On this 72nd Independence Day of India in 2018, it is time to launch a freedom movement of a new kind.
Before 1947, the need of the hour was to be free from an outside agency ruling the country. Those who had a vision for free and independent India took upon themselves to create an awakening, making people realize and appreciate what true freedom would be like and inspire them with the vision of the possibilities that come with being self governed. Read more...
Coca-Cola’s new water is called Glacéau Smartwater. The water, which comes from a spring in Morpeth, Northumberland, is “vapour distilled”, then injected with electrolytes. In other words, the water is evaporated and then condensed again, a process Coca-Cola describes as being “inspired by the clouds”.
Ten years ago, this, surely, would have got the Peckham Spring treatment from the media — where the market jumped what Coca Cola peddled as innovation what Britain figured was just tap water treated a bit more.
But we live in new times. Glacéau Smartwater is now worth £21.9m, and, earlier this year, Coca-Cola announced an investment of £15m to expand the factory where it is produced. At present, it turns out 56,000 bottles of water per hour.
Hariharan Chandrashekar* looks back at a Bangalore that was, even as he keeps a wary eye on the City she could potentially be. This column is part of the debate at InsideYourCity, the Distinguished Lecture Series. Make time for a lively (and lovely) coaster ride into the past — and the future — with this Series and the monthly InsideYourCity talks. Register for free — all you’ve to do is click here.
A friend of thirty years called a month ago. He said something that startled. The old part of Bangalore — around Chickpet, Kumharpet, to the fringe around Tharagupet and Minto Hospital — which is no more than two square miles and about 200 years old has a challenge you would not believe is possible. Read more...
Team Watergy asked about 40 people a bunch of simple questions. They were between ages 10 and 12. They were from primary schools in our vicinity. Two of the schools had some sustainability features like rainwater harvesting designed. Four others were designed conventionally. Read more...
Buildings can be designed with sustainability features. They can provide an environment conducive to living, working, learning, and support health and our performance. How do you first get your building to be Watergy-standard? How do you then include programs to teach every occupant about nature and ecology and about the little daily things that can make for a big difference?
A little math tells us that for you to consume just one unit of power at your home or office – and your average monthly bill is at about 600 units – you need about 100 litres (per KWh) withdrawn from fresh water supplies deep down under the earth.
The Government of India has come up with a new interesting law. Check this.
With just this one law a lot of the energy efficiency battles will be half managed. But there’s a danger inherent.
Hariharan Chandrashekar* looks back with misty eyes at a Bangalore that was as he keeps a wary eye on the City she could potentially be. This column is part of the debate at InsideYourCity, the Distinguished Lecture Series. Make time for a lively (and lovely) coaster ride into the past — and the future — with this blog. Register for free — all you’ve to do is click here.
When a small fiefdom of the Devarayas was born 500 years ago in Bangalore, a chieftain built about 80 waterbodies around what is today Bangalore. This is a city that has grown over the last 200 years since the British garrison set foot in 1810 after Tipu Sultan’s debacle in 1799. Read more...