Sustainable Living

Green Hotels in India : A sneak peak at Responsible Luxury

Ask any old time resident of Bengaluru what’s changed and the answer will inevitably be – everything. This city that was once known for its sprawling gardens, open-spaces, empty-roads and amicable weather, is today a bustling metropolis. Life is fast, and the green is disappearing even faster. As the city widens, nature seems to get more and more distant and you are left wondering if the famous Lalbaugh and Cubbon Park will be the only token lush areas left. And on this melancholy strain, your eyes chance upon an elegant sandstone structure rising above Residency Road. Welcome to the ITC …

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Urban Lungs: Green in the midst of concrete

When its time for a vacation, a serene environment beckons one and all – be it the CEO of a big-shot company or a down-to-earth labourer. The former may achieve it in a five-star hotel situated on a hill-station and the latter may achieve it in his own village. The city life doesn’t give much opportunity for people to actually be amidst some greenery. Being in a situation where you couldn’t be out for an entire day, yet manage to escape into wilderness for a short period of time – One is left with but a few choices. If you …

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Cambodia – Ecological Investments of the Ancients

Think Cambodia and images of ruins in the jungle, mighty stone faced temples and brilliantly carved terraces flood your mind. You think of trees and stone structures struggling to occupy the same place and of its crown jewel the massive Angkor Wat. But in all this grandeur of the ancient engineering there lies a strange paradox, how did the Khmer civilization which rose to such heights suddenly vanish? The answer to Angkor’s fall lies in Angkor’s rise. As you land in Siem-Reap (the modern-day town nearest to Angkor Thom), you cannot but help notice vast tracts of richly watered ancient …

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Things to do during Earth Hour

What will you be doing at 8:30 pm on Saturday, 27th March 2010? The World is ‘Switching Off‘ (not on Stand By) every electrical appliance for an hour which includes Organizations, Corporates, Businesses, Households, Government, etc? Will you be one of them? Everyone can make a bold statement about climate change and how we can all save energy and, in turn, save our planet. We have listed below a few things that you can do while you are Switched Off and enjoying the dark: Take a relaxing bath by candlelight. Go for a walk with a flashlight. Sit outside with …

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