It is one of the few countries in the world where cardboard boxes are available in bulk.
The cheapest one you can buy is 50 grams of plastic, but you can get bigger ones for $25-$50.
It is not easy to find.
“In the past, people would bring their cardboard boxes to our shop, but now, we get the bulk of them here,” said M Suresh, a senior manager of the Indian office of a furniture retailer.
The cost of the boxes depends on the quantity, and the price is usually set at Rs. 10 or Rs. 15.
“We also have some boxes that cost about Rs 50 to Rs 60,” he said.
The box that has the most bang for your buck is the cardboard castle play house.
It comes in various sizes and it can be used for any type of theatre or film production.
The castle is built on top of a cardboard shelf, and it measures about 100 centimetres (4.2 inches) wide by 120 centimetre (28 inches) long.
“It is a huge box,” said Suresham.
It can accommodate about 300 people and the cost per square metre ranges from Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000, depending on the size of the box.
“You can sell the castle for Rs 10,000.
The cost per unit is about Rs 30,000,” said the store’s manager.
It also comes with a TV set, which can be mounted on the castle and used to watch the theatre.
“If you have a lot of people watching, you can rent a TV for Rs 3,000 a month,” he added.
The cardboard castle plays house also comes in a variety of sizes, from 40 centimeters to about 100 centimeters (20 inches).
It can be set up in different rooms, so you can have a balcony, which is usually used for a dance class or to watch movies.
It’s not cheap.
“When you see the price of it, it’s hard to resist,” said one of our colleagues who visited the shop.