, “Why I sell my book?” got my attention. Two noteworthy things that speak a lot about the title of his post:
- Some people have the gall to ask him that question;
- What speaks volumes about this is the pathetic lack of interest in such an important topic which shows in the volume of sales
I will get back to Chakravarthy’s rant about ‘free-markets’ later. In the mean time, I have a lot to say about this utter lack of interest in facts and figures, from a well researched source. Contrast that to how many talking heads are spewing garbage on TV and websites purely with emotions; hate-filled free literature; and gossip as their sole basis.
As soon as I read his note, I posted a comment with some disgust. I had so much to say that it took me nearly one day to compile, write, record, write more and edit this, what I call, an passionate and organic outburst. It was quite a challenge to condense my thoughts to a 15 min ‘speech,’ which some might call ‘a lecture.’ Whatever you want to call it, I promise you – it will not be boring.
Fair warning: some of my comments may hit a lot of people personally. But the comments were aimed at everybody who is a Telugu. The title of this post gives you a good summary of what’s in the podcast: Your Telugu Roots are Just Fine. But, Your Branch is Rotten.
తెలుగులో చెప్పాలంటే, మీ తాతలు నేతులు తాగారు సరే. మీ మూతులు మాత్రం కంపు కొడుతున్నాయి.
Take a listen. If I sounded a bit disgusted, that’ s because I was!
Originally broadcast on TeluguOne Radio: 2010-04-09;
Soundbite Updated on: 2010-04-10
Audio language: Telugu