Category Archives: Hyderabad, India

Hyderabad, India: V3, from mud to Microsoft

Companies like Microsoft, Dell, Oracle and Deloitte have sprouted in areas around Hyderabad that were mud roads and fields not long ago. Chances are, HITEC City, as it’s called, is where that Windows Update you’re installing was developed. Or where … Continue reading

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Hyderabad: V2, the Developing City

Charminar, the old city landmark, is overshadowed by billboard for state-of-the-art  cancer treatment, and insane traffic. Auto-rickshaws, which unlike the old rickshaws, have  wheels and engines, and are everywhere in Hyderabad. They’re cheaper than regular taxis, and with good reason. … Continue reading

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Oceans 57, RTW: In transit

Had to interrupt to do my regular journalism job, which I’ve also been doing every weekday on this odyssey. (Means constantly consulting the world clock on my iPhone to make sure I’m meeting my East Coast deadlines.) Now getting ready … Continue reading

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Hyderabad, India: V1, the Old City

A brief history and geography lesson. It’ll be quick; I promise… Hyderabad, one of India’s largest cities  — and that’s saying something ’cause there’s a lot of cities with tons of people — is a state capital. It’s almost 500 … Continue reading

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Hyderabad, India: Versions 1, 2 and 3

While the rest of Hyderabad struggles with summer power outages, the very helpful folks at the resort I’ve staying at (a popular retreat with locals) came to the rescue with one of those power-surge protection thingies. I think. Uh-oh, just lost the Internet … Continue reading

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Hyderabad, India: Dude, where’s my Internet?

Hyderabad, now one of the world’s biggest IT centers, is trying to keep up. So am I. Been at several hotels where the Internet connection is spotty. In some cases, it’s because of power outages. This is India; it’s blistering summer; … Continue reading

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RTW, Hyderabad, India: Me & Bill (Gates, that is)

Notice anyone familiar? Besides a very young Bill Gates? That’s me, posing with cut-outs of the original Microsoft gang at the company’s campus — the biggest outside of Redmond, Washington — in Hyderabad, India. More on this city of very … Continue reading

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