Lakshmi Ajay

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Hardlook- Start-up culture: How it started — and flourished
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

The IIM-A professor says: “The focus for CIIE has shifted from going for only big novel patentable technologies to now, where technology is an important component of the business model of a startup.”

Dine under water at this unique restaurant in Ahmedabad
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Though there are many sea-themed restaurants in the country, The Real Poseidon in Ahmedabad might just be India's first underwater restaurant.

Mrinalini Sarabhai: Amma’s last journey with ghungroo on feet
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Popularly known as Amma, Mrinalini, danseuse, Padma Bhushan awardee and wife of Indian scientist the late Vikram Sarabhai, passed away Thursday.

Centre ropes in NID to give fillip to dying crafts of minorities
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

NID to help minority affairs ministry give brand identity to ‘endangered crafts’ of six minority communities.

Pedalling to work saved him 30 minutes, everyday
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

He said by car he used to take one hour and 15 minutes to office, but now he takes only 45 minutes.

Honour for Remo Fernandes at Sabarmati festival
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

The Sabarmati festival, a cultural extravaganza, would held between January 6 and January 10 at the riverfront exhibition centre and other venues.

NID scraps elective course that was to be taught by Rajesh Talwar’s attacker
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

The National Institute of Design (NID) has decided to scrap an elective course on designing for the Indian Railways that was to be taught by its alumnus Utsav Sharma

For Swachh Varanasi, CEPT students bat for low-cost, ‘people-led’ design solutions
Sun, Dec 20, 2015

The work along with many other projects was on display this week at the CEPT campus.

CEPT students bat for ‘people-led’ design interventions to give new idiom to Varanasi
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

On a 11 day trip in the city last month, students interviewed 30 local people and found out some of the major issues dogging the city.

Corbusier was an apolitical person: Swiss ambassador to India
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Corbusier was "an apolitical person", "who did not fall prey to totalitarian mermaids singing", said Linus von Castelmur.

Municipal corporation elections: More women in fray, fewer women voted
Sun, Dec 13, 2015

As per election branch data, the maximum women voters turnout in Surat district was seen in Ward No 29 (Vadod Unn), ie. 50.80 percent. Sources said the Muslim community votes were divided in different wards due to delimitation.

Diploma projects, internships pave way for start-ups, brands scouting for fresh talent at NID’s placement fair
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

Sources added that Walt Disney which came for placements interviewed close to 60 people and were looking to recruit only interns or students with diploma projects at the job fair.

Placement drive: Rs 72 lakh pay offer to NID student, 8 bag salaries of Rs 48 lakh; average Rs 15 lakh
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

Eight students from textile design also bagged pay packages of Rs 48 lakh each (cost to company), they said. Besides Trident Group, which made 17 job offers, Samsung and Microsoft were among the other firms interested in hiring NID students.

In Ahmedabad, lotus blooms in Patel bastions
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

In Viramgam, home town of Hardik Patel, BJP betters its tally of 16 seats; all four BJP candidates win in Nikol ward

The child mother: Story of a 14-year-old rape victim in Gujarat
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

A 14-year-old rape victim in Gujarat attends to her child, in between watching TV, playing

Gujarat civic polls: Missing names dampen voters’ spirit
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Many of the voters who found their names “deleted” said they had cast their votes last year, in the Lok Sabha elections.

In Patidar stronghold, BJP pamphlets woo voters, cite multi-crore civic works
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

Ghatlodiya ward in Anandiben Patel’s assembly seat saw widespread violence during quota agitation on August 25.

Chatth function: As PM Narendra Modi sings praise to Biharis in old speech, CM Anandiben Patel courts voters
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

The event was attended by close to 20,000 Biharis living in and around Ahmedabad.

PM’s UK Visit: Gujarat operator offers Modi event tickets with London tour package
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

The PM is expected to have a two-day stay in London before travelling to Turkey to attend the G-20 Summit.

Bihar polls: Making of the NOTA symbol, with feedback from masses
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

Designed by National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, the symbol was cleared by the Election Commission recently. The symbol will be used for the first time in Bihar

IIM-A students aid firms map consumer preferences at marketing conclave ‘Insight’
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

The marketing conclave which is in its 28th year, is expected to draw close to 7000 people in the three days at the IIM-A campus, as compared to last years footfall of 5000 people.

‘Smart city’ buzz spurs GTU to flag 3 e-courses for babus, consultants
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

GTU which had flagged off the Graduate School of Smart Cities Development (GSSCD), a first of its kind in Asia in this April year will flag off three e-courses shortly.

This birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn’t come home
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Jashodaben marks his birthday by invoking Goddess Bahucharaji.

UP city commissioners, town planners get urban development lessons from Ahmedabad
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

"Solid waste management is a challenge for us and providing water supply 24/7 and street light monitoring system is something we would like to emulate from Ahmedabad," said S P Shahi.

Gujarat: Art exhibition gets personal to tell story of World War-II
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The researcher is also trying to find links of a Japanese nurse who travelled with the Imperial army until she was captured in 1943 by the allies in Manipur and sent to the Red Cross hospital at Ahmedabad.

IIT-Gandhinagar takes fundraising to US, raises Rs 5 crore
Thu, Sep 03, 2015

IIT-GN has received about Rs 15 crore through donations since 2009.

CIIE’s business plan contest to unite student entrepreneurs of city colleges
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

The event called 'IdeaThon 2015' will take place in the IIM Ahmedabad campus on 13th Sept 2015 and will see qualifying teams present their business plans and prototypes before a panel of start-up veterans and investors.

Living in a cube: Corbusier designed some of Ahmedabad’s most iconic buildings
Sun, Aug 23, 2015

“Corbusier’s buildings were climate responsive and locally interpretable, at a time when modernism was always accused of egocentrism,” says Yatin Pandya, a city-based architect.

NID to help UP govt revive its design institute
Thu, Aug 20, 2015

While a Central Design Centre was set up in 1952 in the current building, it had become old and unsuitable to impart design education and new infrastructure would be required.

Archaeological Sciences: ASI inks pact with IIT-GN
Fri, Aug 14, 2015

This MoU was signed at a short-term course-cum-workshop on History, Science and Technology of Stone Beads, that saw the ASI send an entire batch of its students to take part in the workshop.

Mozambique President Filipe J Nyusi seeks to boost ties, goes shopping for ‘Modi kurta’
Fri, Aug 07, 2015

The President showed interest in knowing the practices and achievements of Gujarat in the field of agriculture, especially cotton production as well as education and skill development initiatives.

APJ Abdul Kalam wanted Gujarat to take lead in becoming the green energy corridor, says Srijan Pal Singh
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Adviser to former President APJ Abdul Kalam for six years, Srijan Pal Singh, says Kalam’s tryst with Gujarat began with his fascination with state’s agricultural growth.

Five years after scrapping policy program, IIMA to launch JSW School of Public Policy
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

IIMA's one year policy programme PGP-PMP which had opened amidst much fanfare, had to be shut down in three years owing to a lukewarm response from policymakers.

Draft Bill reduces IIM to Govt dept, not what PM Modi said: IIMA chiefs
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Coming out strongly against the draft IIM bill, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad chairman and its director said it goes against PM Modi’s vision and seeks to reduce IIMs to a “government department”.

‘Charles Correa’s buildings talked about the possibility of change’
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Noted architect BV Doshi on his six-decade friendship with colleague and contemporary Charles Correa

IIM Nagpur a hit among CAT applicants, IIM-A faculty to teach
Wed, Jun 10, 2015

Cordination office has been set up at the IIMA campus and a three-member committee has been put in place for day to day running of IIM Nagpur