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Friday, June 1, 2012

Current Affair from Hyderabad

Hyderabad Updates If you are looking for a latest updates on Hyderabad City then this page will help you out. Getting your hands on the up to date and most recent Hyderabad News may not be that easy depending on which part of the world you are in. I recommend signing up for my RSS feed to automatically receive updates of what's new in Hyderabad as well as on my website. Also, bookmark this page so you can come back frequently for the latest news on Hyderabad. This daily news section is dedicated to providing you with the most recent headlines on Hyderabad. It is updated every half hour with information from resources all around the world. Jagan Mohan Reddy's interim bail plea to be heard today NDTV Correspondent with agency inputs | Updated: June 01, 2012 10:10 IST Ads by Google Watch Maa TV – Watch Telugu TV Shows Online. iStream: News, TV, Movies! iStream.com/Maa_TV Hyderabad: Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is currently in jail, will be hoping for relief as a special CBI court in Hyderabad will today hear his interim bail plea. Mr Reddy, who is the chief of the YSR Congress, was arrested on Monday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and sent to the Chanchalguda Jail in Hyderabad in connection with a case relating to disproportionate assets. He will stay in jail till June 11 - just a day before crucial by-elections in Andhra Pradesh are scheduled to take place. Counsel for Mr Reddy has argued that he should be granted bail to enable him to campaign for his party for the by-polls. The MP from Kadapa was arrested after three days of extensive questioning by the CBI while he was busy campaigning in the Guntur district. Mr Reddy's party and family have alleged that his arrest is part of a larger "political conspiracy" to prevent him campaigning for the elections. In fact, the YSR Congress and his supporters have earlier blamed the ruling Congress and the Telugu Desam Party for the CBI probe and his subsequent arrest, alleging the parties of aligning against him in a bid to check his growing popularity. Also Read Court posts orders on Jagan's bail plea to Friday Jagan's mother launches campaign with stand-out numbers at rally Also See 51:58 The 9 O'clock News: The biggest stories 7:32 Jagan going against YSR's will: Kiran Kumar Reddy to NDTV Questioning the timing of the CBI's questioning, that incidentally had not taken place in the last one year, Mr Reddy's counsel had, on Thursday, said that if he was granted interim bail, he would appear in the court after the campaigning ended on June 10. The YSR Congress chief was also ready for a daily appearance in the police station of the constituency he was visiting, his counsel said. The CBI, however, opposed the bail petition on the grounds that Mr Reddy was the number one accused in the case and, if released on bail, could tamper with the evidence and influence the witnesses. The CBI claims that Jagan Reddy misused his father, YSR Reddy's position as Chief Minister of the state in 2009, to secure big investments from various companies who were granted licences and clearances in return. Among his several firms that are under the scanner are Jagathi Publications, Indira TV and Janani Infrastructure. Several ministers in the YSR government are also facing the heat for having facilitated 26 deals involving Mr Reddy. The group of ministers - Geetha Reddy, Sabitha Indra Reddy, Ponnala Laxmaiah, Dharmanna Prasad Rao, Kanna Laxminarayana and Mopidevi Venkatramana - was served notices on the order of the Supreme Court over the deals between the government and various companies. While Sabitha Reddy and Mr Venkatramana have already been questioned by the CBI, Geetha Reddy is likely to be questioned by the CBI today. Jagan's mother, sister storm Andhra by-poll scene Submitted by admin4 on 31 May 2012 - 8:55pm India Politics By IANS, Hyderabad : Jailed Member of Parliament Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy's mother Vijayamma and sister Sharmila have taken by storm the by-elections scene in Andhra Pradesh. They drew huge crowds Thursday, the second day of their campaigning, in north coastal Andhra. Campaigning in the absence of Jagan, who was sent to jail May 28 in a disproportionate assets case, the mother-daughter duo has proved to be a big hit with the people who are turning out in large numbers to hear them speak. After launching the campaign in Narsannepta assembly constituency in Srikakulam district Wednesday, Vijayamma and Sharmila Thursday addressed meetings in Payakaropeta in Visakhapatnam district and in Ramchandrapuram in East Godavari district. Braving intense heat, hundreds stood along the roads and on rooftops to hear Vijayamma, the honorary president of YSR Congress Party, speak. Raking up memories of late Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and alleging that Jagan was a victim of political vendetta, they went all out to arouse public sympathy. The ruling Congress party and main opposition party Telugu Desam Party (TDP), who were hoping to take advantage of Jagan's absence from the poll scene, are rattled by the massive public response to YSR Party's meetings. Vijayamma is also mounting an attack on the Congress at every meeting by voicing her doubts over the helicopter crash that killed her state chief minister husband in 2009. She wants to continue what Jagan has been doing for over two years -- to keep Reddy's memories alive among the people. Vijayamma, who was only a housewife when her husband was active in politics, is reminding people of the pro-poor schemes launched by him between 2004 and 2009 and appealing them to bring back a similar rule in the state by supporting YSR Congress Party. By-elections to Nellore Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats in the state are scheduled June 12. Despite their political inexperience, the mother-daughter duo are doing their best to draw political mileage from Jagan's arrest. At every meeting, they are telling people that Jagan had been arrested to deliberately keep him away from the campaigning. Sharmila, who unlike her mother speaks fluently, has managed to strike an instant chord with the people. The wife of evangelist Anil Kumar is the centre of attraction at the election meetings. "I'm Rajanna's (Y.S.R Reddy's) daughter, Jagan's sister Sharmila," is how the young woman begins her speech. "Me and my mother have come here to tell you about the injustice being meted out to Rajanna's family," she said at a meeting amid cheers from the crowd. She asks if sending a gentleman to jail and crashing a helicopter is good politics. She is also accusing Congress and TDP of joining hands to target Y.S.R. Reddy's family. Vijayamma, who is also a member of state assembly, is trying to give a new twist to helicopter crash by alleging that a helicopter which was not used for three months flew her husband Sep 2, 2009. The Congress, however, is condemning her attempts to politicise the crash. "It is unfortunate that she is making baseless allegations to drive political mileage from the tragedy," said Congress leader G. Venkatramna Reddy. Former president of state unit of Congress party D. Srinivas said since Vijayamma was campaigning for the first time, people were coming to see and hear her. He did not agree that the huge turnout at the meetings meant people were supporting YSR Congress Party.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Current Real Estate business in Hyderabad

