Several personnel with the Government Railway Police (GRP) were injured in an accident on the Eastern Freeway on Saturday after the front tyre of their vehicle burst. The incident occurred around 2 p.m. near the Wadala section on the north-bound carriageway of the freeway. The GRP staff members were transporting a woman accused from Byculla jail to Thane. … [Read more...] about GRP personnel injured in Eastern Freeway accident
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Many of the ideas discussed in the book can be integrated into a building’s design without huge cost implications. One common solution that developers and designers are pursuing is the allocation of space to promote activity and boost endorphins. For example, the designation of a single location for a coffee machine encourages staff to move around and socialise with fellow employees,” he says. Channon also recommends the incorporation of natural and tactile materials (wood, natural fibres, etc.) that engage directly with the sense of touch. Such design principles are important for affordable housing too, a key concept being promoted in India over the last few years. “An approach to affordable housing design that’s consciously centred on well-being could provide vital support to those who often have the fewest resources to address mental health issues, but who tend to need it the most,” he says. … [Read more...] about How urban design impacts mental health
In focus at the swearing-in ceremony will be a select slice of ordinary people who implemented Delhi government’s schemes at the grassroots. Invited for their work that went on to bring AAP a thumping third-term win, on stage with Arvind Kejriwal will stand govt school teachers and mohalla clinic doctors, doorstep delivery supervisors and officers who fixed drainage systems, health workers, autowallas, businessmen and farmers. Here are a few of the special guests Safai karamchari Lazwanti ‘Proud of you, ma’A moment that made her life was when Lazwanti’s son, who goes to a govt school, returned one day to tell her he was proud of her as she helped keep the city clean. “Delhi government has a lot of affection for poor people,” said Lazwanti, who has worked as a karamchari for nine years now Doorstep delivery overseer Anil‘Every state should run this scheme’For two years, he’s worked to help people with paperwork and applications to … [Read more...] about By Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal’s side, those who paved road to victory
Several reports suggested that he had predicted a number of Prime Ministerial victories including that of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Morarji Desai and more recently,PM Narendra Modi. The astrology had also reportedly predicted the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi’s accident, the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, The Gujarat Earthquake amongst others. … [Read more...] about ‘Live, love and laugh. Keep this as the motto of your life. You will always be happy’: Bejan Daruwalla
Last week Hike Messenger , the messaging app, became the latest startup to join the so-called ‘unicorn’ pack in India—companies valued at at least $1 billion. Hike has been the fastest of the pack to reach the milestone, in just about three and half years after launch. It took e-commerce major Flipkart five years, rival Snapdeal seven years and analytics firm Mu Sigma nine years to become unicorns. Hike is also the lone company in the unicorn pack that is free. It is yet to make money. Hike will only “start to try making money by 2018, perhaps 2020”, says 28-year old founder Kavin Bharti Mittal. Yet, thanks to the $175 million collected from a clutch of overseas investors (see Plenty of Funds), the app is valued at $1.4 billion. Mittal believes the $175 million raised by Hike “is like Flipkart raising $1 billion. That’s the value we see and we are the only local rich messaging app with scale in the country.” Says Vishal Tripathi, … [Read more...] about Is Hike Messenger worth the hype and $1.4 billion?