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September 2017
       
Times of India
22nd September 2017
Sakal Vastu
23rd September 2017
       
July 2017
         
Loksatta
5th July 2017
         
June 2017
       
Loksatta
21st June 2017
Times of India
29th June 2017
       
May 2017
       
Sakal Today
1st May 2017
Sakal Vastu
6th May 2017
       
April 2017
         
Sakal Today
22nd April 2017
         
January 2017
       
Sakal Vastu
1st January 2017
Sakal Pune Puravani
1st January 2017
       
December 2016
         
Sakal Vastu
3rd December 2016
         
November 2016
         
Sakal Vastu
26th November 2016
         
October 2016
         
Sakal Vastu
1st October 2016
         
September 2016
     
Sakal Vastu
3rd September 2016
Sakal Vastu
3rd September 2016
Sakal Vastu
3rd September 2016
     
May 2016
       
Sakal Vastu
7th May 2016
Sakal Today Muktapeeth
27th May 2016
       
April 2016
       
Sakal Vastu
16th April 2016
Sakal Vastu
16th April 2016
       
March 2016
     
Sakal Vastu
5th March 2016
Sakal Vastu
12th March 2016
Sakal Vastu
12th March 2016
     
February 2016
       
Sakal Vastu
13th February 2016
Sakal Vastu
20th February 2016
       
January 2016
       
Sakal, Smart Vann
2nd Jaunary 2016
Sakal Vastu
23rd Jaunary 2016
       
December 2015
     
Aaj Ka Anand,
5th December 2015
Sakal Vastu,
17th December 2015
Sakal Vastu,
17th December 2015
     
November 2015
       
Aaj Ka Anand,
25th November 2015
       
October 2015
       
Sakal Vastu,
13th October 2015
Sakal Today,
25th October 2015
       
August 2015
     
Sakal Vastu,
8th August 2015
Sakal Vastu,
15th August 2015
Sakal Vastu,
17th August 2015
     
May 2015
     
Sakal Vastu,
16th May 2015
Sakal Vastu,
16th May 2015
-continued page.
Loksatta Lokrang,
17th May 2015
     
April 2015
     
Sakal Vastu,
4th April 2015
Sakal Vastu,
4th April 2015
-continued page.
Sakal Vastu,
18th April 2015
     
February 2015
       
Sakal Vastu,
21st February 2015
Sakal Vastu,
28th February 2015
       
January 2015
       
Sakal Vastu,
17th January 2015
Sakal Vastu,
24th January 2015
       
December 2014
         
Sakal Vastu,
6th December 2014
         
November 2014
Sakal Vastu,
8th November 2014
Sakal Today,
8th November 2014
Sakal Vastu ,
Dated 22nd Nov 2014
Sakal Vastu ,
Dated 22nd Nov 2014
-continued page.
The Golden Sparrow
Newspaper, Date 29th Nov 2014,
Sakal Vastu ,
Dated 22nd Nov 2014.
October 2014
 
Sakal Vastu,
3rd October 2014
Sakal Vastu,
18th October 2014,
Pg -1
Sakal Vastu,
18th October 2014,
Pg -2
Sakal Vastu,
18th October 2014,
Pg -1
Sakal Vastu,
18th October 2014,
Pg -2
 
September 2014
     
Sakal Vastu,
25th September 2014
Sakal Vastu,
27th September 2014,
Pg -1
Sakal Vastu,
27th September 2014,
Pg -2
     
August 2014
Sakal Vastu,
2nd August 2014,
Pg -1
Sakal Vastu,
2nd August 2014,
Pg -2
Sakal Vastu,
9th August 2014,
Sakal Vastu,
15th August 2014,
Sakal Vastu,
23rd August 2014,
Sakal Vastu,
28th August 2014,
July 2014
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 5th July 2014,
Pg -1
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 5th July 2014,
Pg -2
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 23rd July 2014,
June 2014
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 7th June 2014
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 21st June 2014
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 28th June 2014
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 21th June 2014
May 2014
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 24th May 2014
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 24th May 2014
April 2014
Sakal Vastu,
Dated 26th April 2014
March 2014
Loksatta
Dated 9th March 2014
February 2014
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 1st February 2014
January 2014
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 4th Janaury 2014
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 11th Janaury 2014
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 18th Janaury 2014
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 25th Janaury 2014
December 2013
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 7th December 2013
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 14th December 2013
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 16th December 2013
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 21st December 2013
November 2013
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 30th November 2013
October 2013
Sakal vastu ,
Dated 26th October 2013
September 2013
Sakal, Vastu,
Dated 14th September 2013
Loksatta, Lokrang,
Dated 22nd September 2013
August 2013
Sakal Vastu ,
Dated 3rd August 2013
Sakal Vastu ,
Dated 17th August 2013
Sakal Vastu ,
Dated 17th August 2013
Sakal Vastu ,
Dated 24th August 2013
July 2013
Loksatta , 4th July 2013 Sakal Article
Dated 6th July 2013
Sakal Vastu
Dated 20th July 2013
Sakal Vastu
Dated 27th July 2013
June 2013
       
Sakal Vastu Article
Dated 08-06-2013
     
April 2013
Loksatta Article
Dated 30-03-2013
Sakal Vastu Article,
Date 6th April 2013
Maharashtra Times Article ,
Dated 15-04-2013
Sakal Vastu Article
20-04-2013
Loksatta Article
Dated 26-04-2013
Feburary 2013
Loksatta Article dated 02-02-2013 Loksatta Article dated 26.02.13 Loksatta Article dated 26.02.13 Sakal Vastu Article 23.2 2013 JPG
January 2013
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Sakal Article dated 01-01-2013 Sakal Article dated 01-01-2013 Sakal Article dated 04-01-2013 Sakal Article dated 05-01-2013 Loksatta Article dated 26-01-2013
December 2012
       
Loksatta Article dated 01-12-2012        
November 2012
 
Sakal Article Dated 10-11-2012 Sakal Article Dated 10-11-2012 Loksatta Dated 22-09-2012   Loksatta Dated 22-09-2012
October 2012
     
  sakal Artical 13-10-12   sakal Artical 13-10-12  
September 2012
 
Sakal Article Dated 22-09-2012   Loksatta Dated 22-09-2012   Loksatta Dated 22-09-2012
August 2012
   
Sakal Article Dated 11-08-2012       Sakal Article Dated 25-08-2012
July 2012
   
Sakal Property 07-07-2012
Page No-4
Sakal Article 14-7-2012   Sakal Article dated 28-7-2012  
June 2012
Sakal Property
30-6-2012
Page No-4
Sakal Property
23-6-2012
Page No-4
Sakal Property 16-6-2012
Petro Metro Ani Ghar
Page No-1
Sakal Property 16-6-2012
Petro Metro Ani Ghar
Page No-3
Sakal Property 2-06-12
Page No-6
May 2012
Sakal Property 12-05-12
Page No-3
Sakal Property 12-05-12
Page No-5
Sakal Property 05-05-12
Page No-3 & 6
April 2012
Sakal Property 28-04-12
Page No-1
Sakal Property 28-04-12
Page No-3
Sakal Property 21-04-12
Page No-4
March 2012
Sakal Property 17-03-12 The Indian Express 27-2-12
Page No-1 & 3
The Indian Express 27-2-12;
Page No-1 & 3
February 2012
 
Sakal Property 14-1-12 Sakal Property 25-2-12
Page No-1 & 3
 
January 2012
 
Sakal Property 14-1-12 Sakal Property 7-1-12
Page No-6
 
December 2011
Sakal Property 31-12-11
Page No-1
Sakal Property 24-12-11
Page No-1
Loksatta Vasturang 24-12-11
Page No-1
Sakal Property 10-12-11
Page No-4
November 2011
Sakal Today 28-11-11 Sakal Property 26-11-11 Sakal Today 04-11-11
October 2011
   
Sakal 22-10-11   Sakal 15-10-11   Sakal 01-10-11
September 2011
   
Sakal 24-09-11   Loksatta 17-09-11   Sakal 03-09-11
August 2011
Sakal 27-08-11
June 2011
   
Loksatta Vasturang
04-06-11
  Sakal 04-06-11   Sakal 04-06-11
(Contunued below)
May 2011
   
Loksatta Vasturang
28-05-11
  Loksatta Vasturang
07-05-11
  Sakal 07-05-11
April 2011
Sakal 29-04-11 Sakal 23-04-11 Loksatta 12-04-11 Loksatta 03-04-11 Sakal 02-04-11
March 2011
Sakal 26-03-11
Page 1
Loksatta 20-03-11
Page 1
Loksatta 20-03-11
Contd. form Pg.1
Sakal 19-03-11 Loksatta 13-03-11
February 2011
Loksatta 27-02-11 Loksatta 26-02-11 Loksatta 20-02-11 Sakal 19-02-11 Sakal 05-02-11
January 2011
Sakal 22-01-11 Sakal 15-01-11 Sakal 10-01-11 Loksatta 9-01-11
December 2010
   
Loksatta 26-12-10   Loksatta 19-12-10   Sakal Property
18-12-10
November 2010
Loksatta Vasturang
28-11-10
Sakal Property Today
27-11-10
Loksatta Vasturang
21-11-10
Sakal Property Today
06-11-10
October 2010
Sakal Property Today
30-10-10 page-1
Sakal Property Today
30-10-10 page-2
Sakal Property Today
23-10-10
Sakal Dhagphuti
18-10-2010
       
 
Loksatta Vasturang
17.10.10
Loksatta Vasturang
10.10.10.
Sakal Property Toady
9.10.10.
 
