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ham intaranet-too-things (aaeeotee) kee aane vaalee kraanti ke baare mein sun rahe hain aur saal ke lie smaart hom teknolojee kee intar-kanektivitee ka parinaam hai. to holdap kya hai? ham sab ab smaart, jude gharon mein kyon nahin rahate hain? samasya ka ek hissa bahut jyaada pratispardha nahin hai, paryaapt sahayog ke saath-saath baajaar mein bahut saare vyaktigat upakaranon aur aips hain, lekin sab kuchh ek saath ek ekal, seemales upayogakarta anubhav mein baantane ke lie hain. ab jab badee kampaniyaan pahale se hee samaan upayogakarta anubhav (jaise googlai, amezain, aur aippal) mein shaamil ho rahee hain, to mujhe ummeed hai ki aane vaale varsh mein ham is morche par kuchh badee pragati dekhenge.
Parakala since the beginning was against the idea of dividing the state of Andhra Pradesh. Towards the end of 2009, when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre announced their intent to divide the state into two and granting statehood to Telangana, there was a political upheaval in Andhra Pradesh. Parakala along with a few likeminded people launched Visalandhra Mahasabgha, a forum to keep the state of Andhra Pradesh united. The forum held meetings, produced booklets and literature and argued for the unity of the state. It questioned the rationale and arguments of those who advocated statehood for Telangana. Parakala led the movement as the organisation's General Secretary. He toured the length and breadth of coastal and Rayalaseema regions. He was prevented form entering the Telangana districts by the separatist agitators, particularly the Telangana Rashtra Samiti activists. He was physically attacked, his house was stoned and the book he published was burnt in public view in the meeting hall where it was released. His publication 'Refuting an Agitation' listed the arguments of the separatists and refuted one after another with facts and figures and historical evidence. The agitators were unable provide a counter argument to the powerful critique of the agitation launched by Visalandhra Mahasabha. But the forum was not a mass body. It was only a platform of intellectuals and the mass parties have all either remained neutral or supported the demand for separate statehood for Telangana. Visalandhra Mahasabha could not muster mass support to sustain the agitation. The political class did not back the Mahasabha wholeheartedly. Even those who opposed the division of the state hardly took any initiative for mass mobilisation. The state was divided and the Visalandhra Mahasabha remained a mute spectator to the bifurcation of the first linguistic state in the country.