Wednesday, September 6, 2006

Greener pastures
The construction boom has left the field wide open for landscape architecture, writes Usha Albuquerque
N the last few decades, our economy has witnessed hectic and massive construction activities, new structures have been raised, townships have evolved — all this is evident of growth in the sector. But in the last few years, as more and more construction has come up, the concrete and mortar urban skyline is lowly giving way to more green open spaces and ecologically appealing landscapes. From, the basic necessity of housing and shelter of yesteryear, emphasis is now given on comfort, luxury and style. This also reveals the growing influence of architecture and the vital role of landscaping.

Dev Gujral
Dev Gujral

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'Landscape architects in great demand'
Vibha Sharma
EV Gujral is a professional landscape architect whose Delhi-based family business, which goes by the name of Landscape Development, is into landscape management services like horticulture, floriculture and landscape. They’ve done landscape design, consultancy, turnkey and maintenance jobs of leading five star hotels, corporate houses, farmhouses etc. Some of the projects Dev is particularly proud of are landscaping for the Oberoi Hotel, Sidhartha Hotel (JP Group), BARC guest house, a resort in Haryana, the US Embassy, Training Center for RAW, Gyan Bharti School, Silver Line Public School and Dabur India Ltd.

Bits & bytes
IIT-Kanpur students get help to tackle tension
he Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur is organising health awareness workshops to help its students cope with tension caused by high expectations, tough competition and the pressure to succeed.

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Finding the right boss
Mary Ellen Slayter
ew jobs are always risky. Even if you hated your last job, there’s a chance that this one, somehow, could be even worse. And there’s nothing you can do about it.

Work etiquette
Amy Joyce

Put your name tag on your right shoulder. Ladies, don’t let it hang elsewhere. Think about where people have to look to see your name. Make sure those business cards aren’t stained a dull brown around the edges after hanging out in your wallet so long.

Looking overdressed in the office
ason Young follows the same rule in work and dating: It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. So, when there’s any doubt about what he should wear to work, Young reaches for a suit and tie.

Worrying can work well for you
y friends and I lean on one another to ease our worries, whether over dinner, e-mail or a weekend away. But no matter where we are or what we’re doing, we worry.

Room for more
Nalini Ranjan
he hotel industry holds a very promising future in view of the boom in the travel and tourism sector, spurred by a number of factors. With the increase in both leisure and business travel, there is a need for additional hotels and restaurants.

Career Hotline
Sainik school admissions
Pervin Malhotra

I want my son to be admitted to Military/Sainik School (especially Dholpur). Can you please advice me on the admission procedure and fee structure. When is the time for admission?
A In India, there are three types of schools that prepare students for a career in the Army. These are: the Military Schools, Sainik Schools and the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) at Dehra Dun.