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Logo Story / Oct 2017

Adolf Dassler Initially started as a small independent sportswear company in Germany, Adidas today, is the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe (headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria) and the second largest in the entire world. Apart from shoes its core product, Adidas also manufactures clothes, bags, shirts, and other sports wear to give their customers a wide variety to choose from. Adidas was registered on 18 August 1949 by Adolf Dassler. The companys clothing and shoe designs typically feature three parallel bars and the same motif is incorporated into Adidas current logo. The name ADIDAS is a portmanteau formed from its founders name Adolf Dassler and the 3 black stripes of the ... Read More

Architect's Voice / Oct 2017

AR. HEENA KOKEL Co-Founder, Director of Clay Club Innovations Pvt. Ltd. Tell us about your professional background and Clay Club. I completed my B.Arch. in 2012 from CEPT University, Ahmedabad. In 2006, while studying architecture at the CEPT University in Ahmedabad, our group began to brainstorm, collaborate on class projects, and explore various materials, soon named CLAY CLUB. It became a hub for hands-on work, rigorous discussions, design explorations and experiments with our ideas of doing. After graduating we set up our own design studio called CLAY CLUB Innovations to continue our explorations with an added challenge of engaging with clients, associate practitioners and the society at... Read More

Vaastu Meter / Oct 2017

MR. BHARAT GARG Director of Karan Letex Limited Could you please tell us about your professional background and academic achievements? I am a commerce graduate and I have been an entrepreneur for the past 25 years. Initially, we were into different supplies and later, I moved into exports of garments which I initiated 15 years ago. When did you start your business? I started my first business in the year 1993 and thats the year I formed my company. I became the director of this company while I was still pursuing my graduation. How well do you believe in Vaastu? I strongly believe in Vaastu based on my own life experiences for the past 18 years. I have gone through a very bad phase of my life... Read More

Vedic World / Oct 2017

Aerial View of Angkor Wat, Cambodia Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments ever constructed during the 11th century A.D. which means, Temple City. It was originally built as a Hindu temple dedicated to the God Vishnu, but it was later converted into a Buddhist temple in the 14th century. Every year, hundreds of thousands of travellers from across the globe including the Buddhists and Hindus flock to Cambodia to experience the grandeur of Angkor. Built by the rulers of the Khmer Empire over the span of five centuries, these temples endure as one of Earths greatest archaeological wonders today. Join us as we shed light on one of the most enigmatic, mesmerizing civilizations in th... Read More

Architectural Marvels / Oct 2017

Old Town Square, Prague Founded in the 12th century, the most significant square of Prague has been witness to many historical events. It started life as the central marketplace for Prague in 1091 A.D. The Old Town Square and the surrounding quarter form the heart of the city of Prague. The lively square is lined with magnificent buildings in different architectural styles, from Gothic to Baroque. With its ancient buildings and magnificent churches, this is one of the most beautiful historical sites in Europe. The most notable sights on the square are the Old Town Hall Tower & Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and St. Nicholas Church. Founded in the 12th century, the most significant square... Read More

Others / Oct 2017

Is Vaastu Shastra related to Astrology? Astrology is the science of time. All the activities we humans do can be directly related to time. Astrology is the language of karma and all our activities are already planned when we were born. Astrologer can be wrong; however, the subject of astrology can never be wrong. Astrology talks about your reactions of earlier life actions in the form of a life journey. Astrology reads about an individual or an event happening through the influential part of celestial bodies called planets and their respective tenets called zodiac signs. From astrological perspective, your fourth house is the house of residence. A person who stays in a non-Vaastu compliant h... Read More

Vaastu Directions and Tips / Oct 2017

After a tiring long day at work, when you come home and see your pet dog running to greet you at the door, you feel comforted and loved, forgetting all your worries in a moment. Our pets love us just like our family members and make us feel important by expressing their love and care for us. This is the reason dogs have been considered as a mans best friend. In fact, cats, rabbits, birds, cows etc. are equally good pets and Vaastu plays an important role to create a balance between our lives and nature. Keeping animals in cage isnt advised at all according to Vaastu. If you see Madrid's layout, North West consists of Ancient Egyptian temples, official residence of the Spanish Royal family, m... Read More

