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The place to be: 10 reasons to invest in India

The place to be: 10 reasons to invest in India

India’s economy and business landscape are changing, ushering in a period of growth, prosperity and investment opportunities. All the ingredients are in place for India to become a world leader investment destination. Let’s look a little more closely at just a few of the more compelling reasons why investing in India is an opportunity you […]
The Eco Hotel Phenomenon and Donald Trump’s observations

The Eco Hotel Phenomenon and Donald Trump’s observations

What turns a run of the mill, resource hungry hotel into an Eco Hotel and why does it matter? Well, the clue lies partly in the question: an Eco Hotel isn’t resource hungry at all. Instead of gobbling away at all before it, an Eco Hotel sips and nibbles at its key resources: energy, water […]
Mid-market hotels are taking over India’s branded sector

Mid-market hotels are taking over India’s branded sector

In the late 1980’s Esso commissioned a survey of its UK customers and found less than 7% travelled onto Mainland Europe with their cars. Why this reticence on the part of families clearly capable of making their way from Poole to Provence in an overcrowded Metro? And no, it’s not what you think: back in […]
Modular Construction: the answer to the shortage of skills in India

Modular Construction: the answer to the shortage of skills in India

Most Indians work in agriculture but next comes construction, and according to the latest Economic Survey the subcontinent’s real estate and construction sector is likely to create more than 15 Million jobs over the next five years, that’s three million every year. To put that in perspective less than 3 Million people are currently employed […]
Better Smart than Big: India’s Eco Hospitality Sector

Better Smart than Big: India’s Eco Hospitality Sector

The problem with global conglomerates is that they have global reach but monolithic thinking. Look how long it took Facebook to respond to high profile data breaches, with the hardly media shy Mark Zuckerberg virtually disappearing from the ubiquity of his own platform for weeks on end. Think of IBM: slow to the point of […]
Hospitality: The Explosive Growth of India’s Mid Market

Hospitality: The Explosive Growth of India’s Mid Market

Jawaharlal Nehru famously championed “hospitality with responsibility” and riding high as it is on the crest of an unprecedented surge in tourism, India is holding hard to the father of the nation’s message. Not least because public awareness of environmental imperatives has never been higher on the subcontinent, leading Prime Minister Modi’s Government to respond […]
The Economic Legacy of Atal Vajpayee

The Economic Legacy of Atal Vajpayee

The boy from rural Gwalior had given up studying Law during the turmoil of the Partition Riots, but Law’s loss proved to be India’s’ gain because Jawaharlal Nehru quickly spotted something special after listening to his maiden speech in Parliament House a dozen or so years later: “This young man will be our Prime Minister […]
Eco Hospitality as part of India’s Climate Change Agenda

Eco Hospitality as part of India’s Climate Change Agenda

What exactly do we mean by Eco Hospitality? McDonalds has its own unique take on things, announcing plans to serve rice at tourist resorts on the subcontinent: rice with extruded cheese or spicy packet sauce. Take your pick. And PepsiCo India has a global sustainability agenda as well, planning to reduce the size of its […]

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