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who turned out to be his tutor and even helped raise Rs 2, Now, 9729 items worth Rs 15. That is, The officers who have been shortlisted, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.We will support the developers who have not been able to start the project due to financial reasons, said Maheshwar SahuPrincipal Secretary (Industries and Mines) Asked what happens to the land allocated to these developersSahu said? The Development Commissioner of Kandla SEZ has already granted these units permission to exit from the scheme. When the daan patras were opened on Friday, Will the dip in donations affect temple programmes?

who gets involved into the local politics. said Kalki. Police claimed that the attackers had not intended to kill Poojary and said their intention was to attack the youth and then inform the police about “cattle smuggling”. the fish,it was only natural of him to say yes when his wife Mana asked him to get associated with the Bryan Adam’s concert. Shetty also added that he will be touring four cities (viz.MumbaiHyderabadDelhi and Bangalore) with the Canadian rockerwhen he comes to the country early next year (February 2011 to be precise) Sunielalso claims that he knows most of Bryan’s songs by heart We are sure that Bryan Adams; the ‘Summer of 69’ star will surely have a rocking time with Suniel Shetty Or is it the other way round For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Shiny Varghese | New Delhi | Updated: July 2 2015 12:17 pm Top News Prabhakar B Bhagwat turned a basalt quarry in Timba Gujarat into a self-sustaining forest His father Bhalchandra V Bhagwat developed the Empress Botanical Gardens Pune as its Superintendent His son Aniket Bhagwat carries forward the legacy plating up landscapes with fractals and contrasting geometries With projects spread across the country Aniket’s Nolan-esque designs confront history and theatre all at once From corporate gardens to farm-inspired homes from schools to hotels from universities to master planning for over four decades M/s Prabhakar B Bhagwat has been building spaces where architectural features become observers and protagonists Be it an exaggerated dinosaur bridge in an apartment block a brick cone that opens itself to the skies in Drum House or undulating brick walls in Devi Art Foundation Their self-published book Forest for the Trees; Trees for the Forest documents projects by the firm but it also shows how clients became friends seeds grew into farms and symbols told stories These eventually form characters in a masque where their exits and entries are as important as the silences in between Excerpts from an interview with Aniket: Timba: Hard mass of rock in a basalt quarry was turned into a wetland with pedestrian trails planting and ponds Timba The Timba quarry project done by your father in 1985 seems like it has always been like that Your landscape designs appear more deliberate and planned How do you think landscapes should be designed Forced or serendipitous These are different landscapes We tend to use the word “landscapes” as if it means only one thing; but of course it’s not Timba for example was the restoration of a 200-acre exhausted basalt quarry It was a slow and carefully done ecological reconstruction; it’s really about allowing nature to re-establish itself It started with improving the soil then allowing grasses that could shelter and shade the small trees diverting a nearby seasonal stream to fill the quarry and then stocking the water with fish and affording the place protection so that nature slowly regained its hold Along with it forests bloomed and birds nested Even today there are very few examples like it in the world On the other hand if you take say the landscapes of Devigadh which is an old medieval fort near Udaipur they can’t take the same route The fort built along a hill had many courts rising from the lower ground There was nothing in the courts but the names ‘darbar’ or ‘zenana’ The landscapes for these were really mental constructs that resurrected the narratives of this palace In abstract ways the landscape design referred to the way water was traditionally revered in lands that had little of it and paid obeisance to the beautiful water rills of Mandu near Indore It celebrated the idea of a darbar by a rough hewn stone throne that presided over the cosmos with a orb etched in the stone floor while the zenana translated as a fountain that spews water inside almost to reflect the manner in which women tend so tragically to internalise their emotions in feudal lands It made cultural and social connections So landscapes should be planned like life is planned never this or that but what they want to be Blossom: An abandoned factory hosts choreographed landscaped elements such as sculpted earth mounds that lead to mango groves Blossom Between 1995 and 2005 your firm seemed to have developed its own vocabulary How has the firm which has seen three generations of landscape architects grown over the years Every summer I would go to Pune for holidays My grandfather had long retired But I remember going to the Saakal office near Shanwar Wada once a week where he held a workshop for readers who had questions on how to grow vegetables flowers and other plants He had such patience and he cared enough to keep on explaining things till he was sure that people knew what to do And then when I started studying architecture I would often ride pillion with my father on his old white Lambretta scooter and go to sites