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Yatin Pandya

  • Thought for food: Why waste it?

    Festivity is synonymous to food in India. On Dusshera day, Ahmedabad guzzled around 20 lakh kilos of fafda and jalebi worth around Rs 40 crore — about one to two kg per family in a single day.

    Monday, 25 November 2013 - 12:14pm
  • Planning the unplanned for a better city

    Monday, 28 October 2013 - 12:44pm
  • Regularisation of informal sectors in a parallel city

    Monday, 21 October 2013 - 12:49pm
  • Architecture: Beyond just construction

    October 1 is celebrated as the World Architecture Day, established by the International Union of Architects to celebrate architecture worldwide. As one of the oldest vocations, architecture was considered to be the noble profession and architects, as the master craftsmen, were celebrated...

    Monday, 7 October 2013 - 1:31pm
  • Missing in India: Signages, maps and key info on directions

    In this era of information technology, and when India exports IT professinals in a big way, ironically what we badly miss in India is the information system itself. Our cities, campuses, public institutions, transportation system, and most ironically our communication system, are severely starved...

    Monday, 30 September 2013 - 11:50am
  • 'Oz shining' in solar power, when will India learn?

    Australia, the country more than twice in size of land area of India and only one fifth the population of India, surrounded by water from all sides and blessed with oil and minerals, would certainly not be any match for resources of a country like India. And yet, if the country prioritizes Green...

    Monday, 23 September 2013 - 1:30pm
  • Singapore beyond the skyscrapers and shopping malls

    It is part of the job of ministers and senior officials to visit other countries to learn from their experiences and success stories. In a globalised world, this must be the opportunity to seize, especially to learn from other country’s successes as well as failures. But why is it that after...

    Monday, 16 September 2013 - 12:01pm
  • Are our streets for humans or for machines?

    In the era of automobile and indifference to fellow human being, what is fast disappearing is the footpath from our streets. The difference between expressways, roads, streets and promenade essentially is the presence or prevalence of human life on them.

    Monday, 2 September 2013 - 10:46am
  • All in the name of God

    Even in this era of information technology, scientific advancement, globalised world and multi culture society, religion remains to be a major force shaping our outlook and actions; perhaps, more stronger now than a few decades ago. While wars may have been fought over the religion since time...

    Monday, 26 August 2013 - 11:04am
  • Quack, quack! Whither genuine architects?

    It's high time we prioritised what we expect of architectural profession, had full clarity about each profession's roles and assumed full responsibilities.

    Monday, 19 August 2013 - 10:16am