• Sun, Mar 26, 2017
  • Infra Talk: Weaving urban fabric with nature

    Updated: Mar, 25, 201711:39 AM

    A synergised effort must be initiated by town planners, the municipality and residents to restore green spaces to urban India.
    Infra Talk: Weaving urban fabric with nature
    In the pursuit of their development and urbanisation, cities are witnessing high-rise buildings replacing backyards, parks and forested areas. However, it is wrong to blame real estate developers and municipalities for this scenario. They are effectively reacting to the growing demand for such buildings from those whose evolving lifestyles focus more on work and post-work recreation. It is true that there is a lot of awareness and concern about the need to re-establish a healthy environment, and healthier cities. However, it is also true that most real estate development taking place today is about amenities and facilities, and that any vegetation that is factored in is merely aesthetic and ornamental. Essentially, cities have gone from green to grey, and any new thinking about it and efforts towards reconnecting people to nature must...
  • Student housing, an emerging concept Student housing, an emerging concept
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201711:35 AM

    The education sector in India is growing rapidly. With the increasing number of students enrolling for higher education each year, student housing is obviously a complimentary product to this growth.

  • IAF negotiates for 60 new Airbus C-295 IAF negotiates for 60 new Airbus C-295
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201709:36 AM

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin contract negotiations for acquiring 56 Airbus C-295 transport aircraft as replacements for its ageing Avro HS-748 aircraft.

  • Know your rights when layoffs happen: Forum Know your rights when layoffs happen: Forum
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201709:35 AM

    With an IT services major on the verge of “pink-slipping” a large number of employees, the Knowledge Professionals Forum (KPF), comprising IT employees from across companies, has swung into action.

  • Indian basket of crude oils goes below $50 a barrel Indian basket of crude oils goes below $50 a barrel
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201709:33 AM

    The Indian basket of crude oils went below the psychological $50-a-barrel-mark this week as global prices fell on the back of a supply glut from rising US crude inventories, offsetting some of the...

  • IT employees campaign against layoffs IT employees campaign against layoffs
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201709:31 AM

    As a part of the campaign to stop layoffs, a group of IT employees have started distributing pamphlets on OMR, over the last few days.

  • 70-year-bank gears up for merger 70-year-bank gears up for merger
    Updated: Mar, 25, 201709:29 AM

    After more than seven decades in existence and often referred to as Kerala’s own bank, the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) will go into oblivion.

  • Tamilnad Mercantile Bank partners with Mastercard to make its digital presence pronouced Tamilnad Mercantile Bank partners with Mastercard to make its digital presence pronouced
    Updated: Mar, 24, 201706:30 AM

    The 95-year-old Tamilnad Mercantile Bank (TMB), a private sector scheduled commercial bank with a strong regional presence, has signed a collaborative pact with payment gateway major Mastercard.

  • Chennai training firm signs up with bigwigs Chennai training firm signs up with bigwigs
    Updated: Mar, 24, 201705:30 AM

    The corporate training industry, estimated to touch 25 million USD next year, has been growing at such a pace that newer entrants such as the city-based Potential Genesis are looking for a pie of the...

  • Unbranded auto parts entry worries sector Unbranded auto parts entry worries sector
    Updated: Mar, 23, 201709:56 PM

    Even as the automotive aftermarket is expected to touch 13 billion USD by 2020, a key concern for the auto sector remains the challenge of the penetration of spurious parts.