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Sophia Emotions, Technology and Japan virtual tour over less time frame

9/10/2020 6:31:00 PM

“Two minutes noodles” can understand better, how time is precious. As human is being busy, things have been transformed accordingly. Since sunrise to moon arrival, we try to make things easy so that time could be contained. We are not alone in life long drive, but we help each other to reach our destination. It is observed, the human being is curious since his birth and wants to know each and everything that is happening around. To save time, the news channels have started news hundred countdown, where you at least could grab entire news under “ho jao intelligent minto mai” idea. Subsequently, it also helps to sharp your rhyming couplet skill. “ho Jao intelligent minto mai” is one of among inspired rhyming couplet skill. Unlike news headlines, we got to know about our kid's adventures with explanation by our neighbors, as detail news after headlines, I agree with neighbors, some things should be presented in a terrible sprinkling manner. Neighbors are very good source of surveillance for kids as well as your entire family by their right “pair of binoculars”, their services are lifetime and absolute free. Even, without giving instructions, they look forward to provide their services. Apart from neighbors, whatsapp status, facebook and instagram post will let you know about their adventures. And in extreme cases hidden cameras will unfold their apocryphal tales made by them. There was a time where wives were spying on their beloved spouse by making frequent calls. Eavesdropping was also a trustworthy tool for them. It is sheer truth, Problems are the only source of Invention. Now vidio call helps your "Better Half" to be stressed out. But technology doing its work in an unbiased manner, and I hope a virtual reality and augmented reality will do justice equally. It is a very common thing in every element of technology, you can catch up on your target by sitting on well padded couch. In the previous year, some countries banned vedio calls over security reasons, however, later, govt had to permit VoIP apps with guidelines to be used. As a “ho jao intelligent minto mai” volunteer, instead of nicotine beverages, I believe to stir “Vita” powder in whole milk so that entire day I can do intelligent activities. Calling, pop out messages for clients, vedio calls and conferencing are among which we have to do frequently. And in Pandemic lockdown these digital tools proved that importance. Every person is always connected with their dreams emotionally. Where Sites visits for “ Dream Home” was done physically, it is done virtually now, It shows business intelligence. Although the final site visit has to be done by own over emotional perspective. Personally, I believe, all tasks should not be done digitally, for instance, home warming party is done by “Artificial Intelligence”. While written artificial intelligence, I remembered “Sophia” a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Sophia was first turned on on February 14, 2016, and made her first public appearance at the South by Southwest Festival in mid-March 2016 in Austin, Texas, United States. Sophia is powered to display more than 50 facial expressions. Joy, grief, curiosity, confusion, contemplation, sorrow, frustration, among other feelings. The kind humanoid robot visited India for the first time in December 2017. She graced the stage at IIT- Bombay for about 20 minutes where it spoke about the growing intolerance in the world and advised the human race to be "kind" to fellow creatures. It is highly appreciable “Humanoid Robot” has emotions and her advise let me force to think we should express our emotions too with huge intelligence. As we Indians often give a sign of emotions once in a while. India is a culture enriched country. As a sign of respect, we reach down to touch the elder’s feet. “Namaste” is also the Indian form of greeting, to greet someone with a namaste, bring your hands together with palms touching in front of your chest gracefully. On the festival side, we ignite ghee lamp on “DIWALI” with gratitude and try to distribute self-made sweets instead of well-packed chocolates. However, to save our time, we cook “Two-minute noodles”, boiled or scrambled eggs, but in festivals, we believe to cook food by spending many hours to display mouth-watering traditional colorful culinary. In the technology era we love to click photos before eat and promptly post in various digital platforms to lure likes. And with in seconds inundated thumps up are on posted clicks. In some cases we call many to like post and sometimes we show anger to not give thumps up into post, vedio calls are often made too. During my “Virtual Japan Tour”, I preferred “Green Tea” not as a substitute for “Vita milk”. But, in order to feel a foreign tour in “Actual”. Green tea is undoubtedly the most popular tea in Japan. In my close inspection, I found, Japanese are quite shy and conservative as sort of Indians. Japanese greet each other by bowing. A deeper and longer bow indicates respect and while handshake, they practice to avoid eye contact as it is considered rude. It is good to exchange gifts with each other with both hands showing respect. One should be refuse a gift up to three times before finally accepting. On tour, meanwhile, some “Pop-Ups” made me laugh. I had to make sure, I tried to cover my mouth while laughing, as In Japan, covering mouth while laughing means not showing your exact reactions. Moreover, it helps to keep your emotions subtle and shy. This is also considered graceful for ladies in Japan. I will have to make sure, during my next virtual tour, I need to sit on an acupressure active chair instead of a well padded couch for not forgetting, I am not to “Actual” but to “Virtual tour". Chandigarh