Vaastu Directions and Tips / Sep 2017

The key to understand the importance of various Vaastu methods is acceptance. As in general construction of our surrounding, the very normal arrangement of overhead beams might affect our progress and focus. Beams at various locations - be it professional or our safest zones of homes, could affect the normalcy of our routines. We have noticed that students work hard but arent able to do well in exams. People dont get sound sleep at night. Sometimes it is because of their ill health or they are affected by sleep apnoea syndrome. People working late hours at office often tend to lose productivity and focus in the long run. Even in the government offices, people sitting under the beams and colu... Read More

Others / Sep 2017

What is the ideal plot/house as per Vaastu? It depends on your purpose of acquiring it. If you are building a house, the ideal shape would be either rectangle or a square. If it is for industrial purposes, the shape wouldnt matter much as long as it is big in size. Any levelled plot which isnt bumpy, below the ground, or in the foothills of the mountains is considered good as per Vaastu. By defining boundaries, the plot can be very prosperous for any type of construction. What colours should be used on the interior walls of the house? Colours used in the house do have an influence on shaping the thoughts of the person. The colours can be associated with the temperaments of the family members... Read More

Architectural Marvels / Sep 2017

Caspar Van Wittel If you want to see Rome in all its unbridled glory; teaming with tourists, hawkers, artists, street performers, thieves, priests, paupers of all descriptions, and plain old Romans out for a passeggiata, you have to go to the Piazza Navona. It was created from an existing lot in the mid-17th century on the site of the old Stadium of Domitian, a horseshoe-shaped arena for foot races built in the 1st century AD. Of all Rome's piazzas, this isolapedonale (pedestrian precinct) is one where the liveliness of Roman life is most tangible. It has long been a meeting place for the inhabitants of Rome. In past, in addition to the market, processions and spectacles were held here - inc... Read More

Vaastu Meter / Sep 2017

DR. ANURAG SHARMA Director at Ojas Hospital What difference has Vaastu brought in your office? I think after making the changes as per Vaastu, there is a lot of peace of mind now, with no big problems clogging my mind now. A couple of months ago, I was disturbed for a month or so; however, I recovered and everything's going fine now. What advice would you give to other people regarding Vaastu? I think that while we are making our homes or offices, it is better to construct it according to the principles of Vaastu so that it exudes positive energy and influence. It becomes really difficult and tedious to re-construct the place as per Vaastu later, if not done initially. So, I would suggest th... Read More

Vedic World / Sep 2017

Humble Beginnings Sometime around 1989, I started practicing Vaastu. It was a very new subject for everyone at that time. My initial lessons were from my grandfather in the year 1976-77. Learning astrology was like a ritual in our house and I learnt it from my guruji. When he taught me the subject, people started coming to my place on Sundays to get their predictions. I used to help people by reading their birth charts and making predictions. However, I never thought that I have some astrological aptitude in me. Eventually, more people used to visit me on Sundays and I started becoming popular in my circle. There were days when I used to travel from Vizag to Hyderabad and Hyderabad to Delhi.... Read More

Architect's Voice / Sep 2017

Mr. Pragnesh ParikhMD of Real Estate Construction Company What are the different kinds of projects you have undertaken? How has the experience shaped you? To start with, I was born in Gujarat and completed my graduation from Mumbai. I came back to Ahmedabad and did my management in planning and forecasting. Following my post-graduation, I started working with a pharma company in sales department, then as a medical representative and later got promoted as All India Project Manager and held this position for seven years or so. However, destiny had different plans for me so I changed my profession and became a scrap dealer for the next 2 years. Simultaneously, I started making industry printing... Read More

