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Tapping solar energy at homes

In a country that has about 300 sunny days in a year, tapping solar energy should help houses free themselves from power cuts.

Solar energy can be used for several applications, says D. Selvaraj, former Deputy General Manager of Tamil ...


REALTY SPEAK
Water, water everywhere

How much water is enough for an individual per day? Experts will quote the latest surveys and say that it varies from country to country and city to city, which everyone knows anyway. It's one Sintex tank for a family of four, say many ...


The Indian rental housing sector

The Indian rental housing sector is seriously under-serviced by the organised real estate industry. The onus to meet the huge demand for such housing falls largely on the unorganised sector - meaning individual property owners.

By the ...


Title insurance can solve a lot more too
It can provide coverage for loss if there is no right of access to the land acquired. A look at the advantages by Sameer Dhanrajani
This earthy material can withstand earthquakes
Wood is versatile, with a well-established tradition of being affordable and durable, if properly seasoned, says ASWATH M.U.
Synefra's hospital in Dharwad

Pune's integrated infrastructure solutions provider Synefra Engineering & Construction Ltd., a Tanti Group company, will construct a super-specialty hospital in Dharwad and the project is to be completed by August 2012. It is valued at Rs. ...


In the midst of grape orchards…
Lots of greenery, adequate water, widening of roads, quick access to the airport… Hennur Road has got everything right now, says R.Y.N. Rao
Selecting right mattress important for posture
Godrej launches ‘comfy meter', which is divided in two parameters that include softness and firmness
The Gen Next of lighting
Fluorescent lighting has got a makeover with System X modules. Nirthya Rajan reports
Jain Housing's high-end projects

Jain Housing's latest projects, Alpine Meadows and Westminster, are an effort to recreate the resort experience at home.

Located in two of the fastest developing areas in the city, Alpine Meadows and

Westminster are for those who ...


Isha Yara phase two announced for Medavakkam

Isha Homes has announced commencement of Phase II of its Isha Yara – budget apartments in Medavakkam.

It will comprise 444 flats in 18 Stilt + 4 floor blocks spread over 5.91 acres. The total built up area will be 4.28 lakh sq. ...


RWH on the Metro!

“Everybody hates a metro when it is being built, everybody loves to ride in one” – unnamed quote

As the elevated tracks come up over the city a mass transport network called The Metro is being built all over the city. ...


Romancing the verandah
Beautiful frontage, protection from heat, rain and pollution… the benefits are many, says Sathya Prakash Varanashi
Making way for natural light and air

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) and lighting are the most important parts of building design in the present-day energy crisis scene. The buzzwords in the building industry are eco-friendly, energy efficiency, and green ...


Builders in Kozhikode seek a fair deal from new government
Their main grouse is against FAR limitations and curbs on coverage



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