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Hyderabad: From Nizam's to Microsoft

Updated on April 30, 2014
Cyber Tower, HITEC City, Hyderabad
Cyber Tower, HITEC City, Hyderabad | Source

Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh established in 1591 by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, has evolved as a city of importance in terms of commercial activity. Also referenced as Cyberabad which has over taken it's previous title of being the city of pearls. Being home to various multinational Information technology services like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Accenture. Hyderabad has been the most diverse place since the reign of Nizams and remains the same until now, thanks to the boom in IT.

The presence of IT sector has accelerated the migration of skilled professionals from all across the nation to search for job openings in Hyderabad. Indeed with the presence of a number of good options available for people from IT sector, Hyderabad plays a major role in career growth of masses.

So here in this article I am going to help you with all the information that you would need before you relocate to this city for better job opportunities.

Language


Telugu is the native language of this city. However, being a part of a global work culture English is the secondary language which will allow you to communicate with most of the people in this city. Hindi is also easily understood by the locals and you will not have a tough time even if you are not fluent in English. The local language spoken here is influenced by Marathi and Deccani. Urdu is also used as a means to communicate and forms the largest Urdu Speaking populations in India. With the know how of English you will be able to survive in this city without facing any barriers to communicate with the locals.

Culture

Hyderabad has always been a mix of diverse cultures. After the decline of Mughal dynasty Hyderabad emerged as a centre of cultural importance in India. The migration of skilled professionals from all parts of the country and the world has led to the mignling of cultures from all corners of the country, languages, religions which have led to the co-existence of the prevailing global atmosphere. Being a hud of IT which has led to the existence of modern and historical cultures which has been absorbed by the people living in this city.

Hyderabadi Biryani
Hyderabadi Biryani | Source

Food

Hyderbadi cuisine is famous all over the world. Hyderabad is a foodie's heaven; serving dishes from Mughali cuisine, South Indian cuisine and Persian Cuisines will make you feel bloated. The Hyderabadi cuisine has been shaped by 400 years of Hyderabadi culture and tradition. Dum Biryani, is a must try if you are visiting this city for the first time. Native delicacies such as Khubani ka Mitha, Phirni, Paya and Haleem are some other lip smacking delicacies which you can only taste here in this city.
Apart from the restaurants serving the native recipes, a number of prominent chains of restaurants, hotels and fast food joints have outlets which offer items which you can have in other parts of India. Nevertheless, five star hotels serve buffets and other eclectic recipes. Street food is another viable options for those who want to enjoy meals without burning a hole in their pockets.

People


With the settlement of varied communities through centuries, Hyderabad has people from a diverse lot of people from all religions, caste, ethnicity and nationality. The existence of different cultures and open-mindedness cultivated by a rich history allows a harmonious way of life in Hyderabad. Being home to expatriates from all corners of the world has made Hyderabad a global community, where you can get to know about culture, traditions and arts of various countries or regions of our country. The people here are peace loving, warm and welcoming. The values and traditions of the people from this city and also the ones who have migrated to this city form the base of its multicultural society,

Charminar
Charminar | Source

Places to see

Hyderabad has a number of attractions. Charminar, being a landmark of this city is a perfect example of Persian brilliance, and Mogul grandeur. Other significant monuments like the Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Chowmahalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Taramati Baradari are the primary toutrist attractions of Hyderabad. Hindu temples like Birla Mandir, Sanghi Temple, Chilkur Balaji Temple are also a must visit. Also a number of museums like Salar Jung Museum, City Museum, Birla Science Museum are for the ones who have keen interest in history and science

In a nut shell, Hyderabad in itself is a learning experience, with the presence of diverse sect of people. International organizations, global work environment, best practices in the business will allow you to hone your skills as a seasoned professional. Also with its modern living, which will allow you to strike a perfect balance between work and life. Presence of world class institutions might help you to earn an extra qualification, which would be a merit on your resume.

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