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The construction industry generates tonnes of waste each year. Why is there no reduce and reuse strategy in place? Nidhi Adlakha finds out »
cement godown

Beware of excess cement

Cement deteriorates with age, and has an inherent weakness of cracking. »

Frames make the difference

Offering much sought-after solutions is Fenesta with its stunning range of windows, doors and conservatories. Coming in UPVC frames where each frame has a built-in steel reinforcement to give stren... »
Finance

Banking on the sun

The Union Ministry of Finance tells public sector banks to encourage home loan seekers to install rooftop solar power plants and to include the cost in their loan proposals. »
March 27, 2015

Property vs. affordability

It is interesting to note that a consumer survey conducted by IIMB-Magicbricks just after the general elections in May last year revealed huge rise in sentiments across 10 cities surveyed in India... »
The water is gone
March 27, 2015

In times of distress

The school has always been known for its alternative, open form of education as an exploration of knowledge. Located in a campus far away from the city in forest-like surroundings, it has had to ma... »
Members of the Sahiti Mattu Kalavidara Vedike, Citizens’Action Forum,and BPac and concerned citizens who plan to present a memorandum tothe Chief Minister on the Carlton House issue.— PHOTO: SUDHAKAR JAIN
March 27, 2015

It’s a heritage issue

It’s not long since the rallying for Balabrooie took place, and there comes the whole issue once again. It’s Carlton House Campus this time in the news, as the verdant 7.5 acres is what the PWD off... »
Prefabricated wooden planks are light and easy to maintain in the long run
March 27, 2015
Innovation

Built in a day

It was while building a house in Kodaikanal that Murugesan Durai, proprietor, Prakruti Construction, realised the futility of adopting traditional construction methods there. He says, “Building a... »
Reuse old coffee mugs, glass bottles and plates to brighten up your décor.
March 27, 2015
Decor

Ideas from the kitchen

For most of us, the kitchen translates into food, crockery, cutlery, tableware, and many other things. But never design and decoration. Strangely, all kitchens are full of items that can be used to... »
March 20, 2015
Cover

Watch your step

The economy is inching up, and buyers are once again looking cautiously at property investments. As the market is flooded with lucrative ads, the need for buyers to be diligent about home purchase... »
Manju Yagnik,
March 20, 2015
Interface

In the lap of luxury

What attracted you to Chennai and why did you start off with a luxury project?Chennai is a burgeoning realty market and we wanted to enter with a quality product. The luxury segment i... »
You may not believe in regular top-to-bottom buffing, but there is no reason not to do so this time of the year.
March 20, 2015
Decor

On a cleaning spree?

The origin of spring cleaning is said to date to the Persian New Year, Iranian Norouz, which falls on the first day of spring. But the Iranians aren’t the only ones who believe in an annual cleanu... »
March 13, 2015

Green solution for bio-waste

Away from the public gaze, South India’s first plant producing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from hotel and poultry farm waste has completed its first year of operations. The plant is supplying 600... »
Schools need access to good water for drinking and cooking and washing the mid-day meal dishes
March 13, 2015

It’s the lifeline

March 22 is celebrated globally as World Water Day. Simply to bring focus on this life-giving substance which has made planet earth inhabitable and which is at risk. The theme this year is “Water... »

From Koyambedu with love

Old place, new office

Time for a lower interest regime?

Geyser era

Perfect fusion

‘Akrama-Sakrama’ is here

Dressing up discounts

Vintage makeovers

March 27, 2015

Hands-on training programme

Gramavidya, a non-profit development organisation, promoted by a group of professionals, academicians, scientists, technologists, and sociologists, is propagating sustainable livelihoods through al... »
development work
March 27, 2015

Growth in times of bifurcation

Being the last in the line, despite the real interest it should normally provide to all Bengalureans, even the local media could give only a matter-of-fact report on the BBMP budget, which was pres... »
March 27, 2015

Doorway to exotica

A residence is not just the four walls creating a living space. It is a doorway that welcomes, a window that frames the exteriors, an aesthetic vent that lets the air and sunlight into this living... »
March 27, 2015
Realty Trends

Is it the right time?

The first question in a home buyer’s mind is often this: ‘Is this the right time to buy?’ This is especially true today, when property prices are a stretch. Looking at ticket sizes and per square f... »
Though built to connect Shamshabad airport to the city, as on todayPVNR elevated freeway serves far lesser volume and diversity of traffic than theroads below.
March 20, 2015

Are freeways viable?

Ever since its invention, the car has fascinated human beings. In the United States of America (USA) this fascination resulted in an urban planning model of sprawling cities separated by great dis... »
March 20, 2015
Plot

Trees on your terrace

Who says trees need to be rooted to the ground? Like Dr. Radhika Balakrishnan, you could grow them easily on your terrace. Her terrace garden is home to dwarf varieties of drumstick, lemon, allaman... »
March 20, 2015
Home Affairs

Home away from home

If you aren’t from Uttarakhand, you can’t buy property in the State even if you are an Indian citizen. In Himachal Pradesh, which has relaxed its earlier law, you are only restricted from purchasi... »
March 13, 2015

Sustainable Habitat Solutions

Leading professionals from the government, academia, civil society organisations, builders, architects and engineers participated in the sixth GRIHA Summit held at New Delhi recenty. Green... »
March 13, 2015
Green sense

Why waste space in your house?

Energy-efficient architecture revolves around not only technology and materials, but equally around the functional benefits we gain across time from the design details. After all, every square foot... »
March 13, 2015

Good news for home loan borowers

Close on the heels of the massive budget support for the housing sector by way of the government announcement of a house to each family by the year 2022, the RBI appears to be moving in tandem to... »

Start green, stay green

Ornamental and yummy too

A bitter-sweet Budget

Property prices set to increase?

The promise of a house for all

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