Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Next station.........Hyderabad

Charminar in all its glory at night
I was trying to figure out how to divide this huge colossal monument.
I mean if Hyderabad is going to be divided then the next step would be to divide the Charminar.
In our school days there was a phase where empty cigarette packet collection was a craze, and boys used to barter cigarette packets for marbles. And when it came to small marbles the barter was for half a packet. (this beats even the sophisticated game know as Monopoly)

And in those days there used to be the Charminar brand ciggi. Now tearing a cigarette packet in half was easy but how do we divide the Nizam’s Charminar?
Cutting it diagonally is not a good idea as it will cut the Minars too.
I like the idea of a horizontal split and that will ensure two Minars for each state and equal distribution of irrigational water supply too.
Then what about the famous Shadab hotel nearby? You get good Haleem there, but we have to ensure that there is a steady flow of customers from both the states. No point in some one going on a fast because he was not served the best Haleem in town. (click on picture above for more details on Haleem)
And then what about the 350 ton Buddha statue in the Hussain sagar?
hussain sagar at Hyderabad, India
I wonder if Qutub Shahi ever dreamt that this would be the turn of events when he built the Charminar with the prayer “Oh God, bestow unto this city peace and prosperity. Let millions of men of all castes, creed and religion make it their abode, like fish in the water."


3 hungry tummies said...

Oh a wonderful read!!

Natasha said...

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Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you visit again soon.

Best wishes, Natasha.

The Holy Lama said...

Hope they don't divide Charminar. Haleem was a discovery. Nice train of thoughts.:)

BK Chowla said...

I hope they don't.

Bunty said...

sigh! m frm jharkhand...a state "formed" (i would rather use the term "manufactured" for the dirty politics) with much hype and ado...and m still to see a change!

petty politics...inflammable sentiments...selfish leaders...recipe fr yet another "Berlin Wall"!

Swati Rathor said...

Profound thoughts! enjoyed watching and reading ... all at the same time!

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Neha said...

oh that was a very interesting read...loved the last image...:))

D said...

Oh, that leaves me feeling so horrible! The Brits left us with a horrible legacy of divide and rule.

Smita said...

So well said !!!

I hope these politicians see beyond their self interest!

bharat chandran said...

The last photograph is nice!

Sandhya said...

Beautiful photographs! I had seen the charminaar cigarette pack cover in yellow! I too was collecting cigarette pack covers with my brothers!

The politicians will go to any length to gain attentiion. Feel sad, though!

Shalini said...

Haha...I'd call this "Sarcasm well used"..hands down..

Tauseef said...

Like your post and the underlying political thought with it.

Casuarina said...

Brilliant post.

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