Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jan 28 2008: We are still experiencing difficulties

January 28 2008, We are still experiencing technical difficulties with the website and will try to get the website available asap.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Do you believe in Vastu?

I know a lot of people who belive in Vastu and I also have a lot of friends who do not trust the principals of Vastu but at our aim is present each side of the story with details and let our esteem readers make their decision on their own.

One of the article describing Vastu principals is linked below

Like always, here are my two cents. We all know that our body is made up of chemicals and stuff our behavior and the general well being is closely controlled by how these chemicals stay in shape and Vastu principals provide very good advice as to how we can use the power of nature in an over all well being of our life. But like all other old theories the Vastu sciene is one thing and its interpretations are quite another so if you like, read the theory and develop your own interpretation. Right :)


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Fixing the cracked heart of a building :)

It's amazing how a tiny little precaution measure at the time of constructing a building can save tonnes of moolah later on. It is so true "A stitch in time saves nine" has been working on a series of articles where lay-man home makers could watch out for simple precautions at the time of constructing a home and avoid potentially expensive repairs later on.

The first article is "How to avoid cracks in the building"

And the second article in this series is
"How to repair cracks in the building"

So if you are going to say "yeah... so much about creativity in writing the article titles" then check out the home page, may be the cute little broken heart picture as a thumb nail for this article impress you :)


Monday, January 21, 2008

Best interior decoration tips as chosen by Yahoo answers

Here is more feedback from users; this time users from Yahoo Answers have chosen the best content for their queries. :)

The following questions referred to the GharExpert content, articles and images and were chosen as the best answers.;_ylt=AnVhDP1yVXfB6gi3elZxVuLsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080113190207AA268A6&show=7#profile-info-JWobPwqtaa;_ylt=ApBJIXp1XVtbQ1ND0tFNE_zsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080112080541AAF1TT0&show=7#profile-info-XO3oLmAVaa;_ylt=AhDoAsF4.A1dnTF95XbvR1zsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080110204954AAc3YwN&show=7#profile-info-AA11267703;_ylt=AowPr0FA0kGwqgFWY1n7cRXsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080103171552AA2zxcG&show=7#profile-info-e0106a2c3e00cbad63088fdf56b2b367aa;_ylt=Aq2v2AwwWTuw1ACwhW54Uq3sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080103185323AAgDFTb&show=7#profile-info-ogpKN4jOaa;_ylt=AjiimNPRpDbuMr7k3iOoTo7ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080102195801AArR5EV&show=7#profile-info-OJIXRFxMaa;_ylt=AvCAdSWP1OE04CGsrup7Yobty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071231183634AAbzIPt&show=7#profile-info-56d08695f4b15297ffa055192d927640aa;_ylt=AhaKm7wCbY7aERMZUp2Ymerty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071230153111AAqqnr2&show=7#profile-info-kpMYPNozaa;_ylt=As781.FWJ9yUNxx7b_LboZfty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071226151656AAj3NBd&show=7#profile-info-YLeJTrbkaa;_ylt=Asi5LG_J7wJZDQHRunyDU7rty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20071226171033AAQzoN3&show=7#profile-info-TgLrYQBxaa

Enjoy India's fast growing Interior, Exterior, home construction and decoration website :)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Users comments are so encouraging :)

We all just love it when people write their heart out... :)

Here are some of the comments for the article specifically written for kids room decoration...;-Give-style-to-your-kid’s-room-with-furniture-0.aspx?PL=2&ArticleID=1389&CatID=1486

and the comments are...

By polly jain - On 01/19/2008

By suni jan - On 01/15/2008
too cool

By rishi sharma - On 11/20/2007
u have give up too much good pictures.color combinations are too good in pinkish picture.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What an interior decoration website sir ji :)

Check this out;)

I really like the last shot of the whole sequence.

Between, this is the first viral presented by the, India's interior decoration and home improvement website ;)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Closely knit Interior decoration community

Today we launched the all new 2008 website. Sounds like a car launch does it :) I was soooooo dying to make this announcement that I opened this blog as soon as I finished my last review of the website.

The first change is a new section by the name “Fresh at Ghar Expert”. This section summarizes and highlights all activities happening on the website. It is kind of interesting, as it is an attempt to merge the editor controlled contents along with the community driven contents on the same space. It also makes things interesting as individual opinions of users are delivered fresh, unadulterated, untouched to the community. Of course our editors team reviews almost every thing to make sure that the contents are appropriate but that is done in the spirit of keeping the content clean so that every one can enjoy it. So now if you have your whole Ghar to decorate or just a small room, logon to and let the experts from the Ghar Expert team help you design your dream home.

In my next post I will highlight other enhancements. Enjoy 

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Wooden flooring; the new style trend

Are you thinking about getting the new flooring done? Check out these really cool wooden flooring options before you jump in.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Interior Decoration website or a magazine?

What would you prefer; an interior decoration website, an interior decoration magazine or both. Well before I start the topic I have a confession to make. does not have a paper publication for interior decoration so my comments would be biased for the website :) but I would like you guys to take whichever side you want.

  • Magazines, especially the interior decoration ones, are really glossy which is cool
  • Magazines are handy, you can take them anywhere. This is better for Indian conditions as you have to take the concept to the work site to get things implemented.
  • Websites are interactive, you can interact with the website organizers and communicate with other community members. I like this one the most as we will be launching cool community features on Ghar Expert website shortly.
  • Websites can have unlimited contents. Theoretically you can find pretty much every thing on a website well done. In case of a magazine you can get only a couple of months issue and then you have no idea what was there in the magazine before.
  • Websites can have multimedia contents that make things interesting for readers.
  • Websites can not go to the site, unless of course with a laptop and a wireless internet connection and websites are not glossy... Food for thought for the GharExpert team.

Keep reading :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Purchasing guidelines for Cement and Brick

A good home construction starts with good raw material procurement. has started a series of articles where we would provide guidelines for raw material procurement.

Add your thoughts and let us know if you find these useful.

Keep reading :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Official Ghar Expert blog is here :)

Finally the Ghar Expert team launched the official blog for

It is available at

I know the moment I make this announcement, users will be like, hmm.. why another blog, when you have a blog at Blogspot. So here are the reasons why we added a separate blog. is the team blog exclusively for the Ghar Expert team members who would share the background story about the GharExpert development. This will be more technical blog to satisfy the blogging appetite of our geeky resources including me :)

The official blog of GharExpert available at is for the official announcements about the site and would have content that would interest our primary readers that is people doing construction and interior decoration projects. Would they have overlaps, may be; would it be fun, I hope so; would it help, you let us know :)

Keep reading :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

2008 Wallpapers are here yesterday launched 2008 wallpapers. Like I said in my earlier post that we were planning to put calendar on each wallpaper image so the team agreed to the idea; I won't say my idea :) but here we are with the 2008 wallpapers from Check them out and let us know how they look.

Click on the link below to download 2008 wallpapers from

Monday, January 7, 2008

Ideas, Ideas, everywhere

Since last couple of days we have been discussing whether we should launch a "Ghar Expert Wallpaper" series but then we were wondering how our wall papers would give more than a normal wall paper available on sites.

So after some brainstorming; yeah that's what we call to the process of hanging around with a cup of coffee & chatting :) ; we decided that putting new year calendar on the wall paper would be a better idea. I know Vista has better stuff than that but not every one has Vista so I think it will be fun to have some thing this on the wall paper of my computer. Cool Interiors, exteriors pictures with a touch of time management.. Let's see if you guys like it. I'll post it here as soon as it is available..

Keep reading :)

Sunday, January 6, 2008; What does Ghar mean anyway?

Ghar is a Hindi word that means "Home" so the website relates to every thing related to home.

I thought I would use this channel to describe the meaning of "Ghar" to our international audience who do not have exposure to the Hindi language.