Hyderabad’s real estate market has changed over a period of time. Old, palatial houses are giving way to new, posh, multi-storey apartments. The city is upgrading its infrastructure to accommodate new migrants. City’s new hi-tech airport at Shamshabad has been in the limelight ever since its launch.

Hyderabad was once famous only for its architecture, culture and pearls. Today it is popularly called Cyberabad, owing to remarkable development in the IT-ITES and BPO segment. This comprehensive chart will give a complete idea of the area and its existing trends in the market.

Last Updated: September 2010
CAPITAL VALUE
LOCALITY Apartment Capital Value (Rs/sq ft)

Jan-Mar’10 (%) Sep’10
Central (18) 0 to 23 1800-8400
East (5) 0 to 19 2500-4400
North (9) 3 to 9 2100-4900
South (2) 0 to 10 2100-4000
West (4) -3 to 30 2900-11000
Secunderabad (6) 0 to 9 1800-4600

PLOT CAPITAL VALUE (Rs/sq yard)
LOCALITY
Jan-Mar’10 (%) Sep’10
Central (18) 0 to 3 21000-61000
East (5) 2 to 12 15000-46000
North (9) -4 to 21 12500-61000
South (2) 4 to 8 20500-61000
West (4) -3 to 19 40000-100000
Secunderabad (6) -3 to 6 15500-51000


APARTMENT 2BHK RENTAL VALUE (Rs/month)
LOCALITY
Jan-Mar’10 (%) Sep’10
Central (18) -7 to 6 5500-23000
East (5) 0 to 10 6500-12000
North (9) -3 to 14 5500-21000
South (2) 0 to 5 6500-21000
West (4) 0 to 20 7000-26000
Secunderabad (6) 0 to 3 6500-12500


Hyderabad realty prices on the rise again

The city’s realty rates that have been stagnant for over a year now, are finally witnessing an upward shift. In the last few weeks alone, the rates of several apartments across Hyderabad, which had hit rock bottom in 2009-10, have jumped by a decent 10 to 15%, say market sources. The rise is more evident among projects that are either nearing completion or are ready to occupy, they add.

On this list are, PBEL Property Development India Pvt Ltd’s project at APPA junction, Manjeera group’s twin ventures in Kukatpally, Nagarjuna Construction Company’s apartment complex in Gachibowli, Aditya Homes (P) Ltd’s project, `Aditya Sunshine’, in Kondapur, among others. All these ventures, sources say, are now costlier by a minimum of Rs 200 per square feet (sft) with some even charging a neat Rs 400 (per sft) more for their products. The Kondapur venture for instance that was available for Rs 3,200-3,300 per sft until recently is now priced at Rs 3,600 per sft.

“Also, unlike in the past when the rates were negotiable, now they are not,” said real estate consultant B V P Raju of Ghar4u Solutions (P) Ltd attributing this sudden revision of rates to the surge in demand for completed projects in the market, post the long-drawn `T’ turmoil. “Customers no longer want to risk their money by putting it in ventures that are just taking off or are not likely to be ready anytime soon, even if they are available at a cheaper rate. Concerned about the agitations resurfacing and stalling work yet again, buyers are skeptical about the fate of such projects. The rush, therefore, is for the ones that are ready for possession,” he said.

Predictably, Manjeera Trinity’ and `Manjeera Majestic’ that are almost complete have more buyers than other ventures, that are still in their nascent stages, around them. And this, despite their slightly expensive price tag (in comparison to others) of Rs 3,500 per sq ft. But while this emerging trend has city developers heaving a sigh of relief, it has taken some customers by complete surprise as they had hoped that realty rates in Hyderabad would remain low for a longer while, owing to the stalemate over Telangana.

“I recently checked soon to-be-complete apartments in Lingampally, Hafezpet and Miyapur. And to my surprise nothing below Rs 3,000 per sft was available at any of the sites,” said IT executive Shivam Seth adding, “Interestingly, these are the same projects that until six months ago were being sold for as low as Rs 2,500-Rs 2,700 per sft.”

And the prices are only expected to rise further, say market analysts. Apart from the `T’ effect, which has pushed the demand for completed apartments, it is also the government’s inability to resolve the GO 45 (20% of developed area to be reserved for economically backward classes) issue that has led to this, they said. “Builders are not keen on taking up new projects unless the government revises this unfeasible clause. This has created an artificial shortage in the market leading to a marginal price rise. If this situation continues for long, property rates will soon be up by 20% or more,” said C Sekhar Reddy, president, Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India, Hyderabad chapter.

