About Us Background
Telangana, a treasure of culture and history, a mine of resources and energies, a bed of two gigantic river basins-Godavari and Krishna, has been merged with Andhra against the wishes of majority Telangana people and States Re-organization commission report, by simple manipulation and deceitful agreements. All agreements and assurances thrown to wind from the day one itself. The slogan for separate statehood has been living in the hearts of Telangana population all through the sixty years history. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru initially was skeptical of merging Telangana with Andhra State, fearing a "tint of expansionist imperialism" in it. He compared the merger to a matrimonial alliance having "provisions for divorce" if the partners in the alliance cannot get on well. For selfish & political reasons and by the natural strength of majority, people at helm of affairs have distorted facts backed by media houses from Seemandhra. This led to the suppression of the Statehood aspirations of people of Telangana for the last six decades. But a just, truthful, democratic demand cannot be buried under lies and manipulations forever. Namasthe Telangana emerges from that urge for freedom. NAMASTHE TELANGANA DAILY became the reality on the auspicious day of 6TH JUNE 2011. Namasthe Telangana will be a newspaper by the people of Telangana, for the people of Telangana & of the people of Telangana.
Namasthe Telangana is born to lead the people from untruth to Truth, from darkness to light, with eternal goal. Where lies became order of the day, where distortions rule the politics and media, where truth is being suppressed for the ride, there raises the space and revolt. Space and revolt creates history. History necessitates new voices and forums.
Namasthe Telangana Telugu Daily born to dawn 'that historical necessity'. So far Telangana people heard and saw through the eyes and ears of Seemandhra Media. Now Telangana people will see through their own eyes and hear through their own ears. It unearths the stories buried under the cultural establishment of the other media. It rewrites the history, culture and age old rich traditions of Telangana people. It retells the injustice done to the region. Namasthe Telangana will voice the concerns, aspirations and ambitions of Telangana people.
It is not going to be the just another newspaper. It is planned to be different, complete and most popular newspaper of Telangana. Just not political news with Telangana tinge, sports, business, cinema, features and Sunday magazine….all the ingredients will be part of the newspaper. Namasthe Telangana designed to be superior in technology, quality and content. It's born to reach the maximum number of Telangana masses. We plan to have 7 editions in the Telangana Region with an Estimated print run of over 6 lacs. It's going to hit the stands with a big bang in the next few weeks. Namasthe Telangana on its way to reach the readers is equipped with outstanding and robust technology at par with the latest and innovative trends of Newspaper Industry. First look, which creates curiosity among the readers, should be long lasting. Namasthe Telangana stands uncompromised towards quality of production, implementing state of art technology in the production of the newspaper.
Top quality press machines from Manugraph and Orient, latest computer-to-plate systems, lightening speed communications and first of its kind IT infrastructure in a Daily are the part of its ammunition. A professionally well experienced team devoted & dedicated to achieve outstanding quality drives the production chariot tirelessly to meet the readers expectation. Namasthe Telangana promises its readers a fresh and pleasant look every day.
Renowned civil engineer, successful entrepreneur and philanthropist C.L.Rajam, is heading the team of Namasthe Telangana Daily as Chairman and Managing Director. Born in Manthani, Karimnagar District, on the holy banks of Godavari, a threshold of academic brilliance, Rajam, proved that diligence, dedication and drive will adore you with altar of success. A Gold Medalist Civil Engineer from REC, Warangal, in the year 1974, with his vision, acumen and hard work, rose to the level of a Director in prestigious organization like SEW, which is known for engineers glory.
Toured worldwide extensively, he is known as the brain behind the planning and execution of many major and medium infrastructure projects. He is providing varied philanthropic services through Shivakiran Charitable Trust and Vijaya - Rajam Foundation in the state. With this rich experience, he shouldered the responsibility of representing the unrepresented and supporting the most neglected and also challenging the unchallenged. He picked up the mantle of Namasthe Telangana Daily to serve the sons of soil and to represent the aspirations of Telangana people. He is successfully leading various business houses to their glory.
Heading the Progress:
Chairman, Intercontinental Infrastructure Limited, Hyderabad, which is involved in development of large infrastructure projects.
Chairman & Managing Director, West Bengal SEW PRASAD Infrastructure Limited(WBSPIL) developing Rs. 2000 Crore Real Estate Project in Kolkata in partnership with Govt. of West Bengal.
Partner, SEW Constructions Limited, a Hyderabad based large Civil Construction Company, executing major projects in irrigation, power, roads, etc. in various states of India, with an annual turnover of about Rs. 2000 Crores.
Chairman, Vasantha Educational Society Charitable Trust, which is running Engineering & MBA College in the name Krishna Murthy Institute of Technology and Engineering(KITE) at Hyderabad.
Chairman, Shiva Kiran Charitable Trust.
Chairman, Vijaya-Rajam Foundation.
Senior journalist, poet, writer, columnist, a torch bearer of Telangana Movement, Allam Narayana is heading Editorial team of NAMASTHE TELANGANA Daily as EDITOR. With his two and half decades rich experience in the profession, He is famous for his unmincing, uncompromising flowery and fiery language in his column PRANAHITHA. His writings remind us of a river like flow, sometimes like the sounds of music and at times it protests like a thunder, creating greater reverberations in the society. He is a master in content planning and designing of page one and other main pages of a newspaper. He is good at leading a team and heading editorial administration. A Post graduate in sociology, Allam Narayana is known for his in-depth understanding and spontaneity on various issues.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Senior journalist, columnist, author, journalist teacher Katta Shekar Reddy is heading planning, coordination and administrative wings of NAMASTHE TELANGANA Daily as Chief Executive Officer. Known for his acerbic writing, fiery language through his column Mataku Mata, he is bold in his views and expression. Shekar Reddy has been a teaching and practising journalist for more than two decades. He has edited most acclaimed professional books Journalist Karadeepika and Vaarthala Venuka Katha. He is a role model and inspiration for many aspiring journalists. A post graduate and M.Phil. scholar in philosophy, Shekar Reddy is known for analytical approach and his command over various subjects.