Buying Vs. Renting in Metro Cities

With the young and hopeful citizens migrating in masses to metro cities for better opportunities, the elementary question of Roti, Kapda, and Makaan has only become graver and more perplexing. We live in interesting times, economy wise. There is room for everyone. There are good options for everyone. Some come attached with a ‘wow-factor’ and some that can make a perfect, cozy home. There is a rather large promise in the market that vast information has been filtered and filed and optimized to suit those who seek. As an answer to quest of the perfect property, simplified information brings anassurance of simplified decision making. However, one question remains unanswered. A million Rupee question – “Should I buy or rent a house?” Buying a house is sacred in Indian upbringing for it brings along a sense of security and calm. On the other hand, renting a house may be a more practical and pragmatic approach to investing.

Buying any property comes after a lot of deliberation – buying today or after few years – buying in heart of city or suburbs – buying in city where you are currently working or buying at native place or the place where finally you would like to live after retirement.The average price of house in metro cities have increased considerably in the last few years. The rental values are still catching up in comparison. Pune has now joined the club of most expensive city for buying residential property, but maintains its status as a suitable city for renting house. It is reported that Pune city has recorded good growth in the affordable housing segment over the last couple of years.The government’s recent demonetisation move has led to an uncertainty in the real estate market. Demonetisation is expected to cause a slowdown in the home buying and selling segment, while it is likely to spur growth in the home rentals space, making it an opportune time to relaunch the rentals business.

All market predictions considered, the question still remains. The answer may lie in some basic fundamentals. Fundamentals that every man, big or small, weighs in to reach to a conclusion. A price to rent ratio comparison, cost benefit analysis, financial strength,income stability, and return on investment have proved to be some good tests for identifying the more suited option of buying or renting. Developed countries have been commonly employing these tests for deciding whether to buy or rent.  It is a surer way towards being financially prudent because one wrong step and you might be saddled with a huge debt and an illiquid asset.

Given the economic fundamentals that metro cities have emerged as very expensive for buying,whereas the rentals have undergone a marginal change, it is unsurprising that renting has been preferred over buying. With rising inventory levels in these cities it is an indication that the supply that is available is unaffordable to many. So if you are moving to a metro with no set-in-stone plans of your stay, renting may be the way to go ahead.

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Become a rental home owner

A significant section of youth is buying homes but with plans of becoming landlords at a young age in order to reach their dream of financial independence as quickly as possible. Soon they learntricks of the trade – finding and screening tenants, creating and signing leases, and managing property listing on the Internet. Everyone surrounding them think they are crazy, until they finally realize that, despite the lack of experience as landlords, the youth are, in fact, making it work somehow. A few years down the lane, the property still stands, making profits but every landlord has learned some lessons the hard way and would do some things differently.

It is unsurprising though, that the issues faced by new landlords are similar in nature. Ranging from how to fix rent, damages, repairs, holding on to good tenants, and so on. The first year of buying a home and renting out is a happy time and then the bills start to appear. The biggest of them being the tax bill. The first year of renting, may merely generate break even instead of pulling in a profit. Subsequently, you are able to readjust the rent and raise it to take the higher property taxes into account once the first year’s rental lease came to an end. Then there is accounting for the horror stories about the kind of damage tenants can leave behind.Tenant screening is always a careful process but there are occasional bad apples. While it can be a daunting experience to live through, it can be avoided by building a comfortable rapport with the tenant and regular visitations. But not all tenants make you grind your teeth, some are worth their weight in gold. Excellent tenants tend to require fewer repairs and will leave far less wear and tear behind when they do finally move out.

Unexpected repairs and damages have a tendency of cropping up at the worst possible times. While it is possible to draw out the small costs from rent income, landlords learn to plan for the bigger digs in the pocket. Keeping aside funds for the known expenses can really dilute the blow. While the unknown cannot be controlled, to be prepared will help in taking control over the years.

Tides will come and go and so will the tenants. The good ones stick by and their goodness lingers on. Yet, no matter how the tenant is – good or bad, being a landlord can be a matter of pride and joy. It comes with duties and obligations. To be prudent and maintain a healthy relation with tenants, setting firm ground rules is the best way to let the parties know that the rules matter, and that there are consequences for late rent payments, damages, or anything else.

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Delhi-6, Delhi Belly, Delhi – The Capital of India

Delhi-6, Delhi Belly, Delhi
Culture diversity and religious unity are the core values of the Indian society.