Source: The Times of India, Hyderabad

Regulatory Body for Real Estate will lead to Corruption: CREDAI President

Real estate industry body CREDAI on Saturday opposed constitution of a regulatory body for the real estate sector, saying that it would become a “breeding ground for corruption” if implemented. “The proposed regulatory bill will become a breeding ground for corruption (if implemented),” the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) President Lalit Kumar Jain told reporters here. The Centre has proposed to form a regulatory body through the Real Estate Regulation Bill 2011 which seeks to protect home buyers from fly-by-night developers.

Arguing that the objective of draft regulatory bill was limited to just consumer protection, Jain sought the jurisdiction of the bill be expanded to address other pressing issues like long delay in approval, rising cost of material and labour etc, which hold utmost importance for the sector. “Only controlling one issue (consumer protection by the regulatory bill) is not going to help unless the entire spectrum of the industry is handled by the proposed bill,” he said. CREDAI further questioned the formation of any regulatory body on the ground that there were a number of options and mechanism like the consumer affairs department, the Competition Commission of India redress consumer grievances


NCC Urban Plans Residential & Commercial Projects in South India


NCC Urban Infrastructure Limited, a subsidiary of Hyderabad-based construction major NCC Ltd, is lining up over 10 residential and commercial projects, together with a built-up area of 2.5 million square feet, in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi. “While we recently launched six projects in Bangalore, both apartments and villas, which are expected to generate a turnover of Rs 250 crore per year, ventures in Hyderabad, Kochi and Chennai are to be launched in the next two to three months,” said Narayana Raju Alluri, managing director of NCC Urban.

The company had received Rs 150 crore as equity and the remaining as loan from the parent, NCC Limited, to fund acquisition of land for these projects, he added. NCC Urban, which has so far developed over 2 million sq ft of residential and commercial space, currently has a land bank of over 400 acre. The company is in the process of launching a 100-acre integrated township, enveloped with commercial space, in Visakhapatnam, besides a 150-unit apartment venture in Guntur city shortly.


Govt to Make Draft Real Estate Regulation Bill Public


The government will make public the draft Real Estate Regulation and Development Bill, 2011 for comments from stakeholders this week and may subsequently introduce it in the forthcoming winter session of Parliament. Aimed at protecting customers from fly-by-night developers, the draft Bill will seek to bring more transparency in the realty sector.

“We will upload the draft Bill on the Ministry’s website on November 11 for suggestions by public. After considering those suggestions, we are hopeful of introducing the bill during the winter session of Parliament,” Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Kumari Selja said. While unveiling the new logo and brand identity of Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), she said the draft Bill has taken into account of the concerns raised by the builder community.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

WISHING YOU HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011


New Year Calendar :



New year is an wonderful occasion, when we welcome something new in our lives and at the same time, forget about all the bad memories, which the passing year gave us.

New Year Quote:


"Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to." - By Bill Vaughn

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." - By Benjamin Franklin


"New Year's Day is every man's birthday." - By Charles Lamb

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." - By Bill Vaughan

"The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn." - By Hartley Coleridge

"And ye, who have met with Adversity's blast,
And been bow'd to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury -
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen." - By Thomas Hood

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." - By Hal Borland

"For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning." - By T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

"New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights." - By Hamilton Wright Mabie

"Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past." - By Henry Ward Beecher

"Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever." - By Mark Twain

"ach age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer." - By Walter Scott

"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." - By Oscar Wilde

"When then is lost, as time is by,
we look upon the yearly wine
to see our substance in the lees.
Did tribe and purse most pleasing leave?
To look for clear and faithful sense,
that gives a bodied stance bouquet,
then see the vat at mirror's face
and find in it, the yearly pace." - By E. Marshall, Vintner Epilogue

Monday, September 6, 2010

ABOUT HYDERABAD INDIA

About Hyderabad India:

Hyderabad city is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, in the region of Telangana.

It lies on the Deccan Plateau, 541 meters (1776 ft) above sea level, over an area of 625 km² (244 mile²).

The city has an estimated population of around 8 million, making it 4th largest city in India , while the population of the metropolitan area was estimated above 9 million. Religiously and culturally, the city is united with Hindus, Muslims and Christians.

Hyderabad city is known for its rich history, food and its multi-lingual culture, both geographically and culturally.

Founded in the year 1591 by fifth Qutb Shahi Ruler Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah.

The original city of Hyderabad was founded on the banks of river Musi. Now known as the historic old city, home to the Charminar, Falaknuma Palace, Chowmallah Palace and Makkah Masjid, it lies on the southern bank of the river.

Hyderabad and Secunderabad are twin cities, separated by the Husain Sagar (bound by the 'Tank Bund'), a man made lake made during the time of Ibrahim Qutb Shah in 1562.

Overview of Hyderabad India
Name of the city: Hyderabad
Name of the state: Andhra Pradesh
Area: 625 km² (241 sq mi)
Time Zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
Distance(s): From Delhi - 1499 km
From Mumbai - 711 km
From Bangalore - 562 km
From Chennai - 688 km
From Kolkatta - 1516 km
Region: Telangana
Founded: 1591
Founder: Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah
Fifth Qutb Shahi Ruler
Population: 8893640 (Year 2008)
Country code of India: 0091 or +91
City code / STD code of Hyderabad: 040
Languages: Urdu, Telugu, Hindi and English
Currency of Hyderabad India: Indian Rupees

Necklace Road Garden, Hyderabad INDIA

People
What makes Hyderabad such a special destination is its multi-cultural mix of people.

