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  • Foreign shores lure visual media students

    CHENNAI: With visual communication emerging a favourite career option among students in the country, the number of students going abroad for higher study is on the rise. Experts estimate a 10% to 15% increase in the number of students going abroad to pursue higher studies in visual media compared to last year. More students are… Read More »

    Aug 30, 2012
  • Immigration: Who The U.S. Lets In, And Why

    America’s economy would be better off if the U.S. admitted more highly skilled workers, James Surowiecki recently argued in the New Yorker. That got us thinking: How does the U.S. compare to the rest of the developed world when it comes to immigration policy? The short answer: The U.S. mostly lets in family members of… Read More »

    Aug 29, 2012
  • How going overseas as a religious worker is spawning opportunities for Indians

    Two of the victims of the deadly shootout at the Oak Creek Gurdwara in Wisconsin — Prakash Singh and Ranjit Singh — were priests who had moved to the US as religious workers. Even as the shell-shocked Sikh community at Oak Creek mourn for the victims, they are probably missing the two men who would… Read More »

    Aug 28, 2012
  • Mad scramble for Indian students

    Indian students keen to study abroad are being courted aggressively by countries such as France, Germany, Australia and Canada. The bait: lower fees than the US, an easier visa regime than UK’s and more scholarships and work opportunities than either. Traditionally, the US – with more than one lakh Indian students – and the UK… Read More »

    Aug 27, 2012
  • Indian business travellers among top spenders: Survey

    Indian business travellers are among the top spenders, second to Singaporeans, in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a survey by hospitality major Accor. Indian travellers have one of the highest hotel budgets in Asia-Pacific, spending an average of $399 a trip, the Accor Asia-Pacific Business Traveler Survey 2012 said. Only the Singaporeans spend more, averaging… Read More »

    Aug 24, 2012
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