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Forty Books!

Last Sunday found us on the pavements of Abids, accompanied by the adventurous Haritha, hunting for books among the hundreds of impromptou bookstalls that had sprung up everywhere. After about five hours, we found ourselves richer by forty books, for which we had paid a total of about four hundred rupees.

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Golconda!

Golconda seems to have been cursed for me – it is such a great place to get spectacular photographs, and yet the last three times I’ve been there, it has been only in the evening in the fading light. Finally, after a lot of planning we managed to get there during the day, only to have a rainy visit from which I managed to get a few decent pictures.

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Glorious Beer!

One good thing about Hyderabad is the variety of beer you get here. Of course, this is only in comparison with Chennai, but still, that’s saying a lot, seeing as how we keep complaining Hyderabad’s not as good.

There are two shops that sell beer within striking distance of where I live, and usually the choice is limited to whatever beer’s in the cooler.

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Video!

Definitely not something I should be proud of, but I am quite tickled by this!

I got home early one evening and spotted this from my balcony. The voyeur in me could not resist, and I ran for my camera. The rest, as it is said, is celluloid history! Music, editing, and all the interesting mixed martial arts inserts are Dhruv’s.

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Anukokunda Oka Roju

now that you are in hyd.. you should check out a telugu movie called anukokunda oka roju
I simply loved it .. probably the best Indian movie I’ve seen in a long, long time..

These words, casually typed by Karthik while we were chatting a couple of months ago, sent me on a hunt around the city for a DVD of the movie. Since my Telugu is not really that good (okay, I don’t know anything beyond champesthaanu and me kosam!), I had to find one with English subtitles.

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Summer Wedding

Last weekend took us on a whirlwind visit to Mumbai and Pune. Sriram, long-time friend, sharer in many an adventure (and misadventure!), sleeper at ten thirty, and a lot of other things, finally got hitched, and Vidya and I got a chance to see a Tam Brahm wedding from up close.

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