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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hyderabadi Website of the Month: Deccan.com

www.deccan.com is the Web address (URL) of Deccan Chronicle - Indian Regional News & World news. This site in 1998:




This site in 2008:




Note: You may be surprised to see this note: deccan.com expired on 12/09/2009 and is pending renewal or deletion, here:


This is what appears, courtesy networksolutions.


PS. see the archive


This site today:

http://deccanchronicle.com/:

Monday, November 9, 2009

BASICALLY HYDERABADI @ The ICONART Gallery by Syed Rayees Ahmed

Essence of Hyderabad
November 9th, 2009 Deccan Chronicle

Essence of Hyderabad
"Basically Hyderabadi at first glance, is a trip down memory lane for most of us who have lived in the city. The scenes and profiles are bound to evoke images of experiences that one has had in Hyderabad."

"Quintessentially Hyderabadi, the paintings depict the leisurely pace of the old city, of women clad in burkhas strolling in an unhurried manner through bazaars, a group of bearded men clustered together and a charcoal sketch of an old fakir with a flowing beard."

"The artist, Syed Rayees Ahmed, has resorted to the cubis style, the provenance of renowned artist Pablo Picasso, for his paintings. Crisp geometric lines with bright colours bring out the colourful attire of the Hyderabadis beautifully. In sharp contrast to the gaiety in their attire, their expressions remain somber and unassuming, born of a simple and unquestioning faith in their way of life. This is a style that has been inspired by famous artist, Laxma Goud, whose artwork has similar flashes of colourful raiment in marked contrast with charcoal-grey poker-faced expressions."

... In short, the collection makes for an interesting viewing. Basically Hyderabadi — Chronicles of Old City is on view at the Iconart Gallery till November 20.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hyderabadi Humour and Hyderabadi Slang - Revisited

Information courtesy: KnowAP

Hyderabadi Humour Still Alive & Kicking
Written by Biligiri Ranga, Thursday, 15 January 2009 (abrdiged version @ Charminar Connection)

Contents: SOME HYDERABADI PUNCH, DAILY, FOOD, NEW GENERATION (MALES), NEW GENERATION (FEMALES), FINDING A MATCH (LADKE WAALE), FINDING A MATCH (LADKI WAALE), FINALLY SHAADI KE DIN, HYDERABADIS IN GULF, Brace up for more rib-ticklers from the Hyderabadi, FINAL TAKE!

“Ah! Hyderabad” exclaimed a smart IT professional Shekhar. “To me it conjures up images of Charminar, Golconda Fort, and then of course, its famous Biryani, Haleem and last, but not the least, its famous humour. Hyderabadis are for as long as I can remember, famous for their unique style of humour and can come up with rib ticklers that will make you rock back with laughter for days put together.” That unique humour is still intact, still flourishing and still alive and kicking despite the influx of IT BPOs, Tollywood, Hitec City and of course, the chaotic traffic.

Like everybody else across the world, in today’s times of meltdown and terrorism, the people of Hyderabad have their own set of troubles. But all of these have not deterred their sense of humour and their ability to come up with wisecracks. As Dhurv Shankar, who works for Google India, puts it, “With the stupendous growth of our city, there are a lot of non-Hyderabadis in the city, today and core Hyderabadis such as myself are now faced with the task of converting them. Hyderabadi humour has a way of growing on you and I've seen many people adopting it and loving it. It’s still very much there, but it’s just more active on weekends.” Raman Kumar, a long-time Hyderabadi resident and a marketing professional working for a reputed MNC echoes Dhurv Shankar’s views, “The times we live in are a whole lot different, life has become too fast-paced and more importantly people are caught up in the vortex of their lives bogged down by high cost of living and other fracas. That old style of humour may have got rusted with the passage of time, yet now and then it comes alive particularly during festivals and celebrations.”

