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The concept of large windows at home

An apartment and a farmhouse or a bungalow and a villa, every house are surrounded by nature, fresh air and lush greenery if you invest so. The lavish settings of each home can be perfectly complemented with the outdoor impression using windows. Depending on the window size, one can enjoy the nature pleasantries in abundance and make the house look more amplified and inviting as a result.  Mythbuster Pooja, Windows inside a home are not something you have heard for the first time. However, with the changing times, when people are looking for some environment support and finding a base in the residential societies, to escape the otherwise messed up city life, the old concept of windows at home is also finding a completely new meaning. Having large windows at home is a necessity and a luxury...

City and the Ruins

by Soumya Panda Imagine Delhi sans Lal Qila or Qutub Minar, Agra sans Taj Mahal or Fort of Agra, Jaipur sans Hawa Mahal or Jantar Mantar and Bengaluru sans Devanahalli fort or Mirjan fort! In such a situation these cities will fall into a crisis, identity crisis that is! Ever wondered when it comes to designing a logo or representing a place why designers invariably fall back on history or the historical aspects of that place! Just take any major important event held in Delhi or any Delhi based organisation, check its logo (take the design of Delhi Metro Smart Card as a ready reference). Or check any postage stamp in remembrance of any such events held in Delhi or in commemoration of Delhi. No doubt you will find some historical elements in its design representing the city. In reality, the...

Unfolding the reality of Havelis in India – Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe!

Netizens live on trends, some create, some follow. Sadly, content savvy people are high on this social fad. Isn’t life boring? Soon it might be. Recently, “Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe” an old dialog from the movie Nagina (1986) by the veteran actor Amrish puri started trending on twitter, further on other social channels. Well, contextually it made a different sense to the trollers of our society, yet everything is fair in love, war, and humour. The Origin of haveli Haveli is derived from Arabic haveli, meaning “partition” or “private space”. The generic term haveli eventually came to be identified with townhouse and mansions of the merchant class. India with its rich heritage and culture has seen an architectural evolution. Haveli has been a part of rich Indian architectur...

Thousands of armed police, bulldozers for 3700 artists of Kathputli Colony

The dwellers of the Kathputli colony pressurized for evictions. Massive armed police deployed with bulldozers surrounding the colony. Cops have already barricaded the area and are planning to disconnect electricity. Souma Mukherjee, Sr.Correspondent Kathputli colony, the small cultural hub of Delhi NCR is facing immense trouble with the redevelopment of the locality. In 2010, Government of Delhi initiated the redevelopment project of the colony on public-private partnership model. The contract was granted to Raheja Developers. As per the plan, 2800 flats were to be built in 10-storey buildings on the 5.2 hectare and a portion of the land was to be given to the developer to construct its own commercial and residential buildings. Currently, the negotiations are on with Delhi Development Auth...

The progressing art of pottery making

The magical potter’s wheel rotated on its axis and the potter kept on adding clay to get the desired shape, while moulding it constantly using both his hands. This is how the pottery industry incepted in the 3000 BC, which was totally mechanical. It required a lot of patience and tolerance, an indigenous art by skillful hands that needed the potter to balance all the forces of physics acting on the clay. MythBuster Anushree Not only handmade and wheel made forms of pottery existed in the past but other techniques like granulate pressing (granulated pressing of clay), Injection moulding (binders, lubricants and plasticisers are used), roller head machine(rotary shaping tool used), pressure casting (polymeric materials are used), slip casting (excess slip is taken out of the mould). The inve...

Delhi – The city of architecture and marvels

Aojasvi Raj Whenever the thought of defining the city of Delhi arrives, its definition is bland and incomplete without expressing the idiosyncrasies of it architectural culture and heritage. Muhammad Taqi Meer, the famous Urdu pioneer of the 18th century tried defining the alleys of Delhi by stating that Delhi’s stree ts are not mere streets but are like an album of a painter, such is the Delhi-ism of Delhi, which is a peculiar paradigm for the globe. Though majorly established as a medieval town, there are still findings and mentions referring to this elated city in the Indian mythological storytelling of Mahabharat comprised of Indraprastha as the capital of Pandavas. Moreover excavations at Bhorgarh and Ashokan edicts at Kailash proves the ancientness of the city. Delhi presents an amal...

Noida Authority brings Raahgiri to Noida

This International Yoga Day, Noida Authority is gearing up to make sure that Noida region becomes clean, green and healthy. Following the concept of Raahgiri Delhi, Noida Authority has also come forward to organise, for the very first time, its own Raahgiri from 21st June, this Sunday onwards. Tomorrow, when the whole world will celebrate International Yoga Day, Noida Authority has come out with Raahgiri Noida which is aimed to help people take some time out of their busy schedules on Sundays and live life to the fullest for those 3 hours. From 6 am to 9 am, the road will be blocked allowing safe passage for attendees to enjoy the way they want. Every Sunday is now yours..!!!! The road is now yours..!!!   Music, Dance, Art, Theatre, Sports, Health, Recreation and full on entertainment...

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