I have been away in Hyderabad for a couple of weeks a cause d'un new job. I thought I would have all the time in the world to read and vegetate. But surprisingly, even the weekend seemed to have rushed by without so much as a page turn. I blame the free wi-fi at the hotel and the mildly strange hours they keep at work. The hotel I stayed at was in one of those neighbourhoods that's mushroomed overnight thanks to the ITES firms nearby. Its name, suffixed by the word 'residency', isn't weird given that many hotels and guest houses in India call themselves residencies. What is weird though, is the number of 'residential' buildings nearby which also call themselves residencies like Jayesh Residency or Deepa Residency. Wiktionary says that a residency is "the home or residence of a person, especially in the colonies." Is that the rationale for the names of these building, that their occupants are spectacled colonisers of the coding kind?