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Friday, July 15th, 2011

Dear All,

Visalandhra Mahasabha's media workshop in Delhi was successful beyond our expectations. Kuldip Nayar, Dr. Sanjay Baru, and KPS Gill have made waves across the nation with their unequivocal stand against the division of Andhra Pradesh. Each of them took a different line of reasoning to make their case. Kuldip Nayar talked about Punjab and Haryana and how division of the state is not in the national interest. Dr. Sanjay Baru, with his experience at the Prime Minister’s Office, reasoned that smaller divided Telugu states will lose the leverage that they currently have in Delhi. Lastly, KPS Gill took the internal security angle while reciting his experiences in Punjab and Assam. On the whole, all three vociferously said that division of Andhra Pradesh is not in the national interest.

Follow-up to our exhibition and media workshop, the integrationist cause continues to make headway in the media.

Here are some of the other articles that came, after we held our media workshop:

1) Visalandhra Mahasabha Dr. Prakala Prabhakar’s interview in the Business Standard: http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/qa-parakala-prabhakar/442153/

2) Visalandhra Mahasabha Sri. Challagulla Narasimha Rao's article in India Today: http://visalandhra.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-post_924.html

3) Manoj Mitta from Times of India for sometime has been writing articles that look like TRS pamphlets. A day after our Delhi workshop, we were elated to see Times of India editorial critical of the separatist movement. To our greatest satisfaction, the editorial had some of our lines of argument: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/edit-page/Telangana-tangle/articleshow/9114343.cms

4) Here is a link to the article I wrote which was published in Tribune. You will need to scroll down the page to find it: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20110711/nation.htm#top

5) Here is a link to the article that Dr. Parakala Prabhakar wrote for Tribune, again please scroll down: http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20110711/nation.htm#top

6) Andhra Prabha carried a detailed story on Visalandhra Mahasabha in its op-ed page on July 13th 2011. I am unable to find an Internet link, but you can find it in the printed edition.

7) Here is the article that was published in Governance Now, which I sent you in the past: http://www.governancenow.com/news/regular-story/telangana-flawed-idea

'8) Lastly and most importantly, Chaitanya compiled the extensive coverage that the event got in the media. The following pdf has all the details: http://www.myteluguroots.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Coverage_of_VMS_Media_Workshop.pdf

In conclusion, I am proud to be surrounded by an extraordinary group of brave, driven, and thoughtful individuals. Our accomplishment in Delhi speaks for itself. Visalandhra Mahasabha will be relentless in its efforts to keep our state united.

Save Andhra Pradesh!

Nalamotu Chakravarthy

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