India is projected to be the third largest aviation market by 2020 and is expected to cater to 60 million international passengers by 2017. This incredible growth is likely to see an investment of at least USD 12.1 billion for the period of 2012-17.Twenty years ago, it was unimaginable for most Indians to fly. Arduous overnight bus rides or train journeys that lasted for hours ...

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In 1902, Asia’s first hydro-electric power station was setup in Karnataka and, three years later, the State saw India’s first electric streetlights in Bangalore’s City Market. Known today as the Silicon Valley of India, Karnataka boasts of a highly skilled and qualified workforce, forming the ideal terrain for Research & Development centers of global companies.This longstan ...

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The month begins on an encouraging note, as the CEO of Arsha Consulting, Renato Cudicio, has taken on an added responsibility as the Chairperson – Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC), Bangalore. Established in 1994, the Indo Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC) is an organisation at the forefront of fostering business and bilateral ties between India and Canada. The two countrie ...

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A soldier guards a checkpoint outside Srinagar International Airport in Jammu and Kashmir (2009).  The intrinsic need to protect its people and a vast labour resource has catapulted India’s homeland security sector into unprecedented growth. Dealing with terrorism and police modernisation were among the fastest growing segments in India with the annual spend of 2-3 billion do ...

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Since 1950, India has been following a special tradition for its Republic Day celebrations. A head of state of another country is invited to preside over the celebrations on 26 January every year. In 2015, President Barack Obama was the guest of honour at the celebrations in New Delhi. This year, India has invited French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest at India’s ...

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Canadian Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner, Mark Scullion, Director A.I of the Quebec Government office in Mumbai, Mitali Bandekar, and CEO of Arsha Consulting, Renato Cudicio, formally inaugurated the ‘Made in Canada’ Palmex stand at the Food Hospitality World Trade Show in Mumbai yesterday. Set against a backdrop of a sunny beachside resort (Palmex’s latest project in t ...

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Image caption: FII India office in Mumbai featuring Western red cedar panelling, SPF ceiling and photo frame made of Douglas-fir.    Already a major trend internationally, India is now catching-up on including sustainability as a key element in new building projects. With the volume of hotel rooms to open in the following years in India (we are talking about more than 100,000) ...

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We caught up with Steena Joy, who has been associated with the Food and Hospitality World Expo for the last seven years. Here’s what she had to say –What are the key trends in the hospitality sector that you’ve noticed in recent years?The rise in kitchen equipment according to me is the biggest trend. We are seeing tremendous growth in this sector. There are lots of internation ...

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The world has gotten smaller. No place is too far, no corner too inaccessible. In the last decade, more people have travelled than ever before in human history – be it on business or for leisure. Naturally, the travel and tourism industry has become one of the largest sectors in the world. In 2014, the industry accounted for 105,408,000 jobs directly which is 3.6% of total glob ...

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India and Canada share enduring bilateral ties that have been strengthened with the presence of a notable Indian diaspora in the country. Taking Indo-Canadian relationships further, the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne will be leading a Canadian delegation to India as part of the ambitious ‘Ontario Business Mission to India.’ This trade mission will span between January 31 an ...

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