My Favourite City
My favourite place is Hyderabad. I like it for it’s culture, location, good connectivity with other cities, somewhat moderate climate, the economy, infrastructure, education, different markets and lots of other things. It’s a city where you find all the useful things in one place, it’s also an IT-BPO hub, the daily goods and services are very affordable and of reasonable quality, eateries offering a variety of cuisine also at very affordable rates, and to me as a practising Muslim, there are a lot of mosques belonging to all the schools of thought.
I initially came to Hyderabad to join a residential junior college. I stayed here for a couple of years. At that time, the traffic situation was not so bad and the roads weren’t as wide as they are now. It was then back in 2003, when I learnt about Hyderabad’s history and that Hyderabad and the Nizam territory were incorporated in the Indian republic 1948 by force. Some elder people call this operation as “Police Action”. Before joining intermediate I had knowledge that Hyderabad was being made an IT hub at the cost of the rest of AP’s economy. Since then Hyderabad has become a place where one could do IT courses for a few years and then go settle in the US. What is interesting about Hyderabad is that, like the US, Hyderabad is also a land of immigrants. Right from the Qutb Shahs who were originally from Asia minor and central Asia, then the Arabs, the Irani people, Marwaris and Gujratis and now swift waves of settlers from the Andhra region and immigrants from Somalia, Hyderabad has been quite a preferred location. The Greater Hyderabad could now be the 5th largest metropolis with a population of over 7 million. Besides the IT-BPO hub, Hyderabad is also home to the Telugu film industry known as ‘Tollywood’.
There are two parliamentary seats in Greater Hyderabad, one in Hyderabad held by Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi of AIMIM party and the other in Secunderabad held by Mr. Anjan Yadav of the Indian...
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