Delhi is multi-cultured and multi-linguistic city. As people from every part of country come and settled here, there is not an unique culture found in this city, so we can say that Delhi shows culture of all states of India in parts. People from other states come to Delhi in search of good education, best medical assistance, and good job opportunities. Being the capital city it is having center stage of Indian politics too. Though having cosmopolitan outlook, New Delhi reflects glorious old-age charm and culture. Delhi is developed with having many communities such as South Indians in R.K.Puram and Bengalis in C.R.Park ,which makes Delhi so lively and colorful, to explain this best examples are Jama Masjid in which Indo-Persian art is reflected, or Birla temple and Chattarpur temple which reflects North and South Indian architectural styles.Lotus temple not only represents the Bahai way of worship , but also the splendid architectural design. Jains and Buddhists also have their own shrines in the city,while the Tibetan monastery near the interstate bus terminus is representative of the Tibetan culture in India.Also it is the main center of politics,from where all the decision are made and policies are passed.Various fairs and festivals are celebrated such as Chhat Puja of Bihar, Durga Puja of Bengal.The culture of Delhi shows some influence of the people of Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab as these states border the city.to explain more we can see various monuments of the city like the Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar etc.Because of this diversity can be seen in festival season where different religion come together for common cause which can be clearly visible on occasions. Also influence can be seen on the language and lifestyle of city.Yet having very modern lifestyle,the ancient city reflects the glorious old-age charm and culture.On one hand ,we can see the old Delhi still living in the past to some an extent and still upholding the values of the past .There is the sound the Qawwalis of Nizamuddin Shrine, Gurbanis of Bangla Sahib and Aartis of Chattarpur Mandir ,at the same time, one can hear the loud and blaring music of pubs and discotheques.

As Mughals ruled Delhi for a long period ,art during those period was worth seeing. In ancient India people used arts and crafts in their palaces for better lives. This is the reason why Mughals used to have Persian artists for carpet weaving and metal crafting.

Delhi attracted the best of painters, musicians and dancers. Cultural events are hosted in many art and craft galleries along with auditoriums.

By this way the culture and tradition is still very well preserved with arts and craft galleries in the city representing the work of various artists. The National gallery Of Modern Art, the Lalit Kala Academy and the Sanskriti Kendra are some of the main art and craft centers found in Delhi.Some of the prominent art galleries in Delhi are:Art Heritage, Vadhera Art gallery ,Triveni Art Gallery, Shridharni Art Gallery, LGT Gallery, Gallery Romain Rolland, Max Mueller Photo Galary, the Village Gallery, AIFACS, Dhoomi Mal Art center and Khirke Gallery.

This city has the taste of all from lanes of the walled city to the swanky hotels and restaurants, people loves its food which is a blend of North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Continental and American lifestyle fast food, and even McDonalds, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Wimpy and TGIF such International chains have strong chain all over the city.Worth visiting places are : Berco’s and Fa Yian, for Chinese food Karim’s and Nizam’s, for Mughlai food- Nirula’s for a mix of Indian and western fast food, Sagar, in Defence Colony for Udipi food, English Dairy, a popular dhaba in Connaught Place for inexpensive vegetarian food. Options like Gulati Restaurant(Pandara Market), Angeethi(Asiad Village) and Degchi(Regal Building) are available if want to try cheap and best food.

Now a days tourism in Delhi is growing like never before with large number of visitors from all over the world.

If want to plan vacations in Delhi then many options are available, As different means of transport are available for tourist to reach to Delhi is not an difficult task, also various tours operators make things very easy .We can reach Delhi by Air:there is Air India, Indigo Airlines, British Airways, Gulf Air, Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways, etc. Delhi Domestic and International Airports have flight from all major countries in the world. Rail:Indian railways is the main mode of transportation to different parts of India.Luxury trains like Fairy Queen,Palace on Wheels and Royal Orient Express depart from the Delhi Cantonment Railway Station, Other luxury trains are Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express leave the New Delhi Railway Station. Road: Traveling by road is no more a difficult ride as the condition of road has improved.

Five star hotels are available with all modern amenities and recreational facilities where one can relax and refresh.Other facilities provided are business facilities like conference and banquet halls ,secretarial services and other services.Also we can find very well-appointed and decorated rooms.

