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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nothing changes, yet nothing remains the same...

Well, unfortunately, real life in Hyderabad can't keep pace with the frenetic pace of bloggers in virtual space. The city's languid lifestyle was once a major attraction. Today, it is a happening place with all the attendant problems on infrastructure and civic life. For old timers, the Arts College and the High Court are monuments that mirror the city's grandeur (of yore). Youngsters prefer to talk of Hi-tech City, the pubs in town and multiplexes. For some, there are distinctive traits that go with Hyderabadi culture; for others it's the new melting pot--accepting and open enough, culture be damned. For yet others, with one foot planted here and the other 'there', 'two-timing' is simply not easy.

If you're looking for a good book--there are many on our city--Ms. Noopur Kumar's 'Portrait of a City' has some excellent photographs (by Mr. D. Ravinder Reddy) on the many facets of Hyderabad, over the last few decades. It's an excellent coffee-table work and certainly worth a read.

Saty
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***image source: D.K. Agencies]
See also

  • India centre (at Hyderabad) engineers played key role, filed 40 patents for Vista ,
    Venkatesh Ganesh
  • Hyderabad: A Tale of Hype and Hope. By Patralekha Chatterjee. (Urban Age, 1999) [includes: From Minarets to Microsoft]
  • What else to read

  • 3 comments:

    Hyderabadiz said...

    I am looking for an image of this book's cover.
    A blogger has cited and reviewed this book. He may get it for us.

    Abhishek said...

    Hi,
    nice blog..
    I added your blog to my blog roll :)

    Abhishek

    Hyderabadiz said...

    Abhi:
    Thanks for the generous link to our Blog.
    Stay connected.