Some of Balivada’s plays and short stories were adapted for the radio and TV. These broadcasts were recorded by him on audio and video cassettes. On this page, you will find digitized and carefully restored audio recordings of his plays, short stories, reviews, and interviews. We have not been able to track down the date of the original recording, and in some cases, the names of the original artists. Our sincere apologies. We will endeavor to improve the quality of these audio recordings. Also, please stay tuned for audio books in the future.

We also thank the TV channels for posting video content on Youtube. These have been linked on this page for your easy viewing.

Audio: Reviews/Interviews

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Audio: Plays

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Audio: Short Stories

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ETV News: Balivada received 1998 Sahitya Akademi award for telugu short stories in New Delhi. News report and interview. (Telugu)

Mungisa : Vandella Kathaku Vandanallu (hmtv telugu), Shri Gollapudi Maruthi Rao introduces Balivada’s famous story, Mungisa (Mongoose) and interviews his oldest daughter Usha. (Telugu)

Animuthyam: Short Story broadcast on Doordarshan Sapthagiri channel (Telugu)

Kitiki short story: Doordarshan Yadagiri (Telugu)

Prof. SVSS Narayana Raju discusses Balivada Kantha Rao, the writer, essayist, and playwright. (Hindi)

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