940 Village Panchayats in SPSR Nellore District

June 13, 2013 3

As per the latest available statistics, 940 village panchayats (gram panchayats) in the SPSR Nellore district are going for panchayat polls shortly. 469 of them are reserved for women while the rest are under general category. Considering caste based reservations, 487 seats are reserved for SC, ST and BC while the remaining 453 seats are […]

Andhra Tagore from Nellore

December 27, 2011 0

Dr Bejawada Gopala Reddy of Nellore was popularly known as Andhra Tagore. Both Gopal Reddy and his wife studied at Santhiniketan established by Rabindranath Tagore. It was during this time that Gopal Reddy took a liking for Tagore’s works and translated many of his books into Telugu.

A Nobel nominee from Nellore!

December 27, 2011 1

Did you know that a Nellorean was nominated for Nobel prize? Yes, Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, a great modern Telugu poet from Nellore, is the second person to have been nominated for the Nobel Literature prize for his contribution to literary field from India, the first being Rabindranath Tagore.

His magnum opus Naa Desham, Naa Prajalu (My […]

Unique scriptless language in Nellore district

December 22, 2011 0

Kulluru village in Kaluvayi mandal of SPSR Nellore district is the birth place of a unique language without script. Kulluru language had evolved among the Kulluru based trading community to exchange trade secrets among them, in the early 20th century. Eventually everyone in the village acquired the language.

Elders in Kulluru prefer to speak the language […]

Mathematician Ramanujan meets Nellore district collector

December 19, 2011 1

The great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan visited Nellore, to meet the then Nellore district collector R. Ramachandra Rao (from 1910-1914), with letters of introduction from some senior mathematicians in Madras. Mr R. Ramachandra Rao was the secretary of the Indian Mathematical Society.

Ramachandra Rao was impressed by Ramanujan’s research but doubted that it was actually his […]

నెల్లూరి నెరజాణతొ సరసం

December 18, 2011 1

ఈ సంగతి ఒక ముత్తుకూరు వాసి చెప్పగా విన్నాను. (విషయం లోకి పోయేముందు మీకు తెలియాల్సిన విషయం ఒకటుంది, అదేందంటె పిడతాపోలూరు, గాడిదవాగు అనేయి ముత్తుకూరు  దగ్గర ఉన్న రెండు ఊర్ల పేర్లు. ఇంక చదవండి).

ముత్తుకూరు దగ్గర ఒక కైయ్యలొ ఒక నెరజాణ ఎదో పని చేసుకొంటొంది. అటుగా వచ్చిన ఒక పూల రంగడు (పని పాట లేని వాడు) ఆమెను ఆట పట్టిచ్చాలనుకొన్నాడు. ఆమెను ఉద్దేసించి “పిడతా!   పోలూరుకి దారేది?” అని అడిగాడు అప్పుడు ఆమె “గాడిద!   వాగు దాటి పొతె వస్తుంది?” అని […]

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