Category: History

Jiss taraf dekhta hooN

Jiss taraf dekhta hooN uss taraf hey be-kafan laashooN ka manzar Chhaya huwa haiy sir zameen-e-Iraq per aaj ek Quwwat-e-akbar  Ek taraf hatyar-e-jung per haiy dushmanouN ko naaz-o-fakhar Aur doosri taraf haiy be-kasouN ke parcham pe likha Allah-o-Akbar Aati haiy sada rodzaiy Hussain se; “afsous haiy mere nana ki ummat per.  Bhool gaye yeh islam ke asbaaq sirf zabaaN per he… Read more →

Karbala ka Manzar – Mir Anees

Lagta hai Karbala mai.N Musalmaan ek baar phir se Yazido.N kay gheray may aa-gaye hai.N.  Muharrum ka ehteraam kartay huay Mir Babar Ali “Anees” ka ek Marsiya. garmii kaa roz-e-jang kii kyo.N kar karuu.N bayaa.N Dar hai ke masl-e-shamaa na jalane lage zabaa.N vo luu ke alhazar! vo haraarat ke alamaa.N ran kii zamii.N to surKh thii aur zard aasmaa.N aab-e-Khunak ko… 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 →

Nawab Jamaluddin

Nawab Jamaluddin (Jammu) Director Public Gardens and a Hyderabadi Icon. Jamaluddin was a brilliant administrator,a loyalist,and a very distinguished member of Hyderabadi society. He was very successful who lived well, laughed often and loved much,who has gained the respect of his family, his friends and establishment.He never failed to look for the best in others. As the chief of public gardens he had a… 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 →

Nawab Sir Amin Jung Bahadur

Nawab Sir Amin Jung Bahadur A Very prominent personality of erstwhile Hyderabad Son of a prominent industrialist of Madras, Khateeb Ahmed Hussain was born in Madras in 1863.He was a brilliant student and finished his law school in 1889 at the top of his class followed by M.A. degree.He then worked as sub collector in North Arcot and Anatapur districts. When his mentor Sir… 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 →

Hyderabad ki Galiyan aur Mahilley

Khairatabad Just across the small bridge over the railway line at Lakdi ka pool, is Khairatabad. The roads here are narrow so only one way traffic is permitted, which is very inconvenient. Khairatabad derives its name from a princess of the Qutb shah times called Khairati Begum. Parts of the area date back at least to the 16th century. There… Read more →

A Friend in need is a friend indeed

Hyderabad History : Sir Vicar ul Umra – Nawab Sahib was charming, gracious, hospitable, brilliant, honest, loyal and a lover of beauty and good life all packed in one.Neither debts nor official responsibilities could long divert him from his first love ,the building of the palaces including, Deodhi Iqbal-ud-Dowla, Vicar Manzil Palace The Paigah Palace, Aiwan-e-Begumpeth, and Phool Bagh Palace and the legendry… Read more →