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East or West all directions are Best

10/1/2020 10:05:00 AM

The Backpack seems often light when we are accompanied by google map on long travels, doesn’t matter, where we go. Put your destination in the search box and the beautiful voice comes from your mobile, which leads you to a destination while you are having less information about direction. You enjoy your favorite music with a high-quality subwoofer during decoding the body language of a travel planner, a huge quantity of enthusiasm is found prowling around the man of the trip. No worries about a travel destination and the traveling wave is in the right flow. Feeling nostalgic, while traveling with google map, direction theory was so easy and so simple as now. In initial academic years, among other basic things, we learned about directions and found nothing which could be confused. In short, the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the north will be on your left side and the south will be on your right while facing sunrise. As far as, I remember, auspicious and inauspicious words were never a part of the direction chapter at all. Although google map and GPS digital direction guide arrival make our travel smooth and enthusiastic, but, when direction accompanied by the dwelling, it becomes even terrible. Clarity seems to fade. Will this direction be auspicious? Some are being dragged to superstition having much confusion over dream home facing. Hardcore money is going to be put on it. There are millions of people, who are prowling around the confusion over direction while laying foundation for a dream home. Among so many things, I am unable to understand why people are so much confused over the direction. Their deep belief in direction magic effects dragged them to superstition to some extent. People believe, by constructing a study room in a particular direction, their kid's study will be impacted in a positive manner, but I have a doubt into it. Many success stories have been written under the sky. Dr. Abdul Kalam belonged to a poor family, he had not a study room in a particular direction as I have read about him. Apart from Dr. Abdul Kalam, there are so many brilliant people who had broken this myth while studying under the sky and streetlight. However, it is extremely important to place each room in perfect direction by best use of natural resources. Here, google map and GPS will not work with solidarity but your R&D can give you a confident ray of hope.. Climatic conditions and optimum use of natural resources recommend you a direction for a dream home. Land with huge vegetation, thick walls and high ceiling can be a good choice for hot climate region. North facing home works like a catalyst into it. It will be best to consider sunlight preference for each room before finalizing the direction for a particular room. Unlike the hottest region, South Facing or East Facing will be a good choice for cold climatic regions. Moreover, both positions receive a huge amount of natural light which means, climate condition recommends you a direction. We cannot recommend a particular direction for several climatic conditions. Sunlight and air like any other natural resource should be firmly considered as stakeholders; optimum utilization of each natural resource will escape your home to be a bill factory. A natural resource like sunlight not only effects the inner environment of home, bill amount figures but it also affects your mental health too. Here, we will try to find out how sunlight and darkness affect our mental health. Sunlight and darkness help in the release of good hormones in our brain when we are exposed in certain amount of time. When we get our cells exposed to sunlight then it is thought to increase the release of a good hormone called serotonin in brain. Serotonin is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused. At night, darkness trigger the brain to make another hormone called melatonin. This hormone is responsible for helping you to get sound sleep. Overthinking is not only restricted to home construction but also in home décor. As India believes in some philosophies on home dwelling and home décor, other countries also do the same. Japan follows wabi sabi and china believes in feng shui. Behind all philosophies could have the same intentions, but the elements revolve around the philosophy are different. Vastu shastra revolve around five elements water, air, sky, fire and space and feng shui includes wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Which thing will be where? what kind of things should be brought to bring happiness? I think let the home décor follows your heart. It is a place where you find peace after a long day hustle bustle. The space, where you embrace your good or bad, it symbolizes you not other persona. Akshardham Temple Complex has 10 massive and beautiful gates. The layout of the gates was planned according to the ten principal directions described in Indian culture. The gates, entryways reflect the Vedic sentiment of inviting goodness from everywhere to all visitors. I found, spirituality is embracing all directions, sunshine and blowing wind like nature’s pop-ups reveal east or west all directions are “The Best”. Chandigarh

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Natural disaster, Pandemic and more, if you don't fear

