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The whole #KanganaRanaut storm being perpetuated by the media conveniently boxes Bollywood as the only form Indian cinema while ignoring regional cinema where the nepotism runs just as deep, if not deeper. [1/n]

Take the case of Telugu cinema, it is a public fact that just a handful of families decide what's produced and released. Power structures established in the 50s perpetuate even today, entrenched in both caste and political identity of Andhra Pradesh
Chiranjeevi, the most popular Telugu actor alive today has a sprawling family where almost 10 men are actors. The sons and grandsons of other #Tollywood biggies are also into the acting or film business, leaving little scope for outsiders to break into the mould.
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THREAD on the occasion of 123rd birth anniversary(jayanti) of Freedom fighter "Manyam Veerudu"(Hero of the Jungle) #AlluriSitaRamaRaju/#AlluriSeethaRamaRaju.

An Indian Telugu revolutionary, Hindu🕉️ Yogi & Archer; he led Tribals against British in #RampaRebellion(1922-24).

#AlluriSeethaRamaRaju was born as "Sri Ramaraju" on 4th July, 1897 in Pandrangi village, Visakhapatnam district in a Telugu speaking Kshatriya family.

His Parents were Venkata Ramaraju, Suryanarayanamma. His sister was Seethamma and younger brother was Satyanarayana Raju.

#AlluriSeethaRamaRaju's Paternal uncle was Ramakrishna Raju. He took care of Alluri Seetharama Raju's family financially when his father died.

Alluri Seetharama Raju was devoted to his mother and motherland. He had leadership nature & revolutionary zeal from a young age.

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Starting with my most favorite ❤
Oil On Canvas
3 feet by 2 feet.
#durga #oilpainting #hindu #hinduart #art #painting #hinduism #india Image
The legendary singer, a voice so divine even Lord Venkateshwara wakes up to her Suprabhatam everyday.
Color Pencils and Soft Pastels on A3 Sized Paper.
#mssubbulakshmi #sketch #art #painting #hindu #hinduism #hinduart #krishna Image
In Kalamkari Art using Micro Tip Colored Pens.
#lakshmi #saraswati #hindu #hindus #hinduism #Hinduart #kalamkari #art #painting #artist #india #red ImageImage
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THREAD on the occasion of #Tyagaraja's 253rd birth anniversary(according to Gregorian calendar).

He was a great devotee of Lord Rama🕉️. He is the doyen of #CarnaticMusic🎵(South Indian classical music).

We Telugus fondly call him as Tyagayya(త్యాగయ్య).

#Tyagaraja was born on 4th May, 1767 into a Telugu speaking Vaidiki Mulakanadu Brahmin family in Thiruvarur.

His birth name was Kakarla Tyagabrahmam. He was named after Thiruvarur temple's Lord Shiva.

His parents were Ramabrahmam and Seethamma. He had two elder brothers.

#Tyagaraja's mother influenced him to become a Lord Rama🕉️ devotee.

He learnt basic music from his Maternal grandfather Kalahastayya.

He was initiated with a Rama mantra when he was 8 years old.

He was 13 years old when he made his 1st composition "Namo Namo Raghavaya."

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