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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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Monday, March 27, 2017

Dakhani, is ultimately a cultural history of southern India...‘A Tongue Untied’ by Gautam Pemmaraju

Earthy, caustic, funny and declining: Dakhani finally gets its due in documentary ‘A Tongue Untied’The language of the Deccan, famous for its humour and literature, has been relegated to dialect status, as filmmaker Gautam Pemmaraju finds out.

 
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When people hear of Dakhani, they tend to associate it with the unique dialect spoken in Hyderabad, often understood by outsiders and locals as a form of hybridised Urdu. There are other associations with Dakhani too – ribald humour and wry social commentary; an idiom so earthy and direct that it might border on insult to more sensitive ears; philosophical reflections on human nature, as in the verse above.
Gautam Pemmaraju’s ambitious documentary A Tongue Untied: The Story of Dakhani explores the cultural history of the language. The production began as a grant from the Indian Foundation for the Arts in 2012 to document the tradition of humour and modern satire in performance poetry. The filmmaker soon found that mere documentation would be inadequate.
People across the Deccan speak forms of Dakhani with regional infusions even today, from its northern reaches in Aurangabad, to Marathwada and Telangana, down southwards to the northern parts of Karnataka. There are a few Dakhani speakers in Tamil Nadu and north Kerala and in Hyderabad, there is even an entire news channel in Dakhani.
  .. Continue reading: ‘A Tongue Untied’ -- See also dakhani.com

Friday, February 24, 2017

Kansas man accused of fatally shooting Hyderabad engineers after shouting 'get out of my country' NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, Thu, Feb 23, 2017,

Kansas man accused of fatally shooting Indian engineer after shouting 'get out of my country' 

A Kansas man is accused of shooting and killing an Indian immigrant engineer he thought was Middle Eastern and wounding two others after shouting "get out of my country" and opening fire.

Adam Purinton was arrested after fleeing Austin's Bar and Grill, a suburban Kansas City restaurant that was packed Wednesday night when he allegedly blasted off several rounds at 7:15 p.m.

Cops arrested the 51-year-old at an Applebee's hours later in Clinton, Mo., some 80 miles away after they were able to negotiate with him over the phone early Thursday morning.

Purinton was charged with premeditated murder and two counts of attempted murder, Johnson County, Kan., District Attorney Steve Howe said at an afternoon press conference.

:Srinu Kuchibhotla was killed and Alok Madasani was wounded in a shooting at a Kansas bar.
Continue reading http://www.nydailynews.com

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Dispute over logo at Hyderabad's Osmania University, DECCAN CHRONICLE.

Activists plan to move court to change university’s emblem.


Hyderabad: The original logo of Hyderabad's Osmania University which had Noorun Ala Noor written in Urdu on it was changed 50 years ago.

On the occasion of OU’s 100th anniversary, some activists and alumni are filing a petition to change the logo of the university. The Osmania University, one of the oldest universities in India, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

The next Taj Mahal? New life for historic tombs of Hyderabad, India, CNN

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The Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, made up of 75 monuments spread across 108 acres, is being rejuvenated as part of a 10-year project aimed at restoring its grandeur.
The organization tasked with leading this project, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, describes the tombs as one of India's most significant Islamic historical sites.
While in the past the tombs were not a major tourist attraction, Trust spokeswoman Archana Saad Akhtar tells CNN they expect visitor numbers to increase tenfold after the restoration is complete. continue reading

Monday, August 22, 2016

Hyderabad Nizam's 50th death anniversary: Family says his contributions neglected

Family members rue that Hyderabad has forgotten the last Nizam's contribution to the city [FirstPoost]

Hyderabad: On the 50th death anniversary of the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, his family rued that the contributions of the architect of modern Hyderabad remained forgotten.
The members of the family on Thursday paid tributes to the VIIth Nizam at his grave at Judi mosque near King Koti Palace, which was his residence.
Nawab Najaf Ali Khan, grandson of the last Nizam, said it was unfortunate that there is neither a day to remember him nor a statue to garland.
"There is not even a lesson in history books in educational institutions to remember the great contributions made by Nizam," he said.