Hyderabad Film Industry (Tollywood)

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Every developed country has, as one of its important roots, its own movie industry. In fact, film is probably one of the best indicators of a place’s culture. With film, one can see how a nation has developed, both artistically and culturally across the years. The film industry can also put a country or a place on the map, the classic case in point being, of course, Hollywood.
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Hyderabad Media

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When it comes to media and telecommunications infrastructure, Hyderabad is among the most well-developed in all of India. This is mostly due to the fact that Hyderabad is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, with one of the leading IT and ITES hubs located there. In fact, the whole city is covered by a large network of optic fibers, ensuring uninterrupted and fast data communication transfers. As a result, Hyderabad’s media remains on the forefront of modern technology.
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Hyderabad Shopping

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When you’re in Hyderabad, where and what to shop should be the least of your concerns since Hyderabad is a shopper’s delight. Whether you’re buying something exotic and indigenous, or just looking for the next great gadget or fashion gear, Hyderabad has it all and more. What’s even better is that if you’re hunting for the local stuff, you can engage in that age-old and time-honored tradition of haggling and bargaining. What you think is cheap can even be bought cheaper, if you’re a good enough haggler. Those with enough silver in their tongue can practically get away with a bag full of beads and saris at less than a hundred bucks.
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Hyderabad History

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Among the cities of India, Hyderabad, the capital of the new state of Telangana, has one of the richest and most colourful histories, accentuated by magnificent architecture and a rich culture. Several influences for the past 400 years has molded it into the A-1 status city it is today.
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Hyderabad Sports

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When it comes to sports, Hyderabad offers the usual array for the ordinary tourist or citizen, mainly golf, tennis, and even horse racing. However, there are only two that have totally captured the city’s attention: cricket and field hockey. The fervor the Hyderabadis have for these two sports is so great that some say it borders to near fanatical levels.
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Hyderabad IT Industry

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Back in the mid-1990s in the United States, when the Internet boom was just starting, the East was also poised to get in on the technological wagon. Hyderabad, an ancient city borne of mixed traditions and cultures, started the slow transformation into a cyber-city that, today, has become one of India’s premiere information technology and IT-enabled service hubs. Hyderabad has also become the country’s center for scientific and technological development not only in IT infrastructure but also in pharmaceutical and science research industries. To say that Hyderabad is the financial and technological capital of the state of Telangana is not a rumour; it is a fact supported annually by the many international technological firms that call the city their home.
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Hyderabad Government and Administration

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Back when it was still a state unto itself, Hyderabad was governed by a hereditary line of rulers called Nizams, the shortened title of Nizam-ul-Mulk, which meant Administrator of the Realm. This dynasty was founded by Mir Qammar-ud-Din Siddiqi, a viceroy of the Mughal empire. When the Mughal empire crumbled, the viceroy in Hyderabad declared the place independent and by the 18th century, it had surpassed the Mughals. When the reorganization of the Indian states happened in 1956, Hyderabad was split into three: Telangana, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.
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Safety for Tourists in Hyderabad

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Like most exotic places in the East, Hyderabad is a wonderful place for tourists to visit, with its rich and fascinating history and culture. The Hyderabadis are also quite friendly and accommodating, and while people from the western countries will stand out (both figuratively and literally), they will never feel like a sore thumb sticking out. Hyderabad is a fusion of the old and the new, and a tourist will never run out of interesting places to see and new activities to experience.
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Hyderabad Music And Dance

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It can be said that a city’s native dance or music is a unique imprint of its culture and morals, a window to their history and evolution as a race, group, or nation. Even if one would say that their collection of music and dance is influenced or stolen from other cultures, usually those that have occupied them in the past, the resulting amalgamation is still decidedly their very own. Both dance and music contribute much to a city’s unique identity, and more often than not, whenever a foreigner visits a new place, the one thing that lingers in their memories long after they’ve left it are the festival’s involving indigenous music and dance. The Mardi Gras, for example, is immediately associated with Caribbean countries, or those that have Caribbean influence, such as Louisiana.
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Hyderabad Weather

