Hyderabad has an important place in my life. I have vivid memories from my childhood where I visited my grandmother, aunties, uncles and my cousins in India. With both my parents originating from Hyderabad, I got to experience a lot from both sides of the family.
My grandfather, I was told, descended from the Nawabs. I was delighted with the stories I was told growing up, about how my grandfather went to school riding on an elephant. There was an old tv show (on TVAsia, I think) called ‘Tippu Sultan’; I would often imagine my grandfather’s upbringing similar to the princes in that show.
I never really found out how true this was – my grandfather was a reserved man – but we did get a few good heart-to-heart talks before he passed away. Those last few conversations are very dear to me.
Whatever the truth, I like that I can pass my love of Hyderabad to my children – our own Urdu accent:
Get your own Hyderabadi tikka from Pearl Daisy!
Our manners and traditions:
The Hoojab I am wearing is out of stock, but feel free to browse through our collection at Pearl Daisy.
The daisy chain I am wearing is the ‘Ivory Stone’.
And of course, the Hyderabadi biryani! XO