With your continued patronage, Mission Telangana web portal completes one year of existence this week.
The last one year has been a momentous journey for us. From a handful of visitors in our first weeks, Mission Telangana has grown by leaps and bounds and is today attracting thousands of visitors everyday from across the globe.
While there are a few web portals that cater exclusively to the Telangana audience, Mission Telangana was conceived to be different in more ways than one.
Bringing out well-researched information about Telangana, providing up-to-date information on the ongoing statehood movement and countering the vicious anti-Telangana propaganda on the internet were the three main goals with which we have started this journey.
Perhaps no other movement in the world history has faced the kind of negative media portrayal that Telangana statehood movement has received.
Why is it so?
It is because the Telugu media is virtually dominated by businessmen and journalists from Seemandhra region. While 6 Telugu newspapers (Eenadu, Andhra Jyothy, Sakshi, Andhra Bhoomi, Andhra Prabha & Vaartha) are opposing Telangana statehood movement, only one newspaper – Namasthe Telangana, which was started just 6 months ago, supports the statehood movement.
The bias is similar when it comes to TV news channels. There are 10 channels with a clear anti-Telangana agenda (TV9, ETV, NTV, ABN, Sakshi, ITV, Studio N, MAA, Gemini, TV1), while only T-News channel is supportive of the statehood movement.
It is much worse when it comes to internet. There are about 100 ‘web portals’, which combine Telugu cinema, sleaze and politics – and make one poisonous concoction – but the ultimate aim of these ‘portals’ is to spit venom on the Telangana statehood movement.
We began our journey in January 2011, with an intention to balance this scenario. And we received instantaneous support from Telanganites across the globe.
Here is a recap of some popular news stories from last one year: (links open in new window)
Andhra Leaks: A series of articles that thoroughly exposed the false propaganda of Seemandhra leadership and shattered several myths about Andhra Pradesh history
The Story of Three Statues and One Hegemony: Why did the statues on Tank Bund fall? Read this interesting story about Seemandhra’s cultural hegemony on Telangana
CSDS Survey Fraud on Telangana: When reputed institutions like CSDS, The Hindu, CNN-IBN published a survey, which said 50% of people in Telangana are against separate statehood, we at Mission Telangana smelled something fishy. And our investigation into this survey exposed a conspiracy that is unparalleled in Indian media history.
పొట్టి శ్రీరాములును పొట్టనబెట్టుకున్నది ఎవరు?
అబద్దాల పునాదుల మీద ఒక రాష్ట్రాన్ని నిర్మించబూనితే ఏమవుతుంది? ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ కి గత అయిదు దశాబ్దాలుగా ఏమవుతుందో అదే అవుతుంది.
What is violence brother?
When Telangana people stopped a few Andhra buses on NH-9 during the Sakala Janula Samme, the Seemandhra leaders were livid. So, we at Mission Telangana wanted to remind them a piece of their history.
– Seemandhra Brand Statehood Agitation
– How Seemandhras Looted Their Way to Statehood!
మన చరిత్ర పుటలు విస్మరించిన 1954-56 తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర ఉద్యమం
చరిత్ర పుటలకు ఎక్కకుండా విస్మరింపబడ్డ 1954-1956 తెలంగాణ ఉద్యమ చరిత్రలోంచి మచ్చుకు కొన్ని క్లిప్పింగులు.
Exposing the Vishandhra Mahasabha guys – ఇదో విషాంధ్ర మహాసభ!
When a handful of rabid anti-Telanganites started a campaign to malign the statehood movement, Mission Telangana team exposed the true colors of these guys with irrefutable evidence.
Exposing Lok Satta’s dual standards
LSP guys and their leader NJP claim that they are a party with a difference. But when it comes to Telangana issue, NJP can’t hide his ‘primordial loyalties’.
Read this expose of LSP’s shameless double talk on Telangana issue.
– Is JP Just Another Political Chameleon?
– We Are Not Amused Lok Satta!
Telangana Treasures: How We Lost Our Grand Palace
The Andhra Pradesh government has shamelessly sold/liquidated a large portion of the assets inherited from erstwhile Hyderabad state and has shown criminal neglect towards other assets which are tangled in disputes. Read how we lost the coveted Hyderabad House palace in New Delhi.
The Road Ahead:
In our second year, we wish to re-dedicate ourselves to our core goals and expand the portal to include a lot more Telangana-related content.
One of the top most things on our agenda is to publish experiences of several Telangana activists, who remain in the background of our great struggle.
We also appeal to Telangana activists and organizations to share any Telangana-related information with us. It could be a news article about a current event, a press release, a book review or an inspiring experience. It could be a rare photograph or a contemporary video. Please use Mission Telangana to distribute your content.
A special appeal to Telangana NRI organizations to send us updates about the programs that they are doing.
To send us content, you can simply shoot an email to: missiontelangana(AT)gmail.com
Mission Telangana team extends heartfelt thanks for the continued patronage it receives from thousands of Telanganites living in every nook and corner of this globe. Your suggestions, comments provide the much needed encouragement for us.
Mission Telangana team