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Hyderabad Reloaded

When I first came to Hyderabad, I did all the touristy things that one is supposed to do when visiting a new city. I was fascinated by the old city charm that Hyderabad exudes but never had I thought that I would ever be living in this city. Strangely enough, here I am writing this, after spending more that six months living here.

Like with yours truly, you have to spend some time with this city to begin liking it. Me being a nerd, the first thing that stood out as a beacon of hope during the initial dark days here was the internet connection provided by Beam Telecom. I have lived in quite a few cities of India and believe me nowhere you will get such blazing fast internet speeds at such affordable prices. It’s a pity that Beam is just limited to Hyderabad.

Next thing that deserves a mention here is the Rajnikant-style driving practiced here. Crossing a road, travelling in an auto-rickshaw, driving a car/bike, everything here gives you an adrenaline rush! You just don’t mess with Hyderabad drivers.

Lastly my Hyderabad experience would be incomplete if I don’t mention the amazing colleagues that I work with. Its only because of them that I have learnt to play Foosball and Mafia – two amazingly addictive games, Try them at your own risk.

Finally although I hate to admit it but after some initial hesitation I have actually started liking this city. Why this Kolaveri, Hyderabad? Smile

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