As Delhi is a city of fun loving people,adventure sports are quite a range in Delhi.

From Parasailing to ballooning to mountaineering to motor sports,you can find all these adventure sports here.If we don’t found venue for all these sports then we can easily get special packages in other area for sports, arrangement can be done/made at the Delhi Tourism office at Baba Kharak Singh Marg for Kayaking,Canoeing, Hovercraft, Motorboat,Water scooter Rides, Pedal Boating, Roving Boats at Bhaleswa Lake.More options are Rock Climbing, ballooning, Fishing, gliding, Mountaineering, Polo, Riding, Shooting etc.

There is no denying the fact that the people here are lively and they love their life.

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How to search Apartments/ Flats in your city without paying brokerage?

How to search Apartments/ Flats in your city without paying brokerage?
Searching apartments on rent? students, bachelors, newly married couples or even family tired of shifting apartments in your city? How to find a rented apartment in your city without wasting hard earned money on brokers?

Nowadays it is very difficult to find a proper apartment / flat on rent which suits all your needs. Especially for people who are new in a particular city, they are unaware of the place in the city and what should be the rent of a particular area in the city. So we tend to hire brokers, which would obviously limit to many factors like to depend on them to show houses and have to keep up to their timing.

For places like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi etc finding proper place is like turning stones. Today in our busy lives we think to save our time as much as possible and spend with our loved ones, so all we want is to stay near to colleges, offices and market place, and with that a peace of mind after we reach home.

First time in Mumbai……

I traveled so many times from Churchgate to Borivali to find an apartment for myself, that within a week I had visited almost all the places in town. Well I don’t know how many of you have experienced it yourself but I was totally unaware about brokers and their commission. I was charged 2-month’s rent as commission from the broker. To add to the same, after 11 months of stay in the house, the same agent contacted my landlord to check whether we would like to continue to stay and the broker took some amount just because he has fixed up the house for 11 months earlier.

How is klicrentals useful to me?

www.klickrentals.com helps you find a perfect home for you, which suits your needs without shelling out hard-earned money for brokerage. Not only people who are searching for an apartment but also for people who want to give their apartment/ flat for rent “ABSOLUTELY FREE”. Unlike newspapers, Klickrentals.com gives enormous visibility to your ad post,as klickrentals.com is spread in more than 36 cities and 10 states all around India. Now you can sit back on your chair and find your “home sweet home” in anywhere in the country without getting out of the front door for your house. Klickrentals.com filters your search which would also save a lot of money which you spend on brokers.

Managing your ad posts is very important.
So once you find a good tenant, make sure that you immediately remove the ad post from the online portals. By doing this, you can avoid inquiries coming in even after the deal is closed

Give us your valuable suggestions in the comment section below.

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Where to hangout in pune?

Where to hangout in pune?
While spending our time in front of our computer screens in the office or at home, or while pinging, tweeting, status-updates or watching funny video or photo updates and commenting….. We often think we will plan out something for the weekend or we’ll hangout with friends, but……. how much time do we actually spend with our friends? Which is the most exciting hangout place in town where you have been with your friends?

I am sure people who have just stared with their carrier, doing job after completing their studies, they have no time except one FUNDAY i.e. “SUNDAY”. So to come out of the loop there should be some exciting places to hangout to keep you refreshing the whole week.
There are more than 90 hangout places in Pune
Places which may suit your mood like if you are in plain sailing mood places like Shisha Café or Costa coffee can be a very good option…….. and if you are in a tide over mood you may go for places like Sufis (nibm), Green villa, Smokies……
People who want to swing in masti mood coffee stop (sb road), Icc (sb road), Village (nibm), mochas will definitely be your choice. Food lovers would love the aroma of CopaCabana, Zafran, Hidden Place, Great punjabs, Mezzanine, Invitations (nr esquare).
And people who want color the city blue get on your bike and go on the roads of nibm kondhwa, cloud 9, hill top, Chandani chowk etc.. also khadakwasla or lonavala for a long ride.
It is definitely a better plan to actually live the moment than facebooking or tweeting. You would never want to get over with your “funday”. And you can create each moment as your best day of your life as long as you have a group of friends with you.
If we have our friends with us it doesn’t really matter which place you are going ahead.

We welcome all “PUNEKARS” to give us your suggestions/comments and also share which place have you recently visited with your friends and about funniest or weirdest incident.

