Chandigarh’s climate architectural vocabulary | Cities News,The Indian Express

Written by AR. Vijay Kumar On one hand, Chandigarh’s planning and layout engage with important tenets of climate responsiveness, on the other, Chandigarh owes its climate responsiveness also to its architectural character and individual building treatment. At the city level, Le Corbusier and his team worked on urban morphology parameters, such as urban envelope, corridor … Read more

Male, female and ‘Open’ | Sports News,The Indian Express

Swimming’s international governing body FINA barred participation of transgenders in the women’s category in a controversial ruling on Monday, with Athletics and Football set to follow. Shashank Nair delves into the complex issue of how FINA are thinking of introducing an ‘Open’ category to include trans-women The International Swimming Federation (FINA) voted against allowing transgender … Read more

The govt jobs situation | Explained News,The Indian Express

Following a review of the “status human resources in all departments and ministries” by Prime Minister Narend Modi on Tuesday, his office tweeted that the PM had “instructed that recruitment of 10 lakh people be done by the Government in mission mode in next 1.5 years”. Why has the government launched a massive employment drive … Read more

Delhi’s driest summer | Cities News,The Indian Express

Saroj, who has been living in Okhla’s Sanjay Colony for 34 years, arrives at the end of her street a little before 3 pm on Friday. She gestures to a man who has parked his bike close to a row of water cans at the corner. “The tanker will come, move the bike,” she shouts. … Read more

Quad: opportunities, challenges | Explained News,The Indian Express

As the leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue grouping of Australia, Japan, India and the United States — also known as the Quad — meet in Tokyo Tuesday for their second in-person summit, after the last one in Washington in September 2021 (they had met once in a virtual summit in March 2021), here is … Read more

Explained: The fertiliser challenge | Explained News,The Indian Express

Ahead of kharif sowing, due to begin next month, India faces the challenge of meeting its requirement of fertilisers, supply of which has been disrupted in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. While the government has maintained that there will be no fertiliser shortage for the upcoming season, the challenges include securing supply from … Read more

Eat. Pray. Study. Repeat. | India News,The Indian Express

For as long as she can remember, Puja Sharma has had a “craze” for a government job. And a spot in the Railways is her “ekdum dream job (just my dream job)”. A year ago, that “craze” is what brought her to Patna from her hometown Jamshedpur, where her father works as a carpenter. “The … Read more

Eat. Pray. Study. Repeat. | Cities News,The Indian Express

For as long as she can remember, Puja Sharma has had a “craze” for a government job. And a spot in the Railways is her “ekdum dream job (just my dream job)”. A year ago, that “craze” is what brought her to Patna from her hometown Jamshedpur, where her father works as a carpenter. “The … Read more