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N Venugopal Rao, editor of the Telugu monthly Veekshanam, took participants at the Hyderabad National Meet on a heritage walk through the Osmania University campus, and explained the social history of the university and the building.

Speaking at the Hyderabad National Meet, Prof M Kodandaram, chairman of the all-party Telangana Political Joint Action Committee, provided a brief history of the Telangana movement, starting with the agitation against non-Mulkis (locals) soon after Independence.

As journalists at the Hyderabad Meet spoke of how they were harassed for doing their job, Padmaja Shaw, retired professor of journalism at Osmania University, put these narratives in a broader context.