Fish Building: This grotesque four-storey building is on the way from the airport into town. So, alas, it is one of the first impressions a visitor gets of Hyderabad.
Termite building: This building in Jubilee Hills looks like it has been devoured by termites. Other similar looking buildings have since been spotted in town. Help, the termites are spreading!
Cyber Gateway: Looks like something out of a Star Wars nightmare: maybe the womb that gave birth to Darth Vader. Typical of the barbaric architecture of Hyderabad’s IT district.
Amrutha Castle: This bizarre hotel claims to be the “abode of royal luxury and gorgeous grandeurs”. Is supposedly built on the lines of “Castle Schloss Neushwanstien” (sic) in Germany.
Durgam Cheruvu Lake: The government promoted this enchanting ‘secret lake’ as a tourist destination. Kiss of death! Today the stink and mosquitoes from the lake are driving out the residents of the locality.
Anvar Alikhan Adman, food critic, travel writer and bibliophile