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Welcome: This blog is about Hyderabad culture, land and people, "with a whole spectrum of experiences of Khatta (sour), Meetha (sweet), Pheeka (unsalted), Teekha (off), Khara (spicy), Kadva (bitter) brim with caring and lots of loving." as phrased by Mike Ghouse, a hyderabadi damad.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hyderabadi Website of the month: How Well Do You Know Hyderabad? by Quizified India

About the Website :  Quizified India
1. Ease of access  
·         Pros:  Quick load of graphics

·         Cons: None.
2. Content 
·                Pros:  Detailed

·         Cons: None.
3. Currency
·         Pros:  None

·         Cons: All sections/pages need a date (last updated)
4. Design  
·               Pros:  Excellent
·               Cons: None.
5. Navigation 
·              Pros:  Easy

·        Cons: None
6. Miscellaneous

·             Age/Grade Appropriateness: Excellent. Curriculum Connection: Excellent;

Overview : 4 star- The website is user-friendly.

How Well Do You Know Hyderabad?

The Nizam's built this city with great passion and pride. How well do you know the Cyber City?
START QUIZ, Click at Start (The replies are displayed in the result page, in the end. Scroll to bottom and see.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Google, Amazon, HSBC To Go Ahead With Expansion Plans In Hyderabad, Deccan Herald

HYDERABAD: Internet services company Google, global e-commerce major Amazon, global banking giant HSBC and others have decided to go ahead their expansion plans, which were stuck due to political uncertainty and issues relating to land allotment in Hyderabad.

With the formation of Telangana state ending the political uncertainty and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government keen to create investment-friendly atmosphere, the big firms have started working out their plans.

Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao Tuesday said the problems relating to allotment of land for Google would be sorted out soon. continue reading

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hyderabadi Website of the month: Osmania University Center For International Programs (OUCIP), Hyderabad

OUCIP: Conceived primarily as the international face of Osmania University, OUCIP came into existence in September 2006 after the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, handed over the management and administration of the American Studies Research Center (ASRC) to Osmania University. It is housed in the building complex of the ASRC and has inherited its academic and infrastructural strengths. However, OUCIP has broadened its scope and added new fields of study from humanities and social studies to American Studies." ACAS: "A UGC-funded research centre, ACAS promotes quality research in the field of American Studies. Established during XI Plan Period by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India at Osmania University Centre for International Programmes (OUCIP), ACAS promotes inter/multi disciplinary research in the broad field of American Studies." (Source)

1. Ease of access
  • Pros:  Quick load of graphics
  • Cons: Library page is not loading.
2. Content
  • Pros:  Detailed
  • Cons: Needs a better site navigation; Hacked label/tag to be removed.
3. Currency
  • Pros:  None
  • Cons: All sections/pages need a date (to show last updated)
4. Design 
  • Pros:  Over all OK
  • Cons: None.

5. Navigation
  • Pros:  Easy
  • Cons: None

6. Miscellaneous
  • Seo Perfomance:

7. Overview : 3 star- The website is okay. Needs some major changes.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Hyderabadi Website of the month: U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad, India

1. Ease of access

  • Pros: Quick load of graphics
  • Cons: None.
2. Content
  • Pros: Accurate. Sufficiently covered
  • Cons: Needs a better site navigation
3. Currency
  • Pros: News section is fairly recent
  • Cons: All sections/pages need a date (to show last updated)
4. Design 
  • Pros: Over all OK
  • Cons: Needs reducing clutter like look-and-feel

