Dec 292013
Offering Prayers at Mecca Masjid Hyderabad

A Visit to the Mecca Masjid Hyderabad: Clicking Pictures and offering Prayers I have been to Charminar and its surrounding lanes many a time to click pictures, soak in the essence of Old Hyderabad, do shopping at the night market during Ramazan. But the place keeps on pulling me back to itself with the force that can rival Bermudas Triangle. This weekend I was lucky enough to visit one of the holiest mosque in India the Mecca Masjid or Makkah Masjid as it’s called in Hyderabad. Just about 200 yards south of Charminar stands the grand mosque that was built by [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 272013
Royal Dining: A Peek at cutlery of the Nizams

  How the Royals Dined in Hyderabad The Nizam of Hyderabad was known as one of the richest man on earth during his time. He probably still is, considering his vast wealth spread around Hyderabad and surrounding towns.  I got a glimpse of his Royal Highness’s lifestyle a few days back when I visited the Chowmalla Palace in Old Hyderabad, just behind the Charminar near Lad Bazaar. While a more detailed post is in the works here is a glimpse of some of the Royal Cutlery, that I clicked. As you can see they are made from finest China and [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 132013
Koti Womens College- A Nizam Era Jewel Of Hyderabad

    A Photo walk with HWS at Koti Womens College Hyderabad Every single day Hyderabad keeps on surprising me with its jewels spread across the city. A few days ago Chandrasekhar Anna invited us to a photo walk to, Osmania University College for Women or Koti Womens College as it is informally called by Hyderabadis. ( Grammer and Punctuation Nazis please excuse).  After a bit of research I got some idea what we had in store behind the formidable gates and barbed wired walls of the college and was looking forward to visit the Koti Womens College, one [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]