Tag Archives: Hyderabad

Masonry skills in the 21st century

We went back to Hyderabad for a few days, and stayed in the same hotel we did in March 2014. We had a very similar room, with a very similar view (previous post). I thought for a while we actually … Continue reading

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Super Dad

We are once again in Hyderabad, on the 7th floor of a hotel with a view.  And we brought the heavy artillery, camera wise. There is certainly something despicable about this situation, but after hours of pondering my guilt, I … Continue reading

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Migrant camps

I still snoop from hotel windows, and I am not about to stop.  I love watching life in India, everything seems to happen outside, in the open, for everyone to see.  These are my observations from our room in Hyderabad … Continue reading

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I wish we were the Clampetts

The Clampetts were lucky.  They struck gold, packed everything on a wagon, and headed West.  I am not envious of the black gold – Texas tea (much), nor the West, but the part about throwing everything they own on the … Continue reading

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The Falaknuma Palace

It is cliché to use expressions such as “Heaven on Earth” or “It’s not a hotel but an experience” when describing the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad.  All are true.  For lack of knowledge of any Indian literature describing the place, … Continue reading

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A primer on driving in India

In India, you drive on the left side of the road.  Most of the time.  Sometimes.  Scratch that. In India, you drive on the left side of the road if there is enough room. Or if nothing big is coming … Continue reading

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Look a bit closer

We have close to 2500 photos from our trip.  I am looking at them one by one.  Even if some are not technically perfect, they are wonderful memories. While staying at the Taj Falaknuma in Hyderabad, we took pictures of … Continue reading

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Meet Chotha

There is a little monkey hanging out at the hotel.  He’s the only one.  And he’s so cute!  We first saw him around the pool, jumping, running, chewing on leaves, and I believe he was being a show off.  He … Continue reading

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An Indian god

Ladies and Gentlemen (especially ladies): Let me introduce you to an Indian god.  His name is Hrithik Roshan. Move over Timberlake, Usher and Bieber (yuck…).  Hrithik Roshan is a real dancer.  But he could dance like Kermit the Frog, or Elaine … Continue reading

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A sad day for my future home

Several bombs exploded this evening in Hyderabad, killing at least 18 people.  Dozens are injured. I started my day as usual, by reading my mail, then looking at Facebook.  That’s where I learned about the bombings. I checked on the … Continue reading

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