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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Glimpses of the Nizam’s Dominion – Cluade Campbell

The book is in news again. While the English edition is just a reprint, the Urdu translation is the actual news maker.

  • Glimpses of the Nizam’s Dominion – Cluade Campbell: (Reprinted by Mohammed Safiullah and the Deccan Heritage Trust.), A rare 112-year-old book gets a reprint, The Hindu / Metro Plus Hyderabad, 14 Jan 2010
    A A Hussain Book Store

    The comprehensive history of Hyderabad is depicted in the book “Glimpses of Nizam’s Dominion”. It gives the details of the industrial, mineral and historical developments since 1897. It contains the details of the nobles of Hyderabad.
  • Urdu version of the book titled Tarikh Qalamrau Nizam that was published in 1899

  • NEW: Urdu edition of ‘Glimpses of Nizam’s Dominion’ (republished, by Allama Aejaz Farukh and Mr. Zahid Ali Khan), Siasat November 10, 2011

  • An extract (from this book) by a blogger: 'Hyderabada visual tribute to the city i live in: Lakshmi Prabhala'

  • Library of Congress Record for this book:
    LC control no.: 46040955
    LCCN permalink: http://lccn.loc.gov/46040955
    Type of material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
    Personal name: Campbell, A. Claude.
    Main title: Glimpses of the Nizam’s dominions,
    Published/Created: Bobmay and London, C. B. Burrows [1898]
    Description: 525 p. illus. (incl. ports.) 41 cm.
    Subjects: Hyderabad (India : State) --Pictorial works.
    LC classification: DS485.H3 C3

  • British Library Record

  • Saturday, July 2, 2011

    Fake resumes; Hyderabad leads


    According to Employee verifications firms, recruitment companies and HR heads in the IT sector feel the number of fake resumes floating around have increased fourfold since 2007. Fake resumes have transformed and turned out to be a fine art nowadays. Most IT companies revealed that professionals from Hyderabad faked the most in their resumes.

    ...It is not only the fake resumes which has brought Hyderabad into the spotlight, during the Tri-valley university, the city drew a lot of attention as the scam claimed that as many as 1,555 students, mostly from Andhra Pradesh enrolled at the Pleasanton School were using fake visas. In a complaint filed Jan 19 in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, the U.S. Attorney's Office alleges that the owner of Tri Valley University used the school to help foreigners illegally obtain student visas that allow them to stay in the U.S. Continue reading: Fake resumes; Hyderabad leads, By SiliconIndia

    See on the same shelf:
  • Andhra seeks help for students stuck in US's Tri-Valley University
  • Accuracy in your resume is a must - And a Golden Rule Too
  • The Worst Resume Mistake EVER! @ Monster.ca

  • Monday, May 16, 2011

    Dirty soda fountains are sources of harmful germs - NGRI-CSIR


    Monday, May 9, 2011

    It's Pahelwans who call the shots in Old City

    source: The Times of India: / Siasat

    HYDERABAD: Amjed Ullah Khan, the Azampura division corporator is unusually net-savvy, his emails on all things big and small dropping into the inboxes of many denizens, or Hyderabadis who he thinks matter. So the latest email from the corporator shows an immaculately dressed Akbaruddin Owaisi at a wedding function in 2006, sharing the stage with Mohammad Pahelwan, the alleged mastermind behind the attack on Owaisi last week

    In the picture, Pahelwan, dressed in the trademark lungi and a full-sleeve shirt has a half smile and so does Owaisi. What is significant in the picture is not the changed equation of the two parties but the social and political importance that Pahelwan enjoyed then.

    ... Old-timers recall that it was in the 70s when local pahelwans were first promoted politically, when Arab `pahelwans' Syeed Bin Ali (known as Syeed Pahelwan) and Syeed Baam were used to provide protection to partymen by a senior Congress leader. In the days to come, other `pahelwans' such as Chand Pahelwan also came into picture for settling land disputes. And by the 80s, they had moved from their `kachcha' houses to a `pucca' residence.

