Pavitra Sriprakash

Step on the pedal to make a difference

 The second less-understood reason is the environment.

16 Nov 2018

Making innovations, brick by brick 

Every brick has a story to tell – is an age old adage that implies that each brick has its own story and experience.

09 Nov 2018

This Diwali, make smart choices for the sake of nature

Diwali is by far the country’s block buster festival.

02 Nov 2018

DIY cleaning tips for Diwali to keep your home fresh

The sweets are being prepared and there is a general festive mood that is slowly setting in.

28 Oct 2018

High-tech solutions to make your buildings smart

Let’s continue to cogitate on the previous question: ‘What is smarter? A smartphone or a leaf’.

19 Oct 2018

Think sustainabilty, think embodied energy

During the Q&A of a seminar I was asked if a leaf was more high tech than a smartphone. This sparked off a debate on the definition of ‘high-tech’.

14 Oct 2018

Early morning plogging

I regularly jog to the beach with my dog.

05 Oct 2018

All about bioplastics

The issue with plastics is their disposal.

28 Sep 2018

Lifelines or garbage piles?

Rivers are considered lifelines yet garbage piles, people encroach and untreated sewage pours, unabatedly.

16 Sep 2018

Participate in low carbon lifestyle

According to the World Health Organisation, India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 concentrations.

07 Sep 2018

Be cognizant of the cause and effect always

The Madhouse Effect, is a book by award-winning climate scientist Michael E Mann, and the Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Tom Toles. According to one review, “it portrays the intellectual

31 Aug 2018

Go environment friendly for semi-outdoor areas

“What is a good material to consider for an outdoor deck?” asked a client building a home with many courtyards and verandahs.

24 Aug 2018

No straw in my drink, Please!

Last month Starbucks announced plans to stop serving beverages along with plastic straws by 2020. This is a huge indicator for many changes to follow soon.

19 Aug 2018

Comfy organic beds can save our planet

What is the first thing you wake up from and the last thing you get into every single day? It is your bedding comprising of pillow covers, bed sheets, duvets and comforters. Most people spend about a

10 Aug 2018

Take some open space now and then

While planning a new site, there is always the question of how to maximize the building up to every square foot.

03 Aug 2018