12/22/2020 11:58:00 AM

Since our birth, we are taught about god, as we cannot see him, but at the same time, we can experience his love and affection by breathing oxygen, drinking water, eating food and living in a suitable environment. In Marketing gimmick world, nature gives it free different products worldwide. It is a very strange thing, what have been provided by nature are the most prominent things to live, but we give importance to other things. It is the time where we google each and everything, so google it, human being needs to live. Money would not stand anywhere but oxygen, water and food. Human being is among the wise creation of nature, but his over smartness is creating drastic problems worldwide. Nature gives exact habitats to each creation where they can live peacefully, but human curiosity never ends. It is good to consider worse things and make efforts to bring them into equilibrium, but it is bad to stimulate better things and finish them into worse. Human often do R&D and sometime try to make perfect things more perfect. He enters the marine world and expect their aquatic life will let him do arbitrariness on the contrary, whenever mistakenly animals enter his boundary he is ready to destroy them. Is it right? It is humorous when he stops his breath in water and try to live in water as long as possible while he is human, and land is the perfect place to live so why he does this worse thing it reflect his expansionist attitude. Human innovations could not be denied. Switzerland is the world’s most-innovative economy followed by Sweden, the United States of America (U.S.), the United Kingdom (U.K.) and the Netherlands, according to the GII 2020. 2020 ranking of science and technology hotspots Tokyo-Yokohama is the top performing hotspot again, followed by Shenzhen-Hong Kong- Guangzhou, Seoul, Beijing, and San Jose-San Francisco. Economies achieved huge levels in innovation, Science and Technology, and they are capable to predict nature surprises, but it is also true we cannot deny supreme power will. Whatever nature wants to do, it does. Sometimes it seems cruel attempt of her, but in close inspect we found foul play is also done by human too. Selfishness is a very common word, and we take it very lightly. But it is like mental disorder, when human embrace selfishness, he is wrapped up in own desires and don’t care others. There are countless instances which let the selfishness prove poisonous. Deforestation, emissions of greenhouse gases, soil erosion, Plastic use, etc. are problems which are creating huge disaster worldwide. Although, agreements are being signed over climate change, PARIS AGREEMENT is one among where Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016. These are agreement which can help to control climate change, but it seems agreements should be tabled on cruelty. Recently, horrible news was just breaking TV big screen with sad vibrations, human attempt of cruelty happened in Malappuram, Kerala where a pregnant elephant died after a local allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers. Some News reported that locals did this horrible task to safeguard their crops from wild animals. But destroy someone's life is not the way at all. The question arises, how human being can take decisions over animals and vegetation life. Both cannot speak and escalate their grievance, so supreme power does justice by doing natural disasters. A herd of elephant was seen rummaging food around garbage areas located next to a wildlife protection zone, A landfill site in the town of Ampara Sri Lanka was created about a decade ago. It is a head scratcher sad moment that why the elephant is helpless to find his food in scrap. This is a jumbo problem in Sri Lanka on human and elephant conflict. Where human want to save their crop field and elephant does enter human boundaries or to jump scrap in search of food. Now it is the human responsibility to get solved as soon as possible. Unlike human can find good in bad, animals take the things same as displayed. If we talk about air pollution, In India, more people have been killed due to toxic air pollution in 2019 than in 2017, according to Lancet report published recently. 1.67 million deaths accounting for 18% of all fatalities. New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai were on the list of the world’s 20 worst polluted cities. It is the human responsibility to provide a better environment to others who are also the stakeholders of nature, if not, at least let the nature as it is as it has been created. Otherwise, be ready for floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and storms, etc. Another natural treatment also here like pandemic, as we all know whole world are shivering under corona disaster. Science and Technology help to shield the entire world, but things which happened around let us know, supreme power controls the entire universe and even atom cannot change its position without his will. And if someone dares to imbalance nature the result will be worse. Being loved, spread love and respect each other habitants are good health prescriptions for nature creations. In profitable Marketing world, maverick tricks are being carried out to sell products, but nature care its creation by providing them basic things under lifetime package, Simultaneously, we should make proper utilization of natural resources. Chandigarh

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78% buyers willing to buy property in 2021: PropTiger consumer sentiment survey

