The Andhra Pradesh Assembly seems to be having a ball – a fancy dress ball. Last fortnight, an independent MLA’s imitation of the chief minister’s distinctive attire led to an unseemly bout of bickering – and fisticuffs – on the floor of the house.It started when the MLA Baggidi Gopal,The Andhra Pradesh Assembly seems to be having a ball – a fancy dress ball. Last fortnight, an independent MLA’s imitation of the chief minister’s distinctive attire led to an unseemly bout of bickering – and fisticuffs – on the floor of the house.It started when the MLA Baggidi Gopal made a colourful appearance in the house decked in flowing ochre robes and a string of beads. Next day a band of eunuchs beat him and stole his cash in a suite of the legislators’ hostel. The matter came up in the house during zero hour on August 18 amid tension, which soon gave way to violence and ended in abrupt adjournment.The issue reached flashpoint when the Speaker, T. Satyanarayana, did not allow Gopal and S. Jaipal Reddy (Janata), who backed him, from referring to earlier attacks on Gopal in May. He had been expelled from the Telugu Desam on June 6 after he accused Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao’s son-in-law, N. Chandrababu Naidu, of pressurising him to vacate the Punganur seat for him. Gopal also arraigned Rama Rao for failing to honour an election promise to open a college in his constituency.Not allowing discussion of these matters, the speaker, instead, asked the chief minister to reply. Incensed, Gopal, followed by some Congress(I) members advanced towards the speaker and threw an angavastram (shawl) at him.A saffron-clad Gopal apeing Rama Rao’s dress: Red ragTelugu Desam members responded by jumping into the melee and some members were hurt in the fracas. The issue was papered over at a meeting of leaders of all parties next day and when the house reassembled, the speaker remarked: “The unfortunate incident was a bad dream. I hope we will forget it.”But the Opposition had their reservations. The leader of the Opposition, A. Madan Mohan (Congress-I) said: “We certainly will extend our co-operation to the speaker provided he conducts himself in an objective manner and not as a member of the party.”Petty Bickering: The issue had its repercussions in the legislative council. Members protested against the attitude of the speaker and the ruling party by sitting in the well of the house to stall proceedings. Alluri Bapineedu, a bald-pated Congress(I) legislator, sported a turban in the house, describing it as “protection” for his head.During the budget debate in the legislative council a few days later. S. Basavapunnaiah demanded: “Is the chief minister dead?” He cited religious texts according to which those who took sanyas were regarded as dead. A former minister, K. Keshava Rao, alleged that Rama Rao was of “instable mind and therefore disqualified from being a legislator”.Rama Rao rode the storm unruffled: “I was guided by my own philosophy of life when I took to wearing saffron robes. I will not feel insulted if anyone else comes dressed in a similar manner.” He now wears a glittering gem-studded ornament in his left ear.Commented Telugu poet Boyi Bheemanna in the legislative council: “Rama Rao is like the Hindu deity Ardhanareeswara (half-female) representing the three crore women in the six crore Telugu speaking people. For a politician to sport these things is to ridicule the religious sentiments of the Hindus.”advertisementRama Rao with his controversial earring: UnruffledThe chief minister moved office and house on August 14. He vacated the building that was built five years ago to house the chief minister’s office into an older building, the move involving over Rs 1 lakh.The chief minister’s office is, meanwhile, sealed – in case Rama Rao changes his mind. His ‘ashram’ home – a tiled roof bungalow with teak panelling, brass fittings and a 25-ft high central hall – is nearing completion. Meanwhile, the antics in Andhra Pradesh are rapidly degenerating into a farce.Chortled lawyer and civil rights campaigner K.G. Kannabiran: “All these are travails not of democratic politics but obscurantism and a one-man fancy dress competition.”
