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Best Jewel Sets For You Under 500

Few things never go out of popular culture and dolling up to invoke your inner goddess is one of them. Be it a formal meeting or party or even just stepping out of the house to buy groceries for the week, a lady gotta do it with style! Also with the wedding season round the corner are you prepared to dress your best? And that too within the clawing holds of your budget! We picks out 3 gorgeous necklaces for you to choose from and all just under Rs.500!!! National…

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10 foods to consume for glowing and healthy skin

Nature has given a lot varieties of fruits and vegetables which help our skin to glisten, our health to nuture, and our overall body performance to better. Now the questions which follow-up are what to eat, when to eat, and how to eat. I have listed below top 10 natural foods, which will help solving your doubts, firming your skin and restoring your faith back into vegetarian diet. 1) Tomatoes These are rich in Vitamin C, which helps in firming and tightening the skin, by increasing production of collagen, in…

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10 Foods That Will Keep Allergies, Cold & Flu Away This Winter

Winter season is the coldest phase of the year, starts from December and ends in March. To overcome allergies, cold and the flu in the winter season we need have super powers. These best foods will keep keep you warm in winter. 1. Broccoli – Broccoli boosts the immune system. Broccoli is the cruciferous vegetable. It helps our body to fight against winter sickness. Broccolis are rich in vitamin C, which enhances the function of immune system. 2. Cauliflower – Cauliflower is rich in antioxidant vitamins, which boosts the immune…

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Proven Health Benefits of Ginger

Ginger, is the healthiest and delicious, ancient spice on the planet. Its scientific name is Zingiber officinale. Its origin is India though it was exported to Europe in the ancient times. Its extensive use was keenly observed by the Romans, both as a spice and also an herbal medicine. In Hindi, it is also known as ‘adrak’, ‘addu’, ‘sonth’.  It is a rhizome and the part which is used or consumed having a golden brownish color with a hot flavor. Health benefits: –     Ginger oil helps to relieve the…

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10 Most Creative Business Cards Ever – First impression is the last impression

First impression is the last impression This impression may depend on many things, ranging from your looks to your aura, but when it comes to your business, nothing works better than your business card. Be it a small talk between two businessmen or be it a business conclave, they never forget to exchange their business cards. Business card is a way to remind the other person about their work. People often present their clients/customers too with their business card (which generally goes in the pocket of the client and then…

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Things That Kid Love And Need The Most

We have different memories some of them are harsh and some are sweet. One such memory is childhood. Here are some of the things that kids love to do. Choice – Kids do not like to be told what to do. They like to make decisions and choices on their own. They appreciate choices. Celebrations – Children like to celebrate birthdays, festivals. They like to put on a new dress of their own choice and they definitely look forward to decorating, celebrate the same way our family celebrates. Artwork –…

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Benefits of Turmeric (Haldi) – All you need to know.

Turmeric is the most powerful herb on the planet. It is famous for its grainy texture flavor with a pepper-like savor which is present in an intense form of bright golden color. This herb is a complete package as it offers anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antivirus, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties. It is also called ‘Queen of Spices’ because it has all the necessary vitamins, proteins and has all wellness benefits associated. This herb has scientifically confirmed that it is as good as 14 drugs. It can be used as a medicine, as…

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Create your own stylish Night Light – You Can DIY Today!

A simple night lamp, with basic ingredients, this DIY craft is definitely very easy and can be finished within a day without extra efforts. I got this idea from Youtube, and obviously, you can derive different shapes from this kind of lamp of your choice. It is environment-friendly and looks beautiful as a room décor. What you need: Cardboard/Mount Board Chart Paper(Optional) Paint(Acrylic suggested) A bulb Other craft necessities So, here’s what you need to do. Take the cardboard and divide it (don’t cut) into three equal parts vertically (Length…

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Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water – Natural Elixir

Lemons the natural thirst reliever with infinite health benefits is known as Citrus Lemon trees, which tend to be green in winters also. They are yellow in color when ripe and sour in taste. This blessed natural citrus fruit uses its zest, pulp and juice causing miraculous cure to its users. Lemon juice is the most preferred of whole citrus fruit. It helps in losing weight, curing scalp problems such as dandruff, clears skin, helps in digestion, cure for kidney stones, good source of vitamin C, freshens breath and the…

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DIY conditioner for healthy growing hair

I am here with DIY tips/treatments for healthier growth of hair. Hair fall, dandruff, and other related problems would be discussed here. I am neither a professional nor a practitioner, am just a local plant lover like many of us. The first thing I would be discussing here is “the herbal oil”. Many different people have constructed the treatments in many different ways. Am not here to change anyone’s opinion rather I am here to share my secret with you all. So stay blessed and connected. All suggestions are welcomed…

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DIY shampoo for healthy growing hair

I am here with DIY tips/treatments for healthier growth of hair. Hair fall, dandruff, and other related problems would be discussed here. I am neither a professional nor a practitioner, am just a local plant lover like many of us. After herbal oil, I have chosen to share the recipe for “the herbal shampoo”. Many different people have constructed the treatments in many different ways. Am not here to change anyone’s opinion rather I am here to share my secret with you all. So stay blessed and connected. All suggestions…

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DIY treatment for healthy growing hair

I am here with DIY tips/treatments for healthier growth of hair. Hair fall, dandruff, and other related problems would be discussed here. I am neither a professional nor a practitioner, am just a local plant lover like many of us. The first thing I would be discussing here is “the herbal oil”. Many different people have constructed the treatments in many different ways. Am not here to change anyone’s opinion rather I am here to share my secret with you all. So stay blessed and connected. All suggestions are welcomed…

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Habits that Foreigners Picked Up in India and Loved Taking Home

We Indians love copying western fashion and culture. From handshakes to wearing jeans, today, we have adopted so many western habits that we are forgetting our own traditions and cultures. We ourselves fail to discover the beauty and rich cultural diversity of the very India. We keep developing our routines the western way, but little do we know that people from outside India are amazed by our cultures and practices. Tourists that visit India often get bewildered witnessing the colorful, crowding and sundry India. Many of them get so accustomed…

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6 Places You Should Visit In India Before You Visit Their Counterparts Abroad

The only land that offers all attractions within the world is only my country “India”. India is the country where you will get the best geographical location which is surrounded by the enormous Himalayas to long-lasting coastlines, from sand deserts to lusty green forests. This beauty attracts lots of people from outside and within India. So here are the following places which you can find quite similar to those places that are outside India. 10 Street Foods that can get your Heart’s Desire Confused!!! Which is the most beautiful place?…

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10 Things Indians Do Better Then Anyone Else!!!

India is the seventh largest and democratic country in the world. It is a land of diversity in terms of religion, tradition, geography, culture and so on. These are some interesting facts about the things that Indians can do better than anyone else. For instance, to mention a few; they are: 1. Hospitality: India is renowned for its hospitality. India has the quality of receiving and treating guests or strangers in a friendly, generous way. They invite with a warm ‘Namaste’ rather than ‘hi’,’hello’ etc.’Namaste’actually means a warm welcome. Significance…

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Make Beautiful Environment Friendly Night Lamp at Home

Yet another inspiration from Youtube, this DIY is an environment friendly one, made with old newspaper. Yeah, everyone has that at home. Super Easy DIY Handcrafted Lanterns | Home Decor The article we’ll be making is a beautiful bed lamp. This time I have pictures of the making of it (thank God), so hopefully, the procedure will be a cakewalk to you. Materials Required: Lots of old newspapers A plastic ball Fevicol Paint (Acrylic recommended) Sponge Water Paper cutter A bulb Let’s get started – First, you will need to…

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45 WAYS TO AVOID USING THE WORD ‘VERY’

In today’s world the importance of English cannot be denied as it is the global language.So,undoubtedly we need to excel in it.In order to be enlightened in this language our basics should be very strong. We use some words like very bad, very cold, very fast etc., often in our conversations. We can use some appropriate words by avoiding the word ‘very’. Backup all contacts of Android smartphone  Here they are: Avoid saying very : Rather say : Afraid terrified Neat immaculate Wicked Villainous Wise Sagacious Lively Vivacious Happy Jubilant…

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Super Easy DIY Handcrafted Lanterns | Home Decor

Now that Diwali’s getting closer, I have just the right DIY decor suggestion for you. Yet another extremely simple craft done using all the items that are easily available at home. Yep, you do not need to step out. This DIY can also be used for home/wall decor as well. I saw these ideas in one of the YouTube channels and gave it a shot. Things you need: Cardboard you don’t use Fevicol/ Glue Gun Paint Thread (Any kind that is strong) Diyas Threaded Beads (Optional) The shape I have…

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Polaroids On A Wheel | DIY | Personalized Gift

Do you have lots of photos with you and don’t want to put them back in the album? I have an awesome DIY solution for you. No I am not talking about those mainstream rectangular photo frames. I know the title sounds weird, but this is an amazing DIY to decorate your wall with polaroids. It is a very unique wall décor and I found this amazing idea in Pinterest. I love crafts, but since I am an engineering student and it’s only my hobby, I like to make them…

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How 10 Street Foods Can Get You Your Heart’s Desire?

Street foods of India are famous for being cheap and easily available. These foods reflect the variety and diversity of the cultures in our country. So here is a list of 10 such street foods that are most enjoyed and mouth-watering in India. Chole Bhature: – Delhi, the capital of India, is the best place to have street foods. This dish is inspired from Punjab and is commonly used as a breakfast. Poha Jalebi:- Indore, the heart of India is quite famous for its wide range namkeens. Indore is specialised…

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Significance of the mighty sacred word “Om”

The word “Om” has originated or has been first mentioned in the Upanishads where texts were about Vedanta philosophy. It is considered to be a sacred sound in the Hindu religion. It is also considered as a spiritual chant of God in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. 5 Golden Rules To Get More Done In A Day As mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita, in the epic Mahabharata, the importance and the significance of the syllable Om. It is also referred to in the Puranas. In Jainism, it is considered to…

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Make Your Kid Smarter? – Forget Not To Teach Your Child This.

We being in the 21st century are used to everything being fast and forgettable. The lifetime of all the entities that cross our lives is short-lived. We listen to songs that are currently popular and by the next week our playlist is filled with new songs. The dress that created a buzz in the fashion industry six months ago is not worn now. Such being the current scenario, how do expect the youngsters to follow the culture and tradition of their family and pass it on to their next generation?…

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Gardening Goals For a Greener World – Must Read

It is a well accepted fact that climatic conditions are worsening around the world and everybody is worried over it. There are erratic rainfalls to droughts and famines spread all over the country. We know that the lack of greenery is the primary cause of these calamities. Many people have taken the initiative to plant trees on the roads and in empty lands. We can also contribute by having beautiful gardens at home. There are a few gardening types that you should be aware of (EASY GARDENING TECHNIQUES) – Terrace…

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Lumbers of Good Market Value

Birch: A Birch tree is a type of Hardwood tree. Drums can be manufactured from Birch. Birch has a pale color and it is fine- grained. The most strong and stable plywoods are the birch plywoods. Birch Tar can be used as Thermoplastic. The Starting price of Birch Lumber for furniture and woodworks is around $4 / board feet ( Rs.273/- in Indian currency){1 board feet = 144 cu.inches}. Birch Mahogany: Mahogany timber is reddish brown in color and its grains are straight. Mahogany is free from voids when compared…

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Carpentry Tools – Types and Uses

Hammer – A Tool used for driving nails in carpentry is known as Hammer. It can also be used to fit parts, Break Objects, Forge Metal, etc., Other names of Hammer are Gavel, Mallet and Sledgehammer. The Major Classification of Hammers are – Hand Power Hammers Mechanical Power Hammers Hand Power Hammers – The hammers which come under Hand Power Hammers are Welder’s Chipping Hammer Upholstery Hammer Tinner’s Hammer Stonemason’s Hammer Splitting Maul Soft Faced Hammer Sledge Hammer Rounding Hammer Rock Climbing Hammer Railway track Keying Hammer Mallets Lump Hammer…

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Clutches – Facts to Know

Clutch:  A Clutch is used to transmit power from the shaft which is driving the power to the shaft which is driven. Clutch is also used to control the amount of power. In the case of automobiles, the power generated by the engine is transmitted to the wheels enabling them to move. Generally, clutches are proposed to support the motions which are rotational in nature. Linear clutches are used in case of electrical circuits. Linear Clutches in Electric Cables   Clutches Types of Clutches: Lock up Clutches – A lock-up…

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Dogwood Tree – Facts and Findings

Dogwood Tree – The Dogwood Trees are having species of around 30 to 60 variety of Plants which are woody. The Dogwoods can be identified by their Bark, Berries and their flowers. The Dogwood species are found in Japan, China, South America, North America and Eurasia. The Dogwood is used in the manufacture of Pulleys, Mallets, Archery Bows, Shuttle of Textiles, Heads of Golf Club, etc., Cornus Mas is a variety of Dogwood tree, whose fruits are used in the manufacture of Jam, Wine, etc.,During 7th Century BC, Cornus Mas…

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The Need to Know about Carburetor

A Carburetor: A Carburetor is an apparatus which is used to mix air and fuel in an internal combustion engine.Luigi De Cristoforis is the person who developed the Carburetor in the year 1876.A Carburetor performs based on the principle of Bernoulli. The Requirement: The mandate is that a carburetor must deliver the right kind of mixture of air and fuel in any kind of temperature. The following are the possible conditions in which a carburetor need to perform Acceleration Idling or Slow running Hot Start Cold Start High Speed High…

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Dragon Tree – Importance, Uses and Preservation

Dragon Tree – The Plants and trees which have seeds containing single embryonic leaf are called as Monocots. Dragon tree belongs to the Monocot variety and it is presently segregated in the family of Asparagaceae. The Mode of Growth of a Dragon Tree – Initially, in the early period, the dragon tree has only one stem. During the age of 10 to 15 years, the growth of the stem stops. Production of Primary flower spike takes place after the stoppage of stem growth. The flower spike consists of white perfumed…

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Soil Cement Stabilisation

Usage of cement modified soil in Road Construction Cement Soil Stabilisation      When cement is added to soils, it improves the soil’s resistance so that water cannot soften it. This process also improves some of the behavioral properties of the soil. In zones where the budget of road aggregates are high, this cement stabilization method can be recommended. The concentration of cement decides the amount to which modification of soil properties through the action of cement. There is an alternate option of adding small quantities of cement to soil, which…

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Pulverisation of Soils

Pulverisation : Pulverisation is the process of converting a solid substance into tiny loose particles. Black Cotton Soils : Lime can be used to stabilise black cotton soils which gives an improvement to soil properties. In highway construction areas of black cotton soils, lime stabilisation is used frequently. In dry conditions, black cotton soil undergoes high swelling at the times of excessive and wet shrinkage. If the sub-base contains stone soling with many voids, then the softened subgrade will work on the top layers of the pavement. The Vital condition…

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Flooding and Water-Logging in Pavements

Water logging in Road pavements The Soil adjacent to the pavement layer gets wet by means of water migration through capillary action from a high water table.This Phenomenon makes the soil to lose its bearing value gradually. Flooding – During continuous floods for a longer time, water-logging happens on the highway. This results in the ingression of water from the wearing surface into the pavement and subgrade. Flood water also infiltrates the pavement through the shoulders. This phenomenon strips the binder because of its contact with water for a long…

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Types of Pavement Distress – What is road depression ?

Types of Pavement Distress Shear Deformation in Pavement Layers A Shear Deformation is on in which the shape changes but the volume does not changes. If a Shear deformation occurs in any of the sub-base, base and surfacing, then the layer thickness is considered as inadequate. Shear Deformation can be identified by means of Position of layers Upheavel of Surfaces Pavement cracks In-Place strength testing Deflection measurements Position of Layers: If a particular layer has got thin in a traffic lane, and the adjacent lane of the same layer got…

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Shear Connectors – Purpose and Usage

Shear Connectors –  Shear Connectors are used to ensure the slab-girder to act together. The Types of Shear connectors are as follows Anchorage Shear Connector Rigid Shear Connector Flexible Shear Connector    Anchorage Shear Connector – The Horizontal shear is resisted and prevention of separation of girder and concrete slab by the anchorage shear connector. It creates a bond at the interface.    Rigid Shear Connector – The Rigid Shear Connector has components like Welded tees to the flange of steel girders Channels Stiffened angles Short Length bars The above…

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Facts on Bridge Reinforcement

Super-Structure of a bridge is the structure above ground level. The deck slab thickness requirement will be a minimum of 200mm, which is inclusive of the tip of the cantilever. If the designer has a requirement to reduce the thickness, then 50 mm will be the maximum limit of reduction which is permitted. At the bearing locations, cross girders shall be provided which need to be monolithic of the deck slab. The Design requirements will decide the provision of intermediate cross girders. The minimum slab thickness of the main longitudinal…

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What is Bituminous Concrete?

Bituminous Concrete is used as a wearing course in Highway construction. Usually, the layer thickness of a bituminous concrete will be constructed in the depth of 25, 40 or 50 mm. The Cost of bituminous concrete is high. So, the Engineers and Research Scholars created procedures for designing the mix of the course. This process will ensure durability, good performance, and stability. The Method which is adopted is Marshall method to design. The functional requirement of the traffic plying on the highway is the factor which decides the thickness of…

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Stabilization of Soil for Construction of Roads

Stabilisation of soil is a process done to increase the California Bearing Ratio of existing soil strata. On Doing Stabilization, the expected increase in ratio is nearly 4 to 6 times of the in-situ C.B.R. Value. The C.B.R. Value is a measure which indicates the capacity of soils to bear loads. During the initial stage, Engineers used clayey soils, Lime, Cementitious material and rammed earth technique to do soil stabilization. Preliminary Soil Survey: Before proposing for the process of construction, along the complete length of road, soil identification process is…

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How Vertical Curves on Highways Effect Project Cost ?

In a Highway, the longitudinal profile plays an important place with respect to the traveller’s comfort. The Profile also plays a vital role in controlling the budget of the project. It has been a regular practice of the engineers to develop knowledge on the vertical profile so that they have a control on the cost of the project. Gradient – The Gradient is the term which is a measure of the road’s longitudinal rate of change of height. It may either increase or decrease with respect to the topography of…

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Ever wondered how rail over bridges are designed. Know how?

A Rail Over Bridge is a structure provided at a Railway line, for the purpose of vehicles to make a pass through without disturbing the traffic on the Railway Line. Usually vehicles moving on road, while crossing a railway line, need to wait for the railway signals/ gates to give them clearance to move. The Rail Over Bridge is beneficial for the crossing vehicular traffic, as they need not wait for the Railway gates to open for them. Care should be taken while fixing an alignment for Rail over bridge…

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Motion of Vehicles in Curves on Highways

The concept of “Motion of Vehicles in Curves” is a must know for any highway personnel. Usually, the curvi-linear path is introduced in a road while traversing from one direction to another direction. The purpose is to make the movement in a smooth way.   Vehicles Travelling in a Circular Path   Centrifugal Force – Centrifugal force is a force exerted by an object which is subjected to a circular motion. The amount of the force can be given by the relation Fc= MV2/R Whose variables               F = Amount…

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Geometric Designs of Roads – Highway Alignment Drawing

A Highway Alignment decides the path of the corridor. This Article aims to emphasize the contents of a Highway alignment and its importance over design. Highway Alignment Drawing:  A Highway Alignment drawing is a plan which clearly gives the details of the route in which the road has to be constructed. It covers details like Road width, number of junctions, number of lanes, roadside amenities, etc., Sometimes the drawing is produced as Alignment plan and sometimes it is prepared as Alignment Plan and Profile. The Person who designs the Highway…

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Highway Engineering – Benkelman Beam Deflection Test

Benkelman Beam Deflection Test – What If Analysis on the Existing Practice: In the field of Highway Engineering, No one would miss the concept of “Benkelman Beam Deflection Test”, the results of which are used for design of flexible pavements. A typical Benkelman Beam is shown below   Benkelman Beam The beam is made of aluminium and chrome finished metals. The beam is aimed at measuring the deflection of flexible pavements under the axles of moving wheel loads. The final results of these tests are used in the estimation and…

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Will demonetisation affect highways development?

This article is focussing on the impact of the demonetisation act in India in the financial year 2016 over concessionaires working on BOT basis (especially Highway sector). This analysis would focus on the profitability and fund flow pattern in the upcoming financial year. Concessionaire: A concessionaire is generally a high value contractor, who takes the project from government and executes it with investment shares from public and private partners. After executing the project, a proper plan would have been designed to yield financial returns from the same project. Return Period: …

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Know Type of Traffic Surveys & How It Is Done. Must Know

There are different kinds of traffic surveys adopted with different approaches to analyse the Road Traffic. Necessary Practice is required to handle such kind of surveys, if done without practice, it would give misleading results. Hence this article tries to give enlightenment to readers on the types of traffic surveys and the uses of them. Types of Traffic Surveys: The Most Commonly adopted types of Traffic Surveys are Classified Volume Count Survey Turning Movement Survey Speed – Delay Survey Origin – Destination Survey Pedestrian Count Survey     Classified Volume…

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How Traffic Engineer Look After Vehicle Volume, Traffic Projection For Highways. Must Read

CONVERSION PROCESS – TRAFFIC PARAMETERS FOR ANALYSIS – HIGHWAYS SECTOR Generally across the globe, each and every country’s road development authority will fix the conversion factors for vehicles to analyse the traffic volume. Though the practice of analysing method differs from country to country, but the process of converting and analysing is common in most of the countries. The Traffic is measured by three methods- Manual Count Process by Fixing Human Enumerators Automatic Counting through Electronic Machine fixed at desired Locations which records the vehicle volume Recording continuous video of…

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Traffic Survey & Analysis – A Must Read Article on Highway Development

When people are getting in the midst of heavy traffic and not able to reach their place in the right time, everybody gets annoyed and says, “Oh God Get Me out of here…!”In some countries we can find organized people fighting against placing banners in public places which cause hindrance to road users resulting in accidents. This Article is aiming at bringing a resolution in this kind of brainstorming fights by throwing light on the concept. Traffic Survey and Analysis: A Traffic Survey is generally done to measure the volume…

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Understanding Valuation of Properties – Real Estate Sector

The concept of valuation in the real estate sector is always playing a significant and vital role in any kind of property transaction. This article focuses to make people know about property valuation so that they are aware of the process and its importance. Valuation: The Property valuation is the process of assessing the asset’s net present market value. The Property valuation is to be done by a registered licensed surveyor/licensed surveyor. He shall be a civil engineer with practice in valuation for required number of years(generally minimum 5 years…

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Fund Flow Analysis – Home Loan Sector And Real Estate Market

This Article aims at analysing the fund flow in the real estate market and Home Loan Sector, so that operating personnel can understand the market stagnation easily. Home Loan: Home Loan is an offering by the banks for those people who are ready to buy properties, but not having a net cash to make an outright purchase. It is not an easy task to obtain a Home loan from a bank, since the person applying for it needs to have a good salary profile to make the repayment. The main…

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Is Your Property- Catchment Area land? Prevent Loss of Investment. Must Know For Buyers, Builders

Catchment Area Lands – Conversion into Residential Usage:    This article is focusing on catchment area lands which are getting converted into residential properties. Catchment Area: Catchment area is the area which holds the rain water for a longer duration than the other regions. It shall be like a drainage basin, allowing water to stay for a longer time period. This region is usually low lying than other terrain; hence water flows from higher to lower terrain and stays here. One of the recent practices in the “Real Estate” Sector is…

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Must Know Terms Before Buying Flat. Things You Must Check Before Buying Flat

The concept of super built up area (SBU), carpet area and undivided share (UDS) of land are all applicable only for the valuation of flats/apartments. This concept will not be applicable for other types of property transactions like land purchase, Individual house purchase, etc. This article aims to throw a good light on the above mentioned nomenclatures for the readers to easily understand as what they are. Carpet Area:  Carpet area is the measured area in between the inner walls of a flat/apartment. If an approved plan is available, a…

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Art, Light and a Splash of Colour – Rangoli, the Beautiful!

If you reside in a suburban town in India, you are likely to wake up to beautiful women competing the sun in starting their day, imprinting striking floor art at the entrance of their homes. Yes, we are talking about the delightful floor paintings made in India as part of festivities and daily routines – the Rangolis that adorn every home. It’s called as Muggulu in Andhra Pradesh, Alpana in Bengal, Aripan in Bihar, Chaookpurna in Chhattisgarh, Saathiya in Gujarat, Rangoli in Karnataka, Kalam in Kerala, Alikhthap in Kumaon, Sanskar…

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The 3 Great Roles of Music

Music, the language of hearts, has someway or the other got the trick to keep us all engaged with it. While there are different genres in it, none can say that they hate it totally, though their preferences to the different genres of it may vary. With a completely unique capability to trap our minds, the vibe that it passes on to its listeners is completely amazing. It can make anyone laugh out loud, make anyone smile and can even make anyone cry. Even we could say, a person’s attitude…

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5 good deeds to do this Diwali.

Five good deeds to do this Diwali and an extra one for good luck! Diwali brings forth a set of ambivalent feelings. The excitement of shopping for gifts and new clothes. Filling up the social calendar with numerous card parties. Seeing the dazzling lights and diyas along with beautiful rangolis on the exterior of houses. On the other hand, there is unavoidable traffic on the streets. The stress of buying a perfect gift for your boss so he gives you a handsome bonus. Your poor lungs working thrice as hard…

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5 things to burn this Diwali : Lighting the best within us.

Apart from lighting lights and diyas, here are 5 things to figuratively burn for a more peaceful state of mind – An insecurity – Identify that one insecurity that creates havoc in your mind and light the lamp of spirituality to dispel the darkness. Feed Nutella to the positive in you and give it a sugar rush! One habit holding you back – Whether it’s getting up late or the fear of change, determine to overcome a habit that is an obstacle to your growth. Don’t put off your quest…

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Floor Space Index, Must Know for buyers. Avoid Housing Scams

FLOOR SPACE INDEX – ITS IMPORTANCE IN BUILDINGS – VIOLATION – FRAUD CASE ANALYSIS IN REAL ESTATE MARKET Floor Space Index: Floor Space Index is the ratio of built up area to the plot area of a property. Floor Space Index /Floor Area Ratio = (Total covered area in all floors of all buildings on a plot) / (area of the plot) This Terminology is used in different terms in different countries. In India, it is used as FSI and FAR both. Alternatively the same relation is given as Area…

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5 ways to make your mother feel special on Ahoi Ashtami

Ahoi Ashtami is Hindu festival, on this day mothers keep a fast, asking for the protection of her children. To thank her for all her silent sacrifices, here are five ways to bring a smile on your mother’s face. 1) Bake her a cake : Make your mother feel special through your hard work (and sweat) in the kitchen. For all the endless hours she has spent making delicious food for you, bake her a cake as a symbol of your appreciation and perennially satisfied stomach. 2) Make her a…

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Decoding The Colored Symbols On Food Packets

Borrowed from nature, processed at man-made industries, packed, tinned and displayed on the shelves of supermarkets. That’s a one-line story of the packed food items we encounter every day. The dal, the flour, the milk, the chocolates, the snacks – almost everything that goes into our stomachs each day is one form of processed and packed food. The packages come in all shades and sizes. But the common man usually fails to notice the colored symbol just next to the brand/product name. Ever wondered what the little circles such as…

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Why many flats remain unsold in buildings? Must know for buyers and builders

PROPERTY MARKET ANALYSIS – MORE UNSOLD UNITS IN MULTI STOREY BUILDINGS Usually Multi Storey Buildings (MSB) are constructed for many purposes like Residential, Commercial, and Industrial, Institutional, etc,   Multi – Storey Building (MSB) – Residential   Here Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Multi Storey Buildings are immediately opened to clients for sales, once the civil works get completed. Whereas the residential properties are not like that, the builder obtains a land and a construction loan from a private bank, and starts constructing. The Property is sold unit wise as he…

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7th Sin : A ‘Sin’ worth committing

Food and women are very closely related almost like two peas in a pod. Cooking and food are not just the responsibilities of a woman but they can be passion too which made this batch of young ladies commit a sin called the ‘7th sin’. Correctly read, that is the most celebrated food-truck which paramounted to be Asia’s first “all women food-truck”.  Driven, managed, served, cooked and completely run by a group of smart women this kick-started in Bengaluru. “Nothing brings people closer than good food”, are the words of…

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What you Need to Know before Buying a Dream House near Coastal Region

COASTAL REGULATION ZONE – BUYING A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY – POSSIBLE HAZARDS: Coastal Regulation Zone is the one which is the land along the coast up to 500m from the High Tide Line and a stage of 100m from the banks of rivers, estuaries, creeks, backwaters, etc., CRZ was first issued through a notification in 1991 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. The Coastal areas are further classified into: CRZ -1 – Ecologically sensitive area, lies between High Tide Line and Low Tide LineThe Zone Between High Tide Line and…

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Street Art Word, Graffiti, Poetry on Road

Graffiti : Art beyond art Painting on walls and buildings has been an ancient tradition, and in modern times it goes by the name of street art and graffiti. Despite being an age old practice and it’s widespread popularity even today, some sections of the society consider this art as ‘vandalism’. The irony of the debate lies in the message behind street art – a message of peace, freedom, and unity. The streets of Berlin are proud owners of magnificent paintings. One of the most notable artist to have worked…

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Very important – Things you should know before buying property.

PROPERTIES ABUTTING ON AN ARTERIAL ROAD – PURCHASE OPTION ANALYSIS Urban roads other than expressways are classified into four Types. They are: (i) Arterial (ii) Sub-arterial (iii) Collector Street (iv) Local Street Arterial: A general name indicating the road primarily for through traffic (long distance traveling vehicles contributing to traffic volume), generally on a continuous road. Sub-Arterial: A general Name Indicating the road mainly for through traffic usually on a continuous route but giving somewhat lower level of traffic mobility than the arterial. Collector Street: A road for collecting and…

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Entertainment Lifestyle

If Art Could Speak, Here Are Three Things It Would Say

Not every artwork has a deep philosophical message behind it : Sometimes the artist just wants to freeze the beauty of something he finds appealing through his skills. The purpose of the figures and colors on the canvas could just be to please the eye and make the viewer immediately exclaim ‘wow that’s beautiful!’ It’s not easy as it looks : While one is casually browsing through a modern art gallery, and comes across a contemporary piece of art with haphazard strokes, one might innocently think ‘oh I can do…

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The 5 Golden S Rule To Get More Done In A Day

1) Start your day early, but not TOO early : Don’t worry, we aren’t telling you to give up on your beauty sleep! Wake up one hour prior to your usual time. Get some household chores done, leave your room spic and span, or even better, kick-start your metabolism! A morning run or yoga will leave you feeling fabulous throughout the day. But let us not get over-ambitious by getting up at 5 am, you don’t want your colleagues to know you snore so loudly! 2) Set daily targets :…

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Lifestyle

Say no to drugs. YOU are your own ally!

It changed. Drugs and cigarettes kicked in. You lost control? You blame her? Nah. Not fair. To either of you.   It seemed possible and promising, say, two nights ago. How could she do this? For the third time. I will harm myself and make her feel guilty for all that she did. Maybe that will make her come back for me. Has this thought hit you even once in your lifetime? Revenge! What a powerful word it is. It can turn things upside down in the blink of an…

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How To Achieve Good Communication Skills

What are communication skills? Are they just the way we communicate with each other? Not just simply speaking, but it involves a lot of deeper concepts. To achieve good Communication Skills, one must understand that communication skills are a whole combination rather than just speaking profusely. Be a Good Listener – Good communication skills is more listening than speaking. When you listen carefully, i.e.  become an engaged listener. It will help you understand better and build a deeper connection of subject. How to be a good listener? Well It’s easy,…

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Workplace Exercises for Computer Users

Working for long hours at the computers is definitely not healthy, it may leads to varied disorders. Working on the computer is globally accepted. People are unaware of the health risks of their techy lifestyle. Eye fatigue and discomforts are common health hazards while working on the computer. So one should try some methods of stress-management and you’ll be relaxing in no time. Stress is the result of how we respond to a situation. Whether it is our jobs, family life, drama with friends, a relationship problem, or finances, stress…

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Confused what to eat, use Google’s nutritional tool.

Many times we wonder what to eat , spinach or broccoli , bread or pizza. Google will help you to decide it. It will give all information about your food including calorie content, amount of fat, vitamins, carbohydrates, sugar and protein that are contained in it. Ask Google what to eat Google nutritional tool will help you compare these foods with each other. Just you have to Google “bread vs pizza” or “spinach vs broccoli” in similar way . Instantly compare their key nutrients—we’re talking calories, fat, calcium, iron, and more…

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