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Mumbai needs an aesthetic counsellor

The city needs simple solutions, which look at each problem not in isolation, but as part of a totality called a city, its people, and their needs, says Mahesh Vijapurkar.Chandrashekhar Burande, a......

Dr Omar Khalidi's voice will be sorely missed

Dr Omar Khalidi, the Muslim scholar who passed away on Monday, worked tirelessly to lift a mirror for the Indian polity to reflect on its secular credentials and to the Muslim community about the......

'Three armed men in black'

Gary Samore, Vice President and Director of Studies at the US think-tank, Council for Foreign Relations, visited India ten days ago with his wife Paula and their daughter Kate, an eighth grader at......

A peek into Cuba's housing facilities

Cuba has an eclectic mix of colonial and Art Deco homes, apartment complexes and impoverished buildings.   In November 2011, the government decreed that Cubans could buy and sell homes......

Chatwal Hotels to team with Wyndham Group

Indian-American hotelier Sant Singh Chatwal has entered into a global agreement with Wyndham Hotel Groups under which the latter will have exclusive rights to franchise and manage the Chatwal......

Dubai has Chicago to thank for the Burj

The city of Chicago too will be partaking in Dubai's moment of architectural feat when the world's tallest building - the Burj Dubai - is unveiled on Monday.Sixty-five-year-old Adrian Smith, a......

Brave new world of derivatives

Part I:The Ayn Rand twist to the Greenspan plot Some say that derivatives rank right up there with antibiotics and the microprocessor chip as one of the great innovations of the modern......

A house that redefines luxury

A front door that rises 13 feet, a basement in the swimming pool with heating and a dumb waiter so you can catch a bite while you swim... Archana Jahagirdar checks out an extraordinary home For......

'The present generation don't know Disco Dancer'

US-based author Anuvab Pal feels Mithun Chakrabarty-starrer Disco Dancer is the worst film of the 1980s. Yet, he chose to write a book on this very film, with the screenplay, trivia, and interviews......

Old theatres make way to grand multiplexes

It's probably a little late to be talking about the death of single-screen theatres. Multiplexes have become so ubiquitous these days that we forget that it was only a decade ago that standalone......

The making of Superman Returns

Much of the principal photography for Superman Returns was done on location near Breeza, Australia, on a rural piece of farmland that had been transformed into a working back lot.Six miles of road,......

Sky Captain soars on DVD

Special Collector's Edition DVDTHE FILM:Some films toss reality out the window with such casual grace that you can't help but marvel. Sky Captain is an unbelievable technical achievement, one that......

Chelsea to miss out on Battersea stadium

Champions League winner Chelsea Football Club will almost certainly fail in its bid to move its stadium to London landmark Battersea Power Station, a source close to the sale process said. About......

Napier: The score and more

After losing boththeTwenty20 matches, the Indian cricket team moves to Napier for the first One-Day International of the five-match series hoping for a turn in fortunes.Tuesday's match at McLean......

Brilliant Messi leads Barca to 5-2 Cup win

Lionel Messi scored a goal reminiscent of Diego Maradona's famous strike for Argentina against England in the 1986 World Cup as Barcelona romped to a 5-2 win over Getafe in their King's Cup......

Arsenal pay respects to Highbury

Stand at the top of Highbury hill in north London and, at a glance, you can see how big money has transformed English football.Down Avenell Road lies Highbury stadium, home of Arsenal for 93 years......

Football weekend: All eyes on El Classico

Can we call it the most exciting league encounter in the world? The rest of the world thinks so. Can we expect the most raucous, unfriendly atmosphere at the pressure cooker that is the Nou Camp?......

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Q. Quiz - the slab iz connected 2 which building & known 4 wat ?
:  A. The General Electric building in New York City has appropriately been nicknamed the Slab. Completed in 1933 with an art deco facade, the building...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/quiz---the-slab-iz-connected-2-which-building-amp-known-4-wa//answers/17151480

seema arora
Q. Which architectural style popularized da use of synthetic building materials such as glass, plastic and steel? give da rite name
Seema Arora:  A. Art Deco, The Chrysler Building in New York City and the Broadcasting House in London are both examples of the predominant use of these materials...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-architectural-style-popularized-da-use-of-synthetic-bu/17137179/answers/17089096

seema arora
Q. What is meant by ' Art Deco? Name the most famous artist of this style .
Seema Arora:  A. Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 williard age -a famous artist of this style more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-is-meant-by--art-deco-name-the-most-famous-artist-of-th/17086843/answers/13429917

mahesh chandra
Q. Do you think that "Slumdog Millionaire" will create wrong image of the country ?
Mahesh Chandra:  A. nopes. Slumdog's a movie, and it was supar + in cinematography. Believe me or not, when I went to procure a market for my trade once in Mumbai. To...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/do-you-think-that-quotslumdog-millionairequot-will-create-wr/13429877/answers/13096805

sumati gayki
Q. Can you name at least 3 outstanding features of the golden statuette, the Oscar?
Sumati Gayki:  A. 1. The official name of the Oscar statuette is the Academy Award of Merit. 2. Made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base.3. It is 13.5 in...... more

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  Web results for Art Deco
Fingernails glow when you make a call!

You just need to pick up Android-powered smart phone to set your fingers glowing. Building on the immense popularity of manicure art - where small... ...

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Cellular Jail, Narcondum Island in UNESCO's provisional heritage list

Cellular Jail the historical monument which stands mute witness to the tortures meted out to the freedom fighters incarcerated in the Jail and... ...

http://echoofindia.com/port-blair-cellular-jail-narcondum-island-unesco-s-provisional-heritage-list-54663
A shrine's the find now

Hard on the heels of catching up with a second esplanade in Madras (Miscellany, April 14), I've been told about another landmark in Madras that I... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/a-shrines-the-find-now/article5928979.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Create an Instant Urban Cottage

So what if you live in a multi-storeyed apartment in the middle of a city? You can still create the look and feel of a cheerful country cottage... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/magazine/Create-an-Instant-Urban-Cottage/2014/04/20/article2175333.ece
Vasant Sagar owners take mansion battle to SC

Residents' organisations had objected to height of the under-construction building, saying it will destroy the heritage identity of Marine Drive.... ...

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/mumbai/others/Vasant-Sagar-owners-take-mansion-battle-to-SC/articleshow/33972400.cms

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