Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Adding one more feather to the cap

With the advent of the new year and the decade, we are happy to announce one more feather to our cap.

After empowering 22,000 Apartment communities in 100 cities in India with the online private portal for apartment owners, residents and association members, we are launching an end-to-end online solution for property seekers to help them find their dream home in CommonFloor Apartment Communities.

Check out CF new interface and share your feedback with us.

CommonFloor for:
1. Apartment Seekers: a destination portal for property buying and renting
- Find and shortlist properties.
- Get feedback from other seekers and owners.
- Track updates on the shortlisted projects.

2. Apartment Owners & Residents: apartment community portal
- Discuss, and resolve issues online
- Get Neighborhood Updates on email and mobile
- Celebrate events, find neighbors sharing common hobbies.

3. Apartment Association Members: an apartment management software
- Send Email and SMS notifications
- Simplify management tasks like issue tracking, accounting, and vendor management
- Get advice from experts and other associations.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ismat Apa Ke Naam by Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah,an Indian film actor and director presents Ismat Apa Ke Naam in Bangalore and Chennai. “Ismat Apa Ke Naam” is a series of three short stories by the famous Urdu writer Ismat Khanum Chughtai and Directed by Naseeruddin Shah.

“Ismat Apa Ke Naam” is a series of three short stories Mughal Bacche, Chhui Muee and Gharwali. Gharwali by Naseeruddin Shah is a half-hour of sheer delight watching the actor brings Ismat’s pungent, ironic prose alive. "Mughal Bacche" talks about period following the decline of the Mughals and their so-called successors, the landed gentry of Uttar Pradesh. ‘Chhui Muee’ talks of an incident of childbirth witnessed by three upperclass women in a train compartment.

CommonFloor, an online platform for apartment owners and apartment communities, brings a special offer for CF users in Chennai. Two lucky ones will get an invite to dinner with Mr.Naseeruddin Shah out of the folks who bought tickets through CommonFloor (CF).
Book tickets Now and be the lucky one! (Limited tickets available)

Ismat Apa Ke Naam

  • Bangalore: Chowdaiah Memorial on 2nd Dec, 2010 | 8:00 PM
  • Chennai : Sir Mutha Venkatasubba concert hall on 3rd Dec, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Housing societies managing their affairs through online portals

With internet technology reaching out to all spheres of life, several housing societies in the city are giving a thumbs-up to managing their affairs through online portals or blogs. The Housing societies uses online portal for communication and knowing when next housing maintenance cheque is due or when the next party is to take place.

According to Nitin Pandya, vice-chairman of Cloud Nine, a residential complex on NIBM Road said, "Our society is using a portal called CommonFloor. With the help of this portal, the society facilitates easy online communication. Residents can register their complaints about a variety of issues, avail information and issue notices, too."

According to Pandya, the society of around 200 households has been using this site for about a year. "The experience has been wonderful," he said.

Source-Times of India: Read complete article here

Monday, May 10, 2010

eLagaan tie up with Commonfloor

Commonfloor Users can enjoy exculsive discount on eLagaan Products. eLagaan announces special tie up with Commonfloor to serve the residents and associations in a effective, professional and efficient manner.

eLagaan has been ranked # 1 in India by various TV Channels, newspapers, blogs and other medias. eLagaan focuses on simplicity and making the whole process simple to use. eLagaan offers a variety of tax and compliance's related services. CommonFloor is an online platform that provides a feature rich and private portal for residential community (Apartment Complex, Gated Layout, Villas or a Colony), to help apartment owners and its residents to have better and effective information sharing.

Commonfloor users can now enjoy an exclusive discount of 10% on online tax return products from eLagaan. Just use the coupon code "CF2010" during checkout to avail the discount.

Housing Associations registered with Commonfloor can also enjoy special discounted prices on various services like registering your association, filing annual returns and complying with various statutory requirements etc.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

RangDe Presents "Swarathma, Live in Concert" in association with

RangDe in association with presents "Swarathma Live in Concert".

Ms. Waheeda Rehman as special guest.

Date & Time: 1st May 2010, 6pm-8:30pm.

Venue: Escapade, Okyampettai, Thuraipakkam, OMR, Chennai.

Book your tickets here

Swarathma is a popular Bangalore based music group. They sing songs born of pain and pleasure, joys and sorrows, rain and shine, of hope that lifts hearts out of despair, of life as we know it today. The 6 member band has performed in cities across India and abroad. With a great combination of folk instruments and lyrics that can touch the listener’s soul, the band has very graciously agreed to support Rang De.

Our Special Invitee, Ms. Waheeda Rehman has graciously agreed to attend the event. Ever since she learnt about Rang De in December 2009 (27 December, 2009: Giving is cool) she has been an active supporter and has even visited some of our borrowers in Nagpur. We will be holding a press conference a day before the event.

Darbuka Siva has graciously agreed to play the Darbuka and the drums as a guest performer and Pradeep will perform on the Slide Guitar.

So what are you looking for book your tickets on at just Rs.100 from every ticket sold will be invested (on your name) in Rang De and will be returned with interest within a promised time frame. By then, your hundreds would have changed the livelihood of thousands.

