Category: Facts

Bidri Artifacts

This traditional craft flourished in the Deccan region since the early 17th century. Named after the city of Bidar, the capital city of the Bahamani sultans, the art form has long been known to connoisseurs of Indian art. Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad has a few quality specimen from the 17th Century which illustrate the technical skills of the craftsmen in… Read more →

Zinda Tilismath

Zinda Tilismath A world famous remedy for Cold from the city has been making waves since the last 90yrs   Zinda Tilismath has almost become synonymous with Hyderabad. This unique product from the city has become a world famous remedy for Cold. People from all parts of the world apply Zinda Tilismath inside and outside of the nose for quick… Read more →

Hyderabad Locality Names

These names are chosen by dint of their endings which are derived from Urdu, Persian, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi languages: A Abad: Aliabad, Khairtabad, Musheerabad, Saifabad, Syedabad. B Bagh: Amin bagh, Bashir bagh, Gul bagh, Jam bagh, Ibrahim bagh, Inder bagh, Kishen bagh, Moosa ram bagh, Phool bagh, Ram bagh, Seetaram bagh. Ban: Bair ban, Imli ban, Kevada ban, Tad ban.… Read more →

Made in America

Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 a.m. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes(MADE IN KOREA). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet(MADE IN… Read more →

Seven Wonders of the World?

A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the present Seven Wonders of the World. Though there were some disagreements, the following received the most votes: Egypt’s Great Pyramids Taj Mahal Grand Canyon Panama Canal Empire State Building St. Peter’s Basilica China’s Great Wall While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one quiet student hadn’t… Read more →

Right Food – Long Life

Take a teaspoon of garlic a day Almost everything has been tried to slow down ageing and prolong life, and most have been found wanting. But garlic may actually work. Researchers in Liverpool found that 5ml of garlic extract lowered levels of a disease-causing chemical by up to 48 per cent. As well as reducing brain ageing, the researchers say… Read more →

Zam Zam Water

Zam Zam Water A research by Tariq Hussain, Riyadh Come the haj season, and I am reminded of the wonders of Aab-e-Zamzam. Let me go back to how it all started. In 1971, an Egyptian doctor wrote to the European Press, a letter saying that Aab-e-Zamzam was not fit for drinking purposes. I immediately thought that this was just a… Read more →

Introduction to Various Forms of Urdu Poetry

Ghazal  Ghazal is a collection of couplets (shers or ashaar) which follow the rules of ‘matla’, ‘maqta’, beh-er’, ‘qafiya’ and ‘radeef’. The couplets are complete in themselves. All the couplets of a ghazal must be of the same beh-er, end in the same words (radeef) and have the same rhyming pattern (qaafiyaa). Every ghazal MUST have a matla. A ghazal… Read more →

The Living Moghuls

A documentary film depicting the lives of the descendants of India’s last Moghul emperor has been released in India. This is the first time that the emperor’s descendants, who had been living in complete anonymity, decided to disclose their identity. The film-maker, Arijit Gupta, says his film is an attempt to make the people aware of the struggles of this surviving… Read more →