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Writings on the wall

Published on 25-Aug-2011
colour & life Your walls are bound to come alive thanks to decals. PHOTOS COURTESY:  SHELLYS’ WALLS

If you are planning to give your walls a makeover, wall decals can serve as an excellent option. They can be used on almost any...

Maximising space at home

Published on 25-Aug-2011

Storage space in apartments is precious. Sudha Jain offers tips to maximise space by using multipurpose furniture, shelves mounted on walls or storage-friendly furniture.

Retrofitting for energy-efficiency

Published on 25-Aug-2011

The basic definition of ‘building retrofit’, to quote an American expert in energy-efficient building improvement, David H Allen, is the modification of the infrastructure of...

Home Loan Comparator

Published on 25-Aug-2011

Where god is in the detail...

Published on 25-Aug-2011

The house of architect and writer Nagaraj Vastarey, and his wife, actress Aparna, has been designed in keeping with the customs and traditions that the...

How monsoon ready are you?

Published on 18-Aug-2011

Follow simple tips to keep your home dry and clean this rainy season. Ensure proper earthing, and plug the leaks and cracks in your building....

Breathe the perfume in the air...

Published on 18-Aug-2011
Beat The Blues Use of incense sticks, reed diffusers and aroma  candles can help wipe out musty odours from your home.

This rainy season, use a smart combination of fragrances to get rid of those damp odours from your home, suggests Ruth Dsouza Prabhu

A plan that works......at many levels

Published on 18-Aug-2011

The interiors of the Aberathne house is in complete contrast with the outdoors. Courtyards are integral to the experience. The project is exemplary in terms...

Anti-bacterial tiles for the monsoon

Published on 18-Aug-2011

The monsoon is associated with beauty, but it is also the season when one is most susceptible to health risks.

So, what's your style?

Published on 18-Aug-2011

Planning to have a house of your own? Making the rounds of apartments and independent bungalows or moderately-sized houses? But, they aren’t the only options...

SNIPPETS

Published on 18-Aug-2011

Devanahalli-Hebbal stretch:  Fast growing Most of the residential projects are concentrated in the northern and southern parts of the...

Illusion of space

Published on 11-Aug-2011

Small is beautiful, easy and practical. But sometimes, tiny spaces can be uncomfortable. You can easily make such small spaces look bigger by employing certain...

A resort in your own backyard

Published on 11-Aug-2011

No matter how large or small your garden patch is, you can add drama and colour to it. Surabhi Johri offers simple tips to convert...

Great retail potential

Published on 11-Aug-2011

One of the oldest residential areas in the City, Rajajinagar continues to be in great demand for residential and even commercial development, writes Ruth Dsouza...

Home to simplicity

Published on 11-Aug-2011

Designer Spaces Architecture is not only about photogenic spaces. In Anitha Suseelan and Rajiv’s house, architecture accommodates the occupants’ shared ideologies and lifestyles, writes Varna...

A home that's just right for Bangalore

Published on 04-Aug-2011
Sleek and Colourful: The kitchen. Photo by the Varna Shashidhar

Rajesh Renganathan’s house and studio space is inspired by the composite construction used in smaller villages on the fringes of Bangalore. The material palette he...

Accessories that add colour

Published on 04-Aug-2011
Design Mantra: A host of artefacts adorn the wall in the hall. Photo by Bindu Gopal Rao

Pillars sourced from Kerala, brass hanging lamps, skylights, copper utensils and above all, a terrace that houses a guest room, kitchen garden and a well-manicured...

Futuristic inflatable building opens in Barcelona

Published on 04-Aug-2011

An abandoned warehouse in Barcelona in northern Spain has been transformed into an inflatable building which will be used by science and technology companies.

For that perfect bathroom...

Published on 04-Aug-2011

Planning to re-do your bathroom? Swati Kapur offers tips on the texture, colour, size, and the options available in the market.

How to stay safe at home...

Published on 04-Aug-2011

It might sound strange that accidents such as falling down in the bathroom or electric shocks continue to happen even at one’s own house.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on the first day of the winter session...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on the first day of the winter session...

Outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress...

Outgoing Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress...

INLD MP Dushyant Chautala arrives by a tractor to attend the winter session of Parliament...

INLD MP Dushyant Chautala arrives by a tractor to attend the winter session of Parliament...

Social activist Anna Hazare while addressing a press conference at the Guwahati Press club, in...

Social activist Anna Hazare while addressing a press conference at the Guwahati Press club, in...

Members of Anganwadi workers hold a protest against Uttar Pradesh Government in support of their...

Members of Anganwadi workers hold a protest against Uttar Pradesh Government in support of their...

Election observers inspecting the EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) at a distribution centre...

Election observers inspecting the EVM (Electronic Voting Machines) at a distribution centre...

A vegetable vendor sits between the wheels of a parked truck, in a street market in Kolkata on...

A vegetable vendor sits between the wheels of a parked truck, in a street market in Kolkata on...

Army jawans near a helicopter parked at Kolkata maidan during foggy Friday morning. Historic Victori

Army jawans near a helicopter parked at Kolkata maidan during foggy Friday morning. Historic Victori

A fisherman casting his net at Dal Lake during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar on...

A fisherman casting his net at Dal Lake during a cold winter morning, in Srinagar on...

Muslims pray on the steps of a mosque during a demonstration against the...

Muslims pray on the steps of a mosque during a demonstration against the...

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