I was on a visit to Hyderabad on 30th and 31st Jan., this year. There is an Annual All India Industrial and Handicrafts exhibition, the 76th one which is held every year from 1st Jan -15 Feb. It is a mega event in Hyderabad and we used to enjoy the season till 2005 during my stay there and left for Pune. So, I was enthusiastic to recollect my old memories and wanted to visit the exhibition ground at Nampally. My friends suggested not to venture because of my right foot injury a couple of months back. Without intimating anyone I left for the spot with my other friend who reluctantly joined me. From 7 P.M to 8.25 PM on 30th evening, we were on rounds, when the fire broke out suddenly in one of the Pista shops and people started running towards the exit gates. I couldn't move fast and people were pushing each other to get out fast. Somehow we managed to come out and took the entry gate of the Gandhibhavan Metro station adjacent to it, instead of waiting for our car. From the Platform, we could see the huge fire, meantime the train arrived and we got into it. The real tension I could realize was when everyone started on calling me to know whether I was safe or did I skipped the visit. Some others came to know about this as the driver passed on the message about the fire accident and our non-availability. We returned to our Guest House at 10 40 PM and wondered to watch the live visuals of Fire accident and the failure of the Govt. machinery to control it even after more than two hours, at a place which is the heart of the city of Hyderabad. Luckily, no casualties were there except loss of property of the shop owners.