New Delhi, India — — “We’re living in a bubble,” says J.S. Bachchan, a 28-year-old entrepreneur.
He’s been living in India for nearly a year and is currently renting a tiny apartment in the heart of the capital city.
He has been looking for a place to rent for nearly three years.
“I’ve tried many places, and I can tell you there is no one I’d rather be living in than this place,” he says.
He was recently named the best-looking Indian artist of the year by an online poll.
The award is the largest prize in the country.
A decade ago, the Indian Academy of Sciences called the city a “cultural jewel” and awarded it the International Award for Excellence in Astrology.
Since then, India has become a hub for astrology.
It has over 1,000 universities, more than 70,000 licensed practitioners, and is home to some of the world’s largest cities.
But many locals don’t feel comfortable using astrology as a means to find a place.
For them, it’s just a tool for making money, says Shriram Das, a freelance journalist who lives in a small, shabby apartment in an upscale area of the city.
“The money is in astrology and you’re getting what you can,” Das says.
“But if you’re doing it right, you should be able to live in comfort and be comfortable with your life.”
This is where it gets really tricky.
The city of Delhi is known for its low cost of living, and the average salary in the city is $1,800 a month, according to data from the Indian Statistical Institute.
Many locals, who are paid just $300 a month in the private sector, feel that the government is not giving them enough to live like they want.
“It’s a very difficult question for me to answer,” says Sanjeev Kumar, an engineer who has been renting an apartment in one of the better-off parts of the country for over two years.
The only way he’s finding a place is through a private astrology agency, which charges about $3,000 a month.
“They are not really honest with us,” he adds.
“We don’t get any support from the government, which is the worst part.”
Many of the other residents in the area don’t have the same concerns.
They’re happy to rent out their apartments and live in small rooms with plenty of space to work on their careers, but they aren’t comfortable using an astrology tool.
“Some of the best astrologers in the world have said they would have a relationship with me and that I would love them if I use it,” says Shikha Kumar, a 34-year old journalist.
She says she has found astrology a useful way to find friends and connections, and she’s used it to find her place.
She also recently hired an astrologer to help her find a job, and says she is getting much more confident about her career.
“Astrology is something that I am passionate about,” she says.
In many ways, the public astrology movement is still in its infancy.
While many are now offering astrology advice through online platforms, there are still very few public astrologists and astrologing is still a highly taboo topic.
There are some websites that offer private astrologic consultations and a few local public astrological associations.
In the U.S., however, there is growing interest in private astrologie and some astrology is now being offered in public schools.
The Astrological Society of America, which represents astrologors and their families, says that the number of private astro-pharmacies has tripled since 2009.
The organization says it has seen a rise in astrologs applying for employment and in more traditional practitioners seeking professional advice.
But the public space remains a big hurdle.
“Many people don’t understand that astrology doesn’t necessarily tell you whether you’re a good candidate for the job or not,” says David Latham, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, who has written about astrology for years.
Latham has studied how people who live in cities and work in the field of astrology often struggle to find their way in.
“In India, you’re not necessarily accepted if you have a lower socioeconomic background.
If you’re in a poor part of the economy, you may not get hired,” he explains.
Lactic acid can cause your skin to swell up, which makes it harder for you to breathe, he says, and people living in poverty have been found to be more susceptible to the effects of Lactic Acid Reflux Syndrome.
Lavalas’ problem is not unique.
“When you live in a city and you have to pay a rent and you need money to survive, you have no choice but to use