Short story..

Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for Rs10. The villagers seeing that there were so many monkeys around, went out to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at Rs10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort.

He further announced that he would now buy at Rs20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer rate increased to Rs25 and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it!

The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at Rs50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy onbehalf of him. In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at Rs35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell it to him for Rs50."

The villagers squeezed up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.

Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys everywhere!! !

Welcome to the "Stock" Market!!!!!

Bangalore in 2012

If its's happening here in Namma Bangalore.

Bangalore is one of the fastest growing cities in India. Bangalore has attracted people, companies, tourists and multinationals towards it. The massive changes that the city has witnessed clearly show that the city has developed rapidly. The population of the city is also increased vigorously due to migration of people from other parts of country. This has indeed reduced the population of kannadiga’s
Along with the population the city has also seen great improvements to its roads, highways and other infrastructure. With just 3 years being away from home, I can see that several flyovers have come into existence making the traffic and travel easier. But still, the problem of traffic congestion still exists in Bangalore.
Several measures/projects which stand/stood in the way of Bangalore give me immense happiness towards the development of the city.

Bangalore Metro Rail Project ( Namma metro)

International airport at Devanhalli (recently construction got over)
Some Interesting feature proposed in the new International Airport are
Large upmarket shopping areas - Multi cuisine restaurants - Play areas and day care centres Just have a glance at the airport.!!!

Innovative Film City
The people who brought the Innovative Multiplex theatres to Bangalore two years ago are currently working towards a Film City project with movie production facilities of International standards, entertainment zone, and technical expertise related to films & sound and film training institute. This project aims at giving a major boost to tourism industry, film industry & entertainment industry in Karnataka.

Brigade Gateway’ located at Bangalore is a residential project developed by Brigade Group.
Brigade Gateway, covering 40 acres that stretch from Malleswaram to Rajajinagar, will be the first lifestyle enclave in Bangalore. It was exclusively designed by H.O.K., New York. (International industry surveys rank H.O.K. amongst the world's leading architectural firms.)

Before Completion

After Completion

Mumbai Based Property Developers B Raheja Builders has launched Their maiden Residential Project in Bangalore, Centrally located in up-market Rajmahal Vilas, Dollar Colony

The 6 towers of 20 floors each, stand amidst 11 acres of landscaping, Water, Fauna, Pebble paths, Natural stones, simplicity of design and wide-open spaces - Pebble Bay at Rajmahal Vilas, Dollars Colony in Bangalore. Dollars Colony is surrounded with sophisticated villas that make for uninterrupted, yet pleasant views from the towers of Pebble Bay. The garden podium with 9 water bodies, an orchard and zero access to vehicles with facilities for sports, entertainment, meditation, or plain relaxation.
Spacious apartment with no protruding columns and beams.
Large Expansive windows for greater cross-ventilation and natural light.
Hardwood flooring in the Master Bedrooms, vitrified flooring in Living Room.
Italian marble in all the Toilets with duravit/Toto sanitary ware and Hansgrohe/Toto fittings. Geysers, Italian marble Counter Tops with Teak Wood Storage Cabinets.
Pre-fitted designer kitchen cabinets with Chimney and Hob.
Split A/C piping in each room.
Video Door Intercom.
Concealed copper electric wiring and fans provided in each room.
Entrance lobbies with double-height.
Mitsubishi / Fujitec high-speed elevators.
Exclusive Children’s play area.
Open-air amphitheatre.
Party rooms and BBQ grills.
Jogging track and work-out area.
Fully Equipped gym.
Swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
Basketball, Tennis, squash courts and Billiards, table tennis rooms.
Supermarket and ATM

Just like my dream[:)]
Introducing Prestige Shantiniketan:

A townscape placed in one of the most envied areas in the city - Whitefield. Filled with 105 acres of fresh, green spaces, it is a haven that promises to offer you the best in cosmopolitan lifestyles. From an expansive residential precinct, the Business Center to the Forum Mall, a world-class convention center and a five-screen multiplex- all this exquisitely designed and laid out amidst rolling greens.


Soul Space Developers are setting up two malls in Bangalore for which the estimated completion date is May 2009 namely:

1) Soul Space Arena - Near Akme Ballet, Outer Ring Road - 3,35,000 Sft
2) Soul Space Spirit - Bellandur Gate, Outer Ring Road - 2,92,000 Sft

Gopalan Enterprises is constructing around 3 malls

· It is facing the main Bannerghatta Road, which has a width of 80 ft road, giving it easy accessible road
· The immediate surrounding locality is very prospective and has IT Companies, such as Oracle, Accenture & residential projects of builders like Mantri Developers, Ansals among others

Signature Mall - Old Madras Road (3 Lakh Sft). Expected to open by mid 2009.

