2/28/2010 to 3/1/2010 | Andhra pradesh , India

Holi Hyderabad!


I had decided to stick around Hyderabad for Holi, while not the most exuberant place to celebrate Holi, I would get a chance to attend the Indian School of Business (ISB)’s Holi party with my friend Sunny.  It was being held the day before Holi since classes were being held on Holi.  […]

2/27/2010 | Andhra pradesh , India

Hyderabad Malid un Nabi Part II


The following morning I returned to the Charminar area for the procession I had been told about the night before.  More and more people flooded in to the area opposite the Jamma Masjid on the street leading North to the Charminar.   Some colored there faces with green sparkling paint, a Muslim answer […]

2/26/2010 | Andhra pradesh , India

Hyderabad Malid un Nabi Part I


We went down to the Charminar, the iconic center of Hyderabad’s Islamic old city center, on the eve of Malid un Nabi the day Muslims celebrate the birthday of the prophet Mohammad.  It was a festive atmosphere as people stood along the streets waving flags and dancing, while others drove around on […]

2/21/2010 to 3/2/2010 | Andhra pradesh , India

Hyderabad hanging out at ISB


In Hyderabad I stayed with my Taiwanese friend Sunny at her student accommodation on the campus of the Indian School of Business.  The school sits on the outskirts of Hyderabad in the midst of the sprawling campuses of multinational companies such as Microsoft.  The Indian School of Business is India’s premier private […]

1/25/2008 to 1/26/2008 | Andhra pradesh , India


Muslim boy in front of a street side fabric shop, Hyderabad.


In the midst of north Indian winter, I was ready to go south and to the warmer weather that lower latitude provides, so I hopped on a train from Bhopal to Hyderabad, the capital of the state of Andre Pradesh.  This started a three city swing through the old capitals of the […]