5. Navigation
  • Pros: Overall easy
  • Cons: Confuses the first time visitor

6. Miscellaneous
7. Overview : 3 star- The website is okay. Needs some major changes.

8. User comments at Facebook:

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  • Kris Kishan Top Ten Web Picks : One of the best and must must visit
  • Rampras Vm yes!! have been observing for past a week!! Just one small mis-link., the 'back' is not working when we check the 221g status.,
    except that its wonderful!!
    it leads to page cannot be displayed:
    ...See More
  • Bhaskar Teegela Having its location in Hyderbad, among the Telugu community, may be the website can contain details on Telugu emigration - like in form of an article or something to give where Telugus migrate, statistics etc.
  • Kaali Sudheer it can be improved .... photos size is too large and irrelevant to Hyderabad and it should be more city specific ...foot ball and American Entertainment are non issues on the website...
  • Magbool Shareef In Visas to the U.S. > Apply for a Visa , if we click on Photograph (in line 1) or passport size photograph in the checklist it is redirecting to the travel.state website where the page is moved to other location. Kindly fix it.

    Also in the checklist it is mentioned as "passport size photograph". In India passport size means 35mm X 45mm where US specification is 50mm X 50mm. It is contradictory

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Branding a Commodity: Pista House's 'Hyderabadi Haleem'

Info courtesy: Mohammed Ayub Ali Khan
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  • Branding a Commodity: Pista House's 'Hyderabadi Haleem' -- IBSCDC Case Studies, 2009
    Every Muslim welcomes the month of Ramzan, but a Hyderabadi Muslim has something more to rejoice for - the Hyderabadi Haleem, a delicacy, which is available only during that month. It is a tradition to break the daily fast (roza) at Iftar with a plateful of Haleem. The making of the dish, which originated in Saudi Arabia, is mastered to an art form in Hyderabad. However, today, the dish is recognised all over the world by the name - Pista House Haleem. By 2009, Pista House - established as a bakery in 1997 - went on to become an organisation that exports its Haleem to all the major countries across the world. It turned a generic commodity - Haleem - into a unique global brand acquiring a cult like status - 'Pista House Haleem'. However, Pista House Haleem is offered only in the month of Ramzan. Considering the cyclical demand for the product, the way PH scales up its operations and manages quality along with its 'concentrated advantage' is very intriguing and worth emulating. The case deals with the economics of the demand for a cyclical product, management of scaled up operations, branding a commodity and taking such branded commodity global. This case can be used to understand and analyse: (1) the nature of demand for 'Hyderabadi Haleem'; (2) the maintenance of quality in a scaled up operation; (3) the building of a brand around a commodity; and (4) the best approach for the Pista House brand to go global.

  • Monday, June 16, 2014

    YSR Congress leader, Y S Sharmila complaints search engines, including Safari of Apple and Google over `rumours' on personal life

  • Two arrested for posting pictures, abusive messages PTI
     Two persons were arrested today for allegedly posting objectionable pictures, abusive messages and comments on the websites of YSR Congress leader Sharmila and Telugu movie actor Prabhas, police said.

    Sreepathi Naresh, a web designer and Jannapu Reddy Kartheek, a private sector employee, were arrested by Cyber Crime Police from here and efforts were on to nab other accused, Cyber Crimes Police Inspector P Raju said.

    • Y S Sharmila | Express photo
    • Sharmila Files Complaint Against Google, Safari The New Indian Express -- image courtesy: The New Indian Express
    • HYDERABAD: A day after the Central Crime Station police arrested two youths for posting ‘morphed obscene pictures’ of YSRCP leader Y S Sharmila and Tollywood actor Prabhas suggesting that the duo were having an affair, she lodged a complaint with Hyderabad police commissioner M Mahender Reddy on Saturday, seeking immediate action against the mischief-makers who posted obscene photos.
      A five-page complaint signed by Sharmila was submitted to the police commissioner by YSRCP leaders Y V Subba Reddy and Somayajulu.
    • Jagan sister flays search engines over `rumours’, files plaint
    • Two cases, two victims: Y S Sharmila files police complaint over `online rumours' on personal life 'South Bytes: Jaganmohan Reddy’s sister flays search engines over `rumours' on personal life, files complaint'
    • I never met Sharmila: Prabhas, Times of India
    • Prabhas Reacts Strongly to Rumours about Sharmila, International Business Times, India Edition