Hyderabad airport among world’s top 5

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Hyderabad built and operated by the GMR group has been declared the 5th best airport in the world and the Number 1 in the 5-15 million passengers category. Approach road to the airport Another example why the Government of India has no business running any critical infrastructure in…

Happy First Birthday – Hyderabad Airport

The Hyderabad airport completed its first year of operations on the 23rd of March 2009.  In the past one year, i have travelled through the airport 4 times. The first time was when the airport was just 20 days old.  A lot of work was still going on with places being cordoned off and a…

Blog anniversary & Weekend movies

In the whole mess, i forgot something.  On 24th June 2008, i completed 4 years of blogging.  In this period, I moved from Fullhyderabad to Rediffblogs to WordPress.  Never thought i would survive so long.  So ya, iam amazed at my perseverance (if at all this does count).  I have no intentions of stopping even…

India’s tallest skyscraper to come up in Hyderabad

Work on Hyderabad’s newest skyscraper has begun. The tallest building in the country, about 8 km from the new Shamshabad airport and 6 km from Hi-Tech city, will have 100 floors and be ready in four years. A Reliance Infrastructure led consortium, developers for the project, will soon sign a development agreement with the Andhra…

New Hyderabad Airport pix

Some pictures of the new Hyderabad airport from the airport’s website. One of the world’s largest cargo planes, the Antonov at the new Hyderabad airport Hard Rock Cafe Plaza Premium Lounge Coffee Bean IIFA Bar Indian Paradise Food Court International Arrival Baggage Carousel Duty Free Shopping Duty Free Shopping The first commercial flight “Lufthansa” at…

Life’s Updates

I got engaged on Thursday (10th April). Ya, that was the purpose of this trip. Though things had been working out in the background, the final stretch happened in a jiffy. And i had to make a quick trip to Hyderabad. Am flying back to Singapore tonight. More details when i reach Singapore. +++

New Hyderabad Airport commences operations

After the last minute postponement, the new Hyderabad airport opened on Sunday midnight to the usual messy opening. First people complained that the old airport was bursting at its seams and that the facilities were inadequate. And when the new airport opened, they just changed the complaints that the new airport is far off from…

Acquisitions Galore

HCL acquires Capital Stream for $40M HCL Technologies Ltd. said on Wednesday it acquired Capital Stream Inc. for about $40 million in an all-cash deal. HCL, which has offices in Noida, India and Sunnyvale, said the acquisition is part of a structured M&A strategy “in selected industry verticals by using acquisition to either bridge gaps…

New Hyderabad Airport trial run begins

Features of the new Hyderabad airport Cost: Rs 2478 crores (more than 500 million USD) Initial passenger capacity: 12 million annually Projected passenger capacity: 40 million annually Runways: One (4260 meters or 4.26 kms) Aircraft Bays: 42 Aerobridges: 12 Air Traffic Control Tower: 72 meters high Departure level Air Traffic Control Tower Aerobridges Fuel Farm…

ISB – Hyderabad in FT’s Top 100 Global Business Schools

The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad is the 20th best Global Business School, according to a list compiled by the Financial Times, UK. In the process, it beat heavyweights like Nanyang Business School of Singapore(46), Carnegie Mellon(48), Leeds(48), Cornell(36) and Michigan State University(48). For the first time an Indian business school achieved a place…

My first ever interview

Oh my…My first ever interview has been published. Thank God, they did find it worth publishing 😉 Anyways, here is the link to the same. Also, do visit the website PakSpectator. There are quite a lot of good articles out there. On second thoughts, i think i will post my full interview here too just…

New Hyderabad airport to open in March 2008

Looks like the airport is racing to the finish. Also British Airways has confirmed 5 flights per week between London and Hyderabad starting October. Also looking at the growing traffic, Thai airways is increasing its frequency from Bangkok to Hyderabad from 3 days  to 5 days every week. Not to count Lufthansa (flies daily), Saudi,…