GREEN ARCHITECTURE – IT’S NOT ABOUT THE COLOUR
Green architecture is widely misinterpreted and reduced to a practice which merely encourages vertical gardens, planting trees and picturesque landscapes Words: Revati Rajwade In his enormously successful book, Design with Nature, published in 1969, Ian McHarg, a Scottish landscape architect and a renowned writer argues: “If one accepts the simple proposition that nature is the...Read more
BATTING MANY ODDS
THE Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) is an independent entity, which is backed by the Samarthanam Trust, a non-profit organisation. The Indian visually handicapped cricket team was formed in 1998 and is being managed by CABI. It is associated with the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC) and is the apex body in...Read more
Will the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ultimately benefit the Luxury sector? Read on to understand the different taxes we pay and why? Words: Sangeeta Sinha While checking the tariff for any hotel you never get to know the exact money you would have to pay – it is always a certain...Read more
COURTING THE COURTYARD
Airy with a view of the sky, cool summers and warm winters, open privacy for extended families – courtyard houses are a blend of functionality and connectedness. Priya Narayan Courtyards have existed for thousands of years in ancient Egypt, China, India, Rome and Greece. Structured at the core of a building, open and unroofed, airy...Read more
CHOOSING ART FOR YOUR HOME
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”: Pablo Picasso Words: Tillana Desai It is Art that adds beauty, serenity and soul to a house. Each painting has its own emotional connect…like an aura that you can feel. A couple of handful art pieces duly selected for your heavenly abode will not...Read more
Vaastu For You
From this month, we plan doing a series of articles on ‘ready reckoner’ on Vaastu. They will be simple to understand and supported by self-explanatory sketches. Here’s our first one on site excavation and foundation stone, the Bhoomi Puja. VAASTU TIPS THE BUILDING IS ONLY AS TALL AS THE FOUNDATION IS STRONG ENOUGH TO BUILD...Read more
NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES – 1
The story of the Native American Tribes of North America is the story of a land being taken over by the more powerful and the subsequent relegation of the natives to reservations. Words: Priya Narayan Thousands of years before Columbus’ ships reached American shores, groups of nomadic tribes had travelled from Asia to present-day Alaska,...Read More
Navadurgā - nine forms of Goddess Durgā Words: Sangeeta Sinha Navarātri is a festival dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Durgā. According to vedic scriptures, Goddess Durgā, a symbol of power, is worshipped in nine different forms and is therefore termed Nava-durgā. Each goddess has a different form and a special significance. In...Read More
The devas and asuras are not beings, but represent the life that each of us lives. Their battle for supremacy is a fight to move away from worldly pleasures towards unification with the Supreme Self. Words: Madhuri. Y Recognised as the most important Upanishad, the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad gives its teachings in three kandas, that is,...Read More
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Chairman of Pharande Spaces, Pune.
THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF URBANISATION IN INDIA
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chairman and managing director of Amit Enterprises Housing Ltd, Pune.
HOW LONG DOES A MODERN CONCRETE BUILDING LAST?
Ram ChandnaniRead More
Managing Director Advisory & Transaction Services India at CBRE
STRENGTHS AND CHALLENGES OF INDIA AS GLOBAL STARTUP HUB