It is the world’s cities that are today the hub of human activity. More than half of the world’s population lives in cities now and this number is only surging further. So, how our cities grow under this tremendous pressure is a concern that affects us all.It is no wonder then that cities were a topic of discussion at the World Economic Forum that saw business and political lea ...

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Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development is currently in Bangalore on a four-day official visit to India. He began his visit on Sunday, with a meeting with Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi with the aim to strengthen bilateral ties between India and France. They discussed various issues concerning the two countries including defence ...

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International players have increasingly made their presence known in the Indian hospitality sector. Even as the global hospitality industry experiences a lethargic growth, and China, that huge Asian market, shows very grim promise of growth, India is becoming the go-to destination in Asia.In fact, of all the growth in the hospitality space in India, international hotel chains i ...

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In an economic milestone, India, the world’s largest democracy has overtaken Britain to become the world’s sixth largest economy now. The country has achieved this lead over the UK for the first time in 150 years. Its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is only behind that of the US, China, Japan, Germany and France.A key reason for this development has been the slump in the English e ...

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Earlier this month two of the world’s largest democracies – India and the United States–exchanged strategic ‘handshakes’ even as India was designated as a ‘Major Defence Partner’ of the US. The outgoing US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter was in India where this unique status was bestowed on it strengthening bilateral ties between the countries. The status will mean deeper co ...

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Doing Business in North American markets can often be a challenge for Indian companies and the line between success and failure is very fine. Bridging cultural differences more often than not separate successful companies from the less successful ones and we’re here to prove that theory.  In this specially designed 10-day course for Indian companies, brought to you by Arsha Co ...

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A host of factors including tax competitiveness, lower Canadian dollar, political stability as well as a merger boom makes Canada the right destination to invest in, say Kasi V.P. Rao and Raj S. Sahni, representatives from the Canadian Law firm Bennett Jones. We caught up with the duo on their stopover in Bangalore.The informative roundtable in Bangalore was hosted by Jennifer ...

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The Donald Trump victory has meant some soul searching and introspection for India as it has for rest of the globe. What does this triumph hold for India? Attempting to answer this question scholar Tanvi Madan, in her article in Brookings.com says even what we know about Trump are only the ‘known unknowns’. “With Trump, however, would come a number of known unknowns and unknown ...

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India and Canada have for the most part shared an amicable bilateral relationship which in recent years has seen a resurgence. Trade between the two countries has picked up and there are optimistic attempts to make newer connections.Adding to the recent trend of Canadian interest in India is its first ever Agri-food Trade Mission to India from November 14 to 20. The mission hea ...

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We caught up with the incoming Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Bangalore, Mrs Jennifer Daubeny, to talk about her move to India, Indo-Canadian trade and much more. What brings you here to India? I moved to India on work in Mid-August this year. I am from the West Coast of Canada from British Columbia. I’ve been in the Canadian diplomatic services for more than ...

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