All in a day's work in Old Hyderabad
A city is not just a place on a map; it is a collection of souls rubbing shoulders with each other in a small space. In Hyderabad alone we have new Hyderabad and Old Hyderabad. Slowly, the three ‘-bads' -- Secunderabad, Hyderabad and Cyberabad -- have surrounded the old city of Hyderabad and are trying to strangulate it to death. Yet, this old maiden has her own charm and enough admirers to keep the smile on her paan-smeared lips.
In the new cities migrants from around the country jostle to get a job in one of the IT or BPO company and spend their days in front of a monitor, trying to steal a glance at their social media accounts. It is the old city that nurtures a variety of professions that have been in families for generations.
I regularly take walks in the bylanes behind Charminar in Old Hyderabad and every time I discover a new profession that these hardworking people follow, just as their forefathers did. Here are some of the people that I saw doing things exactly the way their forefathers did during the era of Nizams and the Qutub Shahi kings.
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Text and photographs by Prasad N P
About the photographer: Prasad N P is a corporate executive most of the week. He pretends to be a photographer and writer at desitraveler to fuel his twin passions of photography and travel.
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