hyderabad – a tale of recent time

This story dates back to the time of the year 2000, when i was graduating from IIT Bombay and I was the budding billionaire in the petri dish of the incubation center, business got serious during studies and we were looking for quality software engineers to help us hone our ideas and proto type and raise the second round of funding, we published the ad in the news paper, and we had the interview organized in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.

Candidates were supposed to relocate to Mumbai! We started interviewing, after scouring through hundreds of resumes and arduous rounds of interviews we created our team and we had 20 in the end, 15 out of them were from hyderabad! Believe me they were fun guys to hang around with, least of qualms, extremely hard working most of them came from village background but had realized through shear brush with luck that IT was going to happen in a big way! Every one of them had a vision to excel! I was thoroughly impressed! One of them said that in Hyderabad if you touch a passing stranger his expression of exclaimation would unsurprising be ‘Oh Java!’

I was in Hyderabad for the first time during 2002, drove down from Mumbai to Hyderabad a stretch of around 750 kilometeres on the 15th of August! Our vehichle was scorpio, one of the very interesting visible statistics we came across was the death of 1 tamed animal every 50 kilometers – we calculated this with out naked eyes and the dried relics stuck onto the road served as the ample testimony to the fact.

You can witness the travelogue here, the city looked promising we reached early in the morning and the roads were being scoured cleaned and they were wide, the people had bad sense of traffic and the natives seemed cute and honest in almost all their dealings. One thing I should mention here that hyderabadis/gultus (natives of Andhras) are by far the most honest and the hard working people I’ve come across in my little life, they’re not shrewed and don’t know cut throat business, and except few you’ll fall in love with almost all of them.

We spend our day in the Madhapur, HITEC city and Golconda! compressed all the fun in one single day, construction was at its full pace, seemed city was brewing up, madhapur was immense and vast and seemed maidenm, just ready for conception.

I was impressed but my allegiance laid with my business in Mumbai, though the place was stary and warm and I had my brother to be with I headed back to Mumbai! Never thinking that I would be back here again sometime soon. But one thing was clear reality was at its boom, the concrete jungle was building up, and there seemed a hidden brain behind the concatenation of events that existed. I followed the city closely and I become one ardent fan of CBN – Chandra Babu Naidu, maestro Chief Minister of the state with a laptop, the modern day leader.

I heard the masses didn’t take him positive due to controversy between Telangana and Andhra and his total concentration on Hyderabad at the cost of other cities and his major focus on e-governance and clean public policies ended up hurting the bad guys. Days of CBN soon were over but his precedent till date remains unparalleled and how I wish that he comes back to power again.

Any how I stepped in hyderabad on May 6 2005 once again! This time I bid farewell to Mumbai for good and was relocating here to Hyderabad, experience was positive I immediately felt a sense of calmness dawning over my head! Mumbai was so fast that I never had time to appreciate the beauty of the dame crossing the roads! I spent initial days in Ohri’s and then got used to the place – my looks often ends up revealing that I am an alien and my hindi also proves that I am not an ascendant of a nizaam but that of a nawaab! Who cares I am enjoying the place the place is still puffing up and I think I am here to stay! :)

1 Comment so far

  1. Prakash (unregistered) on July 29th, 2006 @ 10:16 pm

    Welcome to Hyderabad. You will surely enjoy the beauty of hyderabad. Its quite great to see that u drove from Mumbai to Hyderabad. Nice drive dude.

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