Thursday, October 09, 2008

Detours - personalised and customised theme tours in Hyderabad

This is a new service available for anyone living in or visiting Hyderabad.

They offer personalised and customised theme tours for individuals and small groups in and around the city of Hyderabad.

There are 4 types of tours that one can take:
1. Historical
2. Slice of Life
3. Culinary
4. Arts & Crafts

Check out their website for more details.

I haven't tried out their service yet, but it looked like an interesting one.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Whazzuphyd : 17 Sep : Music Concert_ SIGNUM QUARTETT

Not sure of the Location details. Please call your local Max Mueller Bhavan / Goethe Institut
Max Mueller Bhavan/ Goethe-Institut

an collaboration with



Signum Quartett

String quartets covering three centuries: from Joseph Haydn to Jörg Widmann

Saturday, 8 September 2007
6.30 p.m.
The Seminar Hall
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

New Delhi

** Passes available at Max Mueller Bhavan reception on first-come-first-serve

Signum Quartett
Kerstin Dill (violin)
Annette Walther (violin)
Simon Tandree (viola)
Thomas Schmitz (cello)

Following successful performances in Chennai and Puducherry in 2006, the internationally renowned Signum Quartett now embarks on an extensive tour of South Asia at the invitation of the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan. The programme for the concert in Delhi will include pieces by Schumann and Haydn and will feature the first violin quartet by the young German composer Jörg Widman.

The Signum Quartett received its first lessons from Konrad Grahe. Shortly after its founding, the quartet was awarded 1st prize in Germany's 1994 nationwide youth competition Jugend musiziert and a prize at the Charles Hennen Concours in 1997. They continued their studies with the Melos and Alban Berg quartets. Masterclasses with György Kurtàg, Tabea Zimmermann, the Artemis quartet as well as with members of the Amadeus, Smetana, Cherubini, and the LaSalle Quartets were further inspirations.

In the framework of the summer academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest in 1999, the Signum Quartett received the Thomastik Infeld prize which enabled the four musicians to record a live CD in Vienna. The ensemble was awarded scholarships from the chamber music foundation Villa Musica and the Werner Richard- Dr. Carl Dörken foundation, the "Freunde junger Musiker Düsseldorf/Meerbusch" and the Bruno-Frey-Stiftung. In 2004, the Signum Quartett won the nationwide German Musikwettbewerb and the special award of Zonta International. At the previous Musikwettbewerb competition in 2000, they received a scholarship and the special prize of the Rheingau music festival.

The Signum Quartett performed extensively in Barcelona and Madrid, at the Schubertiada a Vilbertran in Spain, at the Ludwigsburger Festspiele festival, the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Salon of the Arts in Sofia, and at the Rheingau music festival. Their concerts were broadcast nationally and internationally, by the WDR, NDR, SWR, BR, Deutschlandfunk, DRS, and ORF radios. Following an initiative by the Villa Musica foundation, the four musicians were invited to record a CD with the SWR radio. The programme juxtaposes works by Schumann and Haydn with the world premiere recording of Jörg Widmann's first string quartet.

Concert programme
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): String Quartet in D major, op.76, No.5 (1797)
Jörg Widmann (born in 1973): String Quartet No.1 (1997)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856): String Quartet in A major, op. 41/3 (1842)

Tourplan South Asia

                03.09. 2007 Karachi
                05.09. 2007 Lahore
                07.09. 2007 Jaipur
                08.09. 2007 New Delhi
                10.09. 2007 Dhaka
                12.09. 2007 Kolkata
                14.09. 2007 Mumbai
                17.09. 2007 Hyderabad
                19.09. 2007 Bangalore
                21.09. 2007 Chennai
                23.09. 2007 Colombo

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007


from: BLACKJACK-AKELA a.k.a David Masilamani

Every last THUNDERIN' TUESDAY is dedicated to bikers of Hyderabad...specially the Sunday bikers riders club (Till such time a formal name is arrived at) and other bikers...there is a benefit card that is or will be available for free as of now...u get a benefit on every Tuesday at 10 D...

The Greater Thunderin' Tuesday Card will be sold becos I have some plans to rip off a few brands and stores in the process so the card at that point would be would cost a bit to produce and the benefits would be more than just 10 D...its a WIN-WIN deal.


This is about 10 Downing Street at Begumpet !

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

2nd Global Golf Beginners Session - 3rd March

Hi All,

Announcing yet another Golf Beginners Session by Global Golf Network (, this time in Hyderabad. The venue is the Hyderabad Golf Club and the session is from 3 pm - 6.30 so even those who have a half day in office can join in. The fee is Rs. 600/- per person and includes green fees, coaching, golf clubs and balls. More details will follow but do block your time right away and also get your friends to join in .

RSVP at to confirm

The Hyderabad Golf Club site comprises of the former Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad an adjoining water body,covering about 50 acres which is now the receipient of all the sewage from the surrounding areas and 110 acres within the 'Naya Quila' a component of the historic Golconda Fort complex. Situated in the 'Naya Quila' are two disused mosques which are being restored by the archaeological Survey of India.

Apart from the four hundred year old 'Boabab Tree' or 'Hathiyon ka Jhad', there is also a huge tower on which rests a 15 foot long cannon which is a part of the defences of the 'Naya Quila' that was constructed to keep the high ground to the north of the Golconda Fort out of reach of enemies who might use the vantage point to bombard the Fort.

The Course itself has been designed by Mr. David Hemstock who has designed courses all over the world. In India he has designed the Amby Valley Golf Course, a part of the ambitious Lake City project of the Sahara Group.The course will be situated in one of the most unique sites in the world as it almost totally located within the ramparts of Naya Quila, part of the historic Golconda Fort complex. Our Course will be a 7000 yard, par 72, 18 hole course built to international standards and keeping in mind the location, the history and the ambience of the area. The first half will be a par 37 and the second half a par 35.

Golfers Paradise
Lending itself beautifully to the surroundings, the Course boasts of a natural lake and stretches into the Naya Quila.

Creatively designed to accentuate the historical setting whilst preserving the ecological balance, the spectacular 18 hole Golf Course will be an experience.

The Club & Facilities to be provided

The Hyderabad Golf Association will be building a modern club house with all the facilities and amenities that a family could want. It will cater to the members, associates and their families. A full fledged Restaurant, a Bar, Health club and Gymnasium, Locker rooms with showers and changing areas, Squash courts, Snooker and Billiard room, Card rooms, Swimming pool, conference/party rooms, Lawns and Lounges etc. at a later date it is alo proposed to add some residential rooms for the benefit of the visiting golfers.

Effortless Drive
Easily accessible, the Hyderabad Golf Association is a mere 20/25 minutes drive from Begumpet and 15/20 minutes from Banjara Hills/Jubilee Hills.

Happy Golfing