I just cant wait…

hyderabadi biryani

After years of eating in Singapore, i will soon be able to taste the real ‘Hyderabadi Dum Biryani‘. Yummy, the very thought makes my mouth water. Bawarchi, Parwaaz, Paradise….here i come.

Yup, i will be spending my Christmas and New Year in Hyderabad. Iam eager to go around the city and see the changes, shop like crazy and meet up with friends. But overall, nothing beats the feeling of being back home in Hyderabad celebrating Christmas with my family. The chill in the air makes Christmas even more interesting. Carols, midnight mass at the church, the christmas tree at my home, the lights, the decorations, the cakes and the sumptous spread that’s gonna be laid out is something am really looking forward to.

It will be my first holiday after my previous trip to Hyderabad last year August. I need this break badly. Have been working continuously without a break for about 16 months now. Yup, aside to the blogging, investing, studying, dreaming of HER, i do have a regular day job with a 24 x 7 standby as a bonus. I have cut down on my travelling a lot as i realised that there is nothing more foolish than spending my hard earned money on travelling to some place just to keep parity with my colleagues and friends. I rather save that money and invest so that it can help me in achieving my goal of getting out of this rut of a regular day job.

Other than the gorging of the food ( anyway, i will come back and hit the gym to burn off the extra kilos), i plan to shop for some books and clothes. Also find out some information on a few courses/exams that i plan to pursue in the next year. I will update on this blog once i manage to gather all the information. If i have the time, i plan to even go and see the new Hyderabad International Airport coming up at Shamshabad.

Hope to be in Hyderabad on Wednesday evening if our dear Indian Airlines (Indian) doesnt screw up the schedules again. Yup, IA has lived up to its reputation as one of the most sucky and lousy airlines in the whole world by cancelling the Singapore – Hyderabad flight and now i have been thrown into the Singapore – Chennai – Hyderabad route. I will be swatting flies in the Chennai airport for about 5 hours. Can you believe that? My 4 hour travel has now been extended to 9 hours (almost).

And that Civil Aviation minister, Praful Patel was saying the other day that the media criticizes Indian Airlines/Air India unnecessarily for the delays. I have flown Singapore Airlines, Silkair, Thai, Jet Airways. Each one of them has provided exceptional service. None as pathetic as Air India / Indian Airlines.

This is precisely the reason why i believe that, running a business is not the business of the government.

Are you listening Mr Patel? Or am i not enough of a vote bank for you?



  1. dinsan says:

    Merry Christmas buddy !!!!!!!!!! have loads of Biriyani !! I have heard a lot about Hyd Biriyani.. should try it once ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Liju Philip says:

    Thanks. Wishing you the same.

    Yup, Hyderabadi Biryani along with Haleem, Kebabs, Qubbani ka meetha, double ka meetha etc are some of the must tries of hyderabadi food.

  3. Vidya says:

    hey phillip…you coming to Hyd? great! do let me know if we could meet!

  4. lazybug says:

    Welcome back in advance. But be prepared for a shock. The traffic can and will drive you nuts.

  5. Liju Philip says:

    Yup, i experienced the hyd traffic on my previous trip. In fact, i feel the number of vehicles on the road is simply doubling on every trip of mine.

    Wonder what all shocks are awaiting me? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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