Sleep, Sweet Sleep

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Who sleeps? What is sleep? What is good sleep architecture? What is a circadian rhythm?  How does the economy affect sleep?  How can building design affect sleep?  What is the relationship between urban planning and sleep?  What might it be like to sleep on the street for forty years?

a soundless sleep
dreams in clear tonic
eyes opened lighter
the body softened
today began
last night
hope and patience
the page refreshed
love lives again
immortality imbibed
the smooth nectar
of sweet slumber

jaysi, 2006


Author Spotlight

Who sleeps how much?

Professor K.C. Kanwar
Professor K.C. Kanwar, has a Ph.D in Zoology and is retired from Punjab University as Chairman of the Deptartment of Bio-Physics. Since retirement he has been writing articles on biologically oriented science for the popular press. He has had around 150 articles published to date.Read Full
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What is sleep?

Dr. Sanjay Manchanda
Doctor Sanjay Manchanda is a senior consultant and founder of the Department of Sleep Medicine (1996) at Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi.Read Full
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What is Ayurveda?

Vaidya M.S. Deshpande
Vaidya Madhu Sudan Deshpande has been practicing Ayurveda since 1981. He trained at Vikram University in Ujjain. He has been treating survivors of the Union Carbide Gas Disaster at the Sambhavna Clinic in Bhopal since 1996.Read Full
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Sleep and the Economy

Mr. Ratan Lal Basu
Mr. Ratan Lal Basu has been teaching economics at Bhairav Ganguly College in Kolkatta for the past 30 years.Read Full
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Architecture and Sleep

Mr. Jeeth Iype
Mr. Jeeth Iype is managing director of House of Consultants (P) Ltd. He is an eco-architect practicing environmental alternatives in architecture. Having worked in Auroville - the spiritual township and with architect Laurie Baker in the early years, he has over 25 years of experience working on group housing, educational, institutional, tourism and health care facilities. His passion for alternate lifestyles has lead him to research human behavior in relation to the built environment, organic farming, and permaculture design.Read Full
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Urban Planning and Sleep

Mr. M. Shaheer
M. Shaheer is a member of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC). DUAC coordinates the aesthetic, environmental, and social aspects of development in Delhi. The commission works closely with the Delhi Development Authority, the Municipal, Corporation of Delhi, the New Delhi Municipal Committee, and private developers planning large projects.Read Full
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Sleeping on the streets of Delhi

Baba Malishkania
Baba Malishkania is from Haryana. He and his wife have been sleeping on the street in Paharganj, Delhi near the Metropolis Hotel for around 40 years. He kindly shared his experience of what it is like to sleep in the street.Read Full