Apartment Building Gate Sign in Pune, India


Apt Bldg Sign

Bachelors & Foreigners As Tenants Not Allowed”

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  • Fun­ny. That would be ille­gal in the US, but who wants par­ty­ing row­dies from abroad 😀 ?

  • Sev­er­al res­i­den­tial apart­ments are also adopt­ing ‘veg­e­tar­i­ans only’ poli­cies too. I don’t know if its good or bad, but if the hous­ing soci­ety is run by a board, it must have a right to decide what it wants and what it doesn’t.

  • Priyank:

    I have expe­ri­enced ‘veg­e­tar­i­ans only’ first-hand in Ban­ga­lore where my real yet unar­tic­u­lat­ed-by-land­lords ‘sin’ was being a North Indi­an girl. :-/


    If this ever hap­pened to ‘us’ (mean­ing Indi­ans) abroad, we would be very quick to label peo­ple racists, won’t we?

    I believe Indi­ans are the most racist peo­ple on earth.

  • Some­how, reminds me of a bit that I read a long time ago”

    The sign in the cafe, when I entered, said that it reserved the right to refuse ser­vice to any­one.

    You reserve the right to do absolute­ly any­thing you want to do, I thought. Why put up signs to say so? Makes you look fright­ened. Why are you fright­ened? Row­dies come in here, break things up? Orga­nized-crim­i­nals? In this lit­tle cafe?

    ~ Richard Bach, in The Bridge across for­ev­er.

  • I’ve come late to this post! 🙁
    Well, that is a very inter­est­ing sign Mahen­dra, and not at all sur­pris­ing! And I am sure it’s ille­gal in India too, but who will go to court? Bach­e­lors and for­eign­ers? Unlike­ly! 🙂
    And the veg­e­tar­i­an only pol­i­cy is com­mon in many post areas of Mum­bai where Jains live.

  • I am not surprised.People in this build­ing are hon­est and have men­tioned it. It is an unsaid rule in many build­ings.

  • This is in Pune??! Where?!

    Came here on Nita’s rec­om­men­da­tion to see your take on movies — Marathi & oth­er­wise. But couldn’t help notic­ing this before I got to any post 🙂 Well amus­ing as it could be, it’s def­i­nite­ly not pleas­ant.

    You find such spec­i­men every­where, but I’m more dis­turbed that this is in a place as cos­mopoli­tan and accept­ing as Pune. Couldn’t they just say they’re not rent­ing out if a bach­e­lor or “for­eign­er” came in?


  • I’ve seen such boards in Pune in local­i­ties that have a lot of col­lege stu­dents. Most places in Pune refused to have me as a ten­ant because I was a teenag­er and because I would “cor­rupt” the build­ing by allow­ing guys. I took res­i­dence in a PG filled with girls. Some peo­ple in our build­ing labeled us as “dhan­da wali” women, believe it or not. Our land­lord didn’t have a good rep­u­ta­tion and every­one thought that he’s run­ning a rack­et. I was so embar­rassed and upset when I got to know about this.

  • For­got to add- I’ve also wit­nessed some wait­ers real­ly posh restau­rants in Kore­gaon Park treat­ing for­eign­ers like dirt. They made it a point to “ignore” the for­eign­ers- didn’t serve water, ignored menu card requests etc. I saw a cou­ple emp­ty their seats in a huff.

  • inter­est­ing flow of com­ments

  • \yeah thats like Pune too.…by th way just saw the films memes — have lot­sa vaca­tion read­ing to do at your site appar­ent­ly. A Beau­ti­ful Mind had touched me too — had my stu­dents all of them watch it.
    thanks for those film posts — urs are always enjoy­able.