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Delhi NCR and suburbs

After the (culture/tradition) of Delhi here it comes…. Construction, power, telecommunications, health and community services, and real estate which form integral parts of Delhi’s economy. Delhi has India’s largest and one of the fastest growing retail industries and therefore, land prices are booming and Delhi is currently ranked the 7th most expensive office hotspot in the world. Delhi is having one of the highest road densities in India it is well connected to other parts of India by five National Highways.

Today, Delhi holds the burden of additional population from other states. In search of better livelihood people from all parts of the country migrate to Delhi as there is Growth in infrastructure, new avenues of business and employment.

Because of migration from other states Delhi has become over populated and an extremely polluted modern city. There is hardly any residential space left in the city that is not occupied by citizens and dwellers, But cities like Gurgaon, Noida, and Faridabad shared the burden of Delhi by accommodating the increasing global demand of business and outsourcing in the city. The infrastructure within NCR makes commuting between Delhi and NCR an easy ride. Delhi has become a major economical force of India along with the designation of being called the metropolitan city of India and this is because of the increase in industrial development from last few years. As Housing promotes economic activities, raises quality of life, act as strong motivating force to generate intentional savings. From the social point of view house provides major economic security and status in the society. For a shelter-less person house brings about a intensive social change in his existence endowing him with an identity and gives scope for integrating himself with his immediate social surroundings.,.. Thus, housing occupies an central position in the day-to-day life of any person.

The smaller apartments are selling big! Presently, the maximum demand is for 2BHK residential apartments. The maximum demand for the 2 bedroom units is from the middle-income group nuclear families typically a middle-class salaried employee hailing across sectors,. This is liable for small families with small kids where a third bedroom is not a necessity and not meaning the additional cost. A lot of developers, who were primarily focusing on luxurious housing earlier, have changed their focus to the smaller units as it is said that “the pot of gold lies at the bottom of the pyramid, and that is where everyone wants to get.” The 2BHKs are doing particularly well as they tend to attract the first time buyer who is young, has just married and taken the first few steps of his or her professional life.

The real estate sector in India is experiencing growth in all its areas, be it residential or commercial . With as many as an estimated 2 million students graduating from various Indian universities and presence of large number of Fortune 100 and other reputed companies demand of office and industrial space has also increased.

Realty prices in suburban NCR like Noida and Gurgaon also increased because of metro rail services came into operation. With post-recession era dawning, realty sector in India is touching new heights. The growth also depends on the policies by the government to help investments in economy. In recent times the FDI policies adopted by Indian government have encouraged an increasing number of NRIs/foreigners to invest in Indian properties.

One of the striking features of industrial development in India has been the concentration of industries in and around a few selected cities and towns. This is perhaps due to the availability of power, transport, communication facilities and proximity to Government agencies etc. This has Necessitated the job seekers to alternative to migrate from rural areas to urban areas. This in-migration has in turn given vent to the problem of housing and other related problems. It is widely known that large portion of the industrial work force consists of middle and lower middle class sections who cannot afford high rents out of their meager incomes. But rapid development and urbanization, joined with the relatively high average income of its polulation ,which transformed Delhi into a major cultural,political and commercial center of India.

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Delhi – The capital of India

Delhi-6, Delhi Belly, Delhi-The capital of India, yeh hai delhi meri jaan …
Delhi

