National Post | News

TOKYO — A prominent Japanese architect is campaigning to reduce the size of the spaceship-like main stadium approved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying it’s too expensive and would clash with its surroundings.

Fumihiko Maki, who has designed some spectacular buildings of his own, says he’s not criticizing the design of the stadium by award-winning British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, just the size. His office says he has the support of 100 other well-known people in Japan, including architects.

“The problems I see with the planned stadium all relate to the issue of scale,” Maki said in a statement this week.

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Both the Tokyo and national governments have already approved the stadium, but construction isn’t slated to begin until next year.

The US$1.3-billion, 80,000-seat stadium, with an arching retractable roof, would be built on the site of the smaller 54,000-seat main stadium for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. It would…

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Posted by: Harish Rajpal | September 19, 2012

Dare to Dream

“In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” – Michael Jackson

Posted by: Harish Rajpal | June 7, 2012

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Instantly share posts on Tumblr.

Posted by: Harish Rajpal | June 7, 2012

Children Learn What They Live

Children Learn What They Live

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Posted by: Harish Rajpal | June 6, 2012

Financial Post | Business

Solar power firms are betting that the nuclear crisis in Japan will become a game-changer for renewable energy in the world’s third largest economy, with new foreign entrants such as Canadian Solar looking to go toe-to-toe there with some of the biggest utilities in Asia.

They will be given a big helping hand next month when the government introduces a generous subsidy for renewable energy via a so-called feed-in tariff (FIT), in a bid to encourage alternative energy sources, which currently only generate about 1% of power in Japan.

The FIT, which excludes large hydro-electric schemes, will require utilities to buy electricity generated by renewable sources such as solar, wind and geothermal heat at a premium for 20 years. Costs will be passed on to consumers through higher power bills.

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Posted by: Harish Rajpal | May 3, 2012

Ten Years of Krishna.com

Kanaiyyadesh

by Radha Krueger
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August 2001
The sun hung over the cow pasture and its rays flowed silently through the windows into the big front room of the Back to Godhead magazine building. The space was mostly empty, except for two huge desks facing each other in the middle of the room, each topped with a new computer. One wall was hung with dozens of framed magazine covers. The plush blue carpet looked barely walked on.
Somewhere in a back room came the tapping of a keyboard and the occasional creak of someone shifting in his chair. Otherwise it was quiet – that loud, echoing quiet of a late summer morning in the country when there's absolutely nothing going on. Yet.
I started up my computer, and while it did its thing, I opened up my notebook and flipped through a few pages. I got a pen out of my bag…

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Posted by: Harish Rajpal | April 24, 2012

Apple’s iPad Hampered by Retina Display Production Issues

Apple’s iPad Hampered by Retina Display Production Issues.

Posted by: Harish Rajpal | April 16, 2012

"Make It Count" – Filmmaker Travels The World – Motivational Short Film.

Posted by: Harish Rajpal | April 10, 2012

Sannyasa & Turiya/Babajis

Sannyasa & Turiya/Babajis.

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