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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dr. Omar Khalidi - Noted scholar from city dies in US

TNN, Nov 30, 2010, 11.40pm IST, The Times of India

HYDERABAD: Noted Indian-American scholar Omar Khalidi was killed in a freak train accident near Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, on Monday, according to reports reaching here.

According to Khalidi's wife Nigar, the writer, who was suffering from diabetics and insomnia, fainted and fell before a train that was approaching at the MIT railway station. The body was shifted to a hospital and the namaz-e-janaja (funeral prayers) is expected to be performed later in the day, Nigar told TOI over phone.

Omar Khalidi, 54, was an expert on India's socio-political affairs. He wrote several books and articles. Born and brought up in Hyderabad, Khalidi finished his MA from the US and PhD from the University of Wales, UK. He worked as an associate professor at the MIT's Aga Khan Porframme for Islamic Architecture.

See the details of his life and contributions:
Dr. Omar Khalidi - A Rare Scholar-Cum-Librarian - Obituary

His other books include 'Khaki and Ethnic Violence in India: Army, Police, and Paramilitary Forces During Communal Riots' and 'Muslims in Indian Economy'. See all the books at Amazon.com

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hyderabad in the Social Networking Sphere

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All in one Google's new Realtime Search Results for Social Networking Sphere Hyderabad:

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  • ‘Social networking sites can be dangerous too' Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad The Hindu
  • Experience at Social Media Day Meet – Hyderabad | Social Networking
  • A Friendship and Social Networking Site for Hyderabad | Hyderabad Community

  • Sunday, June 20, 2010

    Hyderabad Survey on Urdu newspaper readers Most readers buy their copy


    By A Staff Writer Islamic Voice, June 2010

    A survey of reading habits of Urdu newspaper readers here reveals that 90 per cent of these readers buy Urdu dailies and read it within the confines of their homes. The survey disproves that most Urdu newspapers are read in the tea houses or restaurants, as was though so far.

    The survey was carried out by the students of the Department of Journalism and Mass communication of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, a central university, recently among 500 respondents. The survey found only 5.6 per cent readers looking at newspapers in restaurants, tea houses or hair cutting saloons.

    The findings are significant as Hyderabad is premier centre of Urdu journalism in India and several leading Urdu dailies are published from the city which include Daily Siasat, Rashtriya Sahara, Rahnuma e Deccan, Munsiff, Itimaad, Milap etc. Thirty two per cent of the respondents said they read English newspapers along with Urdu dailies in order to get a comparative outlook of news and events. 12.48 per cent of the respondents complained about paucity of news related to overseas, education, science and technology and research and development in Urdu newspapers. Thirty per cent respondents did not see any significant difference between stuff provided by the English and Urdu newspapers. The survey reveals that only 3.36 per cent of these respondents wanted to read newspapers free of cost. A little over 46 per cent of the respondents wanted the newspapers to be priced at Rs. 2 while 22 per cent respondents liked the price of the Urdu dailies to be pegged at one rupee.

    28.32 per cent of the respondents said they liked reading news from the Muslim world and Muslim communities around the world. Nearly 17 per cent said they preferred reading more of political news. Nearly five per cent readers said they read the sport news with preference. Nearly 46 per cent of the respondents said they would like better stuff from the Urdu dailies.

    A Considerable section of the Urdu newspaper readers comprises rickshaw pullers, auto rickshaw drivers, beedi makers, push cart vendors and petty merchants. 7.6 per cent of those covered by the survey said the news about minorities is not highlighted properly in the Urdu newspapers.

    Asked whether they would like the Urdu newspapers to carry the photographs of the editors in their daily, a little over 57 per cent of the respondents said they disliked the appearance of the photographs of their editors and would instead prefer the space to be devoted to some useful news items. Nearly 37 per cent said they would tolerate such pictures. Nearly 72 per cent of the respondents said they did not like the intense tug of war between editors of various Urdu dailies and 21.44 per cent favoured a truce between the editors. Over five per cent said they would stop subscribing the Urdu newspapers if they carried on the coverage of such items. A good number of Urdu readers voted for Amin Jaferi as the best columnist whose pieces appeared regularly in the Urdu dailies.

    They questionnaire carried 19 queries from the Urdu newspaper readers.

    Sunday, June 6, 2010

    State fixes uniform fee structure for post-graduate (PG) courses

    June 6th, 2010, Deccan Chronicle

    The state government fixed a uniform fee structure for all post-graduate (PG) courses in state-run universities on Saturday. Even though the universities are at liberty to charge more than the prescribed amount, the government will only reimburse the amount that has been fixed. If any university charges less than the prescribed amount, it will reimburse the lesser amount.

    The fees for self-financing courses are as follows:

    * MA (all languages and social sciences) courses: Rs 7,000 per annum.
    * MSW and MHRM: Rs 15,000
    * BLiSC, MLiSC, BCJ and MCJ: Rs 9,100
    * M.Com and other commerce related PG programmes: Rs 8,620,
    * M.Sc (maths, applied maths, statistics, geography): Rs 12,940
    * M.Sc (botany, zoology, physics, computer science, electronics, geology, geophysics and others): Rs 21,970
    * M.Sc (chemistry, biochemistry): Rs 26,780
    * M.Sc (genetics, microbiology, biotech, bioinformatics, nano-science, nano-technology): Rs 37,470.
    In addition, the fees for regular programmes such as the MA (all languages and social sciences) is fixed at Rs 2,600 per annum, and the fees for BLiSC, MLiSc, BCJ and MCJ is Rs 3,400. M.Com and other commerce related PG courses will cost Rs 2,900 and for M.Sc (all subjects) the fee is Rs 4,000. This does not include exam and refundable fees.

    “The new fees structure will be the basis for reimbursment of fees by the government from the ensuing academic year,” said Prof. K.C. Reddy, chairman, AP State Council of Higher Education.

    Monday, May 10, 2010

    Confusing tests stump drivers - SAB CHALTA HAI BHAI

    Hyderabad traffic is an epic in itself — spoken of in fearful tones by outsiders but a fun, video-game-arcade experience for the natives. With zooming cars, zipping bikes, horns blaring, you’d be no Sherlock Holmes to deduce that getting a driver’s licence isn’t too hard.

    Scratch the surface and alarming stories come forth. A ‘proxy’ taking the driver’s test instead of the applicant, experienced drivers flunking the test because of redundant questions and a list of grouses. continue reading

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  • City changes signal:
    GSM technology to send instant alert for repair, timers to blink as per red/ green light ... This, incidentally, is also the first time that a traffic signal has been ...

  • Sunday, February 28, 2010

    In Hyderabadi auto there are no free rides or funny rides!!!

  • Auto ranis’ day out, Deccan Chronicle

    "Although Billo Rani from the movie Goal is a popular character, very few have heard about Auto Rani. No, she isn’t an item dancer but chooses to live life on her own terms. Although she would have preferred a chauffeur driven car, she is now settling for chauffeur driven autos. Yes, you have heard right! These ladies have hired auto drivers who drop and pick them up from work every day. Meet the ‘auto ranis’ who travel in their hired autos and pay their drivers on a daily or monthly basis.

    * Carry a pepper spray with you
    * Do not sleep in the auto, pay attention to the route he takes
    * Don’t divulge details like your husband’s office timings or members residing in your house to the driver.
    * SMS your family members while getting into an auto."

  • Auto menace in Hyderabad Says a blog post @ Lifeztough