Innovation Mall - Bannerghata Road (1,80,000 Sft). Expected to open in 2009.

Arch Mall - Rajarajeshwari Nagar Expected to open in early 2009.

Out of which the construction of Innovation mall is close proximity to my house.
Phoenix Mills Ltd has announced its first mixed-use retail-led destination in Bangalore, Phoenix Market City, to be located at Whitefield, at an investment of Rs 645 crore.
The construction of the 29.54-lakh sq. ft mall has commenced from February 2008, said Mr Tony Ward, Chief Operating Officer – Leasing, Phoenix Mills Ltd. It is expected to be ready by January 2010.

Project Snapshot
Total Land Area 9,29,000 sft
Total Retail Area 17,00,000 sft
Office Area 5,00,000 sft
Hotel Room 236 nos 6,30,000 sft
Hotel Retail Area 1,200 sft
Entertainment Area 18,000 sft
F & B Area 60,000 sft
Multiplex 55,000 sft
Service Apartment 174 nos 60,000 sft
Night Club 12,000 sft
Parking Area for Main Mall (Mall+Hotel+Service Apartments) 3,000 nos 10,70,000 sft

It looks like a ‘city within a city'[:)]

The MBD Group will launch MBD Zephyr, a mixed-use lifestyle destination entailing luxury hotel, luxury retail and premium retail and entertainment in Bangalore.MBD Zephyr is the first of its kind mixed use development in India which will interpret the concept of luxury in three defined categories: luxury hotel, luxury retail, premium retail and entertainment.
The Luxury retail area would target brands like Gucci, Versace, Chanel, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton to name a few.While, the premium retail area would target brands like Debenhams, Zara, Mango, Marks & Spencers and Body Shop.Bangalore is the third in the MBD Group's portfolio of mixed-use development in the country.

Several other infrastructure projects are coming on the way to Bangalore as follows:
1. Hindhuja realty ventures have proposed to construct a Software park in Yelahanka which is near to the International Airport. Its construction is expected to start in 2 to 3 months.
2. Bangalore Water supply and Sewarage Board (BWSSB) has also come up with several projects for the betterment of environment and society.
3. Improvement in BMTC services
4. Introducing many Volvo type buses at reasonable cost
5. More flyovers and underpasses are expected to make traveling both within the city and from outside more comfortable.

If things move in the right direction, Bangalore 2012 will be truly a city of the future where everyone wants to live. And life will be more comfortable, at least in terms of transport. But if infrastructure projects continue to become victims of political bickering, the Silicon City is sure to be more chaotic.

The New Dictionary

Hai frends,
On day 3 of this BRAND NEW YEAR, I take immense pleasure to Wish you all my dear Blog Visitors, Have a Joyous New year ahead..
Here is the list of words with new meaning given to it. Quite interesting!!

LECTURE: An art of transmitting Information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either

CONFERENCE: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present
COMPROMISE: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece

TEARS: The hydraulic force by which masculine will power is defeated by feminine water-power!
DICTIONARY: A place where divorce comes before marriage

CONFERENCE ROOM: A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on
ECSTASY: A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before

CLASSIC: A book which people praise, but never read

SMILE: A curve that can set a lot of things straight!

OFFICE: A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life

YAWN: The only time when some married men ever get to open their mouth
ETC: A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do

COMMITTEE: Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together
EXPERIENCE: The name men give to their Mistakes
ATOM BOMB: An invention to bring an end to all inventions

PHILOSOPHER: A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead

DIPLOMAT: A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip

OPPORTUNIST: A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river

OPTIMIST: A person who while falling from EIFFEL TOWER says in midway "SEE I AM NOT INJURED YET!"

PESSIMIST: A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in OPPORTUNITY

MISER: A person who lives poor so that he can die RICH!

FATHER: A banker provided by nature

CRIMINAL: A guy no different from the other, unless he gets caught

BOSS: Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early

POLITICIAN: One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence Later
DIVORCE: Future Tense of Marriage

MARRIAGE: It's an agreement wherein a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master
CIGARETTE: A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other!