Vandana Ramnani

Vandana Ramnani was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers.She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Vandana Ramnani

Realtors look to barter deals

With credit turning tight and buyers disappearing, real estate firms are experimenting with barter — a transaction where goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods and/or services — without the use of money, reports Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Jan 26, 2009 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

‘My firm will take the lead in affordable housing’

Chairman of NBCC says affordable houses for the middle class in the range of Rs 10 lakh, Rs 20 lakh and Rs 30 lakh is possible and his company will not hesitate to take the lead in building such houses.
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Updated on Jan 03, 2009 12:08 AM IST
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Buying a home? Better deals this year

It was surging realty rates that priced out many buyers in 2007, and 2008 got even worse with high interest rates and inflation making a home of your own more elusive. All that may just reverse this year, Vandana Ramnani reports.
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Updated on Jan 03, 2009 12:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Homes that won’t hurt

The bigger challenge before the government as well as developers is: how to break out of conventional construction practices and build houses that cost less not because they are smaller in size but because they are designed to cost less, report Rajesh Mahapatra and Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Jan 03, 2009 12:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRajesh Mahapatra and Vandana Ramnani, New Delhi

Good deals may come to those who wait

The limited period offer of lower home loan rates from public sector banks might help save a little over a thousand on your EMI, if you go for a home now. But if wait, chances are, you will save much more from a widely expected fall in real estate prices in coming months, reports Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Dec 19, 2008 01:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

SEZs lose sheen amidst credit crisis

A shrinking export market and the squeeze on credit in the wake of the global financial crisis are forcing many companies to shelve plans to set up special economic zones, report Arnab Hazra and Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Dec 01, 2008 10:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByArnab Hazra and Vandana Ramnani, New Delhi

Buyers want to wait and watch now

India’s property market has been among the hardest hit by the global financial turmoil as high interest rates and gloomier economic prospects have driven out buyers and squeezed funds for real estate developers. HT brings you a series to help you track the property market and decide when to buy or sell, reports V Ramnani. On offer.
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Updated on Oct 20, 2008 01:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Gurgaon housing projects delayed, buyers stunned

Many upscale housing projects in the suburb of Gurgaon are running behind schedule. While some delays are normal, most have overshot deadlines by up to a year or more, report Sanjeev K Ahuja and Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Oct 16, 2008 12:47 AM IST
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None | BySanjeev K Ahuja and Vandana Ramnani, Gurgaon/new Delhi

Liquidity crunch, less demand may delay new projects

Several real estate projects in India that were launched a few years ago have been delayed because of the liquidity crunch. Post meltdown, the lack of demand may delay new projects.
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Updated on Oct 16, 2008 12:03 AM IST
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Gurgaon housing projects delayed, buyers stunned

Many upscale housing projects in the suburb of Gurgaon are running behind schedule. While some delays are normal, most have overshot deadlines by up to a year or more, report Sanjeev K Ahuja and Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Oct 16, 2008 03:48 PM IST
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None | BySanjeev K Ahuja and Vandana Ramnani, Gurgaon/new Delhi

Rent rescues realty investors

The economics of rent have come to the rescue of over-burdened property investors, report Lalatendu Mishra & Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Aug 31, 2008 09:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByLalatendu Mishra/ Vandana Ramnani, Mumbai/ New Delhi

Games booster for realty market?

Experts say premium flats coming up at 2010 Commonwealth Games Village expected to push up property prices in east Delhi, report Moushumi Das Gupta and Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Jul 10, 2008 11:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMoushumi Das Gupta and Vandana Ramnani, New Delhi

Changing scene

With the Indian consumer’s lifestyle habits shifting from austerity to complete self indulgence, retail today is perhaps the fastest growing sectors in the country, reports Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on May 20, 2008 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

'Retail is a simple business'

Sanjay Jog, Head, Pantaloon retail speaks to Vandana Ramnani about the growth and requirements of retail industry. Business buzz
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Updated on May 20, 2008 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Retail: Consuming passions

Mayur Toshniwal, the young Chief Executive Officer, North India of retail brand Future Group feels that youth is an important component of the retail sector's growth story. Vandana Ramnani speaks to him. Shopperscape | Career Ladder | Quirky facts | Global opportunities | Skills required | Pluses & Minuses | Institutes in India | 'Retail is a simple business' | Business buzz | Changing scene
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Updated on Jun 27, 2012 12:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Metro stations soon to have duty-free shops

Delhi Metro is exploring the option of having duty-free shops, a hotel, office and shopping spaces in upcoming stations, reports Vandana Ramnani. Likely projects.
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Updated on Apr 22, 2008 01:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Malls turn women-friendly

Malls owners are now providing women shoppers with an all-woman attendant brigade to ensure an ideal mall mix for them — shopping-relaxing-entertainment, reports Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Apr 10, 2008 01:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The making of a fashion diva

From the time she wore a self-designed hand-knit sweater to impress the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) interview board, to becoming India's first truly international fashion label, Ritu Beri has come a long way.
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Updated on Aug 07, 2007 07:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

When rolling stones gather the moss...

Employment is no longer a life-long option. Job security is no longer important; job satisfaction is, reports Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Jul 21, 2007 02:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Indian realty sector experiences slowdown

Realty prices may not fall immediately but developers may start doling out freebies to attract buyers, reports Vandana Ramnani.
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Updated on Apr 20, 2007 05:29 PM IST
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None | ByVandana Ramnani | HT Estates

Nothing simple about luxury

The aspiring home-owner can feast on expansive swimming pools, and posh interiors, writes Vandana Ramnani.
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Published on Jan 26, 2007 09:39 PM IST
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UCLA sets up 'chair' for Indian Music

University of California has a 50-year-old tradition of teaching Indian music.
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Updated on Oct 03, 2005 02:58 PM IST
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None | ByVandana Ramnani (PTI), Washington
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