Ghanta Chakrapani Profile, Chakrapani born in 1965 is an Journalist and Political analyst in Telugu media from Telangana state. He is a professor at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.
He is one of the founders of Peace Initiative Committee which negotiated with the government and Maoist Naxalites for peace-talks in 2004-05.
During the talks the Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) appointed him as the convener for the Cease-fire Monitoring Committee.
Prof. Ghanta Chakrapani is the first chairman of TSPSC.
Dr. Prof. Ghanta Chakrapani was born in Karimnagar District, Telangana state. He did his Masters in Sociology and Journalism and Mass Communications from Osmania University, Hyderabad and his Ph.D on Religion at Osmania University.
Ghanta Chakrapani started his career as a journalist in 1985. He was a reporter/Sub-Editor in Udayam, Andhra Jyothi popular Telugu language newspapers published in Hyderabad. Later he was Public Relations Officer at Andhra Pradesh Open University for very brief period and panel news reader in All India Radio (AIR), Hyderabad. He is a left-wing intellectual, and a well-known media analyst, journalist and freelance writer
Dr. Chakrapani shifted to academics in early 1990s. He worked as a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Kakatiya University, Warangal. Later joined as assistant professor at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad. He is the department head of Sociology for over 20 years.
He also discharged his duties as the Registrar of the University and he is also Director, Centre for Social Empowerment at B.R. Ambedkar Open University. Prof. Chakrapani is the Director, Center for Staff Training and Development (CSTD).
He has published 13 books and hundreds of articles in Telugu and English. Now he is writing “Ghantapatham”, a weekly column in Namasthe Telangana. He is associated with several democratic movements and human rights organisations.
Chakrapani is a strong proponent of Telangana movement and has participated in major agitations. He hosts a television show, The Insider.