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MALLS SEE 35% DECLINE IN FOOTFALLS: MALLS MAGIC SEEMS TO HAVE DISAPPEARED THIS FESTIVE SEASON! Shopping malls which are already suffering from large vacant space is expected to see a sharp decline of 35-40 per cent in footfalls in the ongoing festive season as economic slowdown, high interest and job uncertainties have dampened the shopping

Indian Cities Shed Labels As Office Space Trends Diversify: Ashutosh Limaye, Head – Research & REIS, Jones Lang LaSalle India

Cities once known to be the long-time bases of specific occupier sectors are now experiencing a different and more divergent client patronage. This is because occupiers are increasingly trodding a different path by choosing cities that have not historically been associated with particular industries or business sectors. The last twenty-one months (January 2012-September 2013) have

Soft-Power or Hard-Power? Let’s put our heart where the money is – Pratim Ranjan Bose

Many years ago, I wrote a ‘story’, as we journalists describe newspaper reports, about an Indian company planning to sell solar powered inverter kits, good enough to run a TV, to Afghanistan. This was soon after the US invaded the frontier country and established a Taliban-free Hamid Karzai government. The war ravaged country was devoid

The Embassy of Sweden celebrates the Centenary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in Literature

Embassy of Sweden Celebrates the Centenary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in Literature – Marks the opening of Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week 2013 – October  20,  2013, Kolkata:  The Embassy of Sweden celebrates the Centenary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct 25-26 in Kolkata. The two-day activities also mark the beginning

Fodder scam, Laluji and me: Pratim Ranjan Bose.

Chara Ghotala or Fodder Scam made it to the headlines in mid 1990’s, when I was a cub reporter. Initially the news did not make much resonance to me, except that a popular Chief Minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav, is involved in it. There was no reason either. I grew up in the days of Bofors

Manifesto of Maha-Kumbh : Arindam Basu

Arindam Basu is a life that is but an extension of the Canon. An alumnus of Chitrabani, Kolkata, Arindam’s passion is tracing the path of great migrations – of sadhus, charlatans and the hanger on’s in search of nirvana and the glam crowd in search of instant, albeit tinsel fame. The Photographer Emeritus of Core

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes Largest-Ever Land Deal In Kolkata

2 Mn. Sq. Ft. Land Parcel Acquired By Alchemist Township India Limited Biggest Ever For Eastern Metropolis Kolkata, September 30, 2013: Leading international property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle India has announced the successful closure of the largest land transaction in Kolkata to date. In this deal, Delhi-based real estate developers Alchemist Township India Limited have

Collegify brings you face to face with College Board!

An interactive session to make students college ready. September 28, Hotel ITC Fortune Select, Kolkata: Collegify, an Education Consultancy that works with students who are looking to study abroad comes together for an education seminar with College Board, which talks about the test to be taken by students for high school. Mr.Clay Hensley, Director of

ASUS launches its 3rd Exclusive Store in Kolkata

Kolkata,September 20, 2013: ASUS India, a leading brand driven by the strength of mastering technological innovation and design perfection for the ultimate life-enhancing and computing experience,today,announced the launch of its third exclusive retail store in Kolkata.The new outlet will feature the newly launched Fonepad phablet and the brand’s entire range of Ultrabooks, Notebooks, Netbooks and Tablets

Country’s economy will return to high growth trajectory soon, says President

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has expressed confidence that the country’s economy will return to high growth trajectory soon, as a result of various measures to contain current account and fiscal deficit and to boost industrial investments. He was addressing the delegates at the Annual General meeting of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce