It is fun home hunting in Bangalore. Being a notoriously immature couple and dangerously incapable of making good decisions, we set out to make popular beliefs come true.
And yeah, I called one of the not-so-popular builders last day to enquire the starting price for a villa. The receptionist wanted to know our budget. I still thank God to this minute that I dint tell her my budget lest she would have heard the biggest joke of her life…cos.. the starting price of a villa was Rs. 2.6 crores.
Here is why. The villa is in close proximity to the newly constructed Forum Value Mall. We have to take an auto and pay Rs.40 to get a half kilo onions, but being so close to Forum, we can buy Gucci sunglasses every day, you see.
15 radio songs and 25000 ads later, we reached the site which holds another 'affordable' piece of land. One needs to have trekking shoes and goggles to reach the exact location. The builder calls it a 'township'. Seriously, barren land, not a tree or road in sight. My husband wondered aloud on why there were no trees, and the builder told that soon there will be…pointing to a budding mango tree the size of a weed over there. If you see the website..it sounds like a Shakespearean tale…’with acres of lush, green grasses and shady trees which gives your home the soothing comfort of quality, luxury and..blah... blah... blah..."
I truly admire their immense foresight to the future.
It was very convincing when the builder also added, that the area was very secure, and we don't need to have pet dogs there…pointing to a gang of street dogs growling at us. Probably he meant to say that we'd have to tame wild animals to fight these dogs.
God please help me find a home.