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THIS architect duo from Jaipur creates sustainable furniture using recycled honeycomb paper!

The duo co-founded Hexpression in 2018 to provide affordable and sustainable products.

In an attempt to provide sustainable and modern furnishing options, Hexpression, a Jaipur-based startup is making furniture using composite honeycomb paper. Established in the year 2018 by architects Abhimanyu Singh and Shilpi Dua, the firm has crafted a range of unique furniture sets in its journey of over 2 years. Aligning with its objective to promote sustainable living, the company also delivers interesting options for ready-to-assemble green homes.

Creating foldable & portable furniture using the new-age raw material

The main idea behind this venture's inception was to express ideas through honeycombs, which are hexagonal in shape, as the name Hexpressions suggests. According to Shilpi Dua, an architect, retail, service designer and the Chief Operating Officer of Hexpressions, the foldable quality of this furniture ensures ease of portability. One can fold a table into a book and keep it on the shelf. While folding and opening, it creates various patterns which add to its artistic feel.

Besides being light in weight, these products have a durability of 5 to 10 years as well, informed Dua. According to the makers, a small piece of 1.5 by 1.5 feet of honeycomb can carry about 1.2 tons of weight. Along with their strength, these furniture sets are also claimed to be water-resistant. "It will remain intact until it is not in contact with water for a long time. Otherwise, if there is a splash, you can simply wipe it off as it is water-resistant paper," said Dua.

Honeycomb COVID beds to the rescue!

In the past, this couple has donated beds made using recycled honeycomb paper to the Jaipur district administration for COVID centres. Abhimanyu Singh, the CEO and co-founder of this startup said, "These beds can be easily installed within two minutes. They weigh only 10 kg but can bear a weight of up to 300 kg,"

Providing greener alternative, one home at a time!

Apart from making furniture, Singh and Dua have also use recycled honeycomb shells in construction. With zero carbon footprint of its own, this alternative is not only environmentally friendly but also very economical. Notably, it accounts for nearly half of what a traditional construction would cost. This technique is also time-saving as it only takes them two weeks to set a studio apartment up. Through this inventive product, Hexpressions is providing a greener alternative, one home at a time!

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

Mumbai to get the world's longest sea ropeway & an int'l cruise terminal, among other amenities soon!

In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus gets an all-new  'Restaurant on Wheels'

The fine-diner has been set up using a discarded rail coach.

Mounted on the rails leading to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, an all-new 'Restaurant on Wheels' is here to win hearts and bellies of passengers and locals alike. Launched by the Central Railway, the exquisite fine-diner is a revamped discarded rail coach that promises to offer a unique experience to its patrons. As per railway officials, the Restaurant on Wheels aims to become a popular landmark eatery in South Mumbai, with its one-of-a-kind 'rail themed' setting and ambiance.

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Vintage Machine's 'Inferno Episode 1' is going live in Lucknow this Friday!

Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up

A buzzing Friday night is on the cards for you all partyholics in town as Inferno Episode 1 is going live at the Vintage Machine in Lucknow on October 22. Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up and trust us, it's all you need to let down your hair and welcome the weekend! Get ready to groove and have fun, for a chance like this might not knock on your door any time soon again!

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Mumbai's Sion Flyover to remain shut on weekends till January 9, 2022 due to repair work

Check out the alternate routes chalked out by the Mumbai Traffic Police here.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on Friday announced that the Sion flyover will remain closed every weekend, for the next three months, due to the repair work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). The vehicle shutdown here will be clocked from 10 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday, till January 9, 2022. Several route diversions have been put in place by the city traffic police department to allow an unhindered automobile movement during the closure, added reports. Check all alternate track here:

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Amusement parks in Maharashtra to open for visitors from Oct 22nd

Here's a detailed report of all services that have been unlocked in the state so far

After allowing cinema halls and theatres to restart services, the govt has now permitted dry amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen, Friday onwards. The administration on Monday decided to reopen all dry amusement parks in the state from October 22 after a detailed discussion with the state COVID Task Force and Children's Task Force. Additionally, shops and restaurants have also been granted longer working hours now. Read on to know more about the orders.

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As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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