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“Selfitis” – the obsession of taking selfies on smartphones – may be a real disorder that requires treatment, according to a study conducted in India. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University in the UK and the Thiagarajar School of Management (TSM) in Tamil Nadu began investigating the phenomenon after a hoax story appeared in the media in 2014 claiming ‘selfitis’ had been classed as a genuine mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association. They have now confirmed its existence and developed the ‘Selfitis Behaviour Scale’ which can be used to assess its severity.The scale was developed using a large number of focus groups with 200 participants and the scale was tested via a survey of 400 participants.Participants were based in India because the country has the most users on Facebook, as well as the highest number of deaths as a result of trying to take selfies in dangerous locations.The findings, published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction confirmed that there are three levels of selfitis. Borderline is defined as taking selfies at least three times a day but not posting them on social media.Acute selfitis describes taking selfies at least three times a day and posting each one on social media.Chronic selfitis is the uncontrollable urge to take photos of one self round the clock and posting the photos on social media more than six times a day, researchers said.Six motivating factors were identified, with selfitis sufferers typically seeking to increase their self-confidence, seek attention, improve their mood, connect with the environment around them (to create a record of memories), increase their conformity with the social group around them, as well as being socially competitive.The prevalence of these factors determined the level of selfitis severity.”A few years ago, stories appeared in the media claiming that the condition of selfitis was to be classed as a mental disorder by the American Psychiatric Association,” said Mark Griffiths, from Nottingham Trent University.”While the story was revealed to be a hoax, it did not mean that the condition of selfitis did not exist,” Griffiths said.”We have now appeared to confirm its existence and developed the world’s first Selfitis Behaviour Scale to assess the condition,” he said.”Typically, those with the condition suffer from a lack of self-confidence and are seeking to ‘fit in’ with those around them, and may display symptoms similar to other potentially addictive behaviours,” said Janarthanan Balakrishnan, assistant professor at TSM.”Now the existence of the condition appears to have been confirmed, it is hoped that further research will be carried out to understand more about how and why people develop this potentially obsessive behaviour, and what can be done to help people who are the most affected,” he said.
While Naftaly and Jackson can joke about the chicken that was cooked, it seems as though a great deal of Naftaly’s gear was stolen. In a different Facebook post, he lists:2013 Les Paul gold top2001 Fender Stratocaster with stickersCigar Box 6-stringCigar Box 6-string 2014 Squier Telecaster blonde2016 PRS blueBass guitar Squier7 guitar pedals and pedalboardHowever, it seems as though, despite the unfortunate robberies that occurred while the band was out of the country, Naftaly, Jackson, and the rest of the band are still in high spirits. Ahead of Naftaly’s flight from Sydney back to Memphis, the guitarist shared the following message with fans:Well let’s talk positive: everything in life happens for a reason. And its all for the best. So what is the reason and how can I use this tragedy to my advantage. me and Tierinii are looking for a new house in a safer area around Memphis right now to move into immediately. We will have to compromise on many parts of life but at least have a home to come back to. The music gear is insured through the band company but some stuff is irreplaceable. The rest of the stuff that was stolen like the TV or laptop are history. But I don’t really care about materialistic things. All I want is a house in a safe neighborhood to come back to and feel comfortable. Once we find a new home (not going back to that shithole) then I’ll be able to relax again. It sucks being away and not be able to take care of it now. But all is good and I’m thankful for so many things in my life that losing almost everything feels like a healthy reset. I wonder if they broke our blues music awards…..Here’s to hoping that the instruments and gear are found and returned quickly, that Naftaly and Jackson find a safe, new home quickly, and that Southern Avenue doesn’t go hungry after their dinner was burgled. For those interested, fans have created a GoFundMe to recoup the costs of the band’s lost gear. You can head here to donate. Southern Avenue is a quickly rising act on the scene, with the fiery Memphis quintet channeling their hometown’s soul, blues, and gospel roots while adding their own firebrand energy to the mix. Recently, the band has been on tour in Australia, and unfortunately, tragedy struck after members of the band found out that their shared home had been robbed. Southern Avenue’s founder and guitarist, Ori Naftaly, and captivating lead singer, Tierinii Jackson, both posted about the robbery on social media today.