On Nov. 01, Wednesday, State Bank of India’s benchmark lending rate cut will become effective. The state-run lender has slashed the rate by 0.05 percent across maturities. SBI has made the announcement on its official website. The largest Indian bank’s marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) is now 7.95 percent. The bank had last slashed the rate on Jan. 01 to eight percent. Latest reports suggest that the MCLR on overnight borrowings has… Read More »

Suburb Train in Whitefield

Operations for the highly-anticipated suburban service for Bengaluru have begun. The services were launched the Bengaluru Division of South Western Railway on Oct. 16, Monday. The suburban train service is connecting Whitefield with Baiyyappanahalli and the Bengaluru-Bangarpet-Marikuppam route. Connectivity between Whitefield and the city was in demand for a long time. This came as a surprise as the initial plan was to launch the service only along the Marikuppam route. “There have been no new… Read More »

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), in its effort to make traffic smooth and steady on three insanely-busy junctions in Bengaluru, has proposed the used of grade separators. The junctions are namely Magadi Road, West of Chord Road and Adugodi-Sarjapura. Grade separators are mini-flyovers and underpasses. The total number of separators is now 14. BBMP had proposed 13 grade separators in June but later scrapped two. Now it has added three more. The new proposal… Read More »


Whitefield in Bengaluru is a hotspot for real estate investments. While the Namma Metro is expected to ease out some of the traffic woes in the area, the city’s Central Lok Sabha member P C Mohan believes it is not enough. Hence, he has requested the Railways to introduce suburban trains between Whitefield and Cantonment. He has also sought for stoppage of trains at Mahadevapura, which is near the Krishnarajapuram diesel loco shed. Mr. Mohan… Read More »


The process of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, popularly known as RERA, has been a tedious one. The Act sent everyone out of their comfort zones. Both homebuyers and developers went into caution mode. There was anxiety, stress and fear of what lies ahead. Developers were thrown off gear and could not sign agreements with buyers as their projects were not RERA-compliant. Sales in the real estate sector suffered a lot as the… Read More »


When it comes to luxury homes costing more than INR 1.5 crores, Bengaluru is leading the way. It is the only Indian city to have seen a 45 percent spike in demand for such homes when the rest of India seems to be taking a time-out. However, the city ranks third in the overall real estate scenario in the country after Hyderabad and Chennai. Property sales in the Central Business District have been truly noteworthy… Read More »


While making an investment, we often tend to think whether real estate is an ideal investment asset class when compared to gold, equities, Mutual Funds, etc. From what the analyst has found in their reports, it’s confirmed that despite the erratic performance of the real estate industry, it has still managed to be prized asset. Below are few of the examples that proves the same – Appreciation of Capital An interior decorator had only Rs… Read More »


Everyone is fond of displaying their favorite pictures on the shelf in the living room. However, for some due to space constraint this causes a messy look and for some due to lack of ideas on how and where to display the pictures, it turns out to be awkward. Here are ten basic tips on how to create an amazing space in your living room and get to share all your beautiful memories with your… Read More »


All apartments may not have spacious kitchens. A small in size kitchen may be at times a problem for residents, though that does not mean one cannot do anything about it. There are certain tips one can follow to renovate small kitchens and make cooking a fun activity. Cabinet doors in small kitchen must be replaced with glass. This makes the kitchen look neater and bigger. Glass gives the illusion of a bigger space as… Read More »