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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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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hyderabad: Break traffic rule, be constable for a day

Hyderabad: Shwetal Rai / CNN-IBN Published on Sat, Feb 23, 2008, in nation section

You won't be fined for breaking a traffic rule during non-peak hours in Hyderabad. You'll instead be given a role to play: of a traffic cop. That’s city traffic police's way to make people follow the rules.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What Mysore can learn from Hyderabad...

[Original title: What namma Mysore can learn from Hyderabad; namma=our]

Dr. K. JAVEED NAYEEM, A Mysorean writes: Although I know that Mysore does have its own charm, I have still often wondered why people compliment us so much over our luck in being in such a nice City. But it is only when we compare Mysore with other ... Continue reading [info courtesy: churumuri swalpa sihi, swalpa spicy / Star of Mysore]

Readers' comments are interesting:

9 Responses to “What namma Mysore can learn from Hyderabad”

chetan krishnaswamy Says: 4 November 2007 at 10:29 pm
Let me focus on the most pertinent point in your story…our Biryani is better

Anonymous Guy Says: 5 November 2007 at 8:14 am
Agree with Dr. Nayeem 100%

Kadana Kuthuhala Says: 5 November 2007 at 8:19 am
I think the writer should’nt worry about mysore so much as it’s the people of mysore that actually hinders progress. So if the ‘deve gowdas’ of mysore contribute in their own way, the progress will be definitely slow which obviously means slow growth.
BTW, what does ‘Namma’ mean???

thisisananth Says: 5 November 2007 at 11:16 am
I stay in Hyderabad and experience the traffic problems that you have said. It s really lack of planning on part of GHMC. Even though there are flyovers at every junction, they ease the traffic only at the junction. The traffic at peak time is very slow moving that 13 km distance is taking 45-50 mins. An efficient public transport system can alone solve this. But the buses are few and infrequent. Even the hyped MMTS( multi modal transport system) didnt yield the expected results, the reason being that it just goes around the city and doesn’t touch the main junctions at all. An efficient underground or any other fast railway system can only solve the problem. Hope successive govts who are dodging this issue will realise its importance and take up project without any further delay and be committed towards its completion and make Hyderabad a really enjoyable place.

Dinesh Says: 5 November 2007 at 8:31 pm
[flyovers] are the only solution to any city’s growing traffic needs? On the contrary, I believe transportation engineers have a saying, “You cannot build your way out of congestion”. And thisasananth’s comment seems bears this out, as indeed our experience in Bangalore. And as he says, an efficient public transport system alone can solve this. That and severe restrictions on usage of private vehicles.

ERR Says: 5 November 2007 at 9:43 pm
Let us hope and Pray Mysore will not have a single flyover, if thta’s possible…

Doddi Buddi Says: 7 November 2007 at 4:16 am
Thank you Dr. Nayeem for the update on Hyderabad. I last visited the city in 1988 and I was not impressed at all. But the newspapers made me believe that Hyderabad was doing very well when compared to Bangalore. I am sad it is not true–more hype than reality it now seems to appear.
Bangalore would have done well if only the likes of Dirty Devegowda had not stuck his nose into every development project that could have lifted the city out of its problems. Systematically DDG has rogered the city projects like the transit rail, Kheni’s road to Mysore, the new airport (delayed by many years), roads and other projects. I was in Hassan recently and even the approach road to the city’s industrial park has become a two-lane road from a four-lane road. The reason–the contractors hired by HD Revanna gave us a disposable road–an innovative concept in road making!
Coming to Mysore, I love the ring roads around Mysore. Looks like that is the only thing our town planning authorities have got it right.

Harshith_mysore Says: 21 December 2007 at 4:38 pm
@ ERRI do hope we dont get any flyovers in Mysore.
I always wish Mysore retains its old charm which i used to see in my childhood days.

shanker Says: 3 January 2008 at 8:09 pm
what development have seen in chandra babu naidu and not in ysr, may be you have read development of chandra babu in newspaper and media, if so he developed hyderabad why is lost in election and even he didn’t get single MLA and MP seats . may be i even accpect that he bought IT to hyderabad. with no proper infrastructre

See also: Nizam of Hyderabad and Tiger of Mysore by Neria Harish Hebbar, MD

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hyderabadi bakra is a sequel of Angrezy

Oops: Angrez (not Angrezy)!!!
Short introduction, 3 min:Click to activate
'Hyderabadi Bakra' in Mumbai (www.lehren.tv) Bollywood

Longer version: 38 min Click to activate

NB. To download the complete movie, Click here @ Groovy Corner: Hyderabadi Bakra - Hungama In Dubai (2008) - Original DVDRip