Indian IT guys @ Bangalore

I got this forwarded mail which has been written in leisurely time targeting leisurely life if IT guys in Bangalore (or should I say Bengaluru). Really deep thinking reflects in this mail about the expensive rather than quality lifestyle at Indian IT hub which has been imposed by local people, PVRs, Baristas etc.


Here is the mail –


No  PVR  Cinemas, No coffee day, No Barista, No  S.L.V  hotel, No  Adigas hotel, No  theatres (You know where to go and where not to go after reading this mail…) between 17-Nov-2006 and 15-Dec-2006.

It’s not just a forward. How many of you are ready to follow this?


(below email “Save the IT People from Debts” was wonderful and we should go through it and also forward to all our friends)


Real Estate price hike is known open robbery from IT guys by brokers / whoever it is and it’s not only Flats / Real Estate, IT guys undergo open robbery from all rich shop owners / a person who wanted to become rich as fast as possible…


The salary whatever we get, it’s our hard-earned money, most of the times sitting in the night, away from family functions, friends, etc…but all our money or most of the money are going to someone who just takes advantage of our stressful life (both mentally and physically) and our new western life style.


I do not find anything wrong in having a western life style, but many open thieves (starting from Ministers to our local Restaurant owner) just swindling all our “legal money” and as we do not have any other choice becoming poor / debtor day by day.


Well most of the price hikes are just unbelievable and there is absolutely no justification (few examples given below).


Chicken Biriyani ) – Rs. 65


Today (since last 2 weeks) same  Chicken Biriyani (believe me, there is absolutely no change) – Rs. 78, there is no justification for such a big increase.


Pop Corn ( PVR  Complex) previously (month and half back) – Rs. 20


Today (almost the same quantity) – Rs. 30 (again, i do not find any justification)


Corn in Garuda Mall previously (month back) – Rs20 Small, Rs 30 Medium and Rs 40 High


Now,     No “actual” small and real small has become 35 now and 45 for high… [Are they the farmers who have given their blood to grow this ]


(In  PVR  complex, many price hikes are really too much for no reason…)


Chips packet (Gangotree) previously (three months back) – Rs. 15


Since last two Months the same packet costs – Rs. 20 (again, I do not find any justification)


Room Clean (just once) – Rs. 200, that’s because they cleaned IT guys room.


(The moment you say that you are from Software company, the price automatically increases… )


We guys already pays big taxes from our salaries and goes on paying other taxes too (starting from  Hotel Adiga’s  “Vada” to Scotch in a bar), it’s time to think and pledge ourselves that we stop spending just for one month…


Reason(s) why we should stop spending at least for a month:


    1. 70% of the IT guys occupies the restaurants.


    2. 80-90% of the IT guys goes to coffee shop, hang around places, bakeries, etc.


    3. Most of the IT guys goes to  PVR,Garuda complex  for  , Movies


If we stop going / spending just for a month, their business automatically goes down and they would have no other choice except to bring down the price, that’s what happened when IT industry was down three years back.


Somehow directly or indirectly we are responsible for this unjust price hike and now, only we could prevent this open robberies, please add your comments or experiences and keep forwarding this email to all your known people, I am sure even if 25% of us realizes and acts accordingly, it could and would make lot of difference to us.


(let’s try and prevent unjust price hike)


Save the IT People from Debts


* Property market  in Year 2001 -2004 was quiet Ok , People were able to buy Flats in reasonable rates .


*Year 2005 -2006 , Some of the well known builders  started the rates boom , flat which was at the cost of   Rs.900 Sq Ft  now became 2200 to 2800


Q: Are there any additional facilities ?


 –> No  Same Scheme/Area , Flat sold at 10 Lakhs Now selling at 25 Lacks .



  Q: Why Property increased so High ?


–> IT people competition to buy sweet home ..



  Q: Who is going to Benefit from this Property Boom ?


–> Only Builders and some of the Politicians  



  Q: How is the Bank’s support on Home Loans ?


–> Last Year , Bank gave the loan’s at flexible minimum rate,Now Banks has sufficient number of customers ,


  (Trap) Slowly Banker’s increasing interest at % 0.5  every month .


  IT People Who bought house for 22 Lacks  for 20 Years , Now became 23 Years with raise of   0.5 %



  Q. How  some IT people can face the problems in Future ?


–> Companies are  Project Based , If  Projects are not there then People will not be there .



