Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Housing blues

Yeah, now that our batch is looking forward to joining their jobs in different cities around the world, the biggest problem is finding housing in the metropolitan cities. (where housing is prohibitively expensive)

As Noodle pointed out yesterday to me, bigger problem than finding a house is finding the right roomies.
HIs criterion was plain and simple, vegetarian, non-smoker and must be fun to be with. (Read doesn't mind me drinking, but shouldn't create a mess himself)

Well if we simply look in WIMWI, the pool of people who are fun to be with, are not the vegetarian non smokers. Out of that choosing amongst guys who are placed in mumbai.

Well the same dilemma is facing me and Nippo. We need some vegetarian, non smoker but heavy drinker, who should know how to cook as well. And obviously should be fun to be with. On TV rules, cricket should be no.1 priority followed by formula 1 and soccer. At no point in time should soap operas be watched. Mooli (our dorm senior) says this seriously appears like a matrimonial advertisement in the times of india.

Another issue is where to look for accomodation, London being a large city and damn expensive. Though my office is near St. Pauls Cathedral in zone 1, I guess i might end up living in Canary Wharf or somewhere.

Anyways all these can be discussed later. Let me get my degree certificate on the day of convocation.


Anonymous said...

hey nirav,
ugh ugh , accomodation probs now tht ur done with post grad. i wonder how do ppl stay in mumbi and especially the middle class families . if i cud quote tht dialogue from munna bhai mbbs wher arshad says bhai yeh kamra toh shuru hote hi khatam ho gaya thts the case in mumbai. i hope 5 yrs down the line ppl atleast hv space to breathe. my heart bounces wit joy to know i am not a mumbaiite when it comes to accomodation so i guess u wud be leaving this april after convocation.

u reply pretty fast thats nice

all d very best and enjoy lazing round in campus , now tht ur memorable days of staying thnere are numbered and yeah cud u pls expand tht word WIMMi or whatever tht is


nirav said...

Hey im right now in Ahmedabad.
WIMWI = Wellknown Institute of Management in Western India

Im not gonna be working in Mumbai (where thankfully my parents stay, so acco isnt a prob) but in London, a place where real estate is nearly as expensive. (might be a little less crowded though as the slums and chawls make mumbai extremely densely populated

Anonymous said...

Thanka for tht info ( ref to wimwi)real estate in london is expensive for sure, now i am lil more curious abt tht so wil check out for more info abt real esttate in london i have bever sen a chawl only heard abt it so i will probably get to see one if i visit mumbai. tho sen lotsa them in mumbai live in NDTV , but seeing the slums ( of course the other places too ) is a different feeling.

nirav said...

yeah and anonymous could u please leave some name?
guess i havent met you before

Anonymous said...

Hey Nirav,
u havent written anything yet just checked ur blog. also saw some stats ofIIMA lotsa engg students .
u have certainly not met me and no point leaving a name coz i am one among many anonymous readers who read ur blog and other blogs. I am sure it fels good to know ppl read ur blog and I dont think one wud be intersted to know the identity of every other anonymous reader who posts comments.

wishing u tonnes of succcess
loking forward to reading something abt ur convocation

hv fun

vishy said...

so have u reached UK yet?? Jaldi avo so that I can plan my UK trip.

Navneet Sharma said...


nice blog...

so what's on the agenda for the final few days home?? (assuming u r in india)