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Kandukuri Ramesh Babu’s website contains books, articles, diaries, and letters on and by common people


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Missionary zeal: Kandukuri Ramesh Babu is all attention as visually-challenged Vimalamma narrates her tale of woe.

HYDERABAD: You think your life is important? Want to share it with others? Then you are the one Kandukuri Ramesh Babu is looking out for. This crusader for the common man, along with a few like-minded friends has launched www.samanyashastram.com, a website celebrating the ‘ordinary’.

Anyone, irrespective of his or her literary skills, can send writings to be posted on the website. In these days, when celebrity status is accorded as a stereotypical package, Mr. Ramesh Babu is striving to draw exclusivity out of the faceless millions who would otherwise remain “unsung, unwept and unnoticed.”

A journalist and the author of 10 books and 100 write-ups, all about ordinary people, Mr. Babu (Ph: 99480 77893) is now inviting people’s participation on the website. “During my stint as journalist, I have noticed that ordinariness is an internal streak even among celebrities. Feelings such as anger and empathy are common to all. Those who give expression to these feelings hit the headlines while those who do not remain unknown. My efforts are towards providing expression to the latter,” says Mr. Ramesh Babu.

Supported by 65 of his friends who contribute Rs.100 each per month, his website contains books, articles, diaries, and letters on and by common people and also information about interesting personalities from the ordinary milieu. Men and women of no letters will be approached and interviewed by Mr. Babu ( kandukurirameshbabu@yahoo.co.in) himself.

Also to be displayed are video films made by the voluntary crew of 15 that he has mobilised under the John Abraham Banner. One can also bring to his notice any interesting story that deserves space on the website. Ordinary lives filmed of individual initiative can be sent too to be displayed after due editing. Professing his aim as “opening a library that contains information about all those who lived on this earth,” Mr. Ramesh Babu terms his project as a fellowship he received from ordinary people.

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