15th Lok Sabha passed the historic Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014 on February 18, thus bifurcating Andhra Pradesh and giving the Telangana region a State status. A collection of images on the issue.
Rain is playing spoilsport in the delayed Kharif operations, but the farmers with the support of a large brigade of womenfolk marching forward to turn the fields into green carpets with paddy transplantation. Pinning hopes on good Kharif season in coming days, farmers in the rice bowl of Andhra Pradesh is seen spending time on the field, engaging migrant work force from northern Andhra Pradesh. Text and photographs - T. Appala Naidu.
One of the most attractive idols of Lord Ganesha in Vijayawada is probably in Sri Balaganapathi Swamy vari temple. Alankarana (make-up), that has become part of Vinayaka Chavithi celebrations, will witness the Lord adorned as Rajitha Kavachalankrita Sri Balaganapathi, Sri Balachandra Ganapathi, Nijapada darshana, Sri Panchamukha Ganaapthi, Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi, Sri Vidya Ganapathi, Siddhi Buddhi sametha Ganapathi, Sri Vijaya Ganapathi and Sri Mayura Ganapathi from August 29 to September 7. The Hindu lensman V. Raju captures some glimpses of the Ganesha Idol.