For more information visit.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

KRWA Meeting held on 10th Apr 2010

Agenda: Water Tanker Issue
Date: 10th April 2010, Saturday
Venue: Harsha Pride Apartments Club House
Organized by Mr. Umashankar
Facilitated by CommonFloor

It's rightly said that every big thing starts with small. KRWA is no exception. Mr. Umshankar organized first meeting of KRWA with 10-12 people only. It was the 4th meeting of KRWA on 10th April, 2010 and over 100 people across 20 Apartment societies in Kaggadaspura attended the meeting. It was a great effort by Mr. Umashankar and the near by communities to bring all the apartments on a common platform. Representatives from the following apartments were present Harsha Pride, Yasho Keerthi Manor, JK Paradise, Keerth Riviera, Keerth Riviera Annexe, Shiva Castle, Rank Residency, Shakthi Plaza, Sai Teja Springfields, Builder Mansion, Indu Pride, Indu Heights, Aishwarya Lakeview, Sri Vinayaka Homes, Sri Vinayaka Regency, Maruthi Enclave, KK Towers, etc. to discuss common issues like water, road and coordination with local government bodies.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Go out and Vote

Bangalore city goes to polls on March 28, 2010 and citizen are enthusiastic towards casting their votes. Contestants and NGOs are busy in campaigning modes like publicity material, announcements, radio and TV announcements, public meetings, rallies and door-to-door campaigning with handbills and pamphlets. The contestants especially those who have opted for the social networking sites comes one step forward by campaign through SMS or social networking sites. Voting is your right and you must cast your vote.

For many, election means a day of holiday and they think that voting is sheer waste of time as all the politicians are the same. But you have to know one thing, voting a right candidates can bring change and for this voters have to know the list of candidates or contestants participating in your ward. You can check your ward, final list of candidates and check the affidavit details (education, assets, criminal records) of the candidates by visiting bbmp websites

Janaagraha Jaagte Raho ( campaign has teamed up with CommonFloor (, an online application that provides a feature rich and private portal for residential community/apartment complex to ensure all Bangalore residents to vote.

You can educate your friends, colleagues and neighbors about BBMP election. You can also build a team to make the task of door-to-door visits and tell them BBMP elections is on March 28,2010 and give list of candidates participating for this election. Events such as "Know Your Candidate" helps voters to meet and get to know the candidate from their ward.

Following “Know Your Candidate” events being held across Bangalore.

You can also be a part of the “Know Your Candidate” events being held across Bangalore. Following are details of know your candidate in your ward.
  • Ward 7- Byataranayapura on March 23 (Tue), 4:30pm at Vinayaka Sunrise School, Coffee Board Layout, Near MK Ahmed Stores, Kempapura

  • Ward: 112-Domlur on March 24 (Wed), 4:30pm at Domlur club, Domlur.

  • Ward: 34-Gangenahalli on March 24 (Wed), 5pm at Staff institute, DGQA Residential Complex near Para School, Mekhri School,Opp. HQ training command, airforce, Bangalore- 560032

  • Ward 6: Thanisandra on March 24 (Wed), 4:30pm at Kenneth George English School, Bhuvaneshwari Nagar.

In order to vote,your name must be on the voter list. You can run an effective door-to-door campaign in your own society / neighborhood to bring change.Knock the door of each registered voter in your society / Polling Booth area and ensure that all your neighbors go out and vote in this elections. On the day of election, Volunteer to assist those with disabilities or transportation issues get to the polls. Elections have been a significant aspect of Independent India.Voting is a right and a responsibility. It is your right to vote. Let’s all become one and united for the upcoming elections to vote the right person for progress your ward and make our country a safe and better place.

Friday, February 19, 2010

JBJ City Developers held in Bangalore for land scam

A city-based real estate developer was arrested by the Bangalore police in connection with a Rs 20-crore scam in Tamil Nadu and a Rs 7-crore land scam in Bangalore. Officials of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bangalore police arrested Manivannan, director of Chennai-based JBJ City Developers.Bangalore police commissioner Shankar Bidari handed over the case to the CCB, which found that the company had cheated people of Rs 7 crore in Bangalore and more than Rs 20 crore in Tamil Nadu.

JBJ City Developers having its corporate office in Chennai and having branches all over Tamilnadu, collected several lakhs from people and cheated them by not registering land and also not giving back their money. Instead they supplied several cheques, which bounced consequently.

The case came to light when people complained that JBJ City Developers had collected money for land and then failed to allot plots. When the customers approached, the management allegedly threatened them. Bangalore police arrested Manivannan, director of Chennai-based JBJ City Developers on wednesday. The Bangalore police earlier arrested Shivakumar S, director, Justin Devadoss, chairman and MD of the company, and another person. The police recovered Rs 10 lakh and other documents from them but Manivannan was absconding.

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Tamil Nadu police commenced investigations into the multicrore fraud last week. More than 1,000 victims thronged the EOW office to file their complaints. Almost all the victims shared the same story of being sold a dream of owning land without paying much money.

Shalem, who worked as an executive for JBJ said, “They promised us 10% commission if we promoted the investment schemes among locals,”. The city police commissioner’s office and the suburban police commissioner’s office in Chennai had received a number of complaints from people who were cheated by the company. With the arrest of Manivannan, the police have finally managed to bust a racket that came to light five months ago.

Source: Times of India

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Year 2009 for

Highlights of Year 2009 for Team CommonFloor

Launched a New Interface. Blog Post: Happy 2009 with a new User Interface

Got a lot of user testimonials. Blog Post: A few words of appreciation

Featured in Mint, The Hindu, DNA, Dataquest. Blog Post: CF in Media

Launched a lot of exciting and useful Features. Blog Post: CommonFloor New Features.