When it comes to laughing at themselves and cutting jokes, Hyderabadis have always been a class apart and come second to none. In their inbuilt merriment armory, they have a big heart that throbs with cutting-edge deprecation, the unique lingo to boot and yes, tongues that come laced with the gift of the gab. As city-born filmmaker Kuntaa Nikkil, with stints in Hollywood films in Los Angeles and a celluloid venture called ‘The Angrez’ that has loads of Hyderabadi humour, to his credit, says, “Hyderabadi humour is distinct and earthy. The quintessential accent makes it all the more lovable. For an outsider, it can be a side-splitting experience.” continue reading

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  • Thursday, October 1, 2009

    The Passing of Patrimonialism: Politics and Political Culture in Hyderabad, 1911-1948; by Margrit Pernau

    Info courtesy: Usama Khalidi



    The Passing of Patrimonialism
    : Politics and Political Culture in Hyderabad, 1911-1948; by Margrit Pernau; New Delhi: Manohar, 2000 (earlier version published in German as Verfassung und politische Kultur im Wandel : der indische Fürstenstaat Hyderabad 1911-48; Stuttgart: F. Steiner, 1992)

    Product Details:
    * Pub. Date: June 2000
    * Publisher: Manohar
    * Format: Hardcover, 395pp
    * ISBN-13: 9788173043628
    * ISBN: 8173043620

    Synopsis:
    The political life of India's princely states has often been described by their fly-in-amber quality. A closer look, however reveals that behind the 'oriental' facade, tremendous changes took place in the 20th century. This book follows up these changes in the princely state of Hyderabad during the time of its last ruler, Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan. The study concentrates on the changes brought about by enforced administrative reforms, by the transformation of the system of external relations in the wake of the round table conferences and by the political mobilisation of large sections of the population.

    About the Author
    Margit Pernau has studied Indian and European history as well as public law at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). She is affiliated to the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, as a research fellow.

    Review
    " The book under review is certainly one of the most scholarly works on the subject of passing of patrimonialism in an indian princely state at the beginning of the second half of the last century." Siasat Daily, Hyderabad.

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  • Monday, September 28, 2009

    Hyderabadi Ramadan in Saudi Arabia


    Mohammed Sadullah Khan. For the Yemen Times



    Like many Hyderabadis, I had the opportunity to live and work in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has become a home away from home. Ramadan is the blessed month for Muslims and a time to earn great rewards. It is spiritually and physically the best month for Muslims. As Muslims follow the Hijrah (Lunar) calendar, which is shorter by 11 days as compared to Gregorian (Solar) Calendar. This allows the sliding of the Ramadan each year by 11 days and it comes in different seasons over a long period. This gives Muslims an opportunity to fast in different weather conditions. Saudi Arabia provides a conducive and congenial atmosphere for fasting and it is one of the best places for fasting.continue reading



    Mohammed Sadullah Khan, is a Faculty Member and a Freelance writer based in Saudi Arabia and can be contacted at

    mosakhan40@gmail.com.

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    Ramadan special: Iftar at Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad!


    Kunal Vijayakar has 'Iftar' at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad in this edition of 'The Foodie'.


    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: greaterhyderabad.com


    Greater Hyderabad - Information About Greater Hyderabad Development, Hyderabad News, Topics, Yellowpages, Life Style greater hyderabad

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    Saturday, August 15, 2009

    Hyderabadi Social Networking Site of the Month: Hyderabad Masti


    Description: "A nice place for people to chill out. Make friends, share their experience and feel top of the world. We talk about the current issues, technologies, vacanvcies, fun and forwards- all in a lighter way, in Hyderabai way "Dil pe nahi lene ka....tension hua to...mamu...haath mein lene ka...kya:)" (2890 members) source
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    Note: Each month, we will select a site that demonstrates exemplary popularity, quality, flexibility, and accommodation of the Hyderabadi culture--with no room for intolerance, ignominious and insult to anyone. If you are a Hyderabadi and want your site to be considered, email us.