Even though the articles at are referred to an Indian audience still the discussion about the spaces, their arrangements, and interior decoration techniques have global touch to them.

So the site not only provides useful contents to a "Global" Indian but also presents the Indian perspective of things to the world. Keep reading :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

An Interior Exterior picture is worth 10,000 words, right!

That is what the team at thinks, In every article that we publish online we focus on getting the pictures with right details so that the message gets conveyed properly. It is not just the Interior Decoration that we are talking about; it also applies to the construction articles too published at

Now checkout the detailed pictures seen at the Kids room decoration article

And then check out the details available in the article How to prevent cracks in the building.

The idea remains the same.

Now I want to ask you some thing; should Videos be added to this? With India's broad band usage still at a very nacent stage it may or may not be a good idea. Time will tell :)

Keep reading :)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Top 11 articles published on in 2007; Ghar Expert India's Interior Decoration Network

Happy 2008 to all of you!

Thank you all for supporting by reading, subscribing, commenting and linking. now ranks #1 on Google for the term "Ghar Expert" and this is not possible without the tremendous support that you guys have shown for this effort.

For your reading pleasure; here are a list of articles that were published since our launch in Oct 2007; ones we really love.

1. Cook with colors!

The kitchen is considered the heart of a home. Paint your kitchen in perfect colors to make cooking a pleasure.

2. Love thy Bedroom!

Bedroom not only reflects your lifestyle but also displays ample evidence of couple’s love for each other.

3. Apun Ka Style!

Welcome to a world where a table can make you smile, a painting can make you laugh and the ceiling can ignite your dreams!

4. Wood is hot!

With more options than ever before, wooden flooring is new style trend.

5. Add color accents to your living room!

Living room reflects your personality and style; decorate it with deep understanding and enthusiasm.

6. What is Vastu Shastra?

Vastu helpsin maintaining a dynamic balance between form and energy to create harmonious homes and other buildings.

7. Fireproof Home!

Fire is friendly when used with utmost care but it is often destructive when not handled properly.

8. Energy Saving Tips!

It is our obligation to the mother nature and it makes a lot of economic sense too.

9. Why home makers should hire an architect?

Surprisingly, a number of home-owners in India use architect's services just as a rubber stamp to get the required approval! compiled a list of reasons why a fulltime architect should be hired. Add yours!

10. Kids Room recipe

The world of children is full of fantasy and wonderful dreams and children ned an environment which is colorful and fulfill their innocent ambitions

11. Through rate contractor; guidelines for a better relationship!

Do you want to build a dream home but are worried about the day-to-day construction hassles, a through rate contractor can help.

Now, as we go into 2008, if there are construction, interior decoration, vastu or any other lifestyle topics that you'd like to see addressed in, please leave a comment and we will work on it promptly. Keep reading :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Any Architect here!

Surprisingly, a number of home-owners in India use architect's services just as a rubber stamp to get the required approval! People some times call architects, ask them to build a couple of sample plans and then send them a message that they don't like the plan and later use those plans anyway.

So we started wondering, why not compile a list of reasons as to why one should hire an architect anyway. A lot of "reads" have been recorded for the article but surprisingly there are not many comments. So is any architect listening here...

Keep reading :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Welcome back to

Welcome; I don't know the box office fate of the movie "Welcome" but it has a very interesting name and theme song. A lot of channels have been playing the song since morning, giving the movie some free publicity, a dream every business venture has :) I know it's not relevant for this post but hey this is a blog :)

This being my first post of 2008, I thought I would start by highlighting one of the most important feature on our website, that is the Question and Answer section of available at

I know when you start working on a construction project you need answers immediately. Though we don't promise the same day answers but we do try hard to answer the same day with a maximum of 2 business days. We work hard to ensure that the answers are relevant and have the details required to fix the problem. So next time when you get stuck with a construction query. Shoot it to us :) and keep reading
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