So this flat was at 9th floor. Still under construction, the property dealer smilingly told about the property being Vastu compliant. I was wondering what is meant by this compliance. Hearing my thoughts, the dealer promptly mentioned that the property is designed in a way so that the garbage fill is at the back of the premises and not at the front. Only then I realized how much thought process we Indians put in planning!
The layout was as if a 3 year old has placed 3 lego bricks alongside. I still wonder if this is called as modern design! And then came the bomb – Price. The dealer put on a face as if he’s telling some secret: “People are lining up for this deal. There is a huge demand in the market… blah blah blah”. The price – 45L for that 929 sq ft box that too with 4-5 hr power cut. As if in the morning seller’s wife told him today’s price is 40L! And this time Sahoo thought out loudly – what if a person gets stuck inside lift during a power cut? The dealer confidently told that helpline numbers of security and call centre will be there in the lift; thus providing 24 x 7 service. And I immediately realized we’re in a BPO city.
Phew! I told Sahu, “yaar, Don’t you think we’re at wrong place? I think we should look for some penthouse with a glass ceiling and a personal pool with ultra-high speed lifts”. We left the place with dealer following us, “Sir woh bhi arrange ho jayega”. I share the grief of a middle class man trying to own a house!
So after visits to 12 different sites, the author gladly shelved off the decision to buy a property. Instead, I’ve to now call the dealers to show me something on rent. And for the next few days it’ll be same old story – vastu compliance, power back up, water supply, security…. but this time for RENT!
Trodding alone, I ask myself why?
The question in mind is: If two apples or tomatoes are plucked from the same branch and packed together, what is the probability they’ll reach the same consumer? 🙂
Does anyone have an answer interesting? Do comment!
kitni der tak tum baahar rukogi, kitni der tak mein rukuun yahaan