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HYDERABAD

VVS Laxman's Hyderabad

They called it old-fashioned, though today it is cosmopolitan. Either way, it's a charming city to live in

The biryani trail

Don't dream of leaving Hyderabad without tasting its most famous dish

Must-dos

Spicy food and Telugu films

Entertainment is never too far from your reach in Hyderabad, says Venkatapathy Raju

A city as multifaceted as a diamond

There's a Hyderabad beyond the clichés of biryani, pearls and the Charminar to be discovered in the time between matches

Hyderabad, a love story

In the 1960s and '70s, if you wanted to play tough yet attractive cricket, Hyderabad was the place to be

The city of Pat, Jai, Azza and VVS

Hyderabad's cricket is as rich as the city's history

How to spend a day in Hyderabad

A day's itinerary of sightseeing, heavy lunches and lake time while still watching a match in the evening

How to get there and back

Advice for the ardent cricket watcher on how to get to far-flung match venues

The secret of the Hyderabadis

If you're a history buff or very, very serious about your food, head to the city of Nizams

Going native

From kachcha limbu to scooter, street cricket in India has evolved its own hyperlocal lexicon