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Hyderabad Aviation in Pre-Independent India

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As ‘India Aviation 2014’, the biennial civil aviation show more popularly called the Hyderabad air-show opens in the dampened times when the country’s safety rating has just been downgraded by the FAA, casting doubts at the capability of its regulator, it is all the more interesting to look at these pioneering efforts made in Pre-Independent Hyderabad.

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AP Legislative Assembly building completes 100 years!

Hyderabad State Town Hall

As the Telangana bill is heading towards the AP Assembly in next few days, it is interesting that it coincides with the centenary celebrations of the amazing AP Assembly building. However, the Andhra leadership, as usual, turned a blind eye to Hyderabad’s heritage and have decided not to mark the occasion with any celebrations. The imposing edifice of old Andhra Pradesh Legislative assembly Building was constructed in the year 1913. Originally it was a ‘Town Hall’ in the Nizam State. The citizens of Hyderabad raised funds to build it to mark the 40th Birthday of King Nizam Mir Mahboob Ali Khan and gave the Building as a Birthday gift to the King. On the request of Nizam, Specially commissioned architects ...

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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam under construction!

nagarjuna sagar dam under construction

ANT-LIKE THEY TOILED: The sea of humanity utilized to build this “modern temple”, was a scene that touched both Nehru and Galbraith As the construction rose to a certain height, the massive structure resembled an anthill with thousands of labourers carrying construction material on the complex maze of scaffoldings. A breathtaking view even to Jawaharlal Nehru and Kenneth Galbraith, then U.S. Ambassador to India, who during a visit to the site around that time, were touched by the sight and their eyes became moist. In all, 162 persons died during construction, including eight engineers. Makeshift towns cropped up all around the dam. Workers in these colonies never seemed to sleep for 15 years as the work continued day and night.  

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