God Creates. Man Destroys.
|Pandit Jadhav at Xrbia Hinjewadi Pune|
I told Mr. Pandit Jadhav that in my next life, I want to be like you. So for a few moments, please, let me sit with you.
For the next few minutes, I kept my mouth shut. Went on looking around for a clue which would help me to break the ice. Start a good conversation with Mr. Jadhav. Only to find out what was bothering me about the site of Xrbia Hinjewadi Pune.
Suddenly, Pandit Jadhav shouted at the cow and moved his arm. The cow, i saw, gave up her plan and went on grazing at the same spot near the internal kucha road of Xrbia.
"Your cow obeyed! She understands you!," i said.
"Certainly! All my animals understand what I say! You know what is the difference between you & my cow? My animal doesn't have arms like you & can't talk like you! Otherwise, my animals are as intelligent as any human being - they understand everything!," Mr. Pandit Jadhav said.
"Means, did god create us equal?,' I asked.
"Yes! But the sad thing is we are destroying what God has created!," Mr. Pandit Jadhav said.
"Why do you say so? We are also creating! Look at the builder of Xrbia - he is building houses on this hill. I am here to book a flat," I said.
"That's what I am saying! In the last 2 years this builder demolished half of this hill and now, he is going to construct buildings on it. God Creates & Man Destroys!," Mr. Pandit Jadhav said.
"Really? You mean to say that the builder of Xrbia has cut this hill?," I asked again to confirm.
"All my life I have been grazing my cows on this hill!," Mr. Pandit Jadhav sounded a little angry.
View XRBIA, Nere Dattawadi, on Marunji Road, approx 7 kms from KPIT Cummins at Hinjewadi Pune in a larger map
Being An Accessory to the Crime:
|Cut, Demolished & Destroyed Hill of XRBIA Hinjewadi Pune|
|Cut, Demolished & Destroyed Hill of XRBIA Hinjewadi Pune|
"Daddy fxxx you," my daughter said and looking at my mother - explained, "It means - Shame on you, Ravi!"
"Then say - shame on you, Daddy!," my mother requested her.
"I can't - I am angry - pissed off - I can't be sweet like Ravi & call all these real estate investors in Xrbia "stupid" - all these real estate investors in Xrbia are accessory to the crime," my daughter said.
"Hold on.....the crime is not yet proven," I tried to calm my daughter.
"Bullshit! Many crimes are not proven in the court of law - but it doesn't mean that the crime is not committed! It's very clear that the hill is demolished - the rocks are cut - only to construct the rows of the 7 story buildings in Xrbia. Sad thing is my father needs a confirmation from the villager. He can't see that the desperate efforts to hide - is the proof of the crime! My daddy is as blind as others and doesn't believe in his own daughter!," my daughter said.
"It's private property....," i tried to argue but my daughter cut me.
"Those who commit honor killing consider their daughters are their private property too! But it's crime against humanity. This is a crime against nature. Against mother earth. At least on moral grounds - for me every investor in this project is a "MF" - even if he is not proven guilty in the court of law. He is fxxxxxx his mother nature," my daughter said.
"Politicians & businessmen stash away their black money in the Swiss Banks & fxxx Mother India. Why should the middle class be deprived of the privilege? They shamelessly become accessory to the crime or turn a blind eye!," my mother said.
"I get your point, but I need to confirm before coming to conclusion. So, please, let us change the topic," I said and started walking towards the so called site office of Xrbia.
Xrbia, What a Beautiful Site!
|Cut, Demolished & Destroyed Hill of XRBIA Hinjewadi Pune - View from the site office|
There was a crowd of people and cars around the 10 x 10 office of Xrbia. Someone came towards me and said, "I was not expecting to see Ravi Karandeekar at the site of Xrbia. I follow your blog regularly!"
"I was curious to see the 200 acres plot of Xrbia. After selling plots in the first, second, third phase of Silicon City, I was wondering how come builder has so much land left available for Xrbia!," i said.
"Did you get the answer? Would you recommend to invest in Xrbia?," my reader asked.
"You tell me what do you feel?," I asked him.
"Xrbia has found the golden mean of all - location - Hinjewadi - budget - 1 BHK for 9 lakhs - 2 BHK for 16 - 17 Lakhs - small but enough carpet area - unique design by renowned Architect Hafeez Contractor - special township and all - I am impressed! It's an investment opportunity!," my reader said.
"Yes, you are right - those who think like you - I call them "Stupid"! Thanks!!," I said.
"Look around! All are mad about the beauty of the Xrbia & property price!!," my reader said.
"Yes! I can see that! Did you go up to visit the actual site?," i asked.
"Yes! I went into my car and rode both the roads, stopped to look around, it's a beautiful site. I wonder why didn't this builder plan high-end project here! It's too good!," my reader said.
"I assume you are going to invest in Xrbia!," I asked.
"In fact, I have already booked. I gave a check at ICC and came here!," my reader said.
"Good for the builder," I said and took his leave.
"Did you hear our conversation, my dear mother?," I asked.
"Yes! Lust for profit has made him blind!!," my mother said.
"I don't think so. I feel that he is raised & groomed well. Tell me what were you doing when you were breast feeding me?," i asked.
"Mostly, I used to sing a song to you," my mother said.
"That's the root of the problem! While breast feeding his mother must have told him to book a flat by just looking at the land. While breast feeding his mother must have told him to die for the country and live for the builder!," I said.
"There's a sucker born every minute"
|XRBIA Booking Venue at ICC Towers, Pune|
I enjoy visiting the launch of a residential project. Mainly because I like to observe the home buyers and understand how they make up their mind.