Language
Hyderabad India

There are four languages in Hyderabad: Hindi, Deccani-Urdu, Telugu and English. English is the language of business and administration, and is widely spoken and understood. Most Hyderabadis are bilingual, and speak their mother tongue as well as English.

Religion
With this mixture of people, Hyderabad is also a mixture of religions. Hyderabad’s skyline boasts the distinctive minarets of mosques, intricate figurines of Hindu temple gods, beautiful Churches and distinctive architecture of Gurudwaras. The main religions are Hinduism, Islam, Christianity and Sikhism.

Security & Safety
Hyderabad India

Hyderabad has a well-founded reputation as one of the safest cities in the world. Crime rates are very low and the streets are safe to walk in any time of the day or night. However, I do recommend that visitors to my city take the normal precaution of keeping their valuables in a safe place at all times.

The Andhra Pradesh Government has and will continue to be vigilant in ensuring that Hyderabad remains safe. It has stepped up security measures at key installations and other sensitive places. The Government has also made it known that extremism originating from religion or race has no place in Hyderabad and it will not hesitate to take action against any extremist or terrorist groups or individuals.

Wine & Dine
Hyderabad’s multicultural population is reflected in the wide variety of excellent restaurants offering a diversity of cuisine from around the world.

Tipping
Tipping is not encouraged as most hotels and restaurants in Hyderabad already levy a service charge on customers' bills. Tipping is not a way of life in Hyderabad and the practice is not encouraged.

Driving
Minimum age is 18 years with a valid state/provincial driver's license. An international driver's license is required for visits beyond one month. Cars are right-hand drive; driven on the left-hand side of the road.
Emergency Numbers
Hyderabad India

* Police 100
* Fire 101
* Ambulance 102

These are the numbers in Hyderabad, but they are usually the same in other cities of India.
Passport
According to law, you must have your passport with you at all times. To check into a hotel you must show your passport to the hotel clerk and fill out a form with your passport and visa information. If the police ask to see your passport, you must show it to them. They have the right to ask you for it at any time, for no reason.
Electric Current
Hyderabad India

Standard voltage is 220-240 volts AC 50 cycles per second. Most hotels are equipped with transformers for 110-120 volts AC, 60 cycles per second appliances. This is different from America and England, so to use your tape recorder, etc., you need a converter and an adapter for your plug, which you can get at certain Indian appliance stores in your own country. Socket sizes in India vary, so it is a good idea to get a universal adapter which is available at airports and at special travel stores. Sockets have three round pins, which is similar to the ones used in Europe. European plugs will go into the sockets, but the Indian pins are a little thicker and the plug will be a little loose, so the connection may not be so good.

NOTICE: There are many power failures in India. So it is a good idea to have a good flashlight (torch).

Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in public buses, elevators, theaters, cinemas, air-conditioned restaurants, shopping centers and government offices.

What to Wear
Hyderabad has a moderate temperature ranging from 15 to 40 degrees. Light and summer clothing made from natural fabrics like cotton is best for everyday wear. Casual dress is acceptable for most situations and occasions but some establishments may require a more formal dress code. It is always advisable to check beforehand on dress regulations, if any.

Acceptable Dress
In you are well dressed, you will usually be treated better in Hyderabad - India, especially when you are doing official business. When going to religious places you should dress very conservatively.

Women Travelers
Hyderabad India

It is best for women not to travel alone, especially if they have never been to India before. Many men in India think western women to be easy. Women are often subjected to being stared at, handled, peaked at through a hole in a hotel room door, and may receive obscene comments. These situations are not usually a serious threat.

It is important that women dress modestly. Women in India do not normally show their shoulders or knees, or wear tight fitting clothes, or shorts. It is best not to wear clinging, or low cut clothes. The bra-less look should be avoided.

Women usually do not shake hands with men, and certainly any physical contact beyond this is asking for trouble. Having a casual conversation with a man is considered a reason for a man to proceed further. Indian women and men who don’t know each other, unless they are highly educated, just don’t talk with each other in India. If you feel that a man is coming into your space, more than likely he is. Usually you can just request them to stay away from you. If someone touches you apparently innocently, it usually isn’t.

If you have a problem on a train or bus, approach the ticket collector and ask them politely to help you. If the ticket collector won’t help you, ask to see the conductor of the train. The conductor is usually a well-educated man, who you should speak to respectfully, and who will usually be helpful.Groping is a normal thing. It is standard for women to be groped (handled) on the local trains. That is why there are separate compartments for women. Even just walking in the station, women can be handled. If a woman goes into a very crowded situation with many men, such as a bus, especially if she is by herself, it is not unusual for her to be groped. This happens with Indian ladies too.

If you are a woman traveling alone, it could be a good idea to travel by air-conditioned or first-class. There are much less passengers on these carriages, and they usually have had more contact with foreigners, so they are easier to deal with.Women can request a ladies compartment in a 2nd class carriage of a train. Many trains have such a compartment. Also, most of the time there is a special ladies’ queue (line) for purchasing train tickets. This means that ladies can go to the front of a queue to purchase tickets for trains and no one will say anything. Most railway stations have ladies’ waiting rooms.

