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Is the Hospitality Scenario in Kolkata Changing  for the Better?

Is the Hospitality Scenario in Kolkata Changing for the Better?

With fresh investments coming in, the hospitality sector in the Eastern metropolis of Kolkata has started looking up in the last couple of years. The overall outlook of hospitality scenario in Kolkata at present, and in the future, appears to be bright and hopeful. Kolkata’s Hospitality Landscape: Then and Now  Not long back, the city’s…

Why It Is Wiser to Buy a Flat in Kolkata Than Renting One

Why It Is Wiser to Buy a Flat in Kolkata Than Renting One

Buying a home is perhaps the most common and the biggest dream of every Indian. Though owning a home in our society has a high level of emotional quotient, the decision has to be prudent, and backed by financial viability.  An incorrect assessment can lead to financial difficulties like an overloaded debt. The union government’s…

How to Beat the Summer Heat at Your Home with a Smile on Your Face

How to Beat the Summer Heat at Your Home with a Smile on Your Face

Our summers are getting hotter with each passing year. This year, it’s all set to be another sizzling and scorching summer with temperatures scaling new records. As such, cities like Kolkata are already feeling the heat, testing 40oC in the early weeks of May. In fact, Kolkata tops the list of 44 most heat-stressed megacities…

Some Great Locations to Buy Flats in Kolkata for Investment

Some Great Locations to Buy Flats in Kolkata for Investment

As spaces for new development in mainland Kolkata shrink with time, locations around the fringes of the city are rapidly emerging as the nerve centre of Kolkata’s real estate investment, promising impressive returns over a mid to long-term time spread. These areas, which have already grabbed the attention of real estate investors, are increasingly becoming…

How Carpet Area Based Pricing Can Affect Home Prices

How Carpet Area Based Pricing Can Affect Home Prices

The Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA), the central law that came into force on 1st May 2016, stipulates every state to implement the act within a year’s timeframe. As we are approaching 1st May 2017, RERA is still under the process of implementation in West Bengal although it is unlikely to meet the deadline. But…

What’s Turning Kamalgazi into an Ideal Location for Home Buyers?

What’s Turning Kamalgazi into an Ideal Location for Home Buyers?

When IT professionals, Pratul and Seema Barik were planning to shift base from Chennai to Kolkata, they were looking for a south Kolkata locality that could give them quality lifestyle at an affordable price. When a friend suggested Kamalgazi off Garia, they weren’t quite sure. But, after a week of research and talking to some relatives,…

How Can Kolkata Go Green and Enjoy Cooler Summers?

How Can Kolkata Go Green and Enjoy Cooler Summers?

“I miss those wonderfully bright mornings,” sighs Tanima Basu, a 40-year school teacher living in Kolkata. “The soothing greenery and the chirping of birds used to be a pleasant start of the day…nowadays, it’s so bleak, so gray!” complains the Beliaghata resident. Unfortunately, she is not alone in experiencing this. The city’s ‘green cover’ is…

Is Kolkata Still the Cultural Capital of India?

Is Kolkata Still the Cultural Capital of India?

Think of Kolkata, and the frames that pop up are of trams, yellow taxis, the majestic Howrah Bridge, and the vibrant cultural diversity of the city soaked in music, art, literature, theatre, the ‘adda’ culture — and Kolkata’s very own, Durga Puja. No wonder, the city of joy has earned the title of ‘The Cultural…

Are There Enough Income Opportunities in Kolkata for the Young?

Are There Enough Income Opportunities in Kolkata for the Young?

Bengal, once a front-runner in India’s industrial movement, has been lagging behind the rapidly industrializing states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu. This is primarily due to a sharp decline in the industrial index, as evident from government reports that indicate a free fall in manufacturing from 11.5% in 1980-81 to 2.9% in 2007-08. Of…