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It’s happening up north
North Chennai, long derided as congested and unfashionable, is getting a makeover in residential spaces. Prince Frederick reports


Bring in the experts
Messy home? Unreliable domestic help? Don't worry, just go in for professional help
Stress buster of choice

The swish of the tail, the small, swift movements, and the mesmerising colours of fish. They make aquariums an eternal favourite.

Fish are stress relievers. Watch them play in water and dissolve any strain.

Or imagine waiting in ...


Hosur Road: A mixed bag
It straddles two worlds, from the high-end and fully developed Koramangala to Attibele where large parcels of land are opening up. A report by R.Y.N. Rao
Back to open planning
A small house with large spaces is any day better than a large house with small spaces, says eco-friendly architect Sathya Prakash Varanashi
Sobha Emerald completed in Coimbatore

Sobha Developers Limited has announced the completion of its luxury residential project ‘Sobha Emerald' — a super luxury villa project in Coimbatore.

The project was launched in January 2008 and is Sobha Developers' first ...


Soaking up the sun
Indian homes are taking to solar power with enthusiasm as sunny days are many in a year
On the path to recovery
Affordable housing is gaining more popularity in Hyderabad as compared to high-end projects
Marg ProperTies launches Kalpa Vriksha

MARG ProperTies has launched Kalpa Vriksha under Urban Smart Homes category.

The residential project is strategically located in Karapakkam, OMR and adjacent to MARG Junction Mall, South Chennai's biggest retail opportunity for business, ...


Shades of antique
Antique designs are hugely popular in interior décor, bringing in an unmatched elegance to the house
Tackling the cracks
Cracks can range from hairline to severely wide. Proper investigation must be taken to check the severity and take remedial measures
Up the garden path
There is pressing need for a regulatory authority on real estate to protect buyers
Prices up, buyers down
Builders feel that their hands are tied, what with the rising cost of construction materials
Construction tips

Care should be taken with tree planting and landscaping after completion of the building project.

In clay soils where trees are sited a substantially deeper foundation may be required.

Special protection trenches should be provided ...


Construction costs



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