City vs Country

Stressed Chinese Desert Cities, Seek out Greener Pastures

16 Jul 2013, Posted by Frangipani Country Estates in City vs Country

In a recent survey by Luxembourg based Regus, 75% of Chinese workers said their stress is growing, the highest percentage among 80 countries polled. Six years ago, Bei Yi did something many people considered crazy. He quit a high-paying job in Shanghai as a manager at an industrial glass company, sold…

Farmhouse policy changes

16 Jul 2013, Posted by Frangipani Country Estates in City vs Country

Delhi opens the floodgates for farmhouses, causing property prices in South Delhi to crash 25%. If you have always wanted to live in a farmhouse, with your own chicken, cows and fields, but couldn’t because prices range from Rs 20 crore to over Rs 100 crore, there is…

NOx – The dangerous silent killer

07 Jul 2013, Posted by Frangipani Country Estates in City vs Country

The American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for NOx and tropospheric ozone. The NAAQS define levels of air quality that are necessary, with a reasonable margin of safety, to protect public health (primary standard) and public welfare (secondary standard) from any known or…

Air pollution in Bangalore: A time bomb everyone loves to ignore

07 Jul 2013, Posted by Frangipani Country Estates in City vs Country

There’s danger lurking all around us in the form of cancer, respiratory ailments, premature infant deaths and other serious diseases. It is time to take note, says an IISc scientist. One of the great problems faced in urban areas throughout the world is the increase in vehicles. This has led…

Bangalore City – Is there a future?

07 Jul 2013, Posted by Frangipani Country Estates in City vs Country

“The Government of Karnataka will have to evacuate half of Bangalore in the next ten years, due to water scarcity, contamination of water and diseases.” It is an ominous prophecy from V Balasubramanian, former Additional Chief Secretary of Karnataka and Chairman, Centre for Policies and Practices, who conducted an elaborate…