September 2010
       
    Loksatta Writeup 19.09.10.    
August 2010
     
  Vasturang 29-08-2010   Loksatta 01-08-10  
July 2010
Loksatta 25-07-10 Loksatta Vasturang
18-07-10
TIMES PROPERTY
17-07-2010
PAGE NO - 1& 4
Loksatta Vasturang
04-07-2010
June 2010
TIMES OF INDIA,
TIMES PROPERTY
26-06-2010
LOKSATTA,VASTURANG
20/06/2010
Vasturang 13-06-2010 Times Property
12-06-2010
       
 
Loksatta 06-06-2010 Loksatta 05-06-2010 Loksatta 05-06-2010  
May 2011
       
    Ashtagandh Ph-I Handing Over Ceremony Celebrated on May 15th, 2010.    
March 2010
   
Loksatta 28-03-2010   Loksatta 21-03-2010   Loksatta Vasturang
14-03-2010
February 2010
   
Loksatta Vasturang
21-02-2010
  Loksatta Vasturang
14-02-2010
  Loksatta Vasturang
07-02-2010
January 2010
   
Loksatta Vasturang
24-01-2010
  Loksatta Vasturang
17-01-2010
  Loksatta Vasturang
10-01-2010
14TH NOV., CHILDRENíS DAY

Itís now more that 40 years the country is celebrating this day & whatís scenario around? Hundredís of kidís donít have shelter of their mom & dad, thousands have to work harder than even grown ups to get 2 time food for themselves, lacs of kids donít have access to any education leave apart quality schooling, millions of kids donít have any medical health support for their proper growth ! And what right we have to celebrate this day! Are we going to restrict the day to our own kids ,on whom we eventually shower all our wealth year along, so whatís the need of any special Children Day for our kids! Is that we restrict ourselves this day to our own kids?

Guys look around & then u will realize so many of children around for whom u can do so many things, not necessarily they will be beggers,it can be your watchmanís or maids kid or a pmc /zp school with poor facilities or a orphanage near by or a children ward in in a public hospital around. And u need not have to give money; u can share many things from books, to toys to clothes of your kids to your own time which will make their day a real calibration!

How we are going to make them awear about their responcibilities is the question I will ask to myself !

Do it by yourself now or are we going to lay back & blame Govt for doing nothing for the children & we also ending up doing the same thing!

Do share with as many u can !

October 2009
       
    Time Property 24th October, 2009.    
June 2009
   
PBAP ECO Contrubution
Times of India Date-05/06/2009
  Times of India 05-06-2009   Times of India 05-06-2009

Affordable Homes, whose job is it?

Affordable housing is the talk of time & all of sudden you can read in every new paper about the talks shows & seminars on the topic recently. When ever I think on any issue of a home, I realize how emotional we are on this topic & may be that's the cause we have always failed to do something real concrete about any good policy regarding Housing Industry. After all policies has to be made on practical basis & not just to win the elections & we need to understand one thing very clearly, in a country like our which is a conglomerate of all sorts of living standards " We are never going to make every body satisfied at a time ! "

Affordable Home doesn't mean to ask people to compromise from 2bhk flat to 1bhk flat or to reduce & squeeze the 2 bhk / 3 bhk flat in smaller area by reducing room dimensions! It's making the whole procedure of home manufacturing to home buying simple & clear so as every one can have his own options as per his pocket size. Like in car market you have option of Maruti Alto at 2.5 lac to BMW 7 series at 1.5 crore! All the vehicles have 4 wheels only but what matters is achieving balance between need of the customer & supply of the range of vehicles the Industry offers. And policies which assure that the Industry is able to deliver what the customer wants.