at the crack of dawn where he would plant gardens It really was theatre the way he selected plants from a large truck load and tapped a stick on the ground where he wanted a particular plant placed and a large group of workers would follow him and he would pace up and down for hours at an incredible speed I would enjoy seeing this over and over From 1970s after my father formally set up his design firm he did these very lyrical and gentle landscapes that really told the story of trees Many of them are no more; and it struck me how fragile these landscapes really were Sadly we have no photographic records either though we have drawings The work from the late ’90s has been recorded I think a lot of the work we do comes from the hurt of seeing the earlier work vanish so we tend to embed something into the landscape that will make its reading more robust The landscapes my grandfather and father did had a vocabulary albeit a different one and hopefully there is one now Seeing the way they worked or dealt with trees and the land one learnt about observing nature carefully about seeing order in them that are not apparent Slowly the idea of landscapes in its fullest entirety seems to have seeped into our bones and so for us that I think is the biggest growth That we can imagine ways of thinking about landscape that is dynamic thoughtful abstract and communicative irrespective of scale or type of project But the biggest growth was the learning of a spirit a way of looking at life that was full of conviction and passion Half Way Retreat: The landscape uses patterns from agriculture while its water channels criss-cross the site Far from any sense of continuity the design celebrates fractals Half way retreat In your book Forest for the Trees Tress for the Forest you say that “one is a product of the life we live each day” How do your everyday experiences inform your design process We live in a country of such vibrancy and complexity and just as the air that touches the body its many nuances touches one’s soul — people noise broken cities poverty happiness music and cinema — all this becomes a strange concoction in my head and the design always seems a way to negotiate this space I like fractals I like contradictions I resent sameness I find it tedious and unreal Life is not like that Not unless you are a vegetable or a saint It soars scares sings and sleeps; all in one day So I like spaces like that which surprise and seem disconnected to the last space; not revealing the next Also you can’t escape history if you are an Indian it can be a huge weight or you can wear it lightly and live with it; I choose the later Drum House: The space has many actors who not only dress differently but behave differently too Drum House If you see Half Way Retreat which is a large home set in a garden dry sits next to wet dark next to light free next to constrained and they are almost notionally yet powerfully separated In the Drum House which is really about many strange characters the drum the stockade the concourse wrapped in elegant concrete there is no seeming thread that ties them together and yet there is a subliminal beat that does The Gala housing landscape has a huge whimsical 100-feet-long ‘dinosaur’ its bold expression was a rejection of the loss of identity in our cities The lower grounds of the Bridge House which recreated many crop patterns was about the loss of agriculture and its lyrical order and the play spaces in Shirpur is a tribute to poster art in our cities and how dead walls can be such potent tools of communication Devi Art Foundation: With Corten steel skin and custom-made exposed bricks that twist and turn the Devi Art Foundation building design testifies to the avant-garde art it hosts Devi Art Foundation Craft and theatre often walk hand-in-hand in your architectural projects They lend themselves to exaggeration but also become observers of the landscape and environment Look at us we are the biggest dramabaaz nautankis in the world Also there are very few lands left in the world where the hand and the mind come together so beautifully be it in metal or stone or cloth or pigments The idea of craft and that too without a fuss in humble places of production is something we see all the time around us It’s natural then to use this as a resource as an idea in the work we do For example in the Devi Art Foundation building and then yet again at the Alchemist’s Abode in Baroda we took what were conventional office buildings and designed them to efficiencies that are the norm with budgets that are not much higher than the market to craft large projects with the precision of the hand I somehow reject the idea of the industrial in the way we have now made it commonplace I do understand that with the scales we have to build in this country that is one way to go Most beautiful cities in the world or that which we consider of value even today used tools of mass production that were available then with the clear control of the mind and the hand I miss that in a lot of the new faceless work and hence perhaps root for it so strongly in ours Bridge House: The house on two hills is connected by a bridge textured with installations storm water trenches and wild forest planting Bridge House Why is the profession of interior design special as you say in your book Most people mistake it for interior decoration I believe that the profession of interior design is special – it’s the one that comes closest to the human body; and touches it sensorially and literally To me it’s an art and equally spatial design that surrounds the human body in a tight wrap and can be realised rather quickly (as compared to say landscape design or architecture) and can have a life of one’s choosing (again something you can’t do in architecture and landscape); so to say it can be temporal or done for posterity What could be more fascinating than that It does not suffer the vagrancies of development permissions nor gets washed away or shrivel because of the climate (as do landscape and architecture); and what could be more secure than that So really to me it’s a liberating form of design one that tests the mind at many levels and scales of attention simultaneously; I do believe if taken seriously it can be seen at such poetic and philosophical heights that would leave us moved each day Akash: This 9000 sqm wedding venue lit up with over 3000 lights enclosed in cloud-shaped holders create an ethereal magical effect You pioneered 12 on 12 a forum where architects presented 12 slides for 12 minutes to a design audience and have co-authored Spade a four-volume magazine with architect Samira Rathod that deliberated design in the country Do you think we lack dialogue on architecture and design in India and that’s why we still haven’t made a mark on the international scene Absolutely I find that as a community we are not interested in things beyond the daily or things pertaining to self We don’t want to invest time in subjects that seem peripheral or esoteric; and we surely don’t want to invest time to evaluating ourselves Things are changing but not enough Many initiatives have begun where designers are talking to each other We need to create robust platforms to discuss evaluate and introspect else we will keep working in isolation and that can never be good for any profession But that’s only one set of reasons There are others Such as lack of patronage and faith in Indian architects or even the desire of architects to push the limits and go beyond themselves Gala Haven: The lack of emotions in cookie-cutter apartments have led to a whimsical garden with large trellis structures caves for children a giant dinosaur bridge and many play areas Gala Haven What’s on your drawing boards currently We are 40 odd people and work like we are possessed We have a host of homes office buildings small institutional buildings large master plans and landscapes of all shapes and sizes and over time we have been careful to take on work that we think we can bring value to Right now many of us are continuously working on the master plan urban design and landscape design for a new city that has already started construction It will be spread over 4000 acres and will be home to over two million people Then in the mill area of Mumbai is a public park that narrates the loss of the textile mills and also directs attention to some of Mumbai’s beautiful landscape vignettes like the Borivili National Park or tells the story of how the seven islands became Mumbai Then there is a wonderful home that sits in a large orchard built in really beautifully crafted brick that we have been honing for a year now and of course an office building in Baroda under construction really is art and inspired by Paul Klee’s 1929 painting Uncomposed Objects in Space In which buildings in India do you think architecture interior design and landscape come together The Golconde Ashram in Pondicherry really has to take that prize Built in 1942 under the direct supervision of the Mother it was designed by Antonin Raymond as a dormitory for the disciples of Sri Aurobindo It’s got exquisite furniture by George Nakashima and the gardens which have a slightly oriental flavour to it sit as a third actor and are equally meditative I think every lover of design in India must see it and students must spend months absorbing it Having said that of course there are many a modern projects especially homes I used to actually love the work that Achyut Kanvinde did and where my father did the gardens and I thought it had a quality of Frank Llyod Wright’s sense of attention to detail Those homes in Ahmedabad done in the ’60s were rather beautiful Forest for the Trees; Trees for the Forest is available for Rs 1950 (exclusive of courier charges) Mail: [email protected] or call 079- 26923054 For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Washington | Published: April 17 2017 4:30 pm Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) can harness the mechanical energy such as those created by footsteps and then use it to power portable electronics ( Source: American Chemical Society) Related News Inspired by the Chinese and Japanese arts of paper-cutting scientists have developed a light-weight paper-based device that can harvest energy from body movements to power sensors and watches Despite the many advances in portable electronic devices one thing remains constant – the need to plug them into a wall socket to recharge Portable electronic devices such as watches hearing aids and heart monitors often require only a little energy They usually get that power from conventional rechargeable batteries Researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in the US and Chongqing University in China wanted to see if they could untether small energy needs from the wall socket by harvesting energy from a user’s body movements They have been working on this approach in recent years creating triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) that can harness the mechanical energy all around us such as that created by our footsteps and then use it to power portable electronics However most TENG devices take several hours to charge small electronics such as a sensor and they are made of acrylic which is heavyResearchers turned to an ultra-light rhombic paper-cut design a few inches long and covered it with different materials to turn it into a power unit Also Read: China to build world’s largest research platform for nano-technology The four outer sides made of gold- and graphite-coated sand paper comprised the device’s energy-storing supercapacitor elementThe inner surfaces made of paper and coated in gold and a fluorinated ethylene propylene film comprised the TENG energy harvester Pressing and releasing it over just a few minutes charged the device to 1 volt which was enough to power a remote control temperature sensor or a watch researchers said The research was published in the journal ACS Nano For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 28 2017 2:05 pm WhatsApp for Android beta has added launcher App Shortcuts that will allow users to directly open a new chat Starred messages or in-app camera Related News WhatsApp for Android beta has added launcher App Shortcuts that will allow users to directly open a New Chat Starred messages or in-app Camera The feature is already live for Android beta users though there’s no clarity on when it will be available for everyone WhatsApp App Shortcuts was first spotted by Android Police and the site put out screenshots of the new features WhatsApp even allows for these shortcuts to be dragged on home screen as separate shortcuts The messaging app already enables creating shortcuts for independent chats and camera on home screen WhatsApp’s new App Shortcuts feature though useful is likely to find lesser use case given the choice of shortcuts For example a new Status shortcut instead of New Chat shortcut would have made more sense Especially so because the Facebook-owned company just announced thatit has over 250 million daily users on the Status feature It is seldom that WhatsApp users open new chat window instead they chat with those already on their friend’s list more often Starred messages shortcuts in WhatsApp directly takes users to three pinned chats at the top of the chat list While the option might prove to be useful for a lot of users others might end up not using the shortcut at all “Beside the fact that most of these shortcuts aren’t really useful WhatsApp already offers native widgets and shortcuts for your homescreen so you already had a Camera shortcut and a Chat shortcut that let you choose specifically the contact(s) you wanted to assign to it and showed their display picture instead of a boring star” reported Android Police WhatsApp App Shortcuts feature is live for users on Android beta version 217277? muscle relaxants among others and preparing treatment modules for different age groups, 2017 1:04 pm Maneka Gandhi said that marijuana should be legalised for medical purposes,HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday. in terms of crime registered per lakh of the population.

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Our (Indo-UK) partnership has gone to a different level.and one from Chandigarh UT.This was Tendulkar’s first attempt at initiating a debate in Rajya Sabha where he has been a member for five years and is a year short of completing his term He posted a 15-minute long video on Facebook with the message: "It is my endeavour to transform India from being a sport-loving nation to a sport-playing nation I urge you all to participate in this effort and help make my dream our dream Always remember dreams do come true" In the video he speaks about the "pressing matters in our India" that require our attention some of them beingeconomic growth poverty food security andhealthcare He said that as a sportsman "I’m going to talk on sports health and fitness of India as it has a telling impact on our economy" He suggested that the RTE bill (Right to Education) which was passed in the Rajya Sabha in August 2009 should be amended to include the "Right to Play" File image of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Reuters Speaking about his vision of "a healthy and fit India" Tendulkarurged Indians tochange their sedentary lifestyle and their unhealthy mindset He said that a way of doing this would be incorporating sports in all walks of life "We need to transform India from a sport-loving nation to a sport-playing nation" he said in the video "We are becoming immobile in this mobile phone world" he also quipped whileadvocating for a plan to make India a sporting nation Tendulkar lauded the sporting culture in theNorth East mentioning the likes of Mary Kom Saikhom Mirabai Chanu Bhaichung Bhutia and Dipa Karmakar and others He urged the government to focus on making "smart sports cities" to foster growth in India He also said that school children should have more access to infrastructure and thatopen spaces and playgrounds should be retained Another recommendation he had was to provide school children representing India on a district state and national level extra marks He spoke of ‘three Is’ for making India a sporting nation — invest insure immortalise Under invest he requestedMinister of Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley to make a portion ofCSR spending compulsory for sports infrastructure He said that parents should give equal support to their sons and daughters who are pursuing sports? download Indian Express App More Related News" he said.

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