Oct 24, 2014 08:38 PM
The Tamil Nadu government has released guidelines on septage management, but they appear inadequate. Nidhi Adlakha talks to the experts to find out more Here’s a shocking statistic: Only 35 per cent of Tamil Nadu’s urban population is covere
Oct 24, 2014 08:18 PM
Bangalore’s residential market is likely to remain highly active in future with 243,000 units expected to be supplied in the next five years (until 2018). The city, being a prominent IT-ITeS hub of South India, attracts workforce from India as well a
Oct 24, 2014 08:24 PM
Homes across 12 cities will come with a ‘Livability’ score that measures the quality of facilities and amenities in and around. To bring about a change in the home search process, online realty providers PropTiger.com has announced the launch
Oct 24, 2014 08:30 PM
As ‘Namma Metro’ turns three, the realty market in Bangalore reaps the benefits. Reach 1 of Bangalore Metro, when operationalised on October 20, 2011, was a long-awaited boon for east Bangaloreans. Residents along the corridor had lived with
Oct 24, 2014 08:21 PM
Humans are capable of finding ways to turn discarded materials into designs, says Sathya Prakash Varanashi There is something interesting about how birds and flying insects create shelter. They rarely use living matter! Most birds make nests with dried t
Oct 24, 2014 08:14 PM
The washroom is the costliest space in a modern urban home on a per square foot basis, whereas the situation is vastly different in rural households. There is much talk and focus on building toilets in India to end the practice of open defecation. A stag
Oct 22, 2014 08:26 AM
The task of getting approvals from different civic agencies for buildings is likely to get easier with new and dynamic building bye-laws in the offing. The Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Tuesday organised a
Oct 17, 2014 08:53 PM
We have been advocating a scientific approach to calculating the guidance value. Normally guidance value is calculated at 70 per cent of the market value. There are some anomalies in this calculation itself. It creates an artificial bubble, and hence an in
Oct 17, 2014 08:49 PM
Beautifully carved waterspouts on the streets of Kathmandu bring fresh drinking water from underground springs but many have gone dry The city of Kathmandu in Nepal has been constantly inhabited since the 4 century A.D. at least. In the bustling capital
Oct 17, 2014 08:49 PM
The architect says we hardly find little niches in construction today, and not many logical reasons can be extended to their gradual disappearance It is curious to observe how fast we can shed design ideas of many generations, simply to move on with newe
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