Begging
Hyderabad India

There are beggars, and then there are sadhus or saintly persons who accept donations. I do not think it is a good idea to give anything to the average beggar, unless you give them food. Giving to a saintly person is actually to the benefit of the giver. The difficulty with giving to a saintly person is to know who is actually saintly.

One problem about giving to beggars by temples or holy places, especially if they are children, is that if you give to one, you may have a hundred persons surround you and ask you for money. Also, it is a bad policy to give any money to small children, because they usually give all the money to their parents or some other adult. In this way the parents do not have to work, nor is it profitable for the parents to give their children an education.

Indian Culture
Hyderabad India
1. Don’t overload your plate, you are expected to finish everything.
2. Never put objects on a temple or someone’s personal altar in their home or on sacred items, such as a religious book.
3. Never point the soles of your feet towards an altar in a temple, other people, or holy sites.
4. Remove your shoes when entering someone’s home, even if they tell you it is all right to wear your shoes. It is almost never all right.
5. Don’t take photograph without permission.

Credit Cards
American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa are widely accepted.

Banking & Money Changing

Hyderabad India
Banks throughout Hyderabad generally open at 9.30am and close at 3.30pm Mondays to Fridays, and 9.30am to 12.30am on Saturdays for transactions of travellers' cheques and other financial matters. For convenience, Automated teller machines (ATM) are open round-the-clock, offering the MAESTRO or CIRRUS network system. Apart from the convenience of exchanging money at all banks and hotels, money can also be exchanged wherever the sign "Licensed Money Changer" is displayed. Most shopping complexes have a licensed money changer. Visitors are discouraged from changing money with unlicensed money changers.

Office Hours
Business / government offices are usually open from Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm and Saturday, 9am - 1pm. Offices and shops are usually closed on Sunday, but can be closed on a different day depending on the town.
Shopping Hours
Hyderabad India

Shops open from 10am to 9pm daily. You needn't keep a sharp eye on your watch when you're shopping in Hyderabad. Our city also enjoys the reputation of being one of the safest places to be in, so provided basic precautions are taken, you can have peace of mind to shop and walk around well into the night.
City Center Shopping Mall at Banjara Hills, Hyderabad INDIA

Communications / Mobile Phones
Hyderabad is the center of telecommunications in India with 24-hour telex, international direct dial (IDD) telephone, telegram and facsimile services. Telephone country code is +91 and city code is 040. There are many telephone service providers – AirTel, Idea, Reliance, Vodafone and BSNL.

Travel and Health Insurance
I strongly recommend that you take out insurance policies to cover medical and travel expenses. If necessary, consult your travel agent.

Drug Abuse
Drug abuse is viewed seriously in Hyderabad. Illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances is strictly prohibited.

Hitech Hyderabad India
Hyderabad is one of the most developed city in India. It is an emerging information technology (or IT) and biotechnology hub of India.

Hyderabad has witnessed a remarkable growth in the real estate business, thanks to a predominantly information technology-driven boom in the 1990s and the retail industry growth over the last few years which have spurred hectic commercial activity. A number of mega malls have come up and are being built in the city.

The rapid growth of the city, along with the growth of Secunderabad and neighboring municipalities has resulted in a large metropolitan area.

Hyderabad is the financial and economic capital of the state. The city is the largest contributor to the state's gross domestic product, state tax and excise revenues.

The infrastructural facilities for basic research in Hyderabad are some of the best in the country, hosting a large academic population from all over the country and beyond.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hyderabad Shopping


From the era of the Shahi dynasty to the tech-savvy heart of the nation, Hyderabad has come along way. You can find Hyderabad malls and stores that will make your jaw drop what their choice of merchandise. Or you can go to the local bazaars where you still get everything good and cheap. Shopping in Hyderabad is fun, as everything you buy has its value for money. You could buy pearls, diamonds, embroidered fabric in Hyderabad, as it’s one of the cities in India where these items are cheaper. The Lad Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar are one of the oldest and busiest in the city, and are worth visiting.

Sultan Bazaar
There's really no specific category the Sultan Bazaar specializes in, as you can find anything and everything under the sun here. The Sultan Bazaar is one of the busier centers of commerce in Hyderabad. It stays alive and active from early morning to well into the evening, with no perceivable lulls in activity. There are quite a few book stores, electronic stores, and pharmacies here, the latter of which sell a good variety of homeopathic and ayurvedic ... Especially on sunday a lots of the shops are open too.
Lad Bazaar
Category:
Shopping Center
Directions:
Right of the Charminar
in the Old City

The Lad Bazaar is one of the oldest bazaars in Hyderabad. It's pretty easy to get to, as it's located right next to one of the main attractions of the city, The Charminar. Lad means "pamper", in Hindi. If you're into shopping, which almost every youngster in India seems to be these days, you're sure to be pampered at this bazaar.

You can get a variety of items at the Lad Bazaar. Bangles, something Hyderabad is known for, are all over the place. You can find metal bangles, lac bangles, bangles made of pearls, and bangles made of semi-precious stones. Other things Lad Bazaar is good for include fabrics, henna, gold, cosmetics, and bridal wear.

Oh, and make sure you practice your bargaining skills here. If you're pretty good at it, and you're not shy about walking away from what you think is a bad deal, you're bound to get a very good deal.
General Bazar,Secunderabad
It is the oldest bazaar in twin city of Hyderabad i.e., Secunderabad, you can able find out the all the jewellery shops,lots of wholesale shops for the textile market,Handicraft,electronics, surrounded with the famous temple Mahankali, Near to Park Lane, Secunderabad.

