My office is not technically located in New Delhi.. but in the now-infamous Noida.. We are in one of the more desolate sectors which calls itself an ‘institutional area’ and has not much else to show. Biscuits and ‘tapri’ chai are a luxury but despite such lack of basic facilites.. rents here are as much as South Delhi.
But that’s not my grouse. Its obvious discrimination thats bugs me.. and these days is our lunch-time conversation. Most people here aren’t surprised.. but me.. as usual I am…
Around my office.. are huge societies with tall buildings, a nice compound and flats with plenty of natural light (all three usually missing in middle-income Delhi rentable houses) and uninventive names like ‘PMO Apartments, GAIL Apartments, IOC Apartments …. But these societies also come with err.. narrow-minded builders and occupants!
They will not give houses to single girls. Its a ban affected by the so-called builders’ association’ of this sector. Not a single single girl. Not two single girls and not three single girls. No single girls. Period.
Three girls in my office are going around Noida, looking for a flat to stay in . All over this sector because they want to be able to walk to work… but this is not the case only in this sector.. its all over goddamn Noida. No flats to single girls only.
As usual single guys are given.. even upto seven in a 3-bhk flat but not women. These girls are not given the house despite our CEO offering to talk to the landlord/management committee chairman and/or owner.
Obviously every single girl who leaves home to make a career has only one and one thing on her mind.. eh?