    Their importance grew with almost all parties patronising them or using their services. If earlier they collected `mamools' from locals, now they allegedly give the same to the police so that they turn a blind eye to their deeds.

    Locals say, politicians in the Old City owe their growth, both financially and politically, to the pahelwans. Clearly, political leaders have played a crucial role in making `pahelwans' bigger, stronger. And their spirited political backing continues even now.
    On the same shelf:
  • Akbaruddin shot at in clash with rivals over land dispute - Times of India
  • Jashn-e-Charminar festival Deccan Chronicle
  • Illegal guns rule the roost in city, Times of India
  • 'Pedestrian' touch for Charminar, Times of India - Sudipta Sengupta
  • If it’s bad, it’s Hydera‘bad’ Deccan Chronicle

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Mehfil-e-Hyderabad in Mississauga, Canada

    Third Annual Mehfil-e-Hyderabad in Mississauga on June 18th, 2011

    MISSISSAUGA, ON—Hyderabad Deccan Foundation of Canada (HDFC) is pleased to announce that the third annual Mehfil-e-Hyderabad, premiere event of all Hyderabadis in Canada & beyond, will be held on June 18, 2011 at the Versailles Convention Centre in Mississauga.

    For tickets to the event and more information please contact Rafat Alam at 416-857-9322 or Zaheer Kaiser at 905-712-1900.

    See the details here: Charminar Connection

    Monday, March 14, 2011

    Statues On Tank Bund Demolished

    Tankbund road on 12th march in hyd

    In a stunning act of vandalism, the "Million March" in Hyderabad resulted in Telangana activists demolishing the statues of Telugu icons on Tank Bund.

    Statues On Tank Bund Demolished - Hyderabad News on fullhyd.com,10th Mar, 2011:
    The 12 statues damaged were those of of Krishnadevaraya, Sir Arthur Cotton, Tallapaka Annamacharya, Kandukuri Veeresalingam Panthulu, Gurajada Appa Rao, Yerrapragada, Raghupati Venkatratnam Naidu, Siddhendrayogi, Brahma Naidu, Mutnuri Krishna Rao, Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Chaudhari and Bellary Raghava. Other statues desecrated were those of Shalivahana, Nannaya Bhattaraka, Vemana, Kshetrayya, Sri Sri, Jashua and C R Reddy.
    On the same shelf:
    A vandalised statue on Tank Bund in Hyderabad after the Telangana activists let loose mayhem during the
  • A.P. Assembly adjourned over violence by Telangana supporters
  • Telangana issue: ‘Million march' cripples city life
  • Chiru wants to rebuild Tank Bund statues
  • Tv9 - Statue destruction represents the death of our self-respect - Lagadapati
  • March 10 ‘dark day' in history
  • Row over re-installation of demolished statues of Telugu icons
  • Poets protest statue attacks

  • Sunday, January 30, 2011

    Mohammed Abdul Muqeet (alias Arif) Passes Away

    Mir Mohsin Ali, Yahind News, January 29, 2011

    Riyadh- Mohammed Abdul Muqeet (Arif) son of Mohammed Abdul Khader and Shareefunissa Begum died of brain hamrage at his residence at 10:30 am on 26th Jan 2011. He was nearly 50 years.

    According to his brother in law Mohammed Akram Imtiyaz said news came to Riyadh at noon.

    Muqeet worked in King Abdulaziz City for science and technology (KACST) for 28 years last two weeks before he left Riyadh on his final exit.

    He is survived by wife, 4 sons and a daughter.

    The funeral prayer is being offered on 26th Jan after Isha Prayer at Mosque Thaki Jail. He will be buried in the graveyard near Thaki Jail, Chadar Ghat, Hyderabad.

    Friends visited his brother in law home in Hai Al-Wazarat to offer their condolences.

    For more information contact : Mohammed Akram Imtiyaz : 0501938028.

    In Hyderabad his Son Adil : 0091-7799337542.

