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Green architecture – Anna Centenary Library

By Damir Beciri
10 July 2012

anna-centenary-library-1Named after C.N. Annadurai, Tamil Nadu’s former Chief Minister who was a bibliophile himself, the Anna Centenary Library is currently the largest library in Asia which features a more modern look compared to picture you imagine once someone mentions a library. The building is made in an environmentally responsive way which employs both passive design features… »

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Green architecture – The Park Hotel in Hyderabad, India

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments29 November 2010

the-park-hotel-hyderabad-1The recently completed The Park Hotel Hyderabad, the flagship hotel for The Park Hotel Group, has achieved the first LEED Gold certification for a hotel in India. This 49 382 square-meter (531,550-square-foot), 270-room hotel infuses a modern, sustainable design with the local craft traditions, and is influenced by the region’s reputation as a center for… »

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Indian school children to test new, low-cost electronic notepad

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments11 November 2010

i-slate-for-india-1Thanks to a partnership between Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Houston’s Rice University and an Indian nonprofit, Villages for Development and Learning Foundation (ViDAL), some of the estimated 100 million Indian children who attend schools without electricity may soon have access to one of the world’s most advanced electronic notepads. Dubbed I-slate, the device is… »


India is developing a 35-dollar computer for students

By Damir Beciri
4 Comments23 July 2010

india-developing-35-dollar-computerThe Indian government unveiled the world’s cheapest “laptop” computer meant for students – a touch-screen device that costs $35. Developed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, mass production of the computer might begin as soon as next year, claims Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, adding the government… »