And this is exactly where we have been went wrong repeatedly with any policy related to Housing, for e.g. we want Land holders, Builders, Slum residents, Middle Class, Environmentalists, Large scale building material manufacturers, Housing Finance Institutes, Banks, Politicians & at last Local Municipal body, all happy at a time ! Because Landholders want full value of their lands potential even considering the TDR to be utilized on it! Builders want to make money by selling homes as it's their business, Slum residents wants a proper home without paying any thing which will be maintenance free & as big as they can get, Middle class wants a home within right in the city  with all loans at lowest interest, Environmentalists want a clean pollution free green & infrastructural sound city, Building material manufacturers like Cement, Steel don't want the rates governed of their material, Housing Finance Cox's also wont lower their interests rates, Banks wont consider Builders as reliable clients, Politicians don't want their voters unsatisfied & the local Municipal body want revenue but not the blame for any segments accusation of being friendly with other !

Now how we are going to manage it?

Firstly understand the Housing Industry, treat it as an Industry, frame the rules accordingly & fast & implement them ruthlessly. Here ruthlessly means don't spare any segment of above all related when it's a breach of the law once made. We make the policies keeping in mind that what if some one broke it? Actually if we enforce them without any bodies influence & not to please any segment then no body will dare that. Proper laws, backed up by an enforcement system always save the time & as in any industry, here too time is money. Does anybody have ever analyzed in Dubai or Hong Kong they built 70-80 storied tower in 3 years flat. Here we will need that much time for such type of tower to get all sanctions itself! Now who is going to pay for this time span? Time delay is for simple reason, with repeated scandals every one is scared to sign on any thing & takes his own time making things delay. The laws are vague & many a time individual case becomes a policy & which often happens. This is defeat of the system as agreed land & buildings is a tricky topic but yet we can cover 90-95% cases in the policy & then rest can be dealt as individual case & for that also a system of forming a tribunal can be formed.

The basic raw material for housing is land & its limited edition type stuff is a fact. If everybody wants to live in a locality where schools, market, medical facility, workplace are close by with other infrastructure like water, power, drainage is available in ample then naturally there is a drift between demand & supply of such land. That is why we can't provide affordable housing to all, as definition of the term affordable varies within the classes of society. For e.g. a 2bhk at 40 lacks may not be a big deal for a couple earning 50k per month with the kind of job & loan facility they can have but even a well doing small scale business man or professional cant have it as he don't get the loan backing! Keep apart the class 3/4 segment as their budget & issues are again different.

Why cant the local body buys sizeable land on all sides of the city in fringe outside the municipal limit & develop basic things like one point water supply & transportation arrangement to the main city , define the land rate. Now ask developers to build flats with all internal infrastructure there in leave of TDR in main city & sale these homes to the real needy ones at fix price? If we are expecting it by developers only then we should take the guarantee of getting the things sold & assuring fix rates of basic materials like steel & cement. When ever we say affordable then it means that the same thing is applicable to all who are related to the finish product. I am not taking side of developers but if we can't assure a fixed profit then we have no right to ask him to sale a t fix price, no court of law will accept that.

Land pricing is another issue as its demand driven, imagine a city with infrastructure available all around balancely, then there wont be demand in one particular area. And even if its there then it will be within a limited segment, so let them buy at heavy price they can afford but at least majority of the people will have their own home then around the city.

The Developer is governed by so many govt/semi govt agencies & with no restriction of profit making. This profession may the most unprofessionally run profession & that's why is the profits are enormous so are the risks involved. But yes accepting with all these, one needs to keep his social binding in mind & keep the profits under some self marked lines is the best one can do till we define some fixed rules for the game. The basic material manufacturers just don't care for builder as their main customer is govt as most infrastructure structures like dams, roads are done by govt. And it's here the consumption of cement & steel is more. There has to be a control on all such materials if we want to control home prices. Also what we need is R & D in this industry & a feasible one as we can't use mud & thatch for constructing high rise buildings. Over the years the basic construction practices are same & so are the planning concepts.

Housing finance co's interest rates & loan eligibility norms needs to be more clear & transparent as that's the main reason where a person's affordability is defined. Same is applicable to banks for which builders are the least priority. No landlord sale the land without getting his full payment upfront & if banks are not going to finance for the land then the developer raise this money from private market where interest rates are as high as 24% per year. And who is going to pay this added burden? Obliviously the flat holder, who again has to pay for his housing finance also!

Lastly the politicians must understand the scenario & make people aware that it's their responsibility too, to choose the house keeping in mind all above things. Blame game won't do any good to any segment; instead use the power which politicians have for assisting the local body/ govt to frame the laws & fast. There is where may be the key to Affordable Home for a Common Man.

February 2009
   
Loksatta 7th feb 2009   Sakal 7th feb 2009   Times of India 10 Feb 2009
January 2009
       
    Loksatta 14th Jan. 2009 Pune Vruttant    
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