More about Park Lane............. this is just 1 & half Km distance from Secunderabad station. Mostly Known as for the best in computer accessories,peripherals,software shop.
Chenoy Trade Centre, parklane: Among the oldest commercial complexes in secunderabad, consists of offices of many promiment companies, on upper floors , and shops on ground floor and basement.Good place for computer related shopping.
So many shops selling computer and related products.Only place in Twin cities where you can head to if gotta buy any computer peripheral, hardware, software, laptop, or just about anything.the oldest known and the best computer centre in state, where we can get all the computer related stuff.

If you are looking for buying any desktop,laptop or any computer peripheral please go to this link to know more about chenoy Trade Centre,Parklane.
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Shopping Malls

About Shopping Malls in Hyderabad

Hyderabad has been a major shopping center of India for centuries right from the Mogul kings to the British rule. The city offers everything from antiques to Handicrafts to Jewellery and from dresses to leather goods to Pearls and semi-precious stones.

The mushrooming of shopping malls coupled with the charm of the old city's markets made the twin cities - a shopping paradise. Add to this the huge variety that the city is able to offer to its citizens and you have a dizzying shopping concoction in hand. Apart from these the numerous food joints and parks just add to the wonderful experience of shopping in the twin cities.

The Great Shopping Stops, your guide to shopping in Hyderabad came up. It has all that you wanted to know about some of the trendiest shopping joints in the twin cities. The Great Shopping Stops will be a carry with you guide for all your shopping expeditions - be it on the relaxed Sundays, blue Mondays or busy Fridays.
Hyderabad Shopping Malls
Big Bazaar

Big Bazaar, which has about 150 outlets across the country, is also promoting small retailers by partly having the shop-in-shop concept.
The selected retailers put up their counters and sell through the outlet. The small retailers also lower their prices as they gain through bulk sales. read more..

Food World

A pioneer in the business of Organized Retail in India, Foodworld,

the Rs.300 crore company part of RPG Group, is the first national chain of supermarkets.It provides customers with a wide range of quality products at a reasonable price all under one roof, in a convenient location, in a clean, bright and functional ambience. Part of self-service format Foodworld follows the service of clearly marking on the shelf, relevant details of the product displayed, including the name, grammage and price. This provides immense convenience to the shopper. read more..

Hyderabad Central

Hyderabad Central is a newly erected huge mall in hyderabad, India.

This mall offers shopping, movies and food. PVR Cinemas is located on the top floor of the mall.Hyderabad Central has a slogan as Shop, eat and celebrate. The massive seamless mall on the busy Punjagutta road is one experience that is bound to leave Hyderabadis spellbound. read more..

LifeStyle

The store, spread over 50,000 sq ft, in Hyderabad, aims to provide the complete

shopping experience to its customers. Such a wide choice and range definitely calls for planning and logistics, something that Lifestyle has mastered during the consolidation of its global operations. The Indian consumer, being quality- and price-conscious, has responded encouragingly to the concept store that Lifestyle is. read more..

Magna Hypermarket

'All under one roof' -- the peerless marketing strategy seems to have found its way into the city through the imposing Magna hypermarket. The range of commodities that can be marked off to meet most of your material needs in the wish list and many enticing things waiting for being added to the cart is all about going shopping in this hyper mart. read more..

Music World

The newly opened 8000 square feet of music space on Road No 1 Banjara Hills has swept Hyderabadis off their feet. After taking Chennai, Kochi and Bangalore by storm ,the RPG group 'Music World' is now in Hyderabad

with a musical extravaganza of C.D's, V.C.D's, cassettes and Hi-Fi musical accessories. One can indeed get a new experience with the support of Hi-tech Nakamichi Listening posts and one can even watch videos on the 80 inch T.V or just relax to some refreshing music on their Bose Systems.. read more..

Shoppers Stop

Shoppers Stop is situated at Begumpet.
It claims to be the largest one-stop shop of the twin cities starting from Children wear to marriage suits, leather wallets to jackets and shoes, and key chains to Gold Rings, Shopper's Stop has got them all. read more..

Spencer

Spencer's Retail is the pioneer in food and grocery retailing in the country. The first store was opened in Chennai (1996).
Spencer's Hyper Stores are a combination of supermarket and department stores offering customers a large array of low priced food and non-food items under one roof. These stores are spread over a trading area of more than 15,000 sq. ft. It provides a comfortable shopping environment with pack sizes tailored to individuals and bulk buyers. read more..

MPM - The Mall

MPM is located in Hyderabad city, India. It is built in the wide area of 1,80,000 Sqft. This is all at one shop wherein you can find all products, which satisfies all the basic needs and wants of a customer to live elegantly.
MPM Mall
It has ample parking space in the cellar and around the complex where in you can park around 200 four wheelers and 1000 two wheelers. An open lobby with a stage to organize events, and Programs provides MPM. It has open Terrace for all corporate functions or private parties - catered by Mischief who can provide for 1000 and odd people. It provides mind regaling music systems with 120" hanging screen. MPM is the first building to have complete fire fighting system to avoid fire accidents. Two capsule lifts works continuously for the customers service to reach each and every floor.

