urban landscape

Through Bollywood to Mumbai past and present (With Image)


August 18th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The transformation of the urban landscape of Mumbai has been tied to the growth of cinematic arts for the last 100 years. The megapolis changed ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

India muse to new age ‘land art’ (With Image)


April 28th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Demolished buildings, piles of bricks, an odd tree and colonial style homes arranged in artistic shapes are the symbols of new age "land art" for ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

City architecture makes birds’ songs shriller


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Feb 23 (IANS) Urban birds sing at a higher frequency than their woodland cousins in order to be heard above the barrier of constant noise produced by traffic, machines ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Grow fresh tomatoes, beans on your roof tops


February 10th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) People in cities can grow enough of lettuce, beans and tomatoes for consumption by utilising roof tops of the building they stay in."In our inFarming project ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India plans better housing facilities for urban poor


July 30th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) With an estimated 95 million people expected to be living in shanties by next year, the government has drawn up an "ambitious", but "achievable" scheme ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Urban ecology art comes to town (With Images)


March 30th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Beatles, bats and mosquitoes have suddenly found a place in the realm of public art in the Indian capital.Opening up points of intersection between art, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Wipro Lighting wins Asia design award


December 15th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 15 (IANS) The lighting division of Indian IT major Wipro Ltd has won the coveted Design for Asia Award 2010 for its LED street light 'Orio' in the product category, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Moscow’s graffiti artists come out in summer


April 17th, 2010 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) After a long winter, Russian graffiti artists have come out to change Moscow's eternally grey urban landscape into something brighter even, if it is illegal. Winter in Russia ... Read more...

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Mumbai snapshots, Gandhi, Picasso - all on Dodiya’s shutters (With Image)


March 6th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Leading contemporary artist Atul Dodiya uses the shutters of shops in Mumbai as the backdrop of his art works that combine snapshots of the city's changing urban ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Mumbai’s drama, violence feeds fiction: Vikram Chandra (Interview)


January 24th, 2010 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Mumbai, the land of the underworld and pyschedelic Bollywood dreams, is an incredibly fertile source of violence and drama for a fiction writer, says US-based ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

Look through the eyes of tourists, says tourism minister


August 19th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) "We should look through the eyes of tourists about what they expect from us," said Tourism Minister Kumari Selja while inaugurating a workshop on 'World Class Tourism ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Selja to inaugurate workshop on world class tourism infrastructure today


August 19th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja will inaugurate a one-day workshop on World-Class Tourism Infrastructure here today.The objective of the workshop is to develop world class tourism ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Selja to inaugurate workshop on world class tourism infrastructure tomorrow


August 18th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja will inaugurate a one-day workshop on World-Class Tourism Infrastructure here tomorrow.The objective of the workshop is to develop world class tourism ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Historic Jama Masjid a step away from new look


June 11th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The 450-year-old Jama Masjid in the old quarters of the capital has to cross one more hurdle to get a complete face job, which would ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google’s Street View service halted in Greece


May 13th, 2009 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, May 13 (DPA) Greece's data protection agency has stopped Google from continuing to photograph the country's streets for its Street View service and asked further reassurances on privacy from the US ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How painting the town white could reduce global warming


January 17th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): In a new study, a scientist has come up with the suggestion that global warming may be tackled w ith white paint. According to a report in The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Joint Indo-US military exercise to counter terrorism


July 24th, 2008 - 10:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Indian and the United States army will undertake joint manoeuvres on counter-terrorism in Mizoram from next month.Operation Vajraprahar will be the fourth round of joint ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Abstract artist captures urban landscape, promotes green cause


May 15th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Leading abstractionist Sanjeev Varma's works promote the green cause, drawing inspiration from simple things like stray dogs longing for affection and the first raindrops. ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Melbourne set to regain most populous Oz city status


November 14th, 2007 - 10:35 am ICT by admin
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