The current issue of Frontline ( July 14-27) http://www.flonnet.com/ has some news about the developments in Krishna District ( my father was from Krishna Dt. and worked in Guntur Dt. I was born on a small island in the river). While I seem to be still strongly rooted in rural Andhra and my heart still skips a beat when I listen to Telugu conversations in foreign countries, I am sucker for diversity. It is pleasing to find names like Navin Mittal (District Collector), Gulzar Natarajan ( Vijayawada Municipal Commissioner) among the names of the officials. Natarajan has an economics blog http://gulzar05.blogspot.com/
I still hanker for the multilingulal states of my younger days.