The grey building on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi's Fleet Street, is built like a cuboid.
The small parking lot in front is cramped with cars and bikes throughout the day.
There is a Metro station coming up across the road. The broad staircase leads to a lobby.
At its end, there is a giant-sized black-and-white photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. His photograph is here because this is Herald House, the headquarters of National Herald, the newspaper Nehru had started in 1937.
This seven-storey building is now at the centre of a huge controversy that involves Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, the Congress and sundry others, and was uncovered by Subramanian Swamy, Janata Party president, former Harvard professor, ultra-rightist and old foe of the Gandhi family.
This prime property, Swami has alleged and the Congress has admitted, belongs to a company called Young Indian that is owned 76 per cent by Sonia and Rahul.
The real estate on Young Indian's books (it also owns assets in other places like Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna and Bhopal), Swami says, is worth Rs 1600 crore.
Real-estate consultants value Herald House at Rs 300-400 crore.
Janardan Dwivedi, the Congress spokesperson, has said that Young Indian is a "not for profit" company and, by implication, the allegation that the first family of Indian politics did things surreptitiously for personal gain is humbug.
Image: Inauguration of the Passport Seva Kendra at the Herald House, New Delhi.
Text: N Sundaresha Subramanian and Kavita Chowdhury, Business Standard
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