An eye on Ikat

first_imgPochampally Handloom Park has organised a four-days Pochampally Ikat Art Mela that started yesterday (13 July). The show displays a colourful range of  apparel fabrics, stoles, scraves, silk and cotton sarees, duppatas, table mats, covers, cotton shirts and kurtis, hand bags and much more.   The event was inaugurated by Dinesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of  Textile and the winner of beauty pegeant Indian Princess 2014, Chandni Sharma. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kumar says, ‘Such a kind of a mela where weavers exhibit   their creations enables the people to witness the blend of different style, textures and concepts  all under one roof’.  Ikat is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs a resist dyeing process on the warp fibres. In ikat, the resist is formed by binding bundles of threads with a tight wrapping applied in the desired pattern. The threads are then dyed. The bindings may then be altered and the thread bundles are dyed again with another colour to produce elaborate, multicolored patterns. When the dyeing is finished the bindings are removed and the threads are woven into cloth. Here the threads are dyed before weaving, and both faces are essentially identical in appearance.When: On till 16 JulyWhere:  Agakhan hall , 6 Bhagwan Das RoadTiming:10 am to 9.00 pmlast_img read more

Chicago and Los Angeles Could Get Google Fiber And Thats a Very

first_imgDecember 9, 2015 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Freecenter_img The second and third largest cities in the U.S. have the potential to score some serious startup swag: Google has just announced that it is considering bringing its ultra-fast Google Fiber Internet service to Los Angeles and Chicago.The deals are far from complete, and if approved, will take years to be up and running, but the wheels are in motion. Faster Internet would mean more opportunity for entrepreneurs and startups in both cities.“In Chicago, fiber Internet will help bolster a fast-growing startup scene by fueling incubators like 1871, venture capital funds like Chicago Ventures and hundreds of small businesses,” says Jill Szuchmacher, the director of Google Fiber Expansion, in a blog post announcing the news. “In L.A., faster Internet may mean that indie musicians and YouTube stars can spend less time worrying about bandwidth, and more time creating their next project.”  Related: Chicago: The New B2B BoomtownLos Angeles and Chicago are the biggest cities Google Fiber has considered so far. The first step in the process of determining feasibility for Google is to do a detailed analysis of the city’s existing infrastructure and land structure.Right now, only three cities have the Google Fiber Network: Provo, Utah; Kansas City, Mo.; and Austin, Texas. Another half dozen cities are in various process of installation, including Salt Lake City, Nashville and Atlanta.Google Fiber delivers Internet at 1,000 megabits per second, or 1 gigabit per second. That’s many multiples faster than the Internet in most U.S. cities, though not all. The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., is a — potentially surprising — leader in Internet connectivity speed in the U.S. The Southern city’s economy got a boost when the metro-area installed 1 gigabit Internet service, which it claimed that was 200 times faster than the national average. In October, Chattanooga upgraded the Internet broadband again and now it has service as fast as 10 gigabits per second available. The service has proven transformative for the once dilapidated, rundown and polluted city.Related: 3 Sizzling Stats to Consider About Silicon Beach 2 min readlast_img read more

New Electric Bus Could Travel 350 Miles Per Charge

first_img 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Electric bus startup Proterra, whose early models are already accepting passengers on the streets of Philadelphia and a few other U.S. cities, yesterday unveiled a new design that it claims will travel up to 350 miles on a single charge.That’s longer than nearly every municipal bus route in America, which theoretically positions the new bus as a viable replacement for fossil-fueled public transit. There are a lot of caveats, not the least of which is price: the bus, called the Catalyst E2, is likely to be significantly more expensive than its diesel brethren. That would make it unattractive to perennially cash-strapped transit agencies. Still, the electric drivetrain’s reduced maintenance costs will help offset the purchase price, and there’s no denying that the ability to travel hundreds of miles on a single charge is a game changer. It’s also a feat that most electric bus makers have shied away from as they unveil concepts packed with self-driving technology and features like wireless phone charging that boost passenger comfort.Proterra, founded in 2004 by clean transit veteran Dale Hill, is different. The Catalyst E2, whose prototype already travelled 600 miles on a single charge during a test run last month, would join two other all-electric models already in production. Philadelphia’s transit agency has among the largest fleet, with 25 Catalyst FC models that travel up to 62 miles per charge.They’re also on the road in Worcester, Mass., whose transit agency says their batteries and drivetrains have taken major Northeast snowstorms in stride. Nationwide, Proterra’s busses have travelled 2.5 million miles in revenue service.Proterra didn’t offer a timeline of when the Catalyst E2 would go into production. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. September 13, 2016last_img read more