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An old Hyderabadi recently told me, “We are not asking for governance or good governance. Not even statesmanship or vision. Just a decision.”

Hyderabad Diary
Hyderabad Diary
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Just Decide, Will You?

Friends from other cities relentlessly question me these days about the “state of Hyderabad”. Obviously, they watch more TV than is good for them. Hyderabad, I assure you, is well, or as the old cliche goes, in the pink of health. Life, more or less, is what it always has been. Therefore, the rhetoric for and against the formation of Telangana is confined to newspapers and news channels. Life goes on uninterrupted. And if there are strikes and bandhs, these are part of the democratic process and are a sign of the robustness of democratic institutions and processes. They do cause some inconvenience, but life bounces back to normal. But arguments that are in the nature of political judgements about Telangana as well as the moral and ethical debate around formation of new states often tend to fudge the issue by conflating individual opinion on the...

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