It felt blithe , upon reaching Hyderabad station,
Jolted, by what was a land under the Nawabs possession.
Truely a high-tech city now,
And the first word I said was wow.
The hail nature of people,
like a brother's cuddle.
The intoxicating aroma of Iranian tea,
Mughal Biriyani and Haleem in every alley.
Shopping from the streets of Charminaar,
To the markets of Laad Bazaar,
Sightseeing from the Chowmalla palace,
To the Golconda fort that remains artless
while the Birla planetarium showed the planets,
The Musical Clock at Salar Jung Museum strikes twelve,
And our cicerone has another story to tell
One complete day spent at the Ramoji film city,
Where film making is done cheaply
The last I could visit was the Hussain Sagar Lake,
Where I went rowing , with a co passenger Sheik.
My final walk was to the Railway station
And my train had soon begun
Lately, I realize, a week was over
At Hyderabad city, I wont forget forever
--> Sulaiman Sait