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M&M’s Arrive in India

M&M’s Arrive in India

Chocolate lovers unite! Last week M&M’s officially arrived in India. Even though the brand has been sold in the United States for over 75 years, M&M’s market has been long dominated by rival Cadbury’s Gems in India.  Mars Inc., which sells brands such as Twix, Snickers, Bounty, Skittles, and Galaxy, feels the country’s appetite for...
Best Tailoring Houses in India for your Bespoke Needs

Best Tailoring Houses in India for your Bespoke Needs

Achilles Heel- Nirali Ruparel (Mumbai) This studio in Mumbai is every shoe connoisseur’s dream! Men can craft their footwear entirely online, choosing everything from the material, style, pattern and shape to even the laces, sole, and lining. Ruparel combines local knowledge of quality shoemaking with an artist’s eye for embellishments to create a final product...
Zoho Corporation Brings Career Dreams to India’s Youth

Zoho Corporation Brings Career Dreams to India’s Youth

  Zoho Corporation is running an unconventional but successful Zoho University (ZU) initiative where it trains high school graduates in India to be software programmers at its company. Conceived 12 years ago with just six students, ZU now has 350 students at its location within Zoho’s offices in Chennai and Tenkasi. For students, ZU’s appeal...
I Scream, You Scream, India Screams for Ice cream

I Scream, You Scream, India Screams for Ice cream

India’s love for ice cream is no joke! As ice cream sales slowdown in markets such as the US and the UK where consumers are curbing their sugar consumption, business is booming in Asia’s third-largest economy. Over the past five years, India’s ice cream sales volume has increased at a compound annual rate of nearly...
Mumbai’s Hidden Gem- Art Deco Buildings

Mumbai’s Hidden Gem- Art Deco Buildings

Little known fact:  Mumbai hosts the world’s second largest collection of Art Deco buildings! Tourists tend to focus on established landