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"THE HILLS ARE ALIVE ..." (TOI)
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Philip Thomas
2006-01-18 05:27:27 UTC
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TOI Jan 16 had this prominently featured article titled "The hills are alive
.." which continues with the tag line "... with the sound of construction.
Despite the prohibitive costs, more and more Delhiites are buying homes in
the hills. But this practice has upset some locals".

Sound familiar? Well check it out some time.

Here are some points worth pondering:

1. Many metrozens are earning 6 figure salaries and when they are DINKs they
have a lot of money to throw around. More and more are opting for homes in
dream destinations such as those in hill schools where they once studied.
[And beaches they spent their honeymoons on?]

2. The high cost of land along with maintenance charges does not seem to be
a deterrent. Unattended land has to be secured against encroachment and
squatters. [Building on them costs a bomb]

3. Purchase of hill land by outsiders is a violation of state laws which
allows only locals to do so. Uttaranchal recently changed its law but it
hasnt changed in Himachal Pradesh. [What's the story in Goa?]

4. Local landlords are more interested in selling land to outsiders because
that fetches more money. This causes people to opt for illegal means such as
benami transactions. [Maybe those who invest in property in Goa are just
hoping to make a killing in the property market in future! Forget cultural
and ecological values!]

5. "The rising number of outsiders buying prime property in recent years has
become a source of concern here. ... Most of the buyers are said to be from
Delhi and Punjab". [Does this ring a bell in Goa? No foreigners?]
Philip Thomas
2006-01-18 05:27:27 UTC
Permalink
TOI Jan 16 had this prominently featured article titled "The hills are alive
.." which continues with the tag line "... with the sound of construction.
Despite the prohibitive costs, more and more Delhiites are buying homes in
the hills. But this practice has upset some locals".

Sound familiar? Well check it out some time.

Here are some points worth pondering:

1. Many metrozens are earning 6 figure salaries and when they are DINKs they
have a lot of money to throw around. More and more are opting for homes in
dream destinations such as those in hill schools where they once studied.
[And beaches they spent their honeymoons on?]

2. The high cost of land along with maintenance charges does not seem to be
a deterrent. Unattended land has to be secured against encroachment and
squatters. [Building on them costs a bomb]

3. Purchase of hill land by outsiders is a violation of state laws which
allows only locals to do so. Uttaranchal recently changed its law but it
hasnt changed in Himachal Pradesh. [What's the story in Goa?]

4. Local landlords are more interested in selling land to outsiders because
that fetches more money. This causes people to opt for illegal means such as
benami transactions. [Maybe those who invest in property in Goa are just
hoping to make a killing in the property market in future! Forget cultural
and ecological values!]

5. "The rising number of outsiders buying prime property in recent years has
become a source of concern here. ... Most of the buyers are said to be from
Delhi and Punjab". [Does this ring a bell in Goa? No foreigners?]
Philip Thomas
2006-01-18 05:27:27 UTC
Permalink
TOI Jan 16 had this prominently featured article titled "The hills are alive
.." which continues with the tag line "... with the sound of construction.
Despite the prohibitive costs, more and more Delhiites are buying homes in
the hills. But this practice has upset some locals".

Sound familiar? Well check it out some time.

Here are some points worth pondering:

1. Many metrozens are earning 6 figure salaries and when they are DINKs they
have a lot of money to throw around. More and more are opting for homes in
dream destinations such as those in hill schools where they once studied.
[And beaches they spent their honeymoons on?]

2. The high cost of land along with maintenance charges does not seem to be
a deterrent. Unattended land has to be secured against encroachment and
squatters. [Building on them costs a bomb]

3. Purchase of hill land by outsiders is a violation of state laws which
allows only locals to do so. Uttaranchal recently changed its law but it
hasnt changed in Himachal Pradesh. [What's the story in Goa?]

4. Local landlords are more interested in selling land to outsiders because
that fetches more money. This causes people to opt for illegal means such as
benami transactions. [Maybe those who invest in property in Goa are just
hoping to make a killing in the property market in future! Forget cultural
and ecological values!]

5. "The rising number of outsiders buying prime property in recent years has
become a source of concern here. ... Most of the buyers are said to be from
Delhi and Punjab". [Does this ring a bell in Goa? No foreigners?]
Philip Thomas
2006-01-18 05:27:27 UTC
Permalink
TOI Jan 16 had this prominently featured article titled "The hills are alive
.." which continues with the tag line "... with the sound of construction.
Despite the prohibitive costs, more and more Delhiites are buying homes in
the hills. But this practice has upset some locals".

Sound familiar? Well check it out some time.

Here are some points worth pondering:

1. Many metrozens are earning 6 figure salaries and when they are DINKs they
have a lot of money to throw around. More and more are opting for homes in
dream destinations such as those in hill schools where they once studied.
[And beaches they spent their honeymoons on?]

