May 30, 2010

Monday Snapshot - A Paan Shop in Dabirpura

When I get busy with other things, I often end up neglecting this blog. I decided that every Monday, I'll post a picture I've shot somewhere in Hyderabad. No long stories and descriptions, just snapshots.

This is a paan shop in Dabirpura, in the old city area of Hyderabad. I loved the colourful wall behind it.


  1. Very beautiful shot. I look forward to seeing the next one!!

  2. I love your blog! I lived in Hyd when I was a kid- but all I remember are schools and homes and people. This is really great... now I know what Hyd really looks like... Thanks!

  3. Thank you so much Nimita! I'm so glad my pictures help you remember Hyderabad :)

  4. Khurram Mirza8:07 AM

    What you see behind the pan shop is a green flag with the name of Abdul Qadir Gilani (RA) who was a holy saint from Iraq and descendant of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). You will see this in most of the places in old city. One of the popular stories about the saint when he was a child is below

    The Incident of Dacoits
    While sending him to Baghdad, his mother sewed 40 gold coins in his quilt. The dacoits struck the caravan on the way, and looted all the travelers of their belongings. They asked him what he had. He told them about the coins. They considered it a joke and took him to their chief, who asked him the same question and he again replied that he had 40 gold coins. He asked him to show the coins, upon whom he tore away, the quilt and produced the gold coins. He was surprised and asked him why he had given the hidden gold coins when he could have kept them hidden. Young Abdul Qadir Jilani replied that he was traveling to Baghdad to receive education and his mother had instructed him to speak the truth. This left a deep effect on the chief of the dacoits and he gave up looting and accepted Islam.