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  • The new desi globetrotter

    No place too far, no price too high. Indians are globe-trotting for leisure like never before and they are demanding the best the world has to offer. Suddenly, they’re everywhere. Marvelling at the crumbling and faded grandeur of the Ta Phrom temple in Siem Reap, where nature and architecture are locked in an ancient enigmatic… Read More »

    Nov 28, 2011
  • Walmart in India: a long way to go

    Foreign supermarket giants have been salivating for years over the possibility of India’s $450bn market opening up to international retail chains. On Thursday night, they got their wish, as the country’s cabinet, in one of the most radical pro-liberalisation moves in years, decided to allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail (hello Walmart, Tesco… Read More »

    Nov 28, 2011
  • Indian graduate students move away from traditional destinations

    A new international survey of graduate school applicants released today by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, compiler of the annual QS World University Rankings®, saw a decrease in the number of Indian Masters and PhD students selecting US as their preferred study destination. The QS TopGradschool.com Masters and PhD’s Applicant Survey 2011 surveyed over 4000 attendees of… Read More »

    Nov 25, 2011
  • U.S. Denies Visa to Indian Orphans

    The decision has surprised everyone. Talking to us, Kiran Modi said so far no Indian authorities have taken any initiatives to look into the matter. “I have been trying to get in touch with the Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, but could not get any solid replay or assurance,” she said. The organizers (International… Read More »

    Nov 24, 2011
  • Businesses, Academics Urge USCIS To Improve Entrepreneur Visa Adjudication

    A variety of business groups and academics Nov. 17 sent a letter to the Homeland Security Department’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services suggesting steps the agency can take to improve immigration adjudications for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. “Foreign-born entrepreneurs have been responsible for driving much of the economic growth and job creation in the United… Read More »

    Nov 24, 2011
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