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Namaste, Vanakkam, Sat Sri Akal and What Up all you architecture, infrastructure and urban development fans out there!Welcome to what is planned (what I plan, anyway) to be the most comprehensive blog on Indian urban and real estate development on the net (you heard it here first!)
I hope to bring the most concise information collected through open sources about this exciting time in India’s booming urban development, brought to you by all of us on Skyscrapercity.com’s India Section, where I post under the name “Jai”
What does this mean exactly? First thing’s first: This ain’t a bloody real estate blog, so don’t bug me about how much 3-bedroom apartment prices in Barrackpore are or whatever. This is a blog by Indian architecture, infrastructure, urban planning and urban development enthusiasts from Skyscrapercity.com’s India Section, dedicated to chronicling the major projects, skyscrapers, buildings, temples, airports and highways of India and whatever else strikes our fancy.
“Why, but my dear chap, whatever is an ‘Indian urban development enthusiast?’”, you may be asking. Firstly, stop talking in a falsetto British accent, you jag, and secondly, an “urban development enthusiast” according to the Offifical FeloniousVindaloo Dictionary of the English Language is, and I quote:
In·di·an Ur·ban De·vel·op·ment En·thu·si·ast
ˈin-dē-ən ‘ər-bən di-ˈve-ləp-mənt in-ˈthü-zē-əst
· Noun: Fans of Indian architecture, infrastructure, mega-, mini- and any other construction projects that contribute positively to the feeling of “urbanity” in India — and the people who love them.
In short, we — I in particular — have NO monetary, business or any other [insert legal jargon covers my ass here] interest in Indian real estate. We are just lay people, students and whatever who have an interest in architecture. In the case of me, I don’t have any money to invest in even if I wanted to. So we’ll bring to you all the news about all the latest developments of Indian architecture, with a informational, helpful and hopefully witty running commentary that cuts through all the bullshit and gives you the real scoop on what’s hot in the world of Indian architecture.
So, that being said, prepare to sit on the edge of your hats, and hold on to your seats or whatever ’cause we be breaking onto the world wide web — giving YOU information on the Indian Urban Development scene FOR and BY Indian Urban Development Enthusiasts!-Felonious Vindaloo