Address: MPM - The Mall, Abids Cross Road, Abids, Hyderabad, A.P
Tel +91-40-5578 6789 Fax +91-40-5578 6711 Web: MPM Mall
Trinethra Super Retail Ltd

Trinethra Super Retail Ltd. (TSRL), the Hyderabad-based retail marketing chain, will invest Rs.1 billion over the next two years in order to expand business and open more outlets in South India .According to reports, the number of retail outlets would be increased to 205 by the end of current fiscal from the existing 170. The number of outlets in Andhra Pradesh would be increased to 90 from the present 73, and 50 would be opened in Karnataka. TSRL will open 40 retail shops in Tamil Nadu and 25 in Kerala by the end of FY`07. read more..
Babukhan Mall

Babukhan Mall Situated in North Hyderabad, Babukhan Mall features a number of branded stores like Arrow, Louis Philippe, Levi's, Lee and many more. Timings- 10. am to 10.30 pm. Somajiguda X roads, Punjagutta, Hyderabad - 500 082 Tel:+(91)-(40) - 23356085, 9885440607
Chandana Brothers (CMR Exclusive)

CMR SHOPPING MALL
Opp. Head Post Office, Patny Center, Secunderabad
Ph: 91.40.27804733 E-mail : info@cmrshoppingmall.com

CMR EXCLUSIVE
Bhuvana Towers , Adjacent to Manju Theatre, S D Road, Secunderabad
Ph:91.40.27892525 Fax:91.40.27892999 E-mail : info@cmrexclusive.com

other Multiple Malls are :

Amrutha Mall

Located at the most convenient locality, Amrutha is a four stored complex. Apart from the shopping of wide variety of products, it also offers in house coffee shop and an exclusive pizza hut. Timings 9.00 am to 1.00 am.

Somajiguda X roads, Raj Bhavan Road,
Punjagutta,
Hyderabad - 500 082


Maheshwari Palace Mall

A centrally air conditioned mall, MPM offers all the major brands for garments, shoes, accessories, appliances, furnishings, jewellery etc. At least 10,000 people visit the mall daily.
http://www.maheshwarigroup.com/


4-1-833, MPM - The Mall,
Abids Cross Road, Abids,
Hyderabad - 500 082
Tel:+(91)-(40) - 55786789
Fax:+(91)-(40) - 55786711

CMR Family Shopping Mall

Inaugurated by Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor It offers various products of different brands under one roof. Their ranges of products include gold, crockery, home appliances, garments etc.
http://www.cmrexclusive.com/


Bhuvana Towers,
Adjacent to Manju Theatre, S D Road,
Hyderabad - 500 063
Tel:+(91)-(40) - 27892525
Fax:+(91)-(40) - 27892999

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hyderabad Food




Hyderabad food is very yummy... yummy... you will never forget the taste of Hyderabad dishes. Not only in India but Hyderabad food is very popular all over the world for delicious and mouthwatering dishes.

To think of Hyderabad is to recall its rich and incomparable cuisine, its wealth of architecture, its refined traditions of gracious hospitality and an exquisitely cultured way of life.

Hyderabad is a heaven for "Food Lovers".

There is nothing to beat Hyderabad delicacies.

If there’s something that makes my mouth water, it has to be the traditional Hyderabadi delicacies.

Must Eat in Hyderabad...
Hyderabad is incomplete without talking about its food - a rich blend of royal Mughlai flavours, Nizams special, and spice-up culinary traditions of South India.

Must eat dishes in Hyderabad are:

* Hyderabadi Biryani
* Pathar-ka-Ghosht
* Nahari
* Haleem
* Double-ka-Meetha
* Khubani-ka-Meetha
* Seviyon-ka-Meetha
* Kheer

Most Popular...
Most popular dish of Hyderabad is Hyderabadi Biryani. Ask anybody about their favorite dish of Hyderabad, and they will definitely tell you Hyderabadi Biryani.

Prepared in a unique style - a blending of Mughal kitchen with the style of cooking practised by the Nizams - Hyderabadi Biryani has a distinct aroma.

Beautifully garnished with pudina, fried onion & boiled eggs. Mostly it is served with dahi-ki-chutney and mirchi-ka-salan.

Biryani has many variants like Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Biryani Khaam, Biryani Zard or Zafrani or the most exotic of all Joban Malti Biryani in which mutton, partridges and quails were cooked with rice.

Hyderabadi Biryani Dish - HyderabadPlanet.com
Hyderabadi Biryani Dish
I captured this image from my dinning table while having dinner.

Feeling hungry ? I am sorry I can't share my plate with you from my website... but I can say one thing... this is so delicious... yummy yummy...

So, on your next trip to Hyderabad never miss spicy and delicious “Hyderabadi Biryani”.

Pathar ka Gosht or marinated meat cubes cooked on hot stone is another delicacy of Hyderabad.

Ok, now enough talking about Biryani dish, let’s go further...

My Favorites...
My favourite dishes are Hyderabadi Biryani, Paya, Pather ka Gosht, Talawa Gosht, Kebabs, Khoorma and many more. When it comes to sweet then the list is unlimited but my favorites are Qubani ka Meetha, Double ka Meetha and Kheer.

I am lucky enough to taste these dishes every week. My wife makes delicious Hyderabadi dishes for me, she is expert in cooking but the one dish which I like the most is…yes you are right, it is “Hyderabadi Biryani”.

