The Vaastuyogam team met brothers Bhanubhai and Nitesh Shah at their Navrangpura office.
Excerpts from the interview:-
(Bhanubhai )We are three brothers. Myself, Bhanubhai Shah, K J Shah, my elder brother, who is a civil engineer and was working in AUDA but has since retired. Nitesh my younger brother who is a building designer and has to his credit over 500 small and big projects. We were born and brought up in Ahmedabad. Our father had no background of the construction industry; he was a manager in an insurance company.
Business was as usual, with its difficulties until 1995 when the Ahmedabad realty market was severely affected and made a dent in the fortunes of most – if not all- in the builder community of Ahmedabad. Whilst there are always phases of bullishness followed by bearishness, for us 1995 was more than just a bottoming-out. I say this because it was at this time some of us builders began to look up to Vaastu to bail us out.