Ills of India’s Building Sector
Nov03

Ills of India’s Building Sector

The construction sector in developing countries is plagued by a host of safety lapses, resulting in increasing number of fatalities. The case of India is not different. Mushrooming flats in the Indian cities do not follow many of the rules and specifications in areas like sewage treatment and fire safety. These violations are the root cause of a lot of health and safety hazards besides loss of human lives. It is high time that all the...

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Safeguarding Against Tsunami
Mar05

Safeguarding Against Tsunami

When you hear the news of an ‘approaching tsunami,’ you might have a slight shiver as to wondering whether it would hit the area where you live, if it is a coastal area. We all have an idea of how disastrous tsunamis can be because the picture the tsunami of 2004 that wreaked havoc on coastal populations and landscapes is still clear as a fear factor in our mind. The December 26, 2004, tsunami in the Indian Ocean claimed some 150,000...

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