  Q. IT salaries are high in Market , How much actually IT-people getting in Hand ?  


–> People, Who bought house of  22 Lacks to 40 Lacks   They need to pay EMI


    15,000 to 35,000  for 20 Years. If Bank keeps same interest rates .


     Suppose Salary is 35- 40 K  Per Month, 20K will be the EMI



  Q. Is there any “Terms & Condition or Processes to increase rates” ?


  –> No , Depends on Builder’s Greediness . Every builder follows the different strategies


      Builder sold one flat 1500 Per Sqft  in Morning and 1800 Per Sqft  in the Evening.


    There are no records maintained ..



Q. Who made builders smart & greedy ?


  –> Greedy IT people ..


No body is asking, Flat was sold at 12 Lacks , Why now 24 Lacks ?



  Q. Is Corporation water & MESB available to all schemes ?


–> Some of the area don’t have the Corporation water at all , People surviving on Water Tankers.


     ** MESB  .. Under Table ,can be managed easily .



  Q. What will be the condition If We are not able to Clear the Loan ?


–>  Depends on individual capabilities



Q. What will be the actual ‘area of living’ or carpet area if the builder proposes 1000 sft?


….> The actual carpet area will be 800-850 sft only. The common area is also included in the proposal.


        If two flats are in the same floor, then the builder cheats both the residents by collecting



  How do Builders cheat buyers? … Let us see with a simple example


    Builder XXXX proposes a flat in a decent residential area.


   Rate ( Unit Price ) – Rs. 3500 sft.


   Registration          – Rs. 40 per sft.


   EB and drainage  –  Rs. 50,000


   Covered Car park  –  Rs. 1,25,000


   Corpus fund         –   Rs. 50000.


For a 1000 sft flat ( 850 sft carpet area ), the approximate cost will be Rs.37,65,000. In the same plot area ( measuring 2 grounds) the builder would have constructed 8 or 10 flats.



Let us see how a builder earns his profit


Total sales for the builder – 37, 65,000 *10 = 3, 76, 50000 ( 3.76 crores)


Cost of the land               –  Rs. 40 lacks per ground


1) Total cost of the land                       – 80 lakhs for two ground     ——-   A


Total built-up area for 10 flats                – 10*1000 sft  = 10,000 sft


Construction cost per sft ( for normal specification) = Rs. 900 per sft


2) Total construction cost                           – 10,000 * 900 =  Rs. 90,00,000     ———— — B


3) Other expenses for the builder                – Rs. 20 per sft  = Rs. 2,00,000      ………… ….. C



Total expenses for the builder  =  A+ B+C


                                                 =  Rs. 80,00,000 + Rs.90,00,000 + Rs. 2,00,00


                                                 =  Rs. 1,72,00,000 ( 1.72 crores approx)


Total Sales                               = Rs. 3.76 crores – Rs. 1.72 crores


Total profit of the builder          =  Rs. 2.04 crores.



Let us see the share of each resident


1. Cost of land  = Divided share among the other 10 residents


                        = Rs. 80,00,000 / 10


                         = Rs. 8,00,000



2. Construction cost = Rs. 900 * 1000


                                = Rs. 9,00,000



3. Other expenses   = Rs. 2,00,000 ( approx)


  Total                     = Rs. 19,00,000 ( Nineteen lakhs)



The total share for each resident is Rs. 19,00,000 ( Nineteen lakhs only ) but he pays Rs. 37.5 lakhs for the flat.



Q. How  We can stop Builders -Property Boom ?


         1) IT People  should think about buying flats for  at-least next 1-2 Years .


     2) Once rates are reasonable , With some legal process get the Booking .


     3) Check Facilities, Convince, Road Approach, schools & Mainly co-operation water


     4)  Ask Questions  If I buy 1/2 BHK at 12 to 30 Lacks , Do I get resale value in future?


     5) Today you are capable for paying 1000 -3000 maintains per month ? Will will be the same case after 20-30yrs after  retirement .


    6) In All, Don’t stretch more  to get the more & more loans other wise it will create unnecessary pressure and tension .


     7) Read the above mentioned calculation carefully, when you are about to buy a flat please keep this in mind.



We can stop the inflation.

One thought on “Indian IT guys @ Bangalore”

  1. Hi,

    I really liked the idea. But, I question the execution. Because, we are all under social pressure as we always compare with the ones who is rich than us, but not poor who’s living standards are much less than us. Hence, the system is cashing it.

    I would promise myself that I would restrain from visiting the restaraunts and shopping malls.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Venkateswara Rao K

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