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May 21, 2015

One year of Modi sarkar: EMIs are down but it’s a mixed bag of acche din for the aam aadmi

Most communication that works is essentially so simplistic that even a school going child can understand it. Narendra Modi's pitch in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections: “acche din aane waale hain, hum Modi ji ko laane waale hain,” was one such example. #Aam Aadmi #Financial inclusion #Narendra Modi #NSSO #OneYearofModi #Rahul Gandhi #Tax benefits

May 19, 2015

HDFC finds India’s real estate to be affordable. Here’s why it is wrong

The home loan lender HDFC in its latest investor presentation says that homes have seen an “improved affordability”. This goes against everything that one sees in the real estate sector these days, where prices have gone so high that most people wanting to buy a home to live in, can't. #HDFC #homes #LIG #Real estate #realty

May 14, 2015

Dear homebuyer, here is another real estate trick you need to be aware of

Given that, there are no quick redressal mechanisms for real estate issues in this country, the 'genuine' buyers who are buying homes to live in and not as an investment, typically tend to go along with whatever the builder wants them to. #EMI #HowThisWorks #NCR #pre-EMI #Real estate

May 13, 2015

Mr Rahul Gandhi, what about jijaji Robert Vadra and his closeness to DLF?

What does Rahul Gandhi have to say about this? Now that he has accused the Modi government of being a “suit-boot ki sarkar” and being close to corporates, he could possibly explain this closeness of his brother-in-law Robert with a corporate? After all, Caesar's wife must be above suspicion. #BJP #DLF #Haryana #Rahul Gandhi #Robert Vadra #Sky Light Hospitality

May 9, 2015

Bad times: Real estate returns are now lower than FD returns

So as far as returns are concerned the real estate bubble clearly seems to have burst. And this is not surprising given the other data that Liases Foras has put out. #Economy #FICCI-Knight Frank Real Estate Sentiment Index #India #Liases Foras #NewsTracker #RBI #Real estate

May 7, 2015

Yellen does a Greenspan, talks about “irrational exuberance” in the stock market

Given the American economic growth scenario, an era of low interest rates and easy money is likely to continue in the days to come. And what this means is that the BSE Sensex just might go back to rallying despite the recent fall #Economic growth #Inflation #Interest rates #Janet Yellen #QE #Quantitative easing #Sensex #US Fed

May 6, 2015

Charity and good intentions? Salman Khan’s defenders are as silly as Sanjay Dutt’s

All the support that seems to be coming out for Salman Khan is very similar to the support that came out in favour of Sanjay Dutt when he was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. #1993 Mumbai blast #2002 Hit-and-run case #Bollywood #Entertainment #Mumbai #Salman Khan #Sanjay Dutt #Sonakshi Sinha #ToWhatEffect

May 5, 2015

This one number suggests that the real estate bubble may be fizzling out

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) puts out the sectoral deployment of credit data at the end of every month. The latest data for the one year period ending March 20, 2015, shows that lending to the commercial real estate sector by banks grew by 8.9% to Rs 1,68,000 crore. The overall lending by banks on the other hand grew by a very similar 8.6%. #Black money #Growth #Ponzi scheme #Real estate #Real estate bubble #RESIDEX #sector

Apr 30, 2015

1.2 crore vacant homes– This one number tells us all that is wrong with Indian real estate

Unless the black money menace is brought under control, homes will continue to remain locked and unaffordable for most Indians. Further, renting has to be made an attractive option for those owning homes. #Affordable housing #CBRE #Housing policy #India #Real estate

Apr 29, 2015

Jibe specialist Rahul Gandhi needs to understand why ‘Make in India’ matters

In his new avatar, Rahul Gandhi, the current vice president of the Congress Party and successor to the thrown that has been kept warm for him over the last ten years, has become a jibe specialist. #Call centre #Congress #farmers #Make In India #MSP #Punjab #Rahul Gandhi #UPA