Once a Hyderabadi, always a Hyderabadi

August 31, 2008 at 9:49 am 5 comments

You are a true Hyderabadi if:

1. Your address reads as 23-404-32/67A-43 (New MCH number 56-678/4A/B-22), while you actually live in the second house beside ZamZam cafe in lane behind Anand Theatre on SP Road.

2. You end up buying only a salwar kameez, whether it is a theatre workshop, food mela, consumer expo, designer jewellery show, science show or an autmobile convention.

3. Your street has at least one roadside mobile hotel that serves Chinese delicacies such as “Vegetable soft nuduls”,”Navrotten Kurma”, Chicken Manchewurea” or “American Chompsee”. Don’t bother about the spellings……..it’s obviously written by the mobile hotel owner who is not much educated.

4. Your answer is ‘seedha chale jaao’ when somebody asks you for directions, whether it is to Malakpet, Masb Tank, Malkajgiri or Moosapet.

5. You come across tailors sporting the board: Immidiot delivery in two days onli.

6. You can speak Hindi, Urdu, hyderabadi hinglish, except Telugu (which happens to be the main dialect), fluently.

7. You ask the waiter to get you some ‘Mango pickle” even if you are sitting at a lavish continental banquet dinner with exotic Chinese, Mexican, Italian and Lebanese cuisines.

9. You order for a tea just after having had a Caramel custard.

10. You have at least one cousin, friend, colleague or acquaintance in the US in software.

11. Every time somebody gives you a piece of good news, the first thing you ask them is ‘Party kab hai?’

12. Refer to any past as ‘parso’, be it yesterday or long before three hundred years.

13. You call 11 AM as subah subah.

14. You label your boss as ‘Dimakh Kharab’

15. You are 15 minutes late and you feel you are on time.

16. You look at the fixed price stand and still ask ‘dene ka bolo’

You know one thing….. Once a Hyderabadi, always a Hyderabadi ……we will never change, in
fact why should we change?………….


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nadia  |  August 31, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Haha, so true. I have only been in Hyderabad for less than a month, but have definitely noticed most of the things mentioned above 😀

    I am most bothered by “parsoun” or yesterday, irregardless of how many days or months have passed. A baby starts walking and jumping, and the father says “parsoun jab yeh paida huwa tha tho…”

    Hehe, actually we hyderabadi never wants anything to be old tht’s the reason why we called it as “Parsoun”;)

  • 2. Ab  |  August 31, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Can you speak telugu?


    Yes, very fluently; but in Hyderabadi accent 🙂

  • 3. mushtaq ilyas  |  August 31, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Awesome dude :)) i think u forgot to mention one of the most funniest spelling in one of the property dealing firm as (properti diling) hahaahhaha

    LOL, yeah you are right, I forgot that🙂

  • 4. Yusra  |  September 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    it’s very funny indeed !! I have many hyderabadi friends nd I’m planing to visit hyderabad so I won’t get surprised if I notice any of that !! thank you veru much (*^_^*)

    ~ Ahaha! that’s pretty awesome plan. Thanks for your comments and welcome to my blog:)

  • 5. Behbood  |  September 14, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Mushtaq – Dont forget pronounciation errors:

    CHINNGUM for Chewing Gum
    LIBLARY for Library

    ~Lolz and Yes Birla Ladin for Bin Ladin :-p


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