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Greenhouse Farming – A Roman Gift to the World

It was Circa 30 AD in Rome. Royal physicians have asked the ailing Emperor Tiberius to eat cucumber every day. And thus began the construction of Specularium by the royal gardeners to grow medicinal plants, herbs and cucumber among them. Painstakingly built with translucent sheets of mica that allowed sunlight inside, the gardeners maintained roaring fires outside the walls of Specularium to heat the inside. Ruins of Specularium Today They used to plant cucumbers in wheeled carts, which were left out in…

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How to Define Affordability?

“A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible.” Author William Baldwin This is a conundrum that is all too familiar in India. Affordability is a luxury that but a margin of our population enjoys. What is affordability in the real sense? How do we define it? In simplistic terms affordable can be defined as ‘what you are…

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