Our world tour has taken us from the stunning city of Vienna to the dynamic metropolis of London, and most recently to the bustling capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. Our tour so far has allowed you to get to know our European offices very well, so we thought we’d jump across continents for our final stop. Today, we are in Hyderabad, India.
Hyderabad is a vibrant city, and home to PXP Financial’s India office, where our support and operation teams are based. We met up with our HR Business Partner, Usha Rout, who primarily deals with employee lifecycle management, to find out about day-to-day life at PXP Hyderabad.
Q: What do you think Hyderabad is most known for?
Usha: “Hyderabad is one of the largest cities in India located in the south of the country and there are a few things that it is well known for. Hyderabad is renowned for its cuisine, especially its biryani, which actually differs from other variations of the Biryani dish. Eating Hyderabadi Biryani is a must if you’re in the city!
Hyderabad is often referred to as the ‘City of Pearls’ because of its historical significance in the pearl and diamond trade. While the area has evolved since then – it is now a significant technology and economic hub - the nickname reflects this important legacy of the pearl trade.
There are also many impressive monuments; the city is historically and architecturally rich. I think this is because of its long history of cultural diversity. The most famous landmark is the Charminar, a late-16th-century mosque with four grand arches that is an iconic monument and is well worth a visit. One of my favourite places to visit in Hyderabad is the Golconda Fort, known for its impressive architecture and acoustic marvels.”
Q: What are the best or most exciting things to do in Hyderabad and in India generally?
Usha: “There is always lots going on in Hyderabad and India more widely. Across the country we have numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the Taj Mahal in Agra is a stunning place to visit and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It’s an incredible white marble mausoleum that is perhaps the most iconic symbol of India. Other exciting landmarks include the Qutub Minar, Hampi, Mysore Palace, and Ellora and Ajanta Caves.
I think India is a breathtaking country with many natural wonders. Himalayan trekking gives you the most amazing views, not to mention the Goa Beaches, Kerala Backwaters, Rajasthan deserts, the high-altitude lakes such as in Kashmir, and the dramatic mountains of Ladakh.”
Q: What do you most value about your office and why?
Usha: “I love the vibe of our office. I have amazing colleagues, which makes the office a wonderful place to spend time in. The office location is also great, we are right in the heart of the city and the premises are truly one of a kind – the perfect blend of natural and modern aesthetics.
I also really value the diversity and cultural blend. We have people from a myriad of faiths and we come together to celebrate all the festivals across the different faiths represented in the office.
Additionally, given the central location, there are a lot of really nice places to get lunch from or to go after work.”
About PXP Financial
The end-to-end payment platform: PXP Financial provides a single unified payments platform to accept payments online, on mobile and at the point of sale. Powered by inhouse acquiring, a variety of alternative payment methods & financial services, PXP processes over EUR 22.7 billion annually through its unified gateway. Whatever your business needs today or tomorrow, PXP Financials’ innovative payment platform will support your business growth with all the payment services you will ever need from one source, wherever your business takes you. To find out more about PXP Financial family of companies, visit: www.pxpfinancial.com.