Culture diversity and religious unity are the core values of the Indian society. Delhi is multi- cultured and multi-linguistic city. As people from every part of country come and settled here, there is not an unique culture found in this city, so we can say that Delhi shows culture of all states of India in parts. People from other states come to Delhi in search of good education, best medical assistance, and good job opportunities. Being the capital city it is having center stage of Indian politics too. Though having cosmopolitan outlook, New Delhi reflects glorious old-age charm and culture. Delhi is developed with having many communities such as South Indians in R.K.Puram and Bengalis in C.R.Park ,which makes Delhi so lively and colorful, to explain this best examples are Jama Masjid in which Indo-Persian art is reflected, or Birla temple and Chattarpur temple which reflects North and South Indian architectural styles. Lotus temple not only represents the Bahai way of worship , but also the splendid architectural design. Jains and Buddhists also have their own shrines in the city, while the Tibetan monastery near the interstate bus terminus is representative of the Tibetan culture in India. Also it is the main center of politics, from where all the decision are made and policies are passed. Various fairs and festivals are celebrated such as Chhat Puja of Bihar, Durga Puja of Bengal.The culture of Delhi shows some influence of the people of Haryana,Rajasthan,Uttar Pradesh and Punjab as these states border the city. To explain more we can see various monuments of the city like the Jama Masjid,Qutub Minar etc. Because of this diversity can be seen in festival season where different religion come together for common cause which can be clearly visible on occasions. Also influence can be seen on the language and lifestyle of city. Yet having very modern lifestyle, the ancient city reflects the glorious old-age charm and culture. On one hand ,we can see the old Delhi still living in the past to some an extent and still upholding the values of the past .There is the sound the Qawwalis of Nizamuddin Shrine ,Gurbanis of Bangla Sahib and Aartis of Chattarpur Mandir ,at the same time ,one can heare the loud and blaring music of pubs and discotheques. As Mughals ruled Delhi for a long period ,art during those period was worth seeing. In ancient India people used arts and crafts in their palaces for better lives. This is the reason why Mughals used to have Persian artists for carpet weaving and metal crafting.

Delhi attracted the best of painters, musicians and dancers. Cultural events are hosted in many art and craft galleries along with auditoriums .By this way the culture and tradition is still very well preserved with arts and craft galleries in the city representing the work of various artists.
The National gallery Of Modern Art , the Lalit Kala Academy and the Sanskriti Kendra are some of the main art and craft centers found in Delhi.Some of the prominent art galleries in Delhi are:Art Heritage, Vadhera Art gallery ,Triveni Art Gallery,Shridharni Art Gallery, LGT Gallery, Gallery Romain Rolland ,Max Mueller Photo Gallery, the Village Gallery ,AIFACS, Dhoomi Mal Art center and Khirke Gallery.

This city has the taste of all from lanes of the walled city to the swanky hotels and restaurants, people loves its food which is a blend of North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Continental and American lifestyle fast food, and even McDonalds, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express, Wimpy and TGIF such International chains have strong chain all over the city.Worth visiting places are : Berco’s and Fa Yian, for Chinese food Karim’s and Nizam’s, for Mughlai food- Nirula’s for a mix of Indian and western fast food ,Sagar ,in Defence Colony for Udipi food,English Dairy, a popular dhaba in Connaught Place for inexpensive vegetarian food. Options like Gulati Restaurant ( Pandara Market ),Angeethi ( Asiad Village) and Degchi ( Regal Building ) are available if want to try cheap and best food.

Now a days tourism in Delhi is growing like never before with large number of visitors from all over the world.If want to plan vacations in Delhi then many options are available ,As different means of transport are available for tourist to reach to Delhi is not an difficult task, also various tours operators make things very easy .

We can reach Delhi by

Air: There is Air India,Kingfisher,British Airways, Gulf Air, Singapore Airlines,Jet Airways,etc. Delhi Domestic and International Airports have flight from all major countries in the world.

Rail: Indian railways is the main mode of transportation to different parts of India.Luxury trains like Fairy Queen,Palace on Wheels and Royal Orient Express depart from the Delhi Cantonment Railway Station, Other luxury trains are Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express leave the New Delhi Railway Station.

Road: Traveling by road is no more a difficult ride as the condition of road has improved.

Five star hotels are available with all modern amenities and recreational facilities where one can relax and refresh.Other facilities provided are business facilities like conference and banquet halls ,secretarial services and other services. Also we can find very well- appointed and decorated rooms.

As Delhi is a city of fun loving people, adventure sports are quite a range in Delhi.From Parasiling to ballooning to mountaineering to motor sports,you can find all these adventure sports here.If we don’t found venue for all these sports then we can easily get special packages in other area for sports, arrangement can be done/made at the Delhi Tourism office at Baba Kharak Singh Marg for Kayaking,Canoeing, Hovercraft, Motorboat, Water scooter Rides, Pedal Boating, Roving Boats at Bhaleswa Lake. More options are Rock Climbing,,ballooning, ,Fishing,gliding,Mountaineering,Polo, Riding,Shooting etc.

There is no denying the fact that the people here are lively and they love their life.

Delhi and Developments

NCR :
Delhi’s metropolitan area ,known as the National capital region (NCR) encompasses the entire NCR as well as the neighboring satellite towns of Faridabad and Gurgaon in Haryana and Noida and Gaziabad in Uttar Pradesh ,a broad area consisting of the Union Territory of Delhi and a few ring towns around it was conceived for being developed as a metropolitan region to reduce the population pressure on Delhi. The origin of NCR is traced to the recommendation of first ever Master Plan Of Delhi.

