26 03, 2016

Eco-friendly Living – Act Now

By | 2017-03-28T08:43:44+00:00 March 26th, 2016|City Smart, Energy, Green Tech|0 Comments

Why it is absolutely imperative to make changes to our current lifestyles The reason is simple. We have exhausted all options and the only way out is, to shape up or ship out. Dramatic as it might sound, we are in danger of wiping ourselves out from the face of the earth, if something is not done about environmental degradation. Most of the recent flooding, forest fires, and landslides can be attributed directly to unbridled human activity. The recent Chennai floods is a case in point. The devastating loss to life and property is mind-numbing. Danger signals: Melting ice The [...]

25 03, 2016

How Green Really is Your ‘Green’ Home?

By | 2017-03-28T08:43:46+00:00 March 25th, 2016|City Smart, Energy, Green Tech|0 Comments

What makes for a green home in reality? Oftentimes, what you get sold is not what you want, or at least, not the exact thing you want. Asterisks and other typographical symbols come in handy for sellers who are unable to match their sales pitch with actual delivery of goods matching the promised specifications. It always pays to go through sellers’ claim with a fine tooth comb and linger on fine print until you are reasonably satisfied with what you are getting. In most cases, the discrepancies may be as acceptable as the difference between a lime and a lemon. [...]

23 03, 2016

Benefits of Rooftop Gardening

By | 2017-03-28T08:43:48+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|City Smart, Green Tech, Nature|0 Comments

How does the food we eat end up on our dining table? Young kids might be forgiven for thinking food actually grows in supermarkets. Only if it were that simple. So what steps are involved until the food ends up on your table and how does it impact environment during the journey? The concept of food miles is used to assess the environmental impact from the time of production of food until it reaches the consumer. Farming sector in crisis The distress in the farm sector owing to factors like excess rainfall, unavailability of farm labour, crop failure, and lack [...]

23 03, 2016

Advantages of Owning a Vacation Home

By | 2017-03-28T08:43:50+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Energy, Green Tech|0 Comments

The opinion is evenly divided among the general population on the subject of buying a second home. While some recognise advantages such as a chance at savings on hotels and resorts and other weekend getaways, others are not so enthused about the idea. Most folks brought up in middle class homes would do a double take at the thought of splurging money on such a grand scale. But is it really an extravagance? Let’s find out. It begins to make sense Like most things in life, truth lies somewhere in between. When examined impassionately, the idea of owning a second [...]

7 12, 2015

How Sustainable is Your Home?

By | 2017-03-28T08:43:52+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Early Warning Signs Humans have finally realized that natural resources are finite and our planet is under increasing pressure from the effects of senseless exploitation of natural resources to meet the needs - often extravagant- of a burgeoning population. The warning bells have been ringing for a while now. Our modern lifestyle has contributed greatly to rising temperatures, a depleting ozone layer and an acute scarcity of water. The disappearance of the sparrow, a common presence in our midst until a few years ago and the continued drought like conditions in California are the two clear signs of things [...]

15 11, 2014

Get land without govt help, industrialists told

By | 2014-11-15T05:53:58+00:00 November 15th, 2014|Other side of News|0 Comments

Govt working with industry to sort out issues related to land Industrialists must venture out and carry out land purchases on their own, instead of being dependent on agencies like KIADB for the purpose, which could result in delays in land acquisition, Secretary, Commerce and Industries Department (MSME, Mines and Textiles), Karnataka government, Tushar Giri Nath said on Friday “With land being one of the major issues affecting industrial development, some legislation is required,” Nath said, adding that the government is closely working with industry and manufacturing sectors to sort out issues related to land. Source :Deccan Herald Dr. Hariharan [...]

14 11, 2014

RBI to sell Rs 10,000 cr govt bonds

By | 2017-03-28T08:43:53+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Marketing and Finance|0 Comments

Reserve Bank said it would sell Rs 10,000 crore government bonds through Open Market Operation (OMO) to mop up liquidity from the system. “On an assessment of current and evolving liquidity conditions, Reserve Bank has decided to conduct sale of government securities under Open Market Operations for an aggregate amount of Rs 10,000 crore on November 5 through multi-security auction using the multiple price method,” the central bank said in a statement. There is an overall aggregate ceiling of Rs 10,000 crore for all the securities in the basket put together, it said. The central bank would decide on the [...]

5 11, 2014

India Inc turns sunny side up

By | 2017-03-28T08:43:54+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Power|0 Comments

Invests More In Solar Technology To Improve Productivity Fed up with constant electricity cuts and government-enforced “power holidays“, IT firm ValueLabs has turned to the sun beaming down on its head office for help. In July, it finished building a 13 megawatt solar plant -enough to power 6,000 homes -to keep the lights on and computers humming for more than 3,000 employees at its base in Hyderabad. It is even selling surplus electricity back to the grid. “We plan to use the entire quantum of power generated from these plants in the coming years for our existing and upcoming campus,“ [...]

4 11, 2014

RBI may offer lower lending rates in Dec

By | 2017-03-28T08:44:00+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Marketing and Finance|0 Comments

Bank Credit Growth Up, But Continues To Underperform Growth In Deposits Leading public sector banks have lowered some of their term deposit rates as credit growth remains sluggish and liquidity in money markets have improved. The lenders who reduced deposit rates recently include Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, and Andhra Bank reduced some of their term deposit rates. State Bank of India, ICICI Bank and Central Bank of India had revised its earlier last month. “We have been able to bring down interest rates on deposits because we hold surplus investments in government securities. The expectations of a reduction [...]

4 11, 2014

Bangalore’s new realty projects dip 27% in Q3

By | 2017-03-28T08:44:01+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Marketing and Finance|0 Comments

21% Decline Across India, Says Report The slowdown in India’s real estate sector continues with the number of new construction projects declining sharply in the three biggest realty markets in the third quarter of this year, global real estate consultancy firm Cushman and Wakefield has said in a yet-to-be-released report. New launches were down 54% in the national capital region, 27% in Bangalore and 11% in Mumbai during July-September 2014, as compared to the same period last year. The country as a whole saw a decline of 21% in new projects. The drop was steeper — more than 50% — [...]