1/20/2021 11:12:00 AM

The number of people willing to invest in property was much higher in the September-December period of 2020, as compared to April -May 2020, shows PropTiger.com’s consumer sentiment survey. A key reason behind this increase, was an improvement of home buyers’ economic outlook, the survey indicates. The survey by PropTiger was conducted in the September-December 2020 period, through stratified random sampling, across eight cities, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, NCR, MMR and Pune. The insights represent the view of more than 3,000 potential home buyers interviewed during the cycle. Real estate is the most-preferred asset class A majority of the people who took part in the December survey, voted for real estate as their preferred asset class. While 43% respondents opted for real estate, fixed deposits and stocks were the second and third-most popular investment choices among the respondents, claiming 21% and 20% votes in the survey, respectively. Gold ranked last, with 16% people voting in its favour. In the May 2020 survey, only 35% respondents voted for realty as the preferred investment class, while gold remained the second-most preferred asset claiming 28% votes. With 15% votes, stocks were the least preferred choice among consumers in May. Flexible payment plans and low home loans rates drive demand When asked about which factors would boost the demand for properties in 2021, the largest number of people voted for flexible payment options and discounts, followed by low home loan interest rates and the developer’s credibility. While 59% respondents said flexible payment plans and discounts would be the key demand drivers in 2021, 24% voted in favour of low home loan interest rates. Only 17% participants voted in favour of developer credibility. In the May survey, 24% respondents had voted for developer credibility as the key demand driver, while 58% voted in favour of flexible payment plans and discounts. Only 18% of the participants had voted in favour of low mortgage rates in May. Economic outlook improves but income outlook remains cautious 76% respondents expected the economic scenario to improve in the December 2020 survey. Their outlook towards income, however, continued to remain conscious with one-thirds of the respondents saying that they were still not confident about their incomes. In May, only 59% home buyers opined that the economic scenario would either improve or remain stable. 78% buyers willing to buy property in 2021 The increased affordability of housing units, continues to push demand for residential realty. Most banks have brought their interest rates to below the 7% level, after reductions in the repo rate by the RBI and several states have announced stamp duty cuts, in the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic. While 78% respondents wanted to buy a property in the next one year, another 22% respondents said they had put their property purchase plan on the backburner. Work-from-home fuels demand for bigger homes As companies continue to extend the deadline on reopening of workplaces, most people have been working from home for over a year now. This phenomenon is pushing more and more people to invest in bigger homes that would offer them the space for a home office. As a result of this, 47% of the respondents in the survey mentioned plans to buy larger homes, to meet their work-related requirements in December. In May, the percentage of those who planned to buy bigger homes, stood at 33%. In the December survey, 53% participants said they had made changes in their existing properties, to make room for their changing needs, as work from home (WFH) becomes a mainstay. In May, this number stood at 67%. Ready-to-move-in units remain a preferred choice among buyers Project delays have been a key cause for concern among home buyers. In view of the pandemic, which may result in longer delays in project delivery timelines, a majority of people are now opting for ready homes, its comparatively higher ticket size notwithstanding. In the December survey, 63% respondents said they would invest in the read-to-move-in (RTMI) segment, while another 27% said they would be willing to buy under-construction properties that would be ready for possession within one to two years. Housing.com India

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RERA has placed interests of homebuyers at the heart of the real estate sector

