Sinhagadala Jevha Jaag Yete:
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Sinhagad Fort visited me in my dream and said, "Ravi Karandeekar, I am a big fan of your blog. Can we talk for a few minutes?"
"Yes, of course! 3 minutes - for free!!," I said.
"Why didn't you write about the launch of Gokhale Constructions' Mist?," Sinhagad asked.
"I am going to...Manish - Chief Marketing Officer - has given me latest updates," I told Sinhagad and asked, "Any suggestions?"
"A few things are not clear...can you throw light?," Sinhagad asked.
"Let me try.....," I said.
"Am I no more USP? Is a hot air balloon more appealing than Sinhagad?," Sinhagad asked.
"Come on...don't take it so seriously....it's not about you....it's about us...there are a few people among us who specialize in doing stupid things - they call themselves advertising professionals - to attract property buyers - to create 'hype' - they do all kinds of stupid things," I said.
"But the balloon didn't go up - as shown in the ads!," Sinhagad said.
"But it served the purpose - it made a fool of many - you know? - 225 flats were booked - majority are investors - who want to spend weekends in your company - that's your power - this proves that even today - you are big attraction!," I said.
"But what about Environmental Clearance for Mist? I am worried about my future," Sinhagad said.
"Worried? Man, you are in big trouble! You are surrounded by the people who know how to play tricks - bend the rules - how to take shortcuts for profits - but these guys always win - look - the property rates at Mist have gone up - by 400 rupees!," I said.
"How come? Not many people came to Donje," Sinhagad said.
"Because of the 'online booking' - some 32,000 people visited Gokhale Constructions' website - some 8 - 10 booked too," I said.
"But, don't you think that it's risky?," Sinhagad said.
"Some believe that it's not risky - when the builder is Brahmin!," I said.
"But the real person behind the Mist is Deepak Mankar - Vanshaj of Khandoji - Subhedar of Shivaji Maharaj - he didn't get the credit at all - this is not fair," Sinhagad said.
"You can't say so - in the credits of Mist - it's clearly mentioned - 'In Association with Deeva Buildcon' - Mr. Karan - son of Mr. Deepak Mankar - was present in the press conference - Mr. Deepak Mankar himself participated in the launch of Mist - what more do you expect - you feel this is unfair - only because you don't know that - behind every successful builder there is a politician," I said.
"Is it?," Sinhagad said.
"Yes! Social commitment!! All politicians are committed to people - all they want is to give - so politicians collect land - as much as they can - then give away that land to the builders - for creating homes for common people - Rayat - citizens of the state - it's happening all around Pune - for years - so, not a big news," I said.
"Har har Mahadev! You mean to say that all is well - I can go back to sleep - right?," Sinhagad said.
"Yes! All is well - as long as - we all are asleep - you sleep tight too - visiting someone in his dreams is not a good habit," I said & wished good night to Sinhagad Fort.
Still, to make sure, that Sinhagad Fort will not disturb me again, I am embedding video interview of Mr. Deepak Mankar. Please, view -
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