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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

Nov 27, 2019

The tale of Irani chai and its origin in Hyderabad

Recently, Hyderabad was included in the UNESCO’s culinary heritage list, as the Creative City of Gastronomy.  Hyderabadi’s love their daily cup Irani chai and Osmania biscuit. Hyderabad's oldest Irani hotel, Gr...

32 mins

Nov 20, 2019

Secunderabad and an old timers tale

The twin City of Secunderabad, established in 1806/7, was built as the British cantonement, after the East India Company signed the treaty of Subsidiary Alliance with the Nizams in 1798. In this episode, our ho...

41 mins

Oct 29, 2019

Dakhni as we know it

"Even most Hyderabadis don’t realise that what we speak today is Hyderabadi, definitely not Dakhni, it is closer to the standard Urdu" says Mr Sajjad Shahid. As language is an important thread that speaks about...

49 mins

Oct 29, 2019

The times of anti-feudal Telangana armed struggle

While the Nizams stood against acceding to India or Pakistan, the peasants from rural Telangana revolted against the landlords with the support of the communists. Commonly called the Telangana armed struggle, i...

31 mins

Sep 17, 2019

Operation Polo – The story retold

In Part two of our episode on Operation Polo, host Yunus interviews  Mr Mohammad Khaja Mohinudeen, now in his eighties. He was among those leaders who led and participated in the 1948 Telangana armed struggle. ...

55 mins

Sep 16, 2019

Operation Polo - Hyderabad's accession to India

History, as we know, is told by the winning side, in the way they'd choose to. During Indian independence, the military action Operation Polo annexed the princely state of Hyderabad to India, against the commun...

34 mins

Aug 23, 2019

The curious case of Errum Manzil - When custodians want to become owners

In this episode of Beyond Charminar podcast, we continue our conversation with Yunus Lasania, who will host the subsequent episodes of Beyond Charminar. We will also speak to the convener of INTACH Hyderabad Ms...

22 mins

Jul 31, 2019

Meet the Pucca Hyderabadi

Hyderabad's heritage & history when told by journalist Yunus Lasania sounds so intriguing in the weekly history walks that he organises in Hyderabad. So we at Suno India decided to bring this tête-à-tête with Y...

17 mins