    Saturday, August 1, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: Mahbubia Alumni Association



    "Mahbubians always cherish and celebrate their Girls School in Hyderabad, for being one of the most renowned educational institutions of India. Mahbubia has played a dominant role in creating and nurturing a unique Hyderabadi Society that is distinguished all over the world for its cosmopolitan culture, generosity, openness, hospitality, and tolerance." Zehra Rahman Khan

    Membership for this Alumni Association is open to all Mahbubians and also to anyone involved or interested in Girls Education, and is free.

    To become a member, please send an email to: mahbubians@yahoo.com.

    Our school really flourished in his son, His Exalted Highness Mir Osman Ali Khan, The Nizam VII 's patronage of Higher Education in Arts and Sciences. He had truly earned his title "Sultan-ul-Uloom" (Emperor of The Sciences) by establishing Osmania University where Urdu as the medium of instruction for all subjects was successfully employed for the first time.

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    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: iluvhyderabad.com



    The team of iluvhyderabad.com welcomes you to our website. We are a bunch of interesting guys from diverse backgrounds, with different skills and professions yet bonded together by the true aura of Friendship. This endeavor is our dream; a dream transformed into an idea. To better put in the words of George Bernard Shaw "You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'”

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    Monday, June 1, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: hyderabadi.com

    Hyderabad is the only place where you get authentic hyderabadi biryani however all over the world other then Hyderabad the biryani which is served as hyderabadi bryani is cooked with the help of hyderabadi recipe books or readymade hyderabadi biryani masala but some of the hyderabadi recipe book authors themselves don’t know much about the real hyderabadi biryani


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    Friday, May 1, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: HyderabadRadio.com



    Hyderabad Radio from the most comprehensive global news network on the internet. International News and analysis on current events, business, finance, economy, sports and more. Searchable news in 20 languages from WorldNews Network and Archive

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    Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: Hyderabadis.info



    Hyderabadis.info - An Authentic and Reliable Resource on Hyderabad and Hyderabadis.

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    Sunday, March 1, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: hyderabad.co.uk


    This site endeavors to present the rich heritage and culture of Hyderabad, along with an insight into Hyderabad today.


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    Thursday, February 26, 2009

    Think Global, Eat Local: But, Where Is Genuine Hyderabadi Biryani

    No where in Hyderabad, says Vir Sanghvi, published in Hindustan Times, February 21, 2009:

    Extract: "I had gone to Hyderabad imagining that anybody could eat great biryani
    on the street. But the truth is that the local biryani is not very different
    from the stuff you get in the streets of Bombay or Delhi. To eat the real thing,
    you have to have rich friends with a noble lineage." continue reading the Hyderabad
    Diary

    Sunday, February 1, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: Hyderabad House


    Hyderabad House offers traditional dishes cooked to perfection and served in a well decorated and soothing atmosphere. We are dedicated to providing our customers with a mix of North and Hyderabadi Cuisine.

    Location: 444 Gilbert Ave
    Menlo Park CA 94025 US

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    Thursday, January 15, 2009

    Hyderabadi Website of the Month: reachouthyderabad.com

    ReachoutHyderabad.com - "The Cyber Address of Hyderabad"

    Started about 5yrs back, ReachoutHyderabad.com is an infotainment plus business site on the city of Hyderabad. This site has got rave reviews from the press for its interesting contents and popularity.

    It has sub-sections on Business, IT, Students, Movies, News and much more. The prominent among them are 'IT Hyderabad' which is a vortal section on all that's IT and Hyderabad. 'BizHyderabad' is also a vortal kind of a section on all the Businesses pertaining to the city of Hyderabad while 'Students Den' is a one stop page for the learners.
    A unique feature of our site is that its 99% Hyderabad specific site to the core. ReachoutHyderabad.com attracts on an average around 4 Lakhs hits every month (Confirmed statistics available).


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