Thoughts on Hyderabad

January 9th to January 12th, 2019

jordangonen
Jan 22, 2019 · 4 min read
Photo by Abhas Mishra on Unsplash

What I Did

  • We arrived at our final destination in India, Hyderabad, via a 2 hour flight from the hills of Tirupati. Up to this point, I had enjoyed and valued my experience in India…but I had never, in anyway, envisioned living here for any extended period of time. Hyderabad changed that. We were once again lucky to be staying with friends’ family members, who arranged drivers to pick us up at the airport and take us into the city (about 45 minutes inland).
  • Driving from the airport was an awakening experience in itself as you see the city transformation materialize the closer you get inwards. Skyscrapers, highways, massive complexes are sprouting up in every direction you look. This is all a recent development, as political divides and regulatory changes have opened a brand new wave of economic development for the region. I am really interested in future city building, and optimistic that India will house some of the cities of the future. I worry lots about how sustainable and safe these cities will be…as much of it is unregulated.

Giant Leaps

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