1/21/2021 1:10:00 PM

Consumer protection is an article of faith for the Narendra Modi government. Consumers are the fulcrum of any industry, the protection of whose interests is central to its growth and development. Within one-and-half-years of assuming office, the Modi government enacted the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA), which had been in the works for more than a decade. RERA has infused governance in a hitherto unregulated sector. Along with demonetisation and GST, it has, to a large extent, cleansed the real estate sector of black money. It has transformational provisions, conscientiously addressing issues which have been a constant bane for the sector. The Act stipulates that no project can be sold without project plans being approved by the competent authority and the project being registered with the regulatory authority, putting to an end the practice of selling on the basis of deceitful advertisements. Promoters are required to maintain “project based separate bank accounts” to prevent fund diversion. The mandatory disclosure of unit sizes based on “carpet area” strikes at the root of unfair trade practices. The provision for payment of “equal rate of interest” by the promoter or the buyer in case of default reinforces equity. These and many other provisions have empowered consumers, rectifying the power asymmetry prevalent in the sector. The negotiating history of this legislation demands that at some appropriate time, all the attempts made to derail this legislation be catalogued. After years of deliberations, the bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha during the UPA’s tenure in 2013. It is essential to highlight the stark differences between the 2013 bill and the 2016 Act. This would help understand the commitment of the Modi government in protecting the interests of home buyers. The 2013 bill covered neither “ongoing projects” nor “commercial real estate”. The thresholds for registration of projects were so high that most projects would have escaped coverage under the law. These exclusions made the 2013 bill meaningless and detrimental to the interests of home buyers. After the formation of the Modi government in 2014, a holistic review was carried out along with multiple stakeholder consultations and thereafter both “ongoing projects” and “commercial projects” were included in the bill. The thresholds for registration of projects was also reduced. Without the steadfastness and resoluteness of the PM, RERA would never have seen the light of day. While the 2013 bill was pending in the Parliament, the Congress government in Maharashtra, which had quietly enacted its own law in the Assembly in 2012, took Presidential assent under Article 254 of the Constitution in February 2014, just two months before the 2014 general elections. In Maharashtra, RERA, therefore, would not have applied. The irony of the actions of the Congress at the Centre and in Maharashtra was not lost on anyone and constitutes a stinging indictment of the then UPA government at the Centre. The suspicion was further heightened when one sees that the state law was not consumer-friendly. For political gains, the UPA dangled an incomplete and incoherent law, while approving under Article 254 of the Constitution, its own party’s state bill, which would have caused permanent damage to the home buyers of Maharashtra. The Modi government corrected this anomaly by repealing the state Act vide section 92 of RERA. This was done by invoking the proviso under the same Article 254, which provides for powers of repeal. Our commitment towards RERA did not end with its enactment. We faced a barrage of writ petitions, challenging its constitutional validity. In December 2017, the Bombay High Court upheld the law in its entirety, putting to rest any doubts about the validity, need and importance of RERA. RERA is a seminal effort in cooperative federalism. Though the Act has been piloted by the Central government, the rules are to be notified by state governments, and the regulatory authorities and the appellate tribunals are also to be appointed by them. The regulatory authorities are required to manage the day-to-day operations, resolve disputes, and run an active and informative website for project information. At the other end, in a glaring example of constitutional impropriety and poor governance, West Bengal trampled upon the supremacy of the Parliament by ignoring RERA and enacting its own state law — the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Act (WBHIRA) — in 2017. Despite multiple efforts by the Centre, West Bengal refused to implement RERA, causing irreparable loss to home buyers. Knowing full well that there was already a central law on the subject, the state government enacted WBHIRA in 2017, and did not even care to approach the President of India seeking assent for the state bill under Article 254. This defiance of constitutional principles has been challenged in the Supreme Court. I am confident that soon, WBHIRA will be rendered unconstitutional and we would have “One Nation One RERA”. Since RERA came into full force, 34 states and Union territories have notified the rules, 30 states and Union territories have set up real estate regulatory authorities and 26 have set up appellate tribunals. The operationalisation of a web-portal for project information, which is at the heart of ensuring full project transparency, has been operationalised by 26 regulatory authorities. Around 60,000 projects and 45,723 real estate agents have been registered with regulatory authorities. Twenty-two independent judicial officers have been appointed to redress consumer disputes, and 59,649 complaints have been disposed-off. RERA is to the real estate sector what SEBI is to the securities market. As I have always said, the history of urban India and of the real estate sector will always be remembered in two phases — “Pre RERA” and “Post RERA”. Source: Indian Express India

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Indian real estate attracted $5 billion institutional investments in 2020: Report

1/22/2021 12:01:00 PM

Institutional investors continued to show interest in Indian real estate with a total $5 billion investments, equivalent to 93 per cent of transactions witnessed in the previous year, despite a sudden halt brought on by the pandemic, showed data from JLL India. The annual performance received major support from the fourth quarter’s $3.5 billion investments, while office assets accounted for a major share of investments during the year. The uncertainty over income and yield stability of commercial properties due to the pandemic had led to pull back in investments. However, large global funds have rather used this as an opportunity to negotiate portfolio deals with developers who offered quality rent yielding assets in cities with a high-quality tenant profile. A deeper analysis of institutional investments in 2020 indicates that the recovery has been narrow-based, as 27 deals were transacted in 2020 over 54 in 2019. The two large portfolio deals with an estimated value of $3.2 billion accounted for 65 per cent of the total investments in 2020. These investments by large global funds in times of uncertainty validate the investment potential of Indian real estate. The two major deals- the Blackstone Group picking up 21 million sq ft completed and under construction office, retail and hospitality assets from Prestige Estate for $1.2 billion and the Brookfield Group’s $2 billion deal with RMZ Group to acquire 12.5 million sq ft office and co-working assets indicate that office assets account for a major share of the portfolio deals. “India’s office sector has witnessed continuous growth over the last four years with the average annual net absorption crossing 30 million sq ft, leading to steady rentals and capital appreciation till the onset of the pandemic. Global investors, looking for stable yields and regular returns, believe that the technology sector driven office space demand is expected to grow further and keep absorption robust,” said Samantak Das, Chief Economist and Head of Research & REIS (India), JLL. The 2020 comeback holds significance when seen against the pace and percentage of the recovery from the last global financial crisis. Not only did the post-GFC recovery phase take more than three years, but the drop in 2009 was more than that witnessed in 2020 Over the years, investments have moved in tandem with reforms and maturity in the real estate sector. Moreover, various structural reforms during the last decade have brought much-needed transparency and accountability to the sector. Source: Economic Times India

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