My parents, brother and I moved into our own house a little more than twenty years ago. We had built that house from scratch. That house has seen many major events in our lives. My graduation, my diagnosis with kidney disease, my brother Prasan’s marriage and my brother Karan going abroad. It also saw the birth of Effigent, the sale of Effigent and the birth of NephroPlus.
However, if you looked at how the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad were changing, you would be naive not to see that all the development is happening on the side of the newer - Hi-tech city. My primary barometer to judge the development of the city is to see where all the new restaurants were opening. Over the last few years, most of the good restaurants have wound up in the older twin cities and moved to the Hi-tech city area.
So, we’ve been thinking of moving to that side of town for a long time now and have been scouring the area for good apartments. Finally we zeroed in on one and here we are - in our new home!
Our apartment is on the 28th floor and the height offers a beautiful view of the city. I love to sip my tea every morning from the balcony that overlooks the city. Here is a picture I took one morning from the balcony:
I love our new home. Many people ask me why we moved from an independent house to an apartment? The answer is simple. Our old house was too big for just the three of us. It was difficult for us, especially my mother to maintain it well. Added to that was the fact that the area we moved to was developing more rapidly than the old area. Staying in an apartment also offers some other conveniences - amenities such as a swimming pool and a gymnasium in the apartment complex itself, a store and maintenance personnel on call 24X7 etc. All this is just not there in the old house.
We are going to keep the old house for a while until we’re sure we like it here though!