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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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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hyderabad on the web

Our city has quite a presence on the web. Be it news, culture, music, or politics, there are any number of sites looking at Hyderabad from one perspective or the other. Of course, this is true of other cities across the world, as well. Hyderabad on the web is more appealing than the city in reality. Let's hope reality will catch up at some point with the picture that the eye of a camera, or the click of a mouse would reveal.

  • See below for details of one dimension of the Hyderabad on the Web: Video blogs come in handy for discussions, by Abhijit Dev Kumar

    29 video blogs on recent developments in the city are posted on ‘YouTube’
    These kind of sites encourage youth to take a stand
    Sites like ’YouTube’ connect Indians staying abroad

  • Thursday, October 18, 2007

    Hard times and tall tales

    All is definitely not well with the world. Hyderabad's most prominent landmark, the four-minared architectural marvel that has defined it for more than 4 centuries, is not in great shape. While hi-tech cities in low-tech surroundings bloom, plush gated communities mushroom, skyscrapers sprout and all the cars, autos, bikes and buses of Bharat that is mahaan, converge at Punjagutta or Paradise, depending on where you are and regardless of where you wanted to go in the first place, the collective, incremental effect of idlers, lovers, tourists and vandals, not to speak of the "vagaries of nature" to use a popular cliche, is taking its toll. Of course, there is the obvious, but the unmentionable--sheer neglect by government agencies, paid to keep it alive and going. Tell them this and they'll blind you with statistics--so don't even think of getting into that!

    On another note, who's pulling a fast one here--a Hyderabadi or a Bangalorean? Hard to tell, eh?

    PS. info courtesy: Thadakamalla Sujatha Rao (New Zealand); and Yahoo! 360° - Pavan's Blog, "Hyderabad IT World ~ July 01, 2006"
    "…….in near future
    The mind itself is of the form of all"

    See also:
  • With reference to the above Tall Tale Bangalore or Hyderabad - Which is real and which is imagined?
  • Vision of Hyderabad in The Technology Chronicles
  • Hyderabad Skyscrapers
  • Hyderabad's Charminar 'crying' for preservation

  • Sunday, October 14, 2007

    Eid and Dasara

    Dasara, Dussehra a.k.a. Dusharah--The Navaratri festival is called Desara in Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh, and Kali Puja in Bengal. Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar, and Navaratri Dasara means nine nights in the Hindu Calendar.

    Hyderabad celebrates Eid ul Fitr today. There's a heavy security blanket all over the town, but the festive mood is there for all to see.Newspapers wrote about the hectic, last-minute shopping of Eid shoppers, while the Dasara festivities and celebrations have also begun. Let's hope and pray that everything passes off smoothly and those who think that a country or city can be shaken by a few blasts, taught a lesson by the togetherness and composure of the rest of us. Eid Mubarak to all our friends!

    Monday, October 8, 2007

    Vision of Hyderabad in The Technology Chronicles

    A forwarded email (by Brothers Abdul Hai Patel and Malik Khan) brought to me the following text and visuals (Author unkown)!!!

    Subject: Beautiful Hyderabad Pictures
    Hello Everyone,
    Just wanted to share these beautiful pictures of Hyderabad with all of you.

    [NB. The following text that came with the pictures, is originally posted by VALLABHA in response to Alan Saracevic's article: Visions of India: Next stop Hyderabad]
    Tell me how many people in INDIA know that Hyderabad has:

    1) The IMAX Theatre with Worlds Largest screen and the only true 3D screen in INDIA

    2) Asia 's biggest and one of the Worlds' biggest and best Convention centres 'HICC'

    3) World's biggest Film Studio complex ' Ramoji Film City '

    4) Country's best Animation and art work studios

    5) Country's best and biggest Exhibition centre so far 'HITEX'

    6) Country's biggest single real estate venture at the cost of US $2.2Billion by ICICI Ventures and Tishman of New York !

    7) Hyderabad is leading in Hospital Tourism, now trying to lead also in Echo Tourism

    8) Hyderabad is the best place to start any new retail business or Mall: This was from a study on how Malls are fuelling sales in India and the max amount of Sales happened in the Malls in Hyderabad despite the huge number of very big malls in Delhi and Mumbai.. Many biggest of the kind malls are being constructed here. You can also see, Reliance group, Tata's, Heritage group and many more venturing their first retail units starting from Hyderabad !

    9) Hyderabad is the only place where complete restructuring is happening by even demolishing lot of buildings within the city! Delhi is the other only City, which followed this model.

    10) In fact Infosys has planned its world's Largest Campus near to Shamshabad Airport in an area of 500acres of land! However its pending.. it may take of soon. Else some other campus would come up there.

    11) Fab City would be the Ultimate answer for the Electronic and chip making industry from India !

    12) How many know about ISB

    13) IIT is being setup now in Hyderabad .

    14) Birla has already setup Bits in Hyderabad

    15) Country's largest number of Colleges for Engineering Medicines and largest number of Universities are in AP!

    16) Just the colleges in and around Hyderabad produce much more Engineering graduates than any other city in INDIA !

    17) Country's most expensive Residential Only venture has started in Hyderabad , with 250 villas where each Villa will be in 1 Acre of land and at the cost of Rs.14crores each! Why only in Hyderabad ? Because people are ready to buy and live there :-)

    18) The most connected city in INDIA with highest Teledensity
    .....and lot more like this!

    Can you expect Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, The 2 Google Champions, CSC, GE and all these people pour huge investments and expand their campuses just based on Hype?
    Hyderabad is now a tri-city: CYBERABAD-HYDERABAD-SECUNDERABAD!

    You must be knowing the Fact: US has chosen Hyderabad over Bangalore for setting up its New Consulate and it is already in process! This is because there are more VISA applicants from AP hitting Chennai Consulate! For that matter, always the biggest number of Travellers to US is from AP

    A visual treat ..… [info courtesy: The Great Hyderabad (Deccan - Telangana) - Andhraguyz Community]

    Birla temple:

    Budha statue at
    Hussain Sagar:


    Falaknuma palace:

    Chowmahalla palace:

    Khilwat: Palace

    Purani haveli:

    Mummy in Archeological Museum:

    Ashur khana:

    Durgam Cheruvu:

    Golconda: Fort

    High Court:

    Himayat Sagar:

    NTR Gardens:

    Osmania Hospital:


    Ramoji Film city:

    Salarjung Museum: Museum

    Shilpa Ramam:


    And Finally the One and Only

    Hyderabadi biryani:

    See also:
  • Hyderabad (Deccan - Telangana): A visual treat ..…
  • Visions of India: Next stop Hyderabad

  • Deccani lithographs bring back Hyd of yore
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2007

    Cricket fever in Hyderabad

    Cricket fever grips Hyderabad, Indo-Asian News Service, Hyderabad, October 04, 2007

    The third ODI between Australia and the home team is scheduled to be played at the Uppal stadium here, on Friday, October 5. Tickets have already been sold out as all the newspapers have reported this morning. In fact, the police have had to use their 'lathis' is some places, to 'persuade' cricket fans to leave.

    One only hopes that the match will be an enjoyable day out for all the enthusiasts, minus the taste of 'lathis' and other signs of general disorder associated with crowds.
    One wishes though, that the HCA--if wishes were horses--had sold more tickets and cut down on their 'complimentaries'. Well, well, the more things change, the more they remain the same.

    See also:
    Hyderabadi Cricket news updates @ hyderabadi bloggers and @ Google news: