Nalini Malaviya is a Bangalore based art consultant, writer and blogger. She has been writing for the media since 2003, and has been an art columnist for Financial Times (Delhi and Bangalore) and Bangalore Mirror. Nalini writes primarily on art (visual arts, performance, photography, etc) and also on health and lifestyle. She contributes to Times of India, Deccan Herald and several other publications including art magazines and catalogs. An occasional fiction writer, Nalini has published short stories as part of various anthologies, such as, The Shrinking Woman, The Curse of the Bird and Bhelpuri. She publishes, a popular blog cum Ezine featuring art news, guides, and articles on buying and collecting art and on displaying art in interiors. The website functions as an artist resource and also promotes artists. Nalini curates art exhibitions and conducts classes on art appreciation and writing. She also teaches arts management and marketing for artists through workshops. Currently, she contributes to the experts section on corporate blogs on interiors and lifestyle.

Solutions to not so common tile problems

Simpolo India morbi tiles ceramics

The most beautiful and expensive tiles can appear tacky and distasteful if they are not installed properly. Right from an alignment of the edges of patterns being matched, it is important to hire workers who know their job well. Apart from the more obvious issues with tile installations, there are several other, not so common problems that can occur during ...

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Bathroom Waterproofing Mistakes

bathroom interior design

The bathroom is one area which is constantly exposed to water and moisture, which can lead to the build-up of dampness. In addition, any leakage or cracks and breaks in the tiles on the walls and floor can cause water to seep through and cause further damage. Waterproofing remains an essential element in the construction of the bathrooms and is ...

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How to select flooring for each room of your house

Living room furniture chair

It is important to select flooring after careful consideration, as it has a large impact on your interiors and decor. It is also expensive and requires much effort to update periodically, it, therefore makes sense to pay attention to it during the construction of your home while remodeling. Having said that, constant innovations in flooring materials, designs and patterns make ...

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Useful tips and cost saving advice to help you with your waterproofing project

living room waterproofing

This is the best time to take stock of your house and assess any repairs that might be required. The blistering heat right now will soon be replaced by afternoon showers and the monsoons, across the country, making home repairs difficult. Effective waterproofing for your home also assumes critical importance to ensure you are house ready for the rains. Waterproofing, ...

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Renovation Tips That Will Save You Time and Money

Renovating your home

As family requirements and lifestyles change and evolve with time, a home too must be updated to keep up with it. Renovating your home can be exciting and rewarding, as you look forward to the results. But, the actual process when you go through the renovation can be often tiring and elaborate. Especially, when, it tends to go out of ...

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Awareness among citizens to understand the importance of buildings being kept healthy


The health of a building is directly linked to the health and wellbeing of everyone living or working within that space. Although, as a citizen, awareness about the health of buildings might be low, there are several guidelines and blueprints in place from several governments and private agencies on ensuring compliance with environmental factors, sustainability, design and practices that best ...

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Home Improvement: Selecting Proper Flooring

Home Improvement

A perfect floor can beautifully offset your furniture, accessories and even walls. Right from colours, materials, patterns, textures and durability, selecting the right flooring is also linked to the functionality of the space. You should always select the flooring based on: How much traffic will be there in that area? What about food and liquid spillage? Is it in a ...

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Bring the wonder of nature into your home


Being outdoors in nature rejuvenates your senses and offers an infinite feeling of calm and serenity. It would be great therefore to replicate that same feeling in your own home to create a haven, which would capture that sense of whimsy and wonder. There are several ways in which you can recreate the magic of nature, by selecting elements that ...

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The difference between waterproofing and damp proofing

waterproofing and damp proofing

Although we tend to use the terms waterproofing and damp proofing interchangeably, there is a significant difference between the two. Waterproofing is far more effective as it keeps water in its various states from crossing a surface, therefore moisture from the soil, water vapour and water under hydrostatic pressure is efficiently barred. Whereas damp proofing only controls water vapour from ...

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