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Sweden to India: How a Cup of Masala Chai Fuelled IKEA’s Journey to Hyderabad!

Founded in 1943 by Swede Ingvar Kamprad and headquartered in the Netherlands, furniture giant IKEA makes revenue worth €38.3 billion with 411 outlets in 49 countries. Deemed as the world’s largest furniture dealer, IKEA has finally set up its first-ever store on a 13-acre campus in HITEC city, Hyderabad. And while the numerous conversations CEO of IKEA India Juvencio Maeztu had with Indian biggies may be credited for the 2012 […]

Secret Behind Charminar’s Standing Tall for 427 Years? VIT Scientists Have Decoded It!

The Charminar is one of the most magnificent monuments in the country. Synonymous with the city of Hyderabad, it is a local and national treasure. Built in 1591 by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty and also the founder of the Hyderabad, the structure, which has been standing tall for nearly four centuries, was constructed at the intersection of the trade route that connects […]

Taj Falaknuma: 10 things to know about Hyderabad's palace hotel

Taj Falaknuma: 10 things to know about Hyderabad’s palace hotel The Taj Falaknuma, a palace hotel located in Hyderabad. There are several interesting things to know about this iconic palace hotel. Right from grand hall with sophisticated wood interiors to a lavish library with a carved walnut roof, the Taj Falaknuma palace is grand.   The palace was built in 1893 by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, prime minister of Hyderabad.   The […]

Don't cut trees, just move them instead; this Hyderabad man shows you how

Since 2010, Ramachandra’s company has transplanted 5,000 trees for governments, organisations and individuals. In our rapidly growing cities, it’s the eternal dilemma – should we prioritise development or preserving trees? Can’t development and a healthy environment go hand in hand? Coming to the rescue is Hyderabad resident Ramachandra Appari. Every tree that is chopped down for a new flyover or an apartment complex has a chance to be saved, he […]

IPL Auction 2017: Mohammed Siraj's Journey From Rs. 500 To Rs. 2.6 Crore

Mohammed Siraj has emerged as one of the most exciting players in the Indian domestic cricket circuit, having recently made his mark with a brilliant first class season. His excellent run of form saw him earn call-ups to the India A and Rest of India sides. On Monday, Siraj landed a whopping Rs. 2.6 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL 2017 player auction in Bengaluru. Having come from […]

This Corporate Professional Quit his Job to Ensure that Nobody in his City Goes Hungry or Homeless

A former corporate employee, Goutham Kumar realised that his true calling lay in serving humanity. Meet the man changing lives in Hyderabad. While most of us struggle to stick to our 9-5 work hours, Goutham Kumar’s workday often commences at midnight. The Hyderabad resident and his band of dedicated workers and volunteers are most likely to be found at one of the city’s many function halls collecting leftover food items […]

Hyderabad’s high on tea with International Tea Day today

On International Tea Day, we speak to the popular tea cafes to find out how the trend is catching up in the city. Yes, there’s a day dedicated to tea! International Tea Day has been celebrated on December 15 for more than a decade in tea producing countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal among others. Hyderabad, known for its Irani chai, has been witness to a steady flow […]

We will die, but the Sharia law will not change: Scenes from an anti-UCC meeting in Hyderabad

Thousands gathered to protest against the Uniform Civil Code, at the AIMIM headquarters in Hyderabad. There was a pleasant lull at Darussalam, the headquarters of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) in Hyderabad on Wednesday evening as the sun set. People scurried about making arrangements, setting up chairs, lights, checking the sound system, even as a large battalion of policemen were huddled in a corner of the ground, with a […]

13-Year-Old Jain Girl Dies In Hyderabad After Fasting For 68 Days

A 13-year-old girl in Hyderabad died last week after fasting for 68 days as per Jain rituals during the holy period of ‘Chaumasa’. Aradhana, a class 8 student, was admitted to the hospital just two days after completing her fast where she died of cardiac arrest, the family said. At least 600 people attended Aradhana’s funeral hailing her as a ‘bal tapasvi’. The funeral procession was called a ‘shobha yatra’ […]

Hyd drunk driving: 5-year-old Sanjana battles for life, her mother in ICU doesn’t know yet

Sanjana’s father says that he hasn’t told his wife about her condition because “she won’t be able to take it”. The atmosphere at the Kamineni Hospital in Hyderabad’s LB Nagar is depressing. Security guards posted near the ICU where five-year-old Sanjana is being treated, ensure that the curious crowd is kept away. Outside, media persons gather awaiting any updates about Sanjana’s health. Sanjana is battling for her life after she […]