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How Kolkata Can Become ‘Smart’ by Improving Its Infrastructure

How Kolkata Can Become ‘Smart’ by Improving Its Infrastructure

By 2050, about 70% of the global population will be living in cities, and India is not any exception. McKinsey Global Institute report states that 590 million people by the end of 2030 will be living in Indian cities, which is almost double the population of the US today. According to the report, an estimated…

What Are Some Selected Areas for Low Budget Properties in Kolkata for Investment?

What Are Some Selected Areas for Low Budget Properties in Kolkata for Investment?

After gold, if there’s any other form of investment that guarantees returns, it is real estate. Despite economic reforms, global crisis and meltdowns, the search for a perfect home by realty end users seem to be quite palpable in various parts of India including Kolkata. Keeping this trend in view, Kolkata real estate developers are…

Will the Impending IT Sector Job Cuts Affect the Real Estate Sector in Kolkata?

Will the Impending IT Sector Job Cuts Affect the Real Estate Sector in Kolkata?

The IT sector has been a major job driver over the last two decades, but the recent news of large-scale IT sector job cuts is threatening to unnerve the Indian markets, and its shadow is also looming over the real estate sector. The threat of job losses in IT-enabled Sectors (ITeS) and the Information Technology…

What You Should Know About GST Impact on Home Prices

What You Should Know About GST Impact on Home Prices

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is finally here and will be effective across the country from 1st July 2017. The new uniform tax regime has been formed to do away with the overlapping, double taxation system prevalent in our economy, saving end-users from shelling out various taxes on the same product at different levels. However,…

What to Look for While Choosing the Best School for Your Child

What to Look for While Choosing the Best School for Your Child

As a parent, you’d only want to make the best choices for your child. And, choosing the best school for your child is definitely a choice you’d want to get right. However, young parents can feel a bit clueless or challenged when it comes to deciding which school would be the best for their kids….

How Can We Make Kolkata Safer For Women?

How Can We Make Kolkata Safer For Women?

In recent times, the question of women safety has been raised time and again with a stark rise in crimes against women. With news of horrific rapes, assaults, and molestations blaring out of newspapers and our living room TVs almost on a daily basis, we are being drawn into a constant state of worry and…

Steps You Should Take to Ensure the Safety of Your Home

Steps You Should Take to Ensure the Safety of Your Home

Authorities are reporting an exponential rise in burglaries and sophisticated break-ins as working couples, single parents, nuclear families, and fast-paced life are increasingly becoming the new normal rather than being an exception like it used to be a few decades back. Srinjoy Chatterjee, a businessman living in an independent bungalow in Kolkata’s Salt Lake City,…

How Can We Make Kolkata More Beautiful?

How Can We Make Kolkata More Beautiful?

It was a moment of pride for Kolkata when the city was honoured with the C40 Cities Award last year at an awards ceremony in Mexico City. Kolkata’s Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (KSWMIP) was chosen as a winner for “Solid Waste” in the C40 Mayors Summit, where 40 mayors from around the world assembled…

Should We Have More Green Buildings in Kolkata?

Should We Have More Green Buildings in Kolkata?

Going green is the new trend worldwide, and India’s realty sector isn’t falling behind in this regard. From malls to office spaces, and residential units, buildings are increasingly becoming eco-friendly. With the city’s IT hub — Salt Lake — getting its first eco-friendly commercial building, Technopolis, in 2006, Kolkata entered the ‘green’ brigade pretty early…