Conversation: Dr Mattheos Santamouris, Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales, Sydney

As homes become smart, there is an urgent need to innovate and create home grown technologies that will benefit the built economy of the country says Dr. Mattheos Santamouris. There are many challenges in the built environment today and it is said that the population of world is around 6.5 billion currently and will reach 10- 11 billion by 2050 and most of this will be in Asia especially India and China. This means that we will approximately need 1

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Home Loan Checklist

You are all set to invest in a home but naturally finances are a worry. With a plethora of financial institutions, this is probably the easiest way in which you can fund your dream home. Here are some aspects to keep in mind when you take a home loan. Your home is arguably the most important investment decision of your life. Not just because it involves the largest outflow of finances but also because your home really is that space

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Goa: Offbeat Places

Arguably one of India’s most loved holiday destinations, Goa is a potpourri of culture, festivities and traditions. Notwithstanding being the smallest state of India, there is some much to discover in this beach destination, that you will need to go there again and again. Here are some of the places that must be on your to-do list the next time you are in Goa. Mae De Deus Church Located in Saligao, Bardez, the Mae De Deus Church is a beautiful

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Where to Eat in Singapore?

Food is a great leveller and also I discovered recently a great place to discover a city. And I found out exactly this on a recent trip to Singapore. Well with a city and country that has three main languages – the food culture is so diverse that your taste buds will explode with flavours that range from high end Michelin starred food to hawker style street food and everything in between. Singapore in fact is well known for its

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Get Your Body Summer Ready

If you are feeling the heat of the weather thanks to the early arrival of the summers, well this is only the beginning of what is said to be a sweltering time ahead. While you may have summer clothes, summer decor and more, have you given a thought to how you can prep your body for the summer? Well if you have not, here are some summer workouts that will help you beat the heat! Holistic Gym Routines The best

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How to be friends and business partners at the same time?

“All lasting business is built on friendship.” ~ Alfred A. Montapert Clearly these words seem to resonate well in today’s new age businesses. When I started doing this story, I got a plethora of responses that all pointed out to one direction – how good friends had become successful business partners. Mutual Connections Who knew the journey to eat good food would lead to a long-lasting friendship? Jinal and Vandhana started their friendship over a scoop of their favourite ice

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How To Handle Your Shy Child?

“Deep rivers run quiet.” ~ Haruki Murakami As a behavioural trait that is much debated and often misunderstood, shyness is something that most people often misinterpret. Shy children very often get labelled as timid or even under confident. As parents, you can help your child overcome his or her shyness. Here is a handy guide. Recognize Shyness Shyness in children is rooted in temperament styles and often poses a challenge to parents on how my shy child will bond with

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Designs on Denim

Denim Jeans a cotton apparel, was originally designed for the working class. Today, it has become a part of the fashion garments space. Jeans as a fabric originated in the city of Genoa, Italy in the form of cotton corduroy. It arrived in United States in the late 18th century and in India the initial bit of influence was seen in 1930s when tourists were seen sorting jeans on the Indian soil. Denims for the Indian markets were initially imported

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Interview with Rakesh Kumar, Export Promotion Council of Handicraft

The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts has been established under the EXIM policy of Government of India in 1986 and is a non-profit organization set up for the promotion of handicrafts from Government of India in 1986 and is a non-profit organization set up for the promotion of handicrafts from country and project India’s image abroad as a reliable supplier of high quality handicraft goods and services. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) & Managing

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Apparel Export Outlook

India’s textiles sector is the oldest industries in Indian economy, dating back to several centuries. Currently, textiles sector is one of the largest contributors to India’s exports with approximately 11 per cent of total exports. The industry is also labour intensive and is one of the largest employers.  India’s overall textile exports during FY 2016-17 stood at US$ 40 billion. Export Angle According to a report titled “Indian Textile Industry: Trend and Future” direction by http://industrialgreenchem.com, the projected ‘Vision 2024-25’

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