With the inception of NCR region ,Delhi has been relived of the burden of growing demands from corporate bodies and government establishments.With globalization hitting the landscape of Delhi,the city needed more expansion and a better infrastructure to meet those demands. However,the development of the satellite cities like Gurgaon and Noida, this problem was solved to a great extent. Most of the government offices found their satellite cities including international and domestic companies.

MNCs and corporate bodies from all over the world are turning their heads towards Delhi sighting the manpower and skilled labor resource. NCR region is now the home to major international and domestic companies,be it IT ,ITES,BPOs or other manufacturing and service industries.

Better connectivity and improved infrastructure between Delhi and NCR make life easier for commuters to reach their work place.States like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have benefited a lot from the recent developments in sectors like Real Estates,IT,ITES, manufacturing and other service industries.

NCT: (National Capital Territory) was also established with Delhi, developed.Most of these areas were erlier small under developed villeges and towns which have now turned into world class shopping malls and residential areas .These areas were developed with a view to relocate people coming to Delhi from different parts of the country.

Gurgaon : services that make contribute the most towards the economy of Gurgaon .Among the major industries in Gurgaon ,IT,auto manufacturing and pharmaceuticals have the maximum existence.Gurgaon is the capital of National Capital Region (NCR).It is one of the most rapidly growing colonnades.It is the emerging hub for IT industries and new age businesses. Its main advantage is its nearness to the international and domestic airports and even to New Delhi.Gurgaon is a corporate hub and has India’s largest car maker Maruti Udyog’s manufacturing plant in its region .Gurgaon , a satellite city of Delhi,is an important economic hub in the National capital Region. Gurgaon is located in northen part of Haryana is famous for its outsourcing and off shoring.

Noida: Noida is one of the most modern cities of India with world class amenities and infrastructure.Noida is home to many International as well as national companies like Agre Ya Solutions , GlobalLogic ,EXL,Birlasoft,Impetus,STMicroelectronics, MtronPTI ,Fiserv,Adobe systems,TCS ,CSC,HCL,ATC labs , Interra and Xansa. Some of the main reasons behind the existence of these companies in Noida are the proximity of the city to Delhi and good infrastructure.Noida has an integrated township with facilities for all that is industrial,commercial and residential.

Faridabad: Faridabad is one of the main industrial cities of Haryana and comes under the region of Delhi and NCR. Newly developed Faridabad or New Faridabad is the most preferred destination for industries, IT companies, corporate bodies and government departments.

Ghaziabad : In few years Gaziabad, has done a complete makeover by adding malls, hi-tech cities and golf courses to its new face.That is national Capital Region which is the name given to the metropolitan area of Delhi. Goods produced in Gaziabad are mostly marketed in Delhi. The major industries here are mainly manufacturing and processing industries for computer assembly, electroplating , vegetable oil, tapestries ,railway coaches , diesel engines, heavy chains, glassware, pottery, paint and varnish.

So what’s that we can say what Delhi is all about, is it just Delhi or New Delhi or NCR or regions of UP, Hariyana…. But in all this is DELHI to INDIA!!!

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A Stress Free Home

How to keep your home stress free ?
These days everyone is on the run at work, home, with friends, family… all the time. Gone are the days where we can sit out contemplating on our lovely family or probably of investing your time more fruitfully. You desire these small joys when you come back home
tired.

The most annoying part would be not getting that minimum time to do such things when you have just those few hours to de-stress. On returning to your abode you wish you have that silken bed sheet to comfort those tired feet, well cooked food preferable steaming hot,
soulful music and a hot water steam bath, etc. It usually happens that we hope of these things but at the end don’t really land up creating and having this atmosphere. We are usually surrounded with the noisy kids downstairs, the loud volume TV in the hall, ladies of the house gossiping, etc. In this situation how would you even think of de – stressing ?

Here are a few tit-bits that will help you refresh…

Choose one spot of your home where you won’t allow any of the family to enter or use. Make that your spot of rest. Could be your window sill, your bean bag, katta in your society garden, the terrace or even a soft corner near the store room where people don’t usually budge in. Take about 15-25 minutes to just relax in silence and get the stressful day out of your head. You could support this relaxation with your favourite song playing on your ipod, phone or probably if you have your room with awesome sound system.

