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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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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Mosque of the Moors and Granada Glory in Hyderabad's Jama Masjid Iqbal-ul-Dowla at Begumpet

  • Memoirs of Syed Ali Arif: Jama Masjid Iqbal-ud-Dowla
    Although am not biased at judging against a Masjid to another but this particular one has to be mentioned. The Spanish Mosque (Jama Masjid Iqbal-ud-Dowla) on the Paradise-Old Begumpet Airport Road, and very close to my house in Hyderabad, is a striking mosque with unique plan elevation; it was built by Sir Vikhar-ul-Umra Iqbal-ud-Dowla, the Paigah noble, in 1906.

    It is believed to be the only one of its kind in India, with pointed arches, a pointed main roof composed of two truncated octagonal pyramids placed one above the other intervened by octagonal domes. The minarets aesthetically placed at corners of the parapet are in the same style, very unusual from those seen in other mosques in the city and elsewhere. And it is difficult to miss them as you climb on (from Paradise side) to the flyover opposite the Airport.

    A lot of debate has been done for its semblance to the architectural look and feel of a church!

    Note: See more images of the Masjid @ Google Images

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  • Thursday, August 22, 2013

    All in all, they’re auto rajas, Deccan Chronicle


    "Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t ignore them. To some, they are the bane of society, the scourge of pedestrians and traffic, and the reason why early morning tempers on the road are at an all-time high. To others, they are loyal friends, willing listeners to guide them around the city, and often a source of solace right in the nick of time." continue Reading Deccan Chronicle Aug 21, 2013

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    Wednesday, August 14, 2013

    Gujarati's in Hyderabad

    Info courtesy: Mohammed Ayub Ali Khan
    "The story of an old Gujarati family's prosperity in Hyderabad."

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  • An overview of various communities living in Hyderabad
    The Sikh community
    The Parsi community
    Malayalees in Hyderabad
    News from the Vysya Community
  • Multicultural Celebrations Around the New Year by Desiz -- We dedicate this post to recognize the Gujarati's in Hyderabad.
  • Gujaratis in Hyderabad - Blog
  • Gujarati Restaurants in hyderabad

  • Thursday, August 1, 2013

    TELANGANA ZINDABAD: The past and the future of the India's 29th state -- Media monitoring

    Post updated Aug 21, 2013

  • Quo Vadis, Hyderabad? Whatever happens, the Dakhni in their souls will unite the people of this city, by BAKHTIAR K. DADABHOY Outlook India
  • Analysis: Decoding India's Telangana Conundrum, By Mayurika Reddy / Hyderabad, |INDIA NEWS NETWORK
  • Mohammed Ayub Ali Khan, The meaning and evolution of the word Telangana
    The meaning and origin of the word ‘Telangana’ is subjected to much scholarly dispute. However, there is near consensus that the term (Telangana) was first used by Muslim chronicles of late 14th century. We find the particular use of the term only after the emergence of the powerful prime minister Khan-e-Jahan Malik Maqbul Telangani. Earlier, we find the use of several variations of the term. As Prof. Raychaudhuri writes. “Students are apt to be bewildered not only by the use of alternative names Adnhras and Trilinga but also by the numerous variants of the expressions Trilinga itself.”
  • Truth vs Hype: Telangana Inc. - The Battle for Hyderabad NDTV
    The battle for Telangana has become a battle for Hyderabad. Those demanding a separate state say they want to end the dominance of the contractor - politicians from the rest of Andhra Pradesh who have made crores from India's cyber city, and control the politics of the state.
    But given the high stakes involved, there is concern that leaders of the new Telangana are less worried about social justice to a deprived region, and more with getting their share of boomtown Hyderabad.
    "The 65-year-old dream has finally become a reality and Telangana is all set to be 29th state of India. The ruling Congress reluctantly agrees to create a new state of Telangana by dividing India's 4th largest state Andhra Pradesh. After years of uncertainty and political maneuvering, Telangana is just a few steps closer to reality." CNN-IBN Jul 30, 2013

  • Changing states: An animated political map of the Republic of India, Soumyadip Choudhury, IBNLive.com
  • Hyderabad joint capital as AP to be split into Telangana, Seemandhra Pallavi, Preeti Singh, CNN-IBN
  • Telangana: The past and the future, D P Satish, CNN-IBN
  • Telangana: Protests over new state in southern India, BBC
  • Telangana effect: 5 new States that may come into being, NitiCentral
  • Another film on Telangana - Bollywood Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com - M Sreedhar is directing and producing a film titled ' Telangana Zindabad'
  • Anantpur burns as Telangana granted statehood - Tv9 (tv9telugu) - YouTube
  • Muslim politicians of AP welcome Telangana but with skepticism, TwoCircles.net
  • MIM will work for minorities in AP and Telangana: Asaduddin Owaisi, Deccan Chronicle
  • Telangana Decision And After – Analysis, Eurasia Review
  • In Telangana Decision, a Microcosm of India's Geopolitical Challenge | Stratfor
  • Telangani's Tomb in Nizamuddin Basti is India's first octagonal Tomb. Sadly, it is badly encroached #ForbiddenHeritage pic.twitter.com/SwqdoGCa
  • "Khan Jahan Telangani" @ Sacred seven The Hindu -- How come the people of Telingana forgot one of the regions prominent sons Khan-e-Jahan Telangani (formerly known as Yugandhar and a minister of Prataparudra), Mohammed Ayub Ali Khan.