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iPad 2 now available in India, starts at 29,500 Rs for Wifi version and 36,900 for 3g version

Apple finally has launched its iPad 2 in India, at reasonable prices of 29,500 for the Wifi version and 36,900 for the 3g version which is quite competitive to Samsung's tablet prices and also to Apple's USA pricing.
In the USA the same version is available at 499$ and with about 8-10% tax that works out to ~ 525$ which in Indian money roughly translates to 24,675 bucks assuming a dollar is 47 bucks. This does not include shipping costs and is applicable only for USA store pickups and Apple online purchases.

Still the Indian version has roughly about 20% more cost making it viable to purchase one from USA directly if you know someone there. But if you need warranty for a year, immediate pickup and instantaneous nirvana, head to a Croma, or eZone or Staples store or very much to the Apple authorized iMAGINE stores and pick up the iPad right here!
With a super fast dual core A5 processor, roughly about 512MB RAM and FaceTime HD, 10 hours battery that would probably last much longer…

KHB Apartments Allotment announced for Yelahanka New town, Bengaluru

Today the TOI put up an advert from the government which has announced Apartments from KHB at yelahanka new town. You can click on the ad below for a bigger picture.

You must notice a marked shift in the pricing of the apartments this time. While one can agree that this would be in Yelahanka New Town, an 850 sqaure feet apartment is pegged at about 25.60 lacs. If we remove around 2 lacs worth of KEB and BWSSB charges, the rest turns out to be 23.60 lacs.
For an 850 square feet of SUPER BUILT UP area, this works out to a WHOPPING Rs.2,777/- per square feet. With market rates hovering between 2,000 and 2,500, KHB has set the benchmark in raising the rates around the area itself by pegging its new apartment blocks at this figure.
The following however are good points about the new residential developemnt from KHB

Focus on rainwater harvesting
Solid waste disposal unit
Piped LPG gas distribution and supply - one of its kind from KHB
Sewage treatment system
No common walls between flats
Toilets wit…