There is one thing that most of the youth is crazy about these days, it is ‘hookah’. People are making business worth thousands in the city hangouts out of the craze earned by this ancient remodeled smoking device. To start with, hookah is probably one of the biggest hit trends among the teenagers in the city for the past few seasons. There are countless number of coffee shops and hookah parlours with teenagers pouring into them once they are opened. With such dedicated hookah smokers and well attended newcomers, one doesn’t expect... Read→
“The forbidden fruit is sweet. But the ones you order here are better. So come along with the apple of your eye and have the time of your life. Deep down you know that love is the fruit of marriage. You place the order and you learn patience might be bitter but the fruits are delicious. Take a sip and leave the world behind. You know it is only the tasty fruits that attract the wasps. The fruits refresh you and you are your sunny self again. What you give to others bears fruit for yourself. You walk out with a smile and a song. The philosophy... Read→
Tangy Pani puri, spicy Bhel Puri, masaledaar Pav Bhaji, crispy Aloo toast… anybody’s mouth would water hearing this menu! Chaat, the desi counterpart of western junk food like pizzas and burgers seems to have carved a niche for itself at the very top of every youngster’s ‘List of favourite food’. The ‘Chaat Industry’, if one may call it so, is one that remains almost completely unaffected by the recession and is booming like never before! The progress is such that not only is there at least one chaat bhandar... Read→
It is amazing that Hyderabad has a number of scenic places to boast of and has a number of destinations where one can experience a breathtaking sunrise or a beautiful sunset over a waterfront. These places are by far the most popular avenues in the city and every day we see a number of youngsters swarming at these places.
The Hussain Sagar almost being the heart of the city is the most obvious choice for some relaxation to most people. Also a number of people enjoy their morning walks around the sagar, on ‘necklace road’. Says Mani Vedantam... Read→
Imagine living or working in a village, imagine a town where the buildings are made entirely of mud and get to hear folk songs being played. Imagine a neighbourhood where we get to see craftsmen working on all beautiful things around us.
Shilparamam! The word evokes fantabulous feeling of transporting us into the world of handicraft, arts and crafts. It is basically an arts and crafts village established in 1992 and is spread over an area of 65 acres. It is located very close to the newly constructed Hitex Grounds at Madhapur and promises to be... Read→
India is well known for its rich heritage and culture. Historic cities like Hyderabad are like studs of a crown. But now due to modernization, most people do not even know about the history, richness and the traditional arts of our country.
Shilparamam, termed as the crafts village is made in the most ethnic way in midst of Cyberabad, popularly known as High Tech city and is developed with the motive of preservation and promotion of our country’s rich heritage and arts by our state government. It was started in the year 1992 and is spread... Read→
Any good news or a festival calls for a celebration, be it small or big. A celebration in turn calls for sweets. Sweets have become an integral part of sharing happiness since many decades. A lot of outlets, offering various varieties of specialized regional sweets made their way into Hyderabad in the recent years. The most recent one, offering the Rajasthani flavors, the Bikanervala, offers luscious varieties of heavenly sweets that can be savored with pleasure. It also offers the Hyderabadis, chatpata chat and a fine array of dining.
Situated on the slopes of Mahindra Hills, Secunderabad, Anand Buddha Vihara is a place that is known for encompassing serenity and picturesque beauty with a very pleasant tone. This Vihara was started in 1974 and has been a registered society, managed by local traditional Buddhists since 1996. Their aim was to disseminate the Buddhist values and revive their culture, which was prominent in Andhra Pradesh almost a century ago. On April 6th, 2003, His holiness The Dalai Lama dedicated the statue of Lord Buddha in a position known as the Dhamma... Read→
A search for a good vegetarian outlet in Habsiguda would lead one to “Chaaypani”. Habsiguda, as known to people, is one such happening place with many commercial supermarkets around such as Reliance Fresh. With students from junior colleges moving in and around the locality, this place has turned into a hot-spot.
In this milieu, Chaaypani seems to have carved a niche for itself by offering people a quick tasty snack in a small and cozy environment. It calls itself, ‘The adda for foodies’, offering more than just chai and... Read→
What is hanging out? Why do people hangout? Moreover, the number of places of hangout is on a rapid increase. Shilpa has an answer to this, she says, “In the hustle-bustle of life, sometimes all we need is to relax, unwind and be with our closest pals. ‘Treats’ are to be given and taken for every possible occasion. After all, there can’t be anything better than to be with your friends and celebrate; the right place ensures the right amount of fun!” As an answer to the increasing needs of today’s youth, there is yet another place to hangout-The... Read→