The Curiosity Index (India edition)

Today I’m flying to Hyderabad, India for a second visit. I was there last year and it’s a privilege to be invited back. So here are a few India related items for you to expand your horizons: Cracking India’s mystifying nod-code One thing all travellers to India talk about – apart from the dreaded Delhi Belly, of course – is the great Indian head nod. It’s not exactly a nod (up and down from the neck, meant to indicate ‘yes’) – or a shake (straight side to side to convey…

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10 facts about Hyderabad

So today I find myself in Hyderabad, India – which is a first. Here are some facts I found out before I arrived. With a population of around 9.5 million people, Hyderabad is the fourth most populous city in India (Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore are the top three). It’s a crowded place with around 18,500 people per sq.km. By comparison Stockholm has density of 3,500 and London 5,500 people per sq.km It was briefly an independent state before being annexed into India in 1948 Around 1.7 million residents of Hyderabad…

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