Indoor Air Quality – why it is important

Six years ago, I made a trip to Avaragere village near Bidadi, in Karnataka and that is when I wrote my first article on Indoor Air Quality. I went on an invitation of the Shell Foundation, the UK-based charity established by the oil major Royal Dutch Shell to see the impact that their stoves were having to change the life of the rural women. More importantly, it was a rather shocking revelation that indoor air quality kills more people than outdoor

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Hampi – Where Stones Speak!

Hampi is a town like no other city. Well, which other place has the kind of heritage that dates back to the times of the Hoysalas and in spite of largely being in ruins manages to attract attention every time? This is probably why Hampi is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the stone formations, ruins of history and cultural connections makes this town in northern Karnataka a must sought after travel destination. Hampi was believed to be

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Fabrics Go Smart

For the first time, UNSW biomedical engineers have woven a ‘smart’ fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of one of nature’s ingenious materials, the bone tissue periosteum. Having achieved proof of concept, the researchers are now ready to produce fabric prototypes for a range of advanced functional materials that could transform the medical, safety and transport sectors. Patents for the innovation are pending in Australia, the United States and Europe. Prof. Melissa Knothe Tate, Professor and Inaugural Paul

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Tech Push for Fabrics

Textile companies are upping the ante as far as using technology is concerned. One such innovative organization is Textronics Design Systems, established in 1990 provides intelligent CAD and WEB solutions, to help Textile and Fashion companies increase their global competitiveness, by facilitating Innovative Design & 3D visualization tools optimizing Sales, Design Communication and enabling E-commerce. “Over the years we have grown to a strength of 70 professionals engaged in development, product design, marketing support etc. Our products are well received

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Apparel Exports – New Vistas

Apparel exports are set to reach $20 billion in 2017-18, 13 per cent higher than a year ago, on policy support from the government ns a sharp increase in orders from the US, the EU and the West Asia. The government also announced Rs 6,000-crore textile package last year. Duty exemptions like the refund of state levies also helped Indian apparel manufacturers compete with global players. Making the Difference Indian textile and apparel companies are doing things differently that are

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Online Fitness

The world is online – just look around and you will see that everyone is online whether on their phones, tablets, smart watches or laptops. With everything being online today – it is even easy to get fit online. Yes, you read that right, online fitness is a trend that is growing by the day. Choose Right To start with the basics, it is important to identify the online fitness option that works for you – whether it is an

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Ganesha temples in Karnataka’s Coastline

If you look around carefully, you will find him everywhere. From bill boards, to temples, from reclining in cars to even as jewellery – we are taking of the omnipresent and most loved God Ganesha. If you visit the coastline of Karnataka, you can also experience myriad forms of the elephant headed God as well as understand different legends associated with the temples. Here are some places that you can visit on your next trip to check out the ‘Ganesha

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Karnataka Tourism – A Kaleidoscope of Experiences

“One State Many Worlds”, the tag line of Karnataka cannot be more apt. A state that has mountains, beaches, valleys, islands and more, there is something new to discover in all parts of this beautiful South Indian state. The best part of touring the state is that you will stumble upon several gems that are relatively undiscovered which makes it an attractive tourist destination. The State has declared 2017 as the Year of the Wild and the Tourism Department has

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Durga Puja in Kolkata

Come September, and the whole of India is swept in a surge of festive fervour. Leading the festivities is the 9 day long Navratri celebrations – dedicated to Mother Durga, an embodiment of strength and the divine cosmic form. Legend has it Durga emerged from the collective energies of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma to kill demon Mahishasura. As such she is a form of Shakiti or power and the nine days are a celebration of nine forms of Durga and

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New Age Generators

Rapid industrialisation is boosting the demand for diesel and gas generators. Diesel backup generators offer a lifeline in times of crisis. Considering the regular power outages in India, it poses hazards to public health and safety as critical services come to an operational halt. Blackouts in industrial areas can increase the risks to business operations, which may result in downtime and loss of revenue due to failure to carry out regular operations. In times of power outages due to grid

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