Logo Story / Sep 2017

Jack Dorsey HISTORY An online news and networking site that allows users to post messages and tweets restricted to 140 characters. Based in San Francisco, California, United States, Twitter Inc. has more than 25 offices around the world. Created in 2006 by young American web developers Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams, the microblogging service averaged at 328 million monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2017. On the day of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, Twitter proved to be the largest source of breaking news, with 40 million election-related tweets sent by 10 P.M. (eastern time) on that day. In their early days, Twitter was referred to as twttr becaus... Read More

Vaastu Directions and Tips / Aug 2017

In the busy world we live today, construction has increased greatly and indiscriminately. The speed with which infrastructure projects are undertaken and completed in record time bring their own risk. Entire construction industry is divided into different branches and the main elements of a holistic ethos have gone missing. Looking at the recent trends in last two decades around the world, the scenario of construction and infrastructure has changed dramatically. I can talk with authority as I am part of it being engaged as a professional in this field for very long. Bigger projects like Hotels, Hospitals, Schools and other public buildings keep changing hands often leading to fall in profits... Read More

Logo Story / Aug 2017

Mark Zuckerberg Founded on February 4, 2004, Facebook has now become the biggest social media network on the Internet today, both in terms of total number of users and name recognition. The American for-profit organization is based in Menlo Park, California. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, launched the site as a Harvard Sophomore at the age of 19. The site was then known as The Facebook. There are over 1.94 billion monthly active users on Facebook as on March 2017 and about 1.15 billion daily active mobile users indicating an increase of over 18% compared to the last years statistics. This automatically makes it one of the strongest mediums to connect with other people all over the... Read More

Others / Aug 2017

What is the basic difference between Vaastu Shastra and Feng Shui? Can the principles of these theories be applied to one's home and work place? Vaastu and Feng Shui are both very synonymous. Buddhism spread from India to China and Japan giving rise to Feng Shui. So, all the concepts of Vaastu, Astrology, and Meditation took a new shape. They understood the same subject in a different language. For instance, energy is called Chi and is represented by dragons, lions, tigers, birds, snakes, and so many other animal representations. All these forces refer to planets dating long back to the time when cultural fusion happened. Both are same from the basic principles point of view. However, Feng S... Read More

Architectural Marvels / Aug 2017

Before Times Square, now known as One Times Square becomes the most popular building in the world once every year. On the New Years Eve, the glittering ball descends slowly from the top of this structure to mark the passing from one year to the next. Over a million people gather at this place to observe the dropping of the ball along with hundreds of millions watching at home on television. Located in the city of New York with an average of 45 million visits each year, Times Square is the most visited destination in the New York and the United States. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is also referred to as The Crossroads of the World, The Center of the Univer... Read More

Vaastu Meter / Aug 2017

MR. K V BHASKAR - Managing Director of VPL Integral CFS Pvt. Ltd. Could you please tell us about your professional background and academic achievements? I have done my Post graduation in M.Sc. Ed. from a very prestigious institute, Regional College of Education NCERT under Utkal University in 1981. I was very fortunate to have been among the 20 students selected from all over India in my batch. Can you tell us how you met Dr. Rao? I joined a group called VIZAG PROFILES which had a group of like minded entrepreneurs. With them, I started my business journey in Steel manufacturing and infrastructure. We purchased a sick Steel Industry in 2008. That is when I came across a highly learned author... Read More

Architect's Voice / Aug 2017

MR. HIREN GANDHIFounder of Hiren A. Gandhi & Associates Please tell us about your professional experience. I have worked with different clients both in the private as well as public sector. It has been a varied experience because when you work for public sector, you don't know who your end client is. There is a hierarchy of people working for public sector so the expectations are different at all levels. Hence, your work gets perceived differently by everyone involved in the project. It's a very challenging for an architect to do something for the public sector; whereas when you work for private sector, you can come in direct contact with the client. An architect has to really understand... Read More