If you live in an apartment or inside a “gated community,” you have probably encountered the deceptively named Resident Welfare Association (RWA). These RWAs - groups of residents who are elected to form a council of sorts - make up rules that the community is expected to live by. The rulebook is often sweeping - it can regulate just about everything, from parking and playgrounds to who should be let into your home.
Can I rent my house to a single man or woman?
Can I rent it to a non-vegetarian?
Can I park my two-wheeler inside the colony?
Come on, I live here!
I have a pet…
NO PETS IN THE GARDEN!
We have two young children...
They cannot play in the garden.
Wait….I need permission from the RAW for a private cable TV or internet connection?
Are you telling me my male friend is not being allowed inside the colony because I am a single woman?
At this point you’re probably going….
Read more: The Reign of Delhi’s RWAs