You should go in for a hot/cold water bath whatever suits your body temperature. You can add in by using aromatic body washes and relax your senses even more. There is sure to be one place in your home reserved for the deity of the house. Take a few minutes in silent prayer and give away all your worries at his holy feet. This exercise relaxes you from your mental pressures in the day too. Another way of de-stressing is indulging with children and their little games and talks at the end of the day. They are the best way to keep
you occupied into their world away from the noise and distress outward. You should keep away from the paper, technology and office work at that span of time. All these things can be kept aside for a specific span in the early morning and also at a specific place of the home. This will help you categorise your time accordingly and not feel really messed up.

Lastly, try and make your home move lively and cosy using good interior

ideas and tips. We welcome you to give us your suggestions/comments and also how do you work towards making your home stress free.

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Tips To Decorate Your Rental Home

How to decorate your rent flat ?
This is a normal worry with the people who move into rentals.They are ever so excited to have their own comforts setup in the place they most desire. But they face this usual worry of no painting, no nailing, no scratches, etc warnings given to them at their initial move in
time.

What is one to do then ???

Well here are a few quick tips to make your home lively and comfortable without messing around with the rules…

Too much furniture… is a NO NO

As you move into your new space keep in mind not to clutter the place with extra furniture. The lesser the furniture the better the spaciousness and room for creating your comfort zones at home. You can spice up your interiors using single bright colours and great curtains to give you the lazy roomy feel in the afternoons.

Decorate with the LIGHTS

Lights are an important aspect to deal with. Especially when activities of reading, cooking, writing, etc are involved we need to keep in mind that decoration is a secondary aspect. The eyesight is to be well respected and given its required lighting. Otherwise a window sill that you can sip on a hot coffee in the rains can have a dim coloured green or purple light which is supported with a decorative piece like a lantern shaped or something like that. Each spot of your home can have its comfort with the correct lighting.

WALL SPACE is the best space

Using the wall space for the showcases or the deewans or probably for your storage spots is the best solution for keeping the look of your home litter free. This gives you an open view of your home and actually gives you a more breathe free attitude.

PASSAGE can be messed up!

For your favourite pictures, paintings that you would like to keep on display in your homes you could use side tables or long side boards to create a Photo display. Passages usually are the best spots to use for paintings and photos of your family and friends. I’m sure you
could use the passage for the same. Your property manager may get a little annoyed but this is one thing that you can easily repair and give back once you move out of that rental. Paint the passage wall in your favourite colour and get your favourite pics and paintings framed accordingly and create a nice display after con sulting someone from the design or art background. Also use spot lights over them to create a really amazing display. This will amuse your family and friends who drop in on and off.

Try these… and post your idea for a new tip for the décor. Suggestions/Comments are welcome.

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New In Town ?

New in town ?

It’s but obvious to be a little lost and confused when you are new in town. New to your job or your education field or probably a newly married couple, every city has its bit to offer. Let us take a peek into a few metros first!

Mumbai…this city is always on the run. There may not be any area or corner of this metro that is asleep at any time of the day. Mumbai being the liveliest place to be in has its constraints. It is the most difficult thing to do when you need a flat or a workspace in Mumbai. Online sites provide you the best of options here. But you have to consider your budget, area of work and also feasibility. Travel and traffic is a big deal in the city, especially in the central area.

Bangalore… this is the city of your dreams. Absolutely apt in terms of its setup and infrastructure, Bangalore offers you an amazing weather, great work units, green residential areas and entertainment you would never be bored of. This is usually the place for the IT crowd and the people intending to have a complete lifestyle. Bangalore has its linguistic restrictions especially for people who belong to a Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati
background. People in the city are eloquent in their mother tongues that can be Tamil, Telegu or Malayalam and English.

Kolkata… A very colourful and old ethnic city is what I would call it. This city has a limited variety of lifestyles to offer but at the same time has unlimited avenues to explore. Work wise and living wise, the city would have its own pace to flow with. The city is not a very pleasant site as one enters. The city needs to consider the factor of cleanliness. On the other hand it provides you good homes, great food and lovely people to live and work with.

These are just a few of the metros we could speak about. Let us hear you out on these cities and any special experiences/ suggestions that you would like to add in too.

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