Shot in the arm for Telangana culture

Faced with a shortage of spaces for cultural events in Hyderabad, the Telangana government has decided to construct a new multi-art centre on the lines of Bharat Bhavan in Bhopal. A decision on this was taken by chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao during a recent review meeting with officials of the department of culture on…

Old City to bid goodbye to outdated electric meters

The Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (SPDCL) has embarked on a drive to replace existing power meters with new electric meters, including those with infrared (IR) ports, in its South Circle (SC). The move seeks to increase accountability of energy and reduce crushing losses which the area has been recording lately. According to data obtained…

Global clothing retailers make a beeline for Hyderabad

There was a time when for Hyderabadis, shopping meant a trip to Abids and Chermas or Hollywood, the trendsetters in fashion and style. Today, these home-grown fashion stores have been stymied by colossal malls, international brands and designer boutiques. And the fashion scene in Hyderabad is only expected to grow by leaps and bounds with…

Charminar Pedestrianisation Project slowly inching forward

The long pending Charminar Pedestrianisation Project (CPP), which seeks to protect the historic monument, seems to be inching forward as the GHMC has begun talks with shopkeepers to install uniform signage. It was in January last year that GHMC’s standing committee had approved around Rs 90 lakh for providing uniform signage for shops along the…