Mughal history in Hyderabad

I have been to Hyderabad on Sunday. Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh, is a prospering city with focus on IT and biotech. In earlier days Hyderabad was capital of a Mughal empire. My sightseeing trip included the Charminar, the Salar Jung Museum and the Golconda Fort.


Tour of India

I was working in Hazira (Gujarat), Barmana (Himachal Pradesh) and Chandigarh (Chandigarh Union Territory, Punjab, Haryana). Tomorrow in the morning I will catch a flight to Hyderabad and after a 4hours drive I will reach ACC's Wadi cement work in Karnataka state. I'm chilled that I am going to finish my tour of India in the south.



I've been working in the state of Himachal Pradesh the last two weeks. On Sunday we went to Dharamsala, a four hours drive away. Dharamsala is internationally known for hosting the Tibetan Government in exile and His Holiness Dalai Lama.

For the Indian Dharamsala is mainly one of the famous 'hillstations' in Himachal Pradesh, others are Shimla and Manali. Shimla used to be the summer capital in earlier times. From Manali you can reach Rhotang pass which is more than 4000m above sea level, that's where people go to 'touch snow'. As hillstations are in the mountains, temperature are lower and people from allover India spend some 'refreshing' days in hillstations. The hailstorm we faced in Dharamsala was refreshing indeed :-)


The Dabbawallahs of Mumbai

Whenever I am in the office I can see this tiffin boxes at lunchtime. These lunch boxes get delivered by the famous dabbawallahs (or tiffin wallahs), a group of men collecting the lunch boxes in the suburbs and deliver them to the offices. Read more about this amazing service on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabbawallah.