In GIFS: Here are 7 ways Delhi’s colonies discriminate

lifestyle Updated: Nov 21, 2016 14:52 IST
Anand Katakam, Hindustan Times
Resident Welfare Association,Moral policing,Housing problems
The rulebook of Resident Welfare Associations is often sweeping - it can regulate just about everything, from parking and playgrounds to who should be let into your home. 

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.

So FYI.

Can I rent my house to a single man or woman?

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Can I rent it to a non-vegetarian?

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Can I park my two-wheeler inside the colony?

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Come on, I live here!

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I have a pet…

NO PETS IN THE GARDEN!

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We have two young children...

They cannot play in the garden.

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Wait….I need permission from the RAW for a private cable TV or internet connection?

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Are you telling me my male friend is not being allowed inside the colony because I am a single woman?

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At this point you’re probably going….

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Read more: The Reign of Delhi’s RWAs

First Published: Nov 20, 2016 07:19 IST