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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

Vedic World / Aug 2017

Plaza Mayor Madrid is the largest city of Spain, the third largest city in the European Union, and also the Capital of the country with a metropolitan population of approximately 6.5 million. The official language of Madrid is Spanish while languages like Aranese, Galician, Basque, and Catalan have official status in certain regions. The city of Madrid has a pleasant weather round the year except the few summer months. It is a modern, dynamic, and open-minded city that enables the combination of work and leisure leading to a great quality of life. Madrid has a great history associated with it. There were no signs of it when the Romans walked the Spanish lands 200 years before Christ. For mor... Read More

Architectural Marvels / Jul 2017

Venkateshwara Tirupati Temple India is a culturally diversified country and of the many faiths practiced in the world period Hinduism is considered to be the oldest living religion. In India, it has endured for thousands of years and has dotted the landscape with innumerable temples. But there is one that towers atop the hills of southern India as one of the most visited Hindu religious sites anywhere on the planet. Located in the hill town of Tirumala in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, the temple dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateshwara, an incarnation of Vishnu is believed to have appeared here to save the human race from the trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. There is something about it wh... Read More

Logo Story / Jul 2017

Current logo of Google The largest search engine company of the world, Google Inc, is headquartered in Mountain View, California. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, PhD. Students of Stanford University with a mission to provide access to the worlds information in one click. Apart from the search engine, the company operates more than 50 Internet services and products, deriving nearly 89% of its profits from Adwords. LOGO CHANGES Google has changed a lot over the last 19 years from the range of products to the evolution of their look and feel. Google began in 1996 as a research project by Larry and Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University, California... Read More

Architect's Voice / Jul 2017

Mr. Abhijit PurohitEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - INDIA HEAD ARCHGROUP INTERNATIONAL Please tell us about your academic achievements and professional experience. After completing 12th standard in 1990, I applied for an Architecture course but couldnt secure admission due to low percentage in PCM. So, I enrolled myself in 3 years Govt. Diploma for Interior Design. As this was a part time course, I started working at a renowned furniture retail shop at Santacruz. This gave me an insight into the market and practical know-how. After securing first class in the final year, I applied for the architecture course again and secured my admission in Academy of Architecture in 1994. Throughout my five years of a... Read More

Vaastu Meter / Jul 2017

MR. SHIV KUMARCEO AT MAPLE SOFTWARE PVT. LTD. Please tell us something about yourself. I was born in Andhra Pradesh and had my basic schooling from Vishakhapatnam. I graduated in engineering from Manipal and did my masters in computer science from USA in 1994. After a few years into the sea food business, I started my software business in 1999. The software industry was in full bloom in 1999. We specialized in web designing for B2B and B2C markets but in late 2000, the markets went down making us shift our focus on other areas of operations. Later, we moved to Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and Electronic Medical Records. We trained our existing group of people. We worked on this busine... Read More

Others / Jul 2017

Q.: When a home or commercial site is designed on Vaastu principles, is it required to carry out frequent checks of Vaastu compliance or just once is enough? A.: Once the Vaastu changes are done, there is no need for the occupant to make any further changes every now and then. However, every additional facility modifications, interior or furniture changes must be Vaastu compliant. Q.: When checking Vaastu compliance for apartments, is it required to check the Vaastu compliance of the entire society or just our own apartment house? A.: It is always better to check the entire society as well as the Individual unit. An individual unit will be responsible for its good or bad fortunes. If the ent... Read More

Vaastu Directions and Tips / Jul 2017

For a layman buying land is as difficult as buying diamonds. One must see clarity, colour and cut of a diamond before buying it while for land five vital elements viz. Earth, Space, Air, Water, and Fire play a vital role as per Vaastu Shastra. A Vaastu compliant land or plot radiates positive energy while a non-Vaastu complaint land can generate negative energy if there is a problem with the direction, light, wind, materials used in construction and the type of structure being built. There are five important aspects in selecting a land such as soil, location, topography, direction and shape. Primarily in buying a land one needs to have closer look at the quality of land itself. Viz., Type Sh... Read More