    "Allah. there is no God but He! To Him belong the most Beautiful Names".(Qur'an 20:8) -- al-Muqeet (The Controller of Things ) is a name of Allah

    Khuda bakshe bahut si khoobiyan thi marne wale mein
    [Daag Dehalvi ] Ameen, Thumma Ameen.
    Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun. Allahumma ajirni fi musibati, wa akhlif li khayran minha

    To Allah we belong, and to Him will we return – O Allah, reward me for my affliction and replace it for me with that which is better.
    Umm Salamah keeps repeating this dear du’a, with faith as firm as a fist. She doesn’t deny her condition for she does ask “who could be a better husband than Abu Salamah?” continue reading the meaning of this dua
    May Allah grant him Jannatul Firdous and give his family and friends sabr. InshAllah Aameen. A great loss to all who knew him; We cannot forget his kind and nice behavior with everyone, with no exceptions he was a very good Muslim.
    Massalam, Dua jo and dua go

    See also Muqeet's forward:
  • KACST colleagues bids farewell to Kazim Zakir
  • Indian Community in Riyadh | Facebook
  • Muqeet @ Linkedin

  • Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Andhra seeks help for students stuck in US's Tri-Valley University

  • India protests trackers, January 30th, 2011 Deccan Chronicle
  • Radio-tagging 'sham' university students excessive: India to US, NDTV Correspondent, Updated: January 29, 2011

    Andhra seeks help for students stuck in US
    Hyderabad, Jan 28 (IANS) With many students from Andhra Pradesh facing the possibility of being deported from the United States following the closure of Tri-Valley University, the state government Friday urged the Indian government to take up the issue with the US authorities.

    Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy has requested the ministry of external affairs to pursue the matter with the US government for giving all possible assistance to the students affected by the closure of the SanFrancisco-based university.

    Reddy also wrote a letter to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to render all possible assistance through the diplomatic missions in Washington and San Francisco in issuing visas to the affected students, who approach them.

    The closure of the university has reportedly affected 1,600 Indian students and 500 are from Andhra Pradesh.

    On the same shelf:
  • America's herd mentality, Hindustan Times, January 31, 2011

  • Are Indian Students Enrolled At Tri-Valley University (TVU) Really Innocent? Shiksha on 3 Feb 2011

    Defense of Indian Students

    Some of the Hyderabad students, who got their I-20 forms from TVU, allege that both the Hyderabad US Consulate and the Chennai US Consulate failed to detect the fraud and processed their F-1 visa forms, giving them no reason to doubt the university.

    Others, who have moved from other universities to TVU, say that TVU allowed them to work for 20 to 40 hours per week from Day 1 as Curricular Practical Training, and they thought it was legal.

    The Indian student community also says that since the Tri-Valley University has been recognized and accredited for accepting foreign students, Indian students should not be blamed for seeking admission there.

    IAEC Consultancy, which has been named as the Tri-valley's representatives for South Asia region in the varsity's website, denies any links with the university and says that it has not sent even a single student to the institution.

    What Tri-Valley University Has To Say
    Founder and President of the Tri-Valley University, Ms Susan Su, was born in China. Most of the faculty too belongs to Chinese origin. They remain defiant in the face of all the charges and maintain that TVU has not broken any law. Su blames her two staff members of Indian origin for the blatant misuse of I20 forms.
    Su insists that Tri-Valley University's growth pace has been so fast that they might have slipped on some protocol issues.

    The staff members that have been fired by TVU for the fraud are: Anji Reddy - a student assistant who worked in TVU administrative office, and another TVU student called Ram Krista Karra, who also has a consultant company. The students, duped by these two individuals, paid their tuition fee in the personal account of Ram Krista Karra to get their student I-20 forms and CPT approvals.

  • Monday, January 10, 2011

    Sri Krishna panel gives six options on Telangana statehood - Siasat

    Source: Siasat.com

    New Delhi, January 06: The Justice Srikrishna committee is understood to have recommended six options to deal with the Telangana statehood demand on which the government may take a call in about six weeks.

    See on the same shelf:
  • Why HYD can be a Union Territory Siasat.com