• Lifestyle cancer in Hyderabad on the rise April 23, 2012

    HYDERABAD: The dreaded 'C' is at it again. The deadliest disease known to man has trained its sights on a whole new generation of unsuspecting individuals worldwide " the young adults. Hyderabad is no different. The drastic change in lifestyle of those in the young adult category of 18-39 year...
  • Hyderabad: Flags take the charm out of Charminar April 20, 2012

    HYDERABAD: It would seem the tourism department and the Hyderabad corporations style of promoting the citys most famous landmark this World Heritage Week includes just a dash of bright coloured flags and self advertisement banners, rather than improving facilities for tourists to the monument as promised. For any visitor to...
  • Hyderabad Eye ala London Eye! April 10, 2012

    HYDERABAD: Think Hyderabad, think Charminar. Think Hyderabadi lakes, think Hussainsagar. And this year, wish Hyderabads most famous man-made water body an even longer life as the lake celebrates its 450th year of existence (it was built in 1562 during the rule of Ibrahim Qul Qutub Shah who named it in...
  • Hyderabad: Rs 200 crore lost to jewellers strike March 30, 2012

    HYDERABAD: The Finance Ministers budgetary proposal of 1 per cent excise duty on unbranded jewellery is taking its toll on the revenue generated by numerous jewellery stores dotting the city. As per estimates put forward by the Jewellery & Saraf Association, Hyderabad, the 5000 plus shops in the city selling...
  • Hyderabad: 40% of water supplied goes down the drain March 29, 2012

    HYDERABAD: In the season of water woes comes another statistical surprise.The Unaccounted For Water (UFW) limit, or the quantity of distributed municipal water that is unaccounted (not traceable), has been found to be 35-40 per cent of the total water available for consumption in the city! This when the global...
  • Hyderabad: Lakes can't quench our thirst anymore March 22, 2012

    HYDERABAD: Water shortage as a matter of crisis doesnt ring a new bell in Hyderabad anymore. But the citys declining groundwater reserves might just have found the perfect culprit to share the blame on, apart from just indiscriminate borewell digging " the slow death of city lakes.Throwing light on the...
  • Hyderabad: Water board still under winter hangover March 2, 2012

    HYDERABAD: At 340 MGD or 1555 million litres of water a day, up from the 300 MGD available until two years ago, surely the available water at the disposal of Hyderabad has gone up. But so has the population and number of residential projects dotting the city. Any wonder then,...
  • The 150-year-old Naan makers of Charminar January 31, 2012

    HYDERABAD: It was a dish synonymous with the common Hyderabadis palate for the last two centuries -- soft baked maida with an earthen smell of the tandoor, best accompanied with gracious servings of lamb chops and rich gravy. Any wonder then that 150 years on, the makers of Mughal Naan...
  • Hyderabad burns 20 tonnes of flex daily January 11, 2012

    HYDERABAD: 20,000 Kg! Thats just how much of non-recyclable plastic waste is generated by billboard flexes in the city in a single day. It would be hard to believe but not when you consider the math behind it. With the city home to 2,100 plus billboards of an average size...
  • The dream colonies of Hyderabad January 9, 2012

    Shanthinagar Colony: Ever experienced peace amidst the rush of an urban metro? If not, head to Shanthinagar on a blazing hot day. This peaceful abode located just a few metres off the noisy street of Masab Tank, wraps you in the shade of its wide mahoganies, even as bright blue...
  • Want to adopt a child? Please stand in line December 15, 2011

    HYDERABAD: As a couple of swings rock gently outside Shishu Vihar waiting for tiny tots to come test its bearings, little girls aged between 8-16 run around playing games of their own, shouting out in crisp English. As you enter the building, the heady smell of disinfectant hits you strongly,...
  • Jawans show courage at Disabled Soldiers' Rally December 9, 2011

    HYDERABAD: The year was 1984. Umendra, a young jawan undergoing training at the Artillery Centre here, was looking forward to the day he would serve his country on the battlefield. Fate, though, had other plans for him. He met with a road accident and was left paralysed chest under. Today...
  • Hyderabad's most dangerous roads December 8, 2011

    HYDERABAD: 5,000 may be a small number in a city of over 5 million. But the number means big for the families of accident victims in the city. With people rarely adhering to traffic rules, its pure luck that the figure of 5,000, for all its zeroes, has managed to...
  • Sports give them much-needed break October 12, 2011

    HYDERABAD: Notwithstanding the ongoing Telangana agitation and sluggish TRP ratings for cricket matches over the past few months, Hyderabad seems set to welcome the upcoming India-England One Day International, in style.Tickets for the match to be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday sold like hot cakes at...