Current Affairs / Jun 2017

Tej Prasad Yadav RJD chief Lalu Prasad has turned to Vaastu shastra ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to rid himself and his family of misfortune and ill-luck and to ensure good electoral performance of his party. With over a dozen of his senior party leaders, including a Rajya Sabha member, half a dozen legislators and former ministers, deserting him to join rival parties, and the Rashtriya Janata Dals alliance with the Congress not being a winning combination, Lalu Prasad has ordered that a pond inside his wifes residence be filled up, following a suggestion from an expert in Vaastu shastra and an astrologer. According to RJD leaders close to Lalu Prasad, a Vaastu expert suggested that the pond... Read More

When the entire world was in its infancy, we, the Indians, were old enough in the knowledge of almost all the subjects of life. When others were wandering in forest without even clothes, we were living in palatial houses seemingly touching the moon in the sky. Whatever knowledge is spread in the world, we are the major contributors in it. If our ancestors had not laid down the tracks of growth with their knowledge, the science would not have grown in the world. The mysteries about which the rest of the world was ignorant, we had unfolded them all in our country Hindustan. Shri Maithilisharan Gupta, the renowned Hindi Poet in his work Bharat-Bharati. The term Vaastu Shastra is a collation of ... Read More

Vaastu Meter / Jun 2017

MR. SANDEEP MITTAL- OWNER OF MOHANVILAAS RESTAURANT & BANQUET Could you please tell us about your professional background and academic achievements? I graduated in Arts from Delhi university and started my career into Hotel industry in 1986. I was very much interested in this field which is why I took the initiative back then. We started with a small venture, The Mohan Restaurant &Banquet in Ashok Vihar, Delhiand currently own 3 banquets in Delhi. What ignited the idea to start this business? My father worked as a contractor in construction industry, so he owned a plot which was used for restaurant and banquet purpose. I was in 12th standard during those days and I saw that the hotel... Read More

Architect's Voice / Jun 2017

MR. KUNAL SHAH - PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT AT KUNAL SHAH ARCHITECTS Mr. Shah talks about the Govt. policies, urbanization, smart cities, Vaastu and how all of them combined, have made an impact on our architecture. Could you please tell us about your academic achievements and professional background? I completed my Bachelors in Architecture from M.S. University in 2001. I had my goals clear from the very beginning. I wanted to develop my skills as a commercial architect so I didnt want to enrol myself in a master degree course. However, I wanted to start practicing commercial architecture. After graduation, I worked with renowned architects based in Ahmedabad for the next 4 years who were already ... Read More

Amber Fort - Jaipur City History Capital and largest city of Rajasthan, Jaipur, often referred to as The Pink City, was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber after whom the Jaipur city is named. He was a Kachwaha Rajput who ruled Amber from 1699-1744 which lay 11 km away from present day Jaipur. With the increasing population and growing scarcity of water, he decided to shift to Jaipur, the first planned city of India. It is now the tenth most populous city of India with a population of 3.1 million people. Many have termed Jaipur to be one of the best planned cities of our country. Before planning the layout of Jaipur city, Jai Singh consulted several books... Read More

Current logo of Amazon History Named Named after the worlds longest river, Amazon.com, Inc., more often referred to as Amazon, is an American e-commerce giant based in Seattle, Washington. The founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezoz, used to work at Wall Street after graduating from Princeton in 1986. Long before Amazon became the brand it is today, one-stop shop for shopping any product online was just an idea buzzing around the head of 30-year-old Jeff Bezoz. Amazon which is currently the largest internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization was initially started as an online bookstore, originally named Cadabra, an abbreviation of Abracadabra on July 5th, 1994. Howeve... Read More

Logo Story / May 2017

IPL 2017 Captains pledge allegiance to MCC's spirit of cricket IPL stands for Indian Premier League and is the most successful T20 format to-date. It is a professional T20 league that was started by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) in 2008 and held every year in April and May. Moreover, its a platform for all the local players to play at a much higher level to get the best environment for nurturing themselves into professional cricketers and entertain cricket fans around the world. There have been 9 seasons so far; the current one being the 10th. Each team has a mix of Indian and foreign players where only 4 foreign players can play for each team. IPL Seasons & Winners 2008: ... Read More