Hyderabadiz 2.0. Ka Adab Arz Hai
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.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Background audio clip, 'Golkonda - 20 rupees'
Courtesy: intelligent audio
wasn't it it Emperor Jahangir who said that Kashmir was a paradise on earth--'gar firdaus bar ru-e-zameeN ast.....'
ek aisa Hyderabad bhi hua karta thha. A hyderabad where 'sukoon' was a catch-all, a word that captured the essence of Hyderabadi life. As Maqdoom tells us--
yahiiN ki thhi mohabbat ke sabaq ki ibtida maine
yahiiN ki jurrat-e-izhaar-e-Harf-e-mudda'a maine
yahiiN dekhe thhe ashwe naaz-o-andaaz-e-Hayaa maine
yahiiN pehle sni thhi dil dhhaDakne ki sadaa maine
yahiiN khetoN meiN paani ke kinaare yaad hai ab bhi'
The Hyderabad that I grew up in, in the innocent sixties (elders say that the city had lost its old world charm by then), had next to nothing beyond Mehdipatnam and Malakpet in two different directions and half a dozen cars or so to a neighbourhood,as many as one finds in one garage today. The hyderabad I live is another city in itself--
na ab woh khet baaqi haiN, na woh aab-e-rawaaN baaqi
magar us aish-e-rafta ka hai ik dhhundhla nishaaN baaqi'
There's much more to say and share, but I'll save it for another day.
more on this and other subjects later. hope taher will excuse me for this rambling, discursive bit of 'bakwaas'. 'kuch na samjhe Khuda karay koi'.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
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[PS. Background audio clip is by Sulaiman Khateeb--also sp. sulaiman khatib--Dekhani Urdu drama in verse] probably included in his book: kevre ke ban (Gulbarga, Sulaimān Khatīb Yādgār Talīmī, Saqāfatī va Imdādī Ṭrasṭ, 2002)
This is a virtual Hyderabadi portal--first have a galnce of this virtual city
And now, you are entering the pearl city: Today's weather Check Stock market get set to eat target=_blankhyderabadi biryani and don't miss Google Map
[based on a legend that Asif Jah I met a saint on his way to become the ruler of Hyderabad. The saint gave seven loaves of bread, which symbolized that his dynasty would end with the seventh ruler].
mera dil hamesha rahega Hyderabadi
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