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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…

Is New Town Emerging as the New Business District of Kolkata?
Is New Town Emerging as the New Business District of Kolkata?

When we think of the central business district of Kolkata, Dalhousie Square is the most iconic place that immediately comes to mind. A beautiful water body sits in the middle, hemmed in on all sides by serene trees with the archaic tramlines running along the perimeter. Beyond that stand a number of heritage buildings dating…

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Now Offers Better Benefits to EWS and LIG Families
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Now Offers Better Benefits to EWS and LIG Families

The Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, envisions ‘Housing for All’ in India when the country steps into its 75th year of independence in 2022. The Prime Minister, in his New Year’s Eve speech on December 31, 2016, emphasized the government’s focus on implementing the ‘Housing for All’ mission in the rural sector by announcing…

How to Buy a Flat in Kolkata with Amenities You Really Need
How to Buy a Flat in Kolkata with Amenities You Really Need

When it is a question of choosing to buy a flat in Kolkata, there are many considerations that are likely to confuse you. And today, when developers are increasingly offering flats with world-class features such as swimming pools, multi-gym, landscaped terrace, skywalks etc. to lure homebuyers, it has become even more difficult to make the…

Are Homebuyers in Kolkata Buying Flats Now? The Reality is Not What You Think.
Are Homebuyers in Kolkata Buying Flats Now? The Reality is Not What You Think.

We have been hearing it for quite some time. In fact, we have been hearing it for such a long time that some of us started believing in it. We have been receiving regular enquiries from homebuyers, and the common question is, “Is it the right time to buy flats in Kolkata? I suppose nobody…

How Home Buyers in Kolkata will Benefit Post Union and State Budget 2017
How Home Buyers in Kolkata will Benefit Post Union and State Budget 2017

The Finance Minister, Mr. Arun Jaitley have won many hearts when he announced in his Budget Speech 2017-18 that those earning under Rs 5 lakh annually will pay only five percent as the tax to the government as compared to 10 per cent earlier. This single measure will ensure more disposable money in the hands…