Certainly, the next day after visiting the site of Xrbia, I spent a few hours at the venue of booking shops of Xrbia. And you know what? In those hours I understood the true meaning of the word "Sucker" - One that is indiscriminately attracted to something specified.
Everyone at the booking venue of Xrbia was mad about ripping profits from the property! More than 99 per cent were so called real estate investors shamelessly betting on Xrbia.
Who ever has said it, P T Barnum or George Hull, fact of the matter is "There's a sucker born every minute"
On my way, I called RTI activist Mr. Vijay Kumbhar, one of the first people to bring to public notice the destruction of a hill on the Sahyadri mountain range for profit by Ridhi Sidhi Plantation Society, the developers of Eiffel Olympia., I told him that I am afraid that the same has happened at Xrbia. And needs to be stopped.
Notification of Ministry of Environment and Forests:
|RTI activist, Mr. Vijay Kumbhar, Surajya Sangharsha Samiti|
When we met, Vijay Kumbhar had already studied the website of Xrbia and had gone through my photographs of Xrbia site.
Mr. Kumbhar showed me the notification of Ministry of Environment and Forests, dated 4th February 2003 about "Protection of Hill Slopes". The notification says that - The construction should not be permitted on the hill slopes.
I was convinced that my daughter was right. At Xrbia, hill was destroyed and flattened so that they can use it for the construction. It means that everyone who has invested in Xrbia is an accessory to the crime. He has violated his mother nature.
"My daughter thinks that investors in Xrbia are MF!," I said.
"That's the perfect description of their crime! They are contributing in destroying the World Heritage Site - the Western Ghats!," Mr. Vijay Kumbhar said.
I received a call, requesting me to meet at Vaishali Restaurant on F C Road, I told Mr. Kumbhar to excuse me for a moment. One of my readers wants to meet me. It will not take more than five minutes.
Questions about Xrbia:
|Xrbia Hinjewadi Pune|
"I am Vishwanath Phalke, Vice President - Revenue Operations, XRBIA," the smart guy said.
"You said you are my reader!," I said.
"Yes! I read your blog and thought of meeting you. I am here to answer all your questions and provide information!," Mr. Phalke said.
"Great! Thanks for sparing some time for me. Let us go and talk. I have lot of questions," I said.
I introduced Mr. Phalke & Mr. Kumbhar and we started with the issue about destroying the hill for profit at Xrbia.
Most important concern is about the legal & technical documents of Xrbia. There is too much confusion. Different - conditional - not the final - permissions & sanctions are obtained for different companies. Plans are not approved. Obviously, no bank has approved the project. Is there some plan behind the confusion or is it only mischief?
"That's why - I don't consider Xrbia is a housing project. For me Xrbia is just a concept. Investors are ready to take a risk. Investors are ready to bet their money. Because of these investors the home buyers suffer," I said.
As a true professional, Mr. Phalke noted down the questions and concerns and told me that he will be back with the relevant information.
Meeting Mr. Rahul Nahar of XRBIA Developers Ltd:
|Rahul Nahar, Primary Shareholder, Chief Executive Officer of XRBIA Developers Ltd.|
Within the next 15 minutes, Mr. Vishwanath Phalke, Vice President - Revenue Operations, XRBIA, called me to ask whether I was free to meet Mr. Rahul Nahar.
"Certainly! I would like to meet!! But would Marriott allow someone wearing chappals to enter in their hotel?," I asked.
"Who can stop Ravi Karandeekar?," Mr. Phalke said.
I had to remind Mr. Rahul Nahar that we were meeting after nearly 15 years. But in no time, we continued where we had left.
Accepting my congratulations for the huge response to Xrbia, Mr. Nahar said, "Yes! The response is beyond my expectations!"
"i find it difficult to believe! Pune real estate investors is the softest target for kill. And your offer & strategy is almost perfect. I thought you must be sure about your success!," i said.
"Come on, investor was never our target. providing affordable housing for the genuine home buyer is my mission," Mr. Nahar said.
"Great! It means that our enemy is the same - Pune real estate investors!," I said.
"Yes! That's why I am meeting you! Let us join hands for the good cause!," Mr. Nahar said.
"I am already with you! I am attacking our enemy - Pune real estate investors on my blog," I said.
Over a Piazza, we discussed about the real estate investors, affordable housing in Pune, and about my blogging.
"Why don't you write on our behalf? Spread the good message!," Mr. Phalke said.
"Sorry, nearly 5 years ago, I stopped working for the builders. I decided to work for the property buyers and started Ravi Karandeekar's Pune Real Estate Market News!," I said and told him to keep on updating me about Xrbia. Whatever may be my views, I take my job of sharing information about on going real estate projects in Pune seriously!
Looking at Mr. Rahul Nahar, i said,"When I visited the site of Xrbia, I felt very sad. Why did you cut the hill?"
"I didn't cut the hill. There were stone quarry. Which were used to supply stones for the Mumbai Pune Highway. In fact, I filled up those quarries!," Mr. Rahul Nahar said.
"Really!," I said and took his leave.
Now, just before publishing this blog, I called Mr. Vijay Kumbhar to find out whether he had received the documents from Xrbia, which will answer the questions raised by him. Mr. Vijay Kumbhar said that he is still waiting.
1) FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2012
XRBIA, Exorcist & Phobia
1) THURSDAY, AUGUST 02, 2012
XRBIA Hinjewadi - The Sucker's Deal for the Stupid People with Some Disposable Income
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