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One of the major things that has a great impact in a person’s enjoyment of a vacation is the kind of weather that a particular place has. That is why for most everyone, especially those living in the West and the North where there are cold seasons, a place having tropical or equatorial weather is always a good place for a vacation. Fortunately for those who are considering spending a few days in Hyderabad, the place is one of those that are located relatively near the equator so a nice warm weather can generally be expected. It can be described as tropical, but not the clammy, overly sweltering type.

Hyderabad generally has three seasons. They are:
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Getting To Hyderabad

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Those who want to add Hyderabad to their itinerary of cities to be visited in India will find out that there are several ways of getting there. The good thing about Hyderabad is that it is very well connected to to the major cities of India as well as the world so there’s no having to make multiple stops in little towns or cities to reach this historic and beautiful place. If you want to go the scenic route, however, you can do that too, via land travel.
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Getting Around Hyderabad

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Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and is one of India’s most progressive and historical cities. As such, it offers many attractions and things to see and experience for the everyday tourist. The city is rather big so people who are planning on seeing all Hyderabad has to offer would do well to invest a few days to see the main attractions. The good news is that there are many ways you can go about getting around the city. Each one has its own pros and cons and it will really depend on your style of travel and preference.
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Hyderabad Festivals

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Hyderabad is a veritable melting pot of cultures, ethnicity and religion and nothing makes this more evident than the many festivals and celebrations that are being celebrated in Hyderabad annually. Four major religions can be found in Hyderabad: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism, although culture-wise, the Hyderabadis have developed a culture that is distinctly a mixture of Muslim and Hinduism. As such, most of the major festivals found in the city have a hint of both, especially Hinduism, which is still the most popular and practiced religion in the city.
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Hyderabad Culture

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If there is one word that can be used to describe the culture in Hyderabad, it is ‘diverse’. Owing much to its very rich history, from its inception by the Qutub Shahi dynasty to the occupation of the Mughal Empire and its decline and fall, and the subsequent rise under the Asaf Jahi dynasty, the city has been the place where the traditions–both cultural and linguistic–of North India and South India meet. Hyderabad’s culture can also be seen through the various monuments and iconic architectural structures in the city that are testaments to the city’s glorious history, such as the Charminar and the Golconda fort. The residents of the city refer to themselves as Hyderabadis and they have developed for themselves a culture that is distinctly a mixture of both Muslim and Hindu traditions.
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Economy

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Hyderabad is decidedly one of India’s most important economic hubs, with marked growth in the automobile and auto parts industry, poultry farming, textiles and apparel industry, and bulk drugs and pharmaceuticals. More than these, however, Hyderabad is also fast becoming a major IT city in India. Due to its wide economic growth, Hyderabad is the economic and financial capital of the state of Telangana, and it is the state’s largest contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP) as well as state tax and excise revenues. Over the last decade, Hyderabad has posted dramatic growths and it is expected that it will continue to grow in the following years. Since the 90s, its economic pattern has changed from being primarily service-oriented to one with a broader and more diversified spectrum, including transport, commerce, and communications.
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Hyderabad Demographics

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Since Hyderabad has become one of India’s most prominent IT emerging cities as well as the country’s center of scientific and technological development, many people from different parts of the country have migrated there to take advantage of the sprouting opportunities. As a result, the population of Hyderabad has become a potpourri of various ethnic groups. The north Indian states that contribute to the diverse demographic of Hyderabad include Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. Even the neighboring states such as Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka have their youths regularly making a beeline to the capital in order to take advantage of the better employment opportunities as well as higher levels of education. The diversity in the population from people coming from different walks, origins and orientation has made Hyderabad a city of diverse cultures that is already cosmopolitan, and this, in turn, spurs the influx of migrating people more.
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