I am Mahesh Kumar, living and settled in Britain, hails from a highly academic and a socially vibrant family from Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh,India. Educated at ...view moreMy Profile:
I am Mahesh Kumar, living and settled in Britain, hails from a highly academic and a socially vibrant family from Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh,India. Educated at Kasturba Medical College, India.
I am inspired with my mother’s life and our family members who served AP and India with integrity and honesty since 3 generations as civil servants in Administration, Police, Education, Revenue, Health, Judiciary, Engineering and politics. Inspired with the un-compromised legacy of many great journalists who dedicated their life’s reporting and analysing with no fear on various issues that influenced people and their elected Governments.
Journalism & Media
I am associated with media and journalism since my childhood. Started reporting as a free-lance journalist and a columnist from my student days mainly when I was studying at Medical College and more actively through my famous talk show “Shankaravam” telecasted from London, UK in 2007 and 2008.I am currently presenting a weekly socio political show "Democracy" for
"Radio Telugu vani" (www.teluguvani.com) stationed at London.
I had the good opportunity to Interview All 3 Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Sri.Chandra Babu Naidu, Sri.Dr.Y.S. Rajashekar Reddy and Sri.K.Rosaih garu.
Almost all opposition leaders, central and state cabinet ministers like:
Sri.Ram Jethmalani ,Dr.Subramanian Swamy,Sri.RaviShankar Prasad,Sri.Mukhtaar Abbas Naqvi,Sri.Sitaram Yechuri,Sri.Dattatreya,Sri.Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Sri.Kavuri Sambasiva Rao,Smt.Renuka Choudary,Sri.J.D.Seelam, Sri.Devender Goud,Sri.Pradhupth Guha (Political Secretary to Shri H.E.Pranab Mukherjee),Mr.Asaduddin Owaisi,Mr.Lagadapati Rajgopal,Sri.V.Hanumantha Rao,Dr.Sri.M.V.Mysura Reddy,Mr.Marri Shashidhar Reddy,VC,NDMA,Sri.Vinod Kumar.
Sri.BV Raghavulu,Dr.Jaya Prakash Narayan,Prof.Kodandaram,Smt.Sabitha Indra Reddy,Smt.D.K.Aruna,Sri.Dharmana Prasad Rao, Dr.D.L.Ravindra Reddy,Sri.Harish Rao,Sri.Pocharam,Sri.Dharmana Prasad Rao,Sri.Tummala Nageswar Rao,Sri.Shankar Rao,Sri.Revanth Reddy,Sri.Ambati,Sri.Payyavula,Sri.Dhulipalla Narendra,Sri.Suresh Reddy Exspeaker,Sri.Naagam Janardhan Reddy,Sri,Kodela Sivaprasad Rao,Sri.Etela Rajender,Sri.Kishan Reddy,Sri.Jupudi,Sri.Gandra,Sri Dronamraju Srinivas,J C Diwakar Reddy,Kambhampati Ram Mohan Rao, etc...
Various intellectuals like Dr.Kiran Bedi ji and many senior journalists & Political Analysts: I have specially interviewed political analysts, senior journalists and social scientists like Sri.Potturi Venkateswara Rao,Prof.Dr.Nageshwar, Sri.Telkapalli Ravi,Sri.Devulapalli Amar,Prof.Chakrapani (HYD), Sri.N.Venugopal, Sri.Gautham Sen(UK), Sri.SR Rao,(USA), Sri.GVD.Krishna Mohan, Sri.M Ramachandran Venkatesh(MRV)Sri.C V L Narasinha Rao etc..
I regularly participate in BBC world service, LBC and various media channels on their chat shows, public speaking and write columns for various media groups.
Here in Britain, I joined Labour party in 2005 and served as General Secretary for 3 terms in 2007, 2008 & 2009 in a very short time rouse to the position of Vice-Chairman of the CLP in 2009-2010 and serving as Chairman of the regional Labour party 2013-2014.Sitting Local Governing Council member and also elected three times consecutively as Secretary Black and Asian Multi-Ethnic minorities in 2011, 2012 & 2013 in the Labour Party.
One of the founding member and a proud volunteer of Telugu Association of London (TAL) (www.taluk.org), A UK registered charity serving Telugu people in London since 2005.Served in various responsibilities as a volunteer, Secretary Culture, Secretary Organizing , Vice-President, Vice Chairman and Interim Chairman.
Loves service, cultural activities,student politics,employee unions throughout because of my Late Father Sri. Subbhaih Naidu’s (Senior Advocate) encouragement right from childhood. I am associated with Telugu language and literature since childhood through my late Mother Dr.Smt.Sharada,Phd, Retd, A.P. Higher Edcn. Services officer. I like meeting and working with people always.
Loves travelling world with my wife and children, watching BBC, visiting world parliaments, libraries, historical, political sites, listening to music in its purest form, playing chess, reading books, current affairs, regularly attending various think tank meetings in the western world and true friendship.
Philosophy of life: "Simple Living & Positive Thinkingview less