"You have never seen anything like this in your life & we bet you never will!" - from the brochure of DSK Dream City
|Waterfall Residence at DSK Dream City Pune|
Yesterday, 30 months after the launch, I visited 8,000 Crore & 250 Acre DSK Dream City near Hadapsar on Pune Solapur Highway.
The occasion was "DSK घ घरांचा उत्सव आनंदाचा!" event.
As per the ad, in this scheme, you can get a 1 BHK Flat in DSK Dream City for Rs. 54.31 Lakhs & a 2 BHK for Rs. 78.8 Lakhs.
As per the brochure, I got at the event, the possession of Waterfall Residence in the DSK Dream City will be in December 2018.
Walking from 'Torch Gateway' - the main entrance of DSK Dream City on Pune Solapur Highway - to Marketing Office in DSK International Campus was a pleasure. I enjoyed the walk-through of DSK Dream City as much as I had enjoyed it for the first time. The huge model was enchanting. Watching boats moving in the river was thrilling. The model of 10 acre Waterfall Residence was convincing.
DSK is offering flats on 999 year lease. It was a news to me. The salesperson took a notice of it & said - "It means that your next 15 generations will live here!"
"How is it possible? I am going to live in this flat for the next 400 years! In fact, at this age, I am here because I am searching an accommodation which will last long," I said.
"Sure! You have come at the right place," the salesperson said.
"Yes! As sure as DSK!! We share same conviction & confidence!!! First show me your 3 BHK Flat," I said.
The 10 acre Waterfall Residence has 8 towers - Ganga, Yamuna, Krishna, Koyana, Narmada, Godavari, Tapi & Kaveri.
If there had been a tower named Mutha River - I would have gone for it. Reluctantly, I settled for Ganga.
Down the line, I know, I have to explain why I chose 23 story Tower Ganga. My explanation would be something like this -
"Not so long ago, when people used to walk on their two legs, they used to visit temples of Gods in Himalayas - in which river Ganga used to rise. Eventually, the soft mountain ranges of Himalayas couldn't bare the onslaught of devotees' footsteps and turned into a plane land. Obviously, Ganga vanished. Thanks to Raj Kapoor for documenting it's glory in Ram Teri Ganga Maili."
I chose 19th floor. Why?
Because, in 2355 when I will celebrate my 400th birthday, it would be easy for me to remember in which year I was born. Otherwise, just imagine, how stupid I will look if I ask my football coach - "Why are we ending practice so early?" - and my coach answers - "Because we are celebrating someone's 400th birthday!"
Though I know that money is nothing but digits, I try to save as much as I can.
That's why when the salesperson told me that - if I book a 3 BHK Flat (114 sqmt / 1227 sqft Carpet + Terrace) in this "DSK घ घरांचा उत्सव आनंदाचा!" event - I can save 38,62,000 - I was really glad.
"Instead of 1,91,22,000 - in this event - you have to pay only 1,52,60,00" - the salesperson said.
"Oh! That's great!!," I said with utmost joy.
"How much can I save if I buy a 2 BHK & 1?," I asked.
"Why are you considering a 2 BHK? This is once in a lifetime offer!," the salesperson said.
"Where do you stay?," I asked.
"In Nav Sahyadri - Kothrud," the salesperson said.
"I stay on Paud Road - Kothrud. Last week I visited Gokhale Constructions' Navratrotsav. I know this is once in a lifetime offer. You know what I mean?," I said.
"Yes! You get a 2 BHK in this price at Kothrud," the salesperson said.
"Right. Still I am interested in a 2 BHK on the same floor. You know - why?," I asked.
"No. Why?," the salesperson asked.
"I have frozen my sperms. I am sure efficacy of my frozen sperms - an ability to produce - would be very strong even after 50 - 100 years. So, down the line - if I feel like having a baby girl - I should invest for her in a 2 BHK - right now. Right?," I asked.
The salesperson told me that instead of 1.29 - I can get a 2 BHK (83 sq.mt. / 893 sq.ft. carpet + terrace) for only 1.03!
"That's wonderful! What about a 1 BHK?," I asked.
The salesperson did his best to keep his face serious and told me that instead of 89 - I have to pay only for 71 - for a 1 BHK of 56 sq.mt. / 570 Carpet + Terrace.
"Thanks for being so professional! To satisfy your curiosity I owe an explanation for a 1 BHK. It's for my 'mother in law'. She will, for sure, outlive me," I said.
"You are kind & visionary man," the salesperson said.
"That's why I admire DSK. Look at him! What I am doing is nothing compare to what he is going to do. He and his next generations are going to take care of all of us for the next 999 years!," I said.
Then an engineer took me to visit the site of Waterfall Residence in a golf cart.
At the site, pointing at the structure, he told me that - "Underneath this is a huge 8 acre basement for car parking - which, of course, you can't see"
"In fact, the basement took most of our time" - he added.
For a long time, I stood looking around. Pointing at the board of Talib & Shamsi I asked him, "What do they do?"
"They are construction contractors," the engineer said.
"Are they on vacation?," I was about to say - but I didn't.
After all, I am not in a hurry.
I am going to be here for a long long time.
"Is it fair to get a discount from DSK? In fact, people like me - who have ample of time & lot of money - should pay him more. After all, money is nothing but digits. What he is planning to do is the realty," while coming back to the office, I was thinking.
I have never seen something like DSK is planning to develop and, certainly, I would like to see it developed - in this life.
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