FEB 2017
The Sturdy Circular Columns: For Saving Lives and Property during Disasters

Ever wondered how the heritage structures and monuments all over the world have been withstanding the test of time and the vagaries of nature, including global disturbances, such as earthquakes, floods, cyclones, and other natural disasters! Dr Rakesh Agrawal 'Ridh' tries to provide an answer to this question by highlighting that the older structures and monuments erected on circular columns have withstood the furies of nature and the test of time. He further discusses the pioneering efforts of a teacher in Dehradun who has been promoting circular columns and making people aware about them, so that they could also use circular columns while constructing their homes, instead of using popular rectangular columns.

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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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