2. The high cost of land along with maintenance charges does not seem to be
a deterrent. Unattended land has to be secured against encroachment and
squatters. [Building on them costs a bomb]

3. Purchase of hill land by outsiders is a violation of state laws which
allows only locals to do so. Uttaranchal recently changed its law but it
hasnt changed in Himachal Pradesh. [What's the story in Goa?]

4. Local landlords are more interested in selling land to outsiders because
that fetches more money. This causes people to opt for illegal means such as
benami transactions. [Maybe those who invest in property in Goa are just
hoping to make a killing in the property market in future! Forget cultural
and ecological values!]

5. "The rising number of outsiders buying prime property in recent years has
become a source of concern here. ... Most of the buyers are said to be from
Delhi and Punjab". [Does this ring a bell in Goa? No foreigners?]
Philip Thomas
2006-01-18 05:27:27 UTC
Permalink
TOI Jan 16 had this prominently featured article titled "The hills are alive
.." which continues with the tag line "... with the sound of construction.
Despite the prohibitive costs, more and more Delhiites are buying homes in
the hills. But this practice has upset some locals".

Sound familiar? Well check it out some time.

Here are some points worth pondering:

1. Many metrozens are earning 6 figure salaries and when they are DINKs they
have a lot of money to throw around. More and more are opting for homes in
dream destinations such as those in hill schools where they once studied.
[And beaches they spent their honeymoons on?]

2. The high cost of land along with maintenance charges does not seem to be
a deterrent. Unattended land has to be secured against encroachment and
squatters. [Building on them costs a bomb]

3. Purchase of hill land by outsiders is a violation of state laws which
allows only locals to do so. Uttaranchal recently changed its law but it
hasnt changed in Himachal Pradesh. [What's the story in Goa?]

4. Local landlords are more interested in selling land to outsiders because
that fetches more money. This causes people to opt for illegal means such as
benami transactions. [Maybe those who invest in property in Goa are just
hoping to make a killing in the property market in future! Forget cultural
and ecological values!]

5. "The rising number of outsiders buying prime property in recent years has
become a source of concern here. ... Most of the buyers are said to be from
Delhi and Punjab". [Does this ring a bell in Goa? No foreigners?]
Philip Thomas
2006-01-18 05:27:27 UTC
Permalink
TOI Jan 16 had this prominently featured article titled "The hills are alive
.." which continues with the tag line "... with the sound of construction.
Despite the prohibitive costs, more and more Delhiites are buying homes in
the hills. But this practice has upset some locals".

Sound familiar? Well check it out some time.

Here are some points worth pondering:

1. Many metrozens are earning 6 figure salaries and when they are DINKs they
have a lot of money to throw around. More and more are opting for homes in
dream destinations such as those in hill schools where they once studied.
[And beaches they spent their honeymoons on?]

2. The high cost of land along with maintenance charges does not seem to be
a deterrent. Unattended land has to be secured against encroachment and
squatters. [Building on them costs a bomb]

3. Purchase of hill land by outsiders is a violation of state laws which
allows only locals to do so. Uttaranchal recently changed its law but it
hasnt changed in Himachal Pradesh. [What's the story in Goa?]

4. Local landlords are more interested in selling land to outsiders because
that fetches more money. This causes people to opt for illegal means such as
benami transactions. [Maybe those who invest in property in Goa are just
hoping to make a killing in the property market in future! Forget cultural
and ecological values!]

5. "The rising number of outsiders buying prime property in recent years has
become a source of concern here. ... Most of the buyers are said to be from
Delhi and Punjab". [Does this ring a bell in Goa? No foreigners?]
Philip Thomas
2006-01-18 05:27:27 UTC
Permalink
TOI Jan 16 had this prominently featured article titled "The hills are alive
.." which continues with the tag line "... with the sound of construction.
Despite the prohibitive costs, more and more Delhiites are buying homes in
the hills. But this practice has upset some locals".

Sound familiar? Well check it out some time.

Here are some points worth pondering:

1. Many metrozens are earning 6 figure salaries and when they are DINKs they
have a lot of money to throw around. More and more are opting for homes in
dream destinations such as those in hill schools where they once studied.
[And beaches they spent their honeymoons on?]

2. The high cost of land along with maintenance charges does not seem to be
a deterrent. Unattended land has to be secured against encroachment and
squatters. [Building on them costs a bomb]

3. Purchase of hill land by outsiders is a violation of state laws which
allows only locals to do so. Uttaranchal recently changed its law but it
hasnt changed in Himachal Pradesh. [What's the story in Goa?]

4. Local landlords are more interested in selling land to outsiders because
that fetches more money. This causes people to opt for illegal means such as
benami transactions. [Maybe those who invest in property in Goa are just
hoping to make a killing in the property market in future! Forget cultural
and ecological values!]

5. "The rising number of outsiders buying prime property in recent years has
become a source of concern here. ... Most of the buyers are said to be from
Delhi and Punjab". [Does this ring a bell in Goa? No foreigners?]
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