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Monday, February 13, 2012

Hyderabadi Society and Culture From Non-Hyderabadi Eyes

Note: This post is continuously updated, last updated Feb 10, 2013

Travelogues and narratives about the Hyderabadi society, culture, and about the daily lives, bring a newer insight to the Hyderabadiz. Here are few books and blog posts on this topic. If you know something that is interesting and relevant on these lines, leave a comment and this post will be updated, accordingly.


  • American who loves the lingo of royals, J. S. Ifthekhar -- Matthew B. Stannard says Urdu is a very cultured and vibrant language, The Hindu July 18, 2012
    This is Hyderabad: bullock carts jostle with cars for space on the congested roads; people hang out of buses or face being crushed inside; yet there is space. There is and there will always be space for everyone and everything. The lack of physical space, and the presence of a more metaphysical space, leads to tension and discomfort, but it is also what makes Hyderabad exciting and colorful. There is space for the old and the new, for the rich and the poor, for Muslims and Hindus, and even for Communist insurgents and Telegana separatists. Even I felt I had a place. source: India: An Ode to Hyderabad, by Linette Lim @ Desicritics.org






  • Visiting Hyderabad with Marianne de Nazareth @ hackwriters.com -- "There is no Tesco or Target to shop at here, instead the sights, sounds and smells of the bazaars are the intangible memories you can take home of Hyderabad."
  • 36 Hours in Hyderabad, India. By SHIVANI VORA, The New York Times, May 10, 2012
    5:30 p.m. 1. SUNSET OVER THE CITY 8 p.m. 2. A TASTE OF ANDHRA Saturday 8 a.m. 3. FAITH AND POETRY 11 a.m. 4. PEARL SHOPPING Noon 5. HIGH-TECH WORLD 1 p.m. 6. TWIST ON SOUTH INDIAN 2 p.m. 7. OLD CITY 3:30 p.m. 8. THE ROYAL LIFE 5 p.m. 9. ENGLISH RITUAL 9 p.m. 10. NIGHT SCENE Sunday 10 a.m. 11. ANTIQUES HUNT Noon 12. BIRYANI TIME IF YOU GO
  • The Incomplete List of the Seven Wonders of Hyderabad according to a Non-Hyderabadi Divya Nambiar -- 1) Biryani; 2) Haleem; 3) Hyderabadi; 4) 4) Disco Autos; 5) The Old city;
  • Hyderabad, the last citadel of Urdu in India
  • My morning cuppas in Hyderabad: Idle walks & Ideal mornings
  • Mahlaqa Chanda: Forgotten Urdu poetess before Ghalib
  • The Chillas of Hazrat Ghaus: Islamic shrines in Deccan!
  • Drinking Mecca Cola in Hyderabad
  • A visit to Falaknuma palace [Hyderabad series-1]
  • Muharram in India(Photos)-II
  • The Incomplete List of the Seven Wonders of Hyderabad according to a Non-Hyderabadi
  • Hyderabad Memoirs Meeting Raghav Uncle
  • My Travelogue: Golkonda Fort - Mohd Quli Tomb (Hyderabad)
  • Hyderabad - Heritage Sites - A Lazy (Nizami) Travelogue
  • Becoming Mom: Hyderabad Travelogue - In Avani's words
  • Hyderabad Travelogue Blog Posts - Blog Top Sites

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