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Suicide rates high for Teleganga cause

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HYDERABAD, India — Sai Kumar Meegada, a 20-year-old straight-A chemical engineering student at a prestigious university here, came home from breakfast one morning early this month, slipped a length of clothesline around his neck, tied it to the ceiling fan in his dorm room and hanged himself. Enlarge This Image Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesThe brother and mother of Savera Begum say she killed herself in the name of Telangana, an Indian region seeking statehood. Enlarge This Image Lynsey Addario for The New York TimesA poster memorializes Karunakar, who killed himself in Andhra Pradesh, India, in for the Telangana cause in January. “For the people of Telangana, this is my final salute,” said a note he left, referring to the decades-old struggle to create a separate region in Andhra Pradesh, a large state in southern India. “My final and last request is take my body to the legislative assembly. Goodbye.” Wit…

Ateesh and Shideh's wedding in the Huffington Post

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Derek ShearerProfessor of Diplomacy at Occidental College and former US ambassadorPosted: February 24, 2010 10:54 AM BIOBecome a Fan

Diandra Soares

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