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From the Nizams’s desk

July 4, 2009


(A popular theory suggests that after founding the city, Quli Qutb Shah fell in love with and married a local Banjara girl known as Bhagmathi or Bhagyavathi naming the city, Bhagyanagaram. Upon her conversion to Islam, she changed her name to Hyder Mahal and thus the city was named Hyderabad)


(A peep from the past)


(Golconda Fort ,a very badly maintained fort, looks infinitely better at night, when well lit during the highly uninspiring Light and Sound show)


DSCF6831 (View inside the Charminar)

DSCF6608 (The current Nizam )

DSCF6615 (With the Royal Family,having Thai food at ‘On the Waterfront’)

DSCF6804 (The princess of Hyderabad off for her schooling…)

DSCF6861 …………in the art of throwing tantrums*

* in a toy shop,throw yourself down in between the narrow aisles, and bawl your head, while flinging your limbs)

13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2009 1:49 pm

    Oooooo did you eat lots of biryani? I miss hyd. Lived there for a long time once upon a time. Golconda was not so bad when I was around. It was pretty well maintained. I love the old city too but traffic can kill there. Enjoy !

    • lostonthestreet permalink*
      July 6, 2009 3:44 pm

      Yups biryani at Four Seasons this time.Went to Paradise earlier.!! πŸ™‚

  2. Sid permalink
    July 5, 2009 6:54 pm

    hmm..the current Nizam looks hot. why dont u try ur luck on him?:-)

    i miss Nika 😦 she is adorable

    • lostonthestreet permalink*
      July 6, 2009 3:44 pm

      Trying.Hard.But current Nizam already ‘taken’

  3. July 6, 2009 11:42 am

    Hyderabad.. love the city. I have such lovely memories of it. It is so much cheaper than Bangalore and yet far better . Not sure if you are interested in Museums, but Salarjung is worth visiting. Thought I shall mention just in case you missed it!

    • lostonthestreet permalink*
      July 6, 2009 3:46 pm

      Oh yeah I have been there before.I remember the jewels(of course) and that human clock thing..
      It is def cheaper than Mumbai in terms of rent.

  4. July 6, 2009 5:26 pm

    I love cities that have forts/history and/or sea or at least some kind of water body. Then WTF am I doing in Bangalore? I have no clue. No ulsoor lake doesn’t count.

  5. July 6, 2009 5:31 pm

    Also where can I get that cute white frock for my son? Till he’s a toddler, he’s my property.

  6. July 7, 2009 2:41 pm

    Totally loved the pictures!
    Dont you just love all these massive monuments and the various stories and history attached to it? πŸ™‚

    Really nice post!

    • lostonthestreet permalink*
      July 7, 2009 11:59 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ ya, I agree-and thats one reason delhi scores higher than mumbai ,atleast for me πŸ™‚

  7. July 8, 2009 2:16 am


  8. lostmermaid permalink
    July 9, 2009 3:23 pm

    I went to Hyderabad once but missed seeing the fort ! next time sure !

  9. July 9, 2009 10:28 pm

    hey thanks for your comment…videos of the assam convention in the US will be available on you fact some are already up. search for assam convention 2009.

    have fun

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