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Five Things You Must Look At While Searching For An Office Space

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

If you are looking for an office space then here’s a thumb rule that will make your search easier.

  1. Location: A location does not only give you an address but also adds to the business image.  Every city has specific business hubs that offer companies, a kind of space that adds value to their presence.


For example, an fully furnished office in delhi will certainly increase the value of your professional presence because of the good reputation that it carries for being a commercial hub.


  1. Building: This is another criterion that you must look at. A building does not mean only infrastructure and furnishings. Nowadays, CRE emphasizes more on the kind of buildings that contribute to the welfare of the environment and enhance the human experience. There is a business centre in Delhi, which provides office and conference rooms in South Delhi, offers space in mountain fresh ambience.


They have developed an Indoor Air Quality system which not only helps them in detoxifying the indoor air and oxygenating it, but also helps in bringing the energy consumption level down by almost 50 percent. As a result of good air, occupants of the building get less prone to health disorders and our environment can keep smiling. People would definitely love to work in a building that cares for their health.

  1. Transportation: You must ensure that the location has easy access to public transport like buses, metro trains, etc so that commutation does not become an issue.
  2. Need for conferences and meeting rooms: While working, you would also require space for conferences and meetings. In this case, business centres would be a good option as they not only provide space for offices but also for conferences and meetings. Getting conference and meeting  rooms in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other metro cities, separately, involve a lot of hassle. Therefore, it is better to opt for a space that also offers space for conferences, meetings, interviews, etc. It not only makes your work easier, but also gives you the same at reasonable rate as a part of the privilege of being an existing customer.
  3. Lastly, you must also ensure that you get office support services like photocopying facility, courier etc as it will make your operations a lot easier.

Try this thumb rule as a checklist. It will surely help you out in your search.

Watch Kamal Meattle’s talk from TED U 2009

Friday, March 20th, 2009

(Recorded at TED U 2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 04:04.)

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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Clean air can help add 5 months to your life, study says

Saturday, January 24th, 2009



Want to Live Longer? Cut the Pollution
By Tiffany Sharples, TIME, Jan. 22, 2009

Nobody pretends that polluted air isn’t terrible for your health. Clean up the skies over any dirty city, and the people who live there will all but certainly become healthier. That, at least, has been popular wisdom, but until now, no one had ever put it to a statistical test. Now someone has, and the results are striking: according to a study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, when local governments decide to scrub out the smog, local residents actually live an average of five months longer.

“It’s very reassuring,” says Dr. Douglas Dockery, one of the study’s three authors and an environmental epidemiologist at Harvard’s School of Public Health. “We can see some benefits from the regulations of air pollution that have been put in place in the past 20 to 30 years.”

In order to reach so precise a finding, the study’s authors had to do some exhaustive number-crunching, surveying pollution rates and longevity in 51 cities across the U.S. over a 21-year period from 1979 to 2000. Overall, they found that lifespan in all of the areas increased by an average of nearly three years — from 74 to 77 — as a result of a host of factors, most notably reduced smoking and improved income. But 15% of the change was attributable to cleaner air.

Read rest of the article here | Read the New England Journal of Medicine Report

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President-elect Barack Obama speaks about retrofitting buildings to make them energy efficient

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

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From TIME Magazine’s interview with Person of the Year President-elect Barack Obama:

More than ever, I think, a wholesale investment in transforming our economy — from retrofitting buildings so that they’re energy-efficient to changing our transportation patterns and thinking about how to rebuild our electricity grid — those are all things that we’re going to need now more than ever.

And then the final thing, just to round out my Happy List, is climate change. All the indicators are that this is happening faster than even the most pessimistic scientists were anticipating a couple of years ago. It is going to require an enormous effort on the part of the global community to deal with it. And it is not going to come without cost. Trying to bring about that transformation — which I think offers huge opportunities for economic growth and job creation over the long term, but will entail some costs in the short term — you know, that’s the hardest thing to do in politics, right? To make big investments in things that have long-term payoffs.

Read the entire TIME interview here.

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