But no chef in this world can make dishes like my 'Ammi (Mom)', she really have magic in her hands. All her dishes are perfect and tasty, but the most I like are Alu-Kheema, Talawa Ghosht, Shakkar-ki-roti and Bheja. I pray to God for her good health.
Must try during Ramadan...
Hyderabadi Haleem Dish If you are here during the month of Ramadan (Holy Month of Muslims) then you should never miss “Haleem” the best dish Hyderabad has to offer. Muslims break Ramzan fast with this perfect dish because of its high nutritional value. Nothing can quite beat the flavor, taste and consistency of the Haleem you get here. Haleem or minced meat cooked with butter and ground wheat.

Also it is a traditional opening dish during important ceremonies. So not only in Ramadan but in rest of the year also you can try Haleem.

Best places to try Haleem are Pista House (very famous specially for Haleem) near Charminar, Madina Hotel and Nayaab Hotel at Old city and Cafe 555 at Masab Tank. I get chance to eat Haleem from Cafe 555 daily, as my home and office is very close to it.

You can order Haleem from home too, but I will recommend you to go there and taste it, as you will get chance to explore food tradition of Hyderabad. Real taste of Haleem is when it is hot with little oil, lemon and fry onion mixed into it.

Breakfast and Occasions...
Breakfast mostly consists of khichdi, kheema, khagina (egg and onion curry) along with paratha cooked in fresh home made butter.

On festive occasions the breakfast comprised of nahari, kulcha, zaban and paya prepared with sheep and goat meat.

Baghare baingan (spicy eggplant) and mirchi ka salan (green chilli curry) are the popular vegetarian dishes of Hyderabad.

Sweet Desserts...
Where to go to satisfy your sweet tooth? Well the answer is simple, Hyderabad.

Popular Hyderabadi desserts are double ka meetha (bread pudding), khubani ka meetha (apricot pudding), seviyon ka meetha (vermicelli pudding), kheer and Dil-e-firdaus (or you can say Gul-e-Firdaus).

Double-ka-Meetha is made with bread, sugar, dry fruits, pure ghee and milk is very popular in Hyderabad.

Khubani-ka-Meetha is made with apricot, boiled with sugar to make a thick, sugar soup garnished with blanched almonds or apricot kernels and topped with malai or ice-cream.

How Lucky You Are ?
People of Hyderabad are very friendly. If you have any friend or business partner from Hyderabad then you will definitely get invitation for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don’t say no if you get invited, else you will miss delicious Hyderabadi dishes.

Right from cooking to the presentation, Hyderabadis are connoisseurs. Not only the best condiments spiced the food, but the dishes are beautifully garnished, served in the best plates and laid out on fancily embroidered cloth called the Dastar Khan, else on Chowkis and Dinning Table.

If you are lucky enough like me ;) then you will get invitation for grand functions, where you will get a chance to taste various dishes and desserts.

Other Options...
Hyderabadi people do party very often, so your chances of trying these dishes are 100%. If you are not so lucky then don’t cry or worry… ;)

You have a better option... Restaurants of Hyderabad, are a place where you will get to eat each and every dish.
Cuisine of Hyderabad
Cuisine of HyderabadWhile in Hyderabad, one must make it a point to try out the famous cuisine the city has to offer. Hyderabad boasts of a wide range of traditional vegetarian dishes, which are tempting to the core. They also have an assortment of typical non-vegetarian cuisines. Both the categories are rich in spice content and you need to be careful if you are not used to spicy and tangy food. Though spicy, it is extremely tasty and delicious and is definitely worth a try.

The prominent mouthwatering vegetarian dishes of Hyderabad are the Dahi Vada, Mirch-ka-sabu and Bagaara Baingan. The Dahi Vada essentially contains spicy and creamy curd in which round pieces of ground lentils have been immersed after being fried. The mirch-ka-sabu is a delicious vegetarian dish of Hyderabad consisting of hot chilies, which are immersed in cream gravy.

For all of you who have an active sweet tooth, pamper yourself with yummy sweet dishes like double-ka-meetha (bread pudding), Gajar-ka-halwa (carrot sweet dish) and Qubani-ka-meetha (apricot pudding). After relishing on the yummy Hyderabadi dishes one should have a sip of the Iranian chai or tea. This hot drink has a distinct flavor and you can easily find it in the street side cafes where you can just laze around and enjoy this famous Hyderabadi beverage.

The cuisine of Hyderabad is highly influenced by the Mughals who ruled here. Hence, the cuisine also has some elements of the Mughlai cuisine. The most famous of all is the Biryani, which is an aromatic assortment of rice, meat and seasonal vegetables. There is also a wide range of Kebabs to choose from which include Chicken korma, Sheer korma, Sheekh Kebab, Shammi Kebab etc. These special vegetarian and non-vegetarian Hyderabadi dishes are best enjoyed in the traditional Shahi Dastarkhana or the Royal Dining Hall. It is a conventional dining place where the ancient royal families relaxed and relished on the Hyderabadi cuisine. It is a 'low chowki ' or wooden bed, on which cotton mattresses are spread. They are bordered with relaxing supports and soft cushions on the edges. All you have to do is make yourself comfortable and feel like a Nizam! No meal is complete without the traditional paan, which is betel leaf stuffed with a mixture of betel nuts and spices which is folded in the betel leaf and held together with a clove.

Some of the ingredients of the traditional recipes are kept secret and are only known to the subsequent generations of the royal cooks. The royal cooks of the traditional Hyderabadi families are known, as 'Khansas' and are held in high esteem in these families.

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