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People You Love to Know About Of People, Famous and Forgotten

Author Name: S V Upendra Charya | Format: Paperback | Genre : Letters & Essays | Other Details

Gandhians, writers, artists, linguists, artisans, teachers, philosophers, sports personalities, religious people and rationalists—this compilation book has profile features of all such distinguished personalities, both famous and less known.

People You Love to Know About is a collection of sixty news stories written by S V Upendra Charya. These profile features, mostly written in the early 1990s and in the year 2000, were regularly featured in the weekly supplements of Deccan HeraldThe Indian Express and other popular news dailies. Many of the articles were also published periodically in Kannada and English magazines.


War Star:  “In times of peace, soldiers are rarely remembered, S V UPENDRA CHAYA profiles Capt. Mallikarjunan, a war veteran.”

–        Deccan Herald, January 27, 2000


Remembering A na Kru:  “It is to A N Krishna Rao that the credit of inculcating the reading habit among Kannadigas should go. S V Upendra Charya talks about the writer and his works.”   

–        Deccan Herald, November 4, 2008


Tiny Treasure: by S V Upendra Charya – “Akkikal Nanjappa is a noted name when it comes to micro art. This incredible man has to his credit 4160 letters written on a single grain of rice also 1100 landscapes and 130 nudes  painted on a 5x8 inch paper!”

–        The Indian Express,  July 13, 1992


Marathon mission:  “Strange as it may seem, a Gandhian has been walking all his life for the country with missionary zeal, writes Upendra Charya. He is Swami Kuttiji, a sexagenarian well known as Vinobaji of South India.”

–        The Times of India,  April 3, 1989


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S V Upendra Charya

A committed freelancer, S V Upendra Charya has been contributing feature articles to popular newspapers and magazines for the past thirty years and more.  Till date, he has written more than eight hundred news features for various news journals. Over the years, his news articles about people, tourist spots, art, culture, heritage, environmental and social issues have regularly been published in leading English dailies and also in Prajavani, Kannadaprabha, Samyukta Karnaaka and other widely-read Kannada newspapers and periodicals.