Beyond Charminar

Suno India

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Jan 31, 2021

Let's talk Dakhni Part 2

One of the idiosyncrasies in Hyderabad is its language – Dakhni. Known as ‘Hyderabadi’, ‘Hyderabadi Hindi’ or even ‘Hyderabadi Urdu’, people in general, in Hyderabad and even the Deccan region, don’t actually k...

30 mins

Jan 31, 2021

Let's talk Dakhni Part 1

One of the idiosyncrasies in Hyderabad is its language – Dakhni. Known as ‘Hyderabadi’, ‘Hyderabadi Hindi’ or even ‘Hyderabadi Urdu’, people in general, in Hyderabad and even the Deccan region, don’t actually k...

37 mins

Dec 24, 2020

Hidden Treasures: Hyderabad's historic churches

Most people identify Hyderabad as the "city of Nizams and Nawabs", but that's only one side of the story. While the city has a rich history on that front, there's another side to Hyderabad in terms of its colon...

39 mins

Nov 28, 2020

The Hyderabad that was- How the city transformed into a modern capital of the 20th Century

The city of Hyderabad has witnessed many vicissitudes, but one of the most important ones was its transformation from a provincial capital into a modern metropolis during the reign of Osman Ali Khan, the last N...

44 mins

Oct 31, 2020

Hyderabad Floods: Lessons from the past

In 1908, Hyderabad witnessed its worst ever rainfall which resulted in The Musi river and other smaller lakes flooding the entire city and killing thousands of people. The city was made flood proof after that d...

38 mins

Sep 29, 2020

Osmania Hospital – Another heritage structure down the demolition road

The state-run Osmania General Hospital has been serving people in Hyderabad for nearly a century, which today primarily includes providing health care to people from Telangana’s rural areas who cannot afford pr...

30 mins

Mar 11, 2020

A poignant tale of caste struggle

The stories of Dalits in India and their role in different movements in India remains largely untold. In Telangana, the Communist Party of India-led peasant rebellion from 1946-51 was one of the social and poli...

40 mins

Feb 15, 2020

The Nizam-era banking scandal which shocked Hyderabad

We all know of the Nizams and their wealth, especially of Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam. He appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 1937 when he was the richest man in the world. But much before that, in the...

26 mins

Dec 28, 2019

Reimagining Golconda

The Golconda or Qutb Shahi dynasty founded Hyderabad in 1591. Its history isn’t known to much of the Hyderabadis, let alone the smaller details of Qutb Shahi heritage scattered in and around Hyderabad. In an ef...

25 mins

Dec 26, 2019

A house frozen in time

Imagine living in a house where the furniture hasn't changed for over 100 years. That's the kind of heritage Zubair Noor-ul-Haq lives with today. He’s one among the very few Hyderabadis who have managed to pres...

34 mins