Luxury serviced apartments come calling

Luxury serviced apartments come calling

The trend of serviced apartments that started more than a decade-and-a-half ago in Chennai has been growing at 10-15% each year. Business executives who come from around the world on short-term assignments, tourists visiting hospitals for long-term procedures along with family, NRIs coming during year-end for the music festival season, and students from foreign universities … Read more

Busting the myths of ‘By invitation only’ properties

Busting the myths of ‘By invitation only’ properties

The concept of ‘By invitation only’ (BIO) housing projects is one of those ‘grey’ areas of real estate which carry with them very strong emotional markers. It tends to make Indians’ antennae perk up, and not necessarily from a demand perspective. We’re not considering gated communities here — the acquisition of a property in a … Read more

Ceiling of the champions

Ceiling of the champions

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. | Photo Credit: special arrangement In the last few weeks, the ICC World Cup 2023 has held matches in Chennai’s Chidambaram Stadium, Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium and Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium. A common feature at these three stadiums? Vox India. A more than 30-year-old interior design brand specialising in furniture, home furnishings and building … Read more

Several feared trapped as three-storey building collapses in M.P.’s Satna

Several feared trapped as three-storey building collapses in M.P.’s Satna

Rescue operation under way after a three-storey building collapsed in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna. Video grab: @Twitter/@PTI Several people are feared trapped after a building collapsed in Satna town of Madhya Pradesh around Tuesday midnight, an official said. VIDEO | Rescue operation continues after a three-storeyed building collapsed in Satna, Madhya Pradesh last evening. STORY | … Read more

Historic library building at Ambalapuzha in Kerala set to regain its lost glory

Historic library building at Ambalapuzha in Kerala set to regain its lost glory

The old building of P.K. Memorial Grandhasala at Amabalapuzha in Alappuzha in Kerala. | Photo Credit: SURESH ALLEPPEY The historic old building of the P.K. Memorial Grandhasala at Ambalapuzha in Kerala’s Alappuzha district, the first library registered with the Kerala Grandhasala Sangham, is set to regain its lost glory, thanks to the Alappuzha district panchayat … Read more

Rain fury in Uttarakhand, defence building collapses

Rain fury in Uttarakhand, defence building collapses

Heavy flow of water in Mandakini River at Rudrapryag due to continuous rains. File (For Representational purpose only) | Photo Credit: PTI The defence college building in Uttarakhand’s Maldevta collapsed on Monday as torrential rains pounded the state, flooding major rivers and their tributaries and causing landslides along the national highways to Badrinath, Kedarnath and … Read more

75-year-old dies after falling from Kannur Medical College building

75-year-old dies after falling from Kannur Medical College building

A 75-year-old woman died after falling from the Kannur Government Medical College Hospital building at Pariyaram here on Monday. According to the police, Omana, a native of Nidiyangodi, Sreekandapuram, had accompanied her brother Narayan who was undergoing treatment at the hospital. Omana reportedly fell from the seventh floor of the building and died on the … Read more

House of waste

House of waste

Shikhara project in Thiruvananthapuram by Vinu Daniel’s Wallmakers. | Photo Credit: special arrangement Architects and laypersons are increasingly incorporating waste and recycled materials as part of their designs, not piecemeal but in a more holistic manner. When Bill Sullivan first came to Auroville in 1974, there was hardly any plastic to be seen. Sullivan loved … Read more