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Taiwan can take lessons from Japan on using technology to ensure buildings survive earthquakes

Feb 08, 2016

Taiwan can take lessons from Japan on using technology to ensure buildings survive earthquakes

Shocking images of a Taiwan apartment complex felled like a tree by an earthquake highlight what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks. #Tokyo #Japan #CriticalPoint #earthquake #Taiwan #1995 Kobe earthquake #Mori Tower #Japan Society of Seismic Isolation #Tokyo Skytree #Horyuji Buddhist temple complex
Embattled Sahara group dips into small savers' funds to keep Aamby Valley afloat

Feb 01, 2016

Embattled Sahara group dips into small savers' funds to keep Aamby Valley afloat

Sahara has infused at least Rs 1,500 crore ($221 million) from two of its credit cooperatives into the Aamby Valley resort project through investments in preference shares #Sahara Group #Supreme Court #SEBI #Aamby Valley #founder Subrata Roy #Saharayn E-Multipurpose Society #Rajani Associates #cooperative funds
Temple sexism: Be it Shani Shingnapur or Sabarimala, we wake up only when convenient

Jan 28, 2016

Temple sexism: Be it Shani Shingnapur or Sabarimala, we wake up only when convenient

Whether Sabarimala's skewed tradition or Shani Shingnapur's regressive practice, we wake up every 15-20 years or so only when it is politically convenient for us #InMyOpinion #Women's rights #Sabarimala temple #Narendra Dabholkar #outrage #Travancore Devaswom Board #Shani Shingnapur Temple #Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti #Nair Service Society
Budget 2016: 'Need for higher budget transparency at district level'

Jan 13, 2016

Budget 2016: 'Need for higher budget transparency at district level'

Civil society representatives today made out a case for greater budget transparency across the country, mainly at district and sub-district levels, to aid community engagement. #Finance minister #Arun Jaitley #NDA #MNREGA #Union Budget 2016 #Civil society representatives #social sector 2016
FTII: On Gajendra Chauhan's first day in office, cops lathicharge, detain 40 students

Jan 07, 2016

FTII: On Gajendra Chauhan's first day in office, cops lathicharge, detain 40 students

Seven months after his controversial appointment, Gajendra Chauhan took charge as FTII chairman on Thursday, even as Pune police detained more than 20 students for protesting against his appointment. #NewsTracker #ConnectTheDots #Pune #FTII #Gajendra Chauhan #Film and Television Institute of India #Anagha Ghaisas #Rahul Solapurkar #Shailesh Gupta #FTII Students' Association #FTII Society #Narendra Pathak
Dementia is set to rapidly escalate in India but awareness remains low

Dec 26, 2015

Dementia is set to rapidly escalate in India but awareness remains low

India has a serious and growing problem with dementia, but it it is neglected due to various reasons, the main one being a lack of awareness. #India #ConnectTheDots #Dementia #Mental health #Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India #Swapna Kishore