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Of tall promises and broken pacts
Living in an apartment complex in a city like Kochi is fine, but there could be problems when it comes to collectively ensuring that it is properly maintained and its facilities are shared equitably. In some cases the promised facilities are simply n ot available, writes SHYAMA RAJAGOPAL.


Drive away darkness from your garden
It is a nice evening, a fresh breeze stirring the leaves and cooling the air. As dusk settles in, you reach for the cane chair to sit back and take in the beauty of the garden. But by the time you make it to the freshly manicured lawn, it is ...
Cool your room this summer efficiently
Thanks to the harsh vagaries of the summer, more and more people are going for air-conditioners. The increased emphasis on energy efficiency, and the availability of a rating system, has added an extra dimension when it comes to making a choice.
Will the RBI relief bring some cheer?
At a time when property buyers were reeling under the effects of increasing interest rates, the Reserve Bank of India gave them some relief by announcing a cut for home loans below Rs. 20 lakh. As you are aware, RBI has asked banks to cut down ...
Newscan
Real estate developer Ansal API has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai-based realty firm Deyaar Development PSC to develop a mega township comprising residential, commercial, institutional and industrial properties in the ...
The key to better durability
What is durability? Durability is the property required for fulfilling all the service requirements of a concrete structure such as an RCC framed building, during its intended life, with normal expected maintenance. Note that maintenance is a ...
Rentals: three Indian cities among top ten
With India accounting for three of the top ten locations in terms of percentage rises in rentals in local currency terms, Bangalore and Hyderabad featured at the eighth and twelfth slots, as per the `Industrial Space across the World' survey by ...
Keeping tabs on energy efficiency
"This is the beginning of a new era for energy efficiency. We have introduced energy labels and history has been created. Energy efficiency movement is now at the doorstep of every consumer." So said Union Minister for Power Sushilkumar Shinde, ...
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