Sunday Long Reads: 20th Anniversary of September 11, Interview with Ronnie Screwvala, Mother Nature, and more
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the story of a miraculous escape
That September night, Roselle, the yellow Labrador, woke up shivering and yelping in fear. As always, she had sensed that a thunderstorm was brewing, and her owner, Michael Hingson, had to bring her down the stairs to her basement to protect her under his desk. Hours later, the guide dog would help Hingson, who was born blind, down the stairs to safety from the 78th floor of the rapidly disintegrating World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City, minutes after the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization crashed a plane. , American Airlines Flight 11, through Tower 1 (North Tower). Seventeen minutes later, there would be another plane, United Airlines Flight 175, crashing into the South Tower. Some 2,750 people have died in New York City and thousands have been injured, with the impact of the attack rippling through every country over the decades.
Can you build a house in seven days? Anupama Kundoo can
Last month, architect Anupama Kundoo won two international awards – the RIBA Charles Jencks Award and the Auguste Perret Prize – which recognize technological innovation and architectural theory applied in practice. Kundoo, 54, has been designing projects in Pondicherry, Auroville, Chennai and Pune for more than three decades. Born in Pune, studied at Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, she worked in Auroville from 1990, and is currently back in Berlin, where she lives, since 2018. In this email interview, Kundoo speaks to work with his hands and to do crafts. .
“The harder the choices, the better the reward”: Ronnie Screwvala
Did your role as a producer influence the writing of Skill It, Kill It: improve your game? There seem to be many parallels.
Just to clarify, I haven’t played this role for the past 10 years. This is my previous avatar. My main focus is really on upGrad (online higher education business). RSVP (Films, his revamped production house) is more of a hobby; it takes less than five to ten percent of my attention and time. I haven’t been active except occasionally when I want to make a movie.
Book Review: How Marico Built Products for GenNext in India
For a country full of turns ”- this recent advertisement for a tire company is an apt description of the business ecosystem of an era of pre-liberalization reforms. These were the intricacies of the raj license when it didn’t matter if you got off to a good financial start from being born into a relatively well-off family. A stroke of the pen and it took eons for this shipment, stuck at customs, to clear customs. How then did India Inc. travel these paths and build itself to become the giant it is today?
Book review: what led to the big drop in the CPI (M) in West Bengal
In early May, after a fiercely contested election, parts of West Bengal were engulfed in a terrible wave of violence. The cadres of the winning party, the Trinamool Congress, reportedly decided to teach a lesson to the Sangh Parivar infantrymen who, in the months and weeks before, had demonstrated their own authority over the ruling party in West Bengal. Caught in this revanchism, groups of young men and women were trying to organize relief efforts for those caught in the deadly second wave of the pandemic sweeping the state – and other parts of the country. This spirit of well-being was actually inspired by political ideology – the volunteers were members of the student wing of CPI (M), the Federation of Students of India (SFI) and its other organizations. youth. Their party had drawn a figure during the elections. Ten years ago, however, he held the reins of power in West Bengal; its cadres reigned in the streets of Calcutta.
Part III: Why Mother Nature’s Third Squadron Is The Most Acrobatic
After swifts, swallows and the like are air-to-air supremos, let’s meet pole-to-air and air-to-water missiles. They can wait in ambush, in the middle of thick wooded foliage, on telephone wires or climb bareback on birds (bustards) or animals (antelope, elephant) when they move in the prairies. Air-to-water missiles hover over their targets or spot them while sailing over water and dive like missiles.
September 11 attacks: five reruns on screen, new and old
On September 11, 2001, terror gripped America and will inform her life thereafter. It would also change lives around the world – in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America and more. The attacks from the Twin Towers changed the course of the 21st century. The way the world would see America on it, a mutant superpower. This led to the Taliban regaining control of Afghanistan 20 years later, last month. While a lot has been written and filmed about 9/11, what led to it and the offensive that followed on its 20th anniversary, let’s look back at horror and tragedy with documentaries, TV shows and movies – the good and the bad
Book Review: Funny Encounters with Economist Shankar Acharya
Amartya Sen’s new book is called Home in the World. Shankar Acharya’s new book is called An Economist at Home and Abroad. The first is described as a memoir, the second is an autobiography, subtitled “A Personal Journey”. The first refers directly to the novel Ghare Baire (1916) by Rabindranath Tagore, the second, perhaps, does so unconsciously. Who is Shankar Acharya? He is, of course, an economist, as the title suggests. He was an economic adviser to the Ministry of Finance, principal economic adviser (CEA), member of the 12th Finance Committee and of the National Security Advisory Council. He later became a newspaper columnist and several of his columns were published in book form.
Book review: Venugopal Maddipati reminds Gandhi to meditate on social housing
We can start with the title. The author describes Mahatma Gandhi’s experience in the 1930s of building functional and eco-friendly houses in a limited area using – where possible – local materials and respecting what appears to be an austere budget.
Venugopal Maddipati is not among those who distinguish “building” from “architecture” – a “caste differentiation” that distinguishes “informal” from “formal” houses, “vernacular” self-built houses. professionally designed houses, also involving a difference of climbing.
The word “accommodation” has a class connotation. It arose out of employers’ fear of providing housing for migrants working in 19th century England’s new urban factories, as they feared diseases would spread from their dense agglomerations (read bastis for India ). The use of the term in this book is much broader and suggests that we need to think about the size and design of homes for everyone, not just the low paid.