Monday, January 26, 2009

My thoughts of Hyderabad...India

where am i now??!! i am in hyderabad...times flies very fast..its almost 3 months i am here..many things happen here...i witnessed 3 main events that happend in india for the past 3 months i am here... first is the 26/11 mumbai terrorist attack. 2nd is the india cricket winning the cricket series and 3 rd is the downfall of xXx company..wow!!many things can happen in just a short time..
As the title of the blog suggest.i should share my experiance ,thoughts and live in India..But before i move on,let me intro to u about hyderabad.. "Hyderabad (pronounced /ˈhaɪdərəbɑːd/ or /ˈhaɪdrəbæd/ in English, Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ pronunciation (help·info)), previously know as Bhagya Nagaram (City Of Wealth), is the capital city and most populous city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city of Hyderabad has grown to merge surrounding urban nodes taking its estimated population to around 9 million. The city thus has been classified as an A-1 status city joining the list of other A-1 cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore.Hyderabad is known for its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and also its multilingual culture, both geographically, culturally and intellectually. Also known as The City of Nizams and The City of Pearls,[1] Hyderabad is today one of the fast developing cities in the country and a modern hub of Information technology, ITES, and biotechnology. Sometimes Hyderabad is considered as the second capital of India, thanks to its geographic and strategic location in South India, where it houses the President of India's southern sojourn, the Rashtrapati Nilayam, a 150 year old heritage building.Hyderabad has become a preferred conference venue in India as well as the world, with many conferences and meetings taking place in the city. The city is home to the world's largest film studio, the Ramoji Film City as well as the second largest film industry in the country, the Telugu Film Industry known popularly as Tollywood. The city is also known to be a sporting destination with many national and international games conducted here. The people here are called Hyderabadis. The city is regarded as a blend of traditionality with modernity." (quoted from wikipedia as i am lazy to type)
Now is my version,my story.....3 months I am in india...what can i say?i experianced many things in this 3 months...good and bad..most are good things which i will cherish for the rest of my life.People are very friendly and some are very conservertive.Some found it very weird to see foreigner like me..they will look at me as if i am an alien...they will look from top to toe.which i dunno y....normally during the weekend if wana go out sumwher,i will just wear my t-shirt and a short.when i was roaming around the streets,ppl will look at me.i felt strange..for months i've been doing that without realising until 1 day i asked 1 of my gud fren here - prosenjit...here's the conversation between me and him in the office communicator :
Me : Hello Bhaiya
Prosenjit : Hi!! How r u?
Me : I am fine tq..I have sumthing to ask u
Prosenjit : ok..tell me
Me : Is it weird to wear a short here and walking around the streets?I felt weird as ppl are looking at me as if i am the center of attraction or wat....
Prosenjit : Dude..please dun wear shorts here as gays will wear it here.
Me : WTF!!!??Really?
Prosenjit : Yes bro..maybe there are some guys already have an eye for u as they thought that u r gay same as them...
Me : Shit!!!Lol..
Starting from that day onwards..i dare not to wear any shorts if i wana go out....damn!! I am not gay!!HahahahahThe next thing which is already "blend" into their culture is..most of the guys without any shame will love to touch their own private part eventhough in public/office/anywher..u just name iti dun understand y...????for them peeing in public is a normal thing..ther was once i was walking on the streets...i passed by a building which ther is a signboard saying "please do no pass urine here" but still..u can smell the pee.really awful...uwekkk!!!
Regarding the food here..no issues..if u r a vege....this place is heaven on earth for u..everywher u go..there will always be vege for u...one thing that i learn is not to eat foreign food here..u will be damn dissapointed..i went to a restaurant once.i saw a menu "tom yum" which i get very excited.so i ordered it with the hope that its the same with what i have in malaysia/thailand.as sson as the so called tom yum was served to me..i cant eat it at all....y?let me tell u.the taste is like tomato soup..u just imaginge taking the tomato sauce and put it into water and stir it on hot water...thats it!! the worst part was dat they put "wantan" inside the soup..wtf!! who the hell on earth cook tom yum with wantan...dissapointed... i've learnt my lesson not to order foreign food here. i enjoyed eating briyani here..indian food here is marvellous..if u r talking bout curry..they have hundreds type of curry to choose from..red curry,green and b blaa b blaa....really a lot..u wont be dissapointed.
Transportation here in hyderabad really2 sucks especially auto.auto is the same as tuk-tuk in thailand.auto drivers if they know that u r foreigner and dunno how to speak local language...they will hike up the price like anything.damn...u have to always fight with them..bargain...i have bad experiance bargaining with them..almost involve in fights few times..i am staying un a place call madhapur.my office is in kondpur...10 mins away.normally if u take an auto..they will charge u not more than 5 rupees.but...if u r foreigner they will hike up the price to 50 rupees.....damn..knowing hindi here is an advantage...just a lil bit will do to make u survive..
When i first landed here in hyderabad...i got a shocked of my life while i was travelling from rajiv gandhi international airport to begumpet.along the road i saw many ppl sleeping beside the road.starting from baby...to old man..the whole family to be exact.i felt so sad oz we living in malaysia are still lucky than them..we have house,proper food and all...some of them just only eating rubbish..sleeps on the road.speechless....
I guess everywher is the same...u have good things and bad things..the gud things in india is that people are really frenly..they are willing to help.in terms of places to visit..dun talk bout it..loads of it..ramoji film city,chairminas..gonda fort...lots more.its a nice place to visit..thats all i can say..
My conclusion is i like this place very much....u will learnt the real meaning of life here.....i will keep on updating this blog from time to time....will post pictures for u all to c....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's interesting... who said this is blog of boredom? Don't know, but I like it!!! ^__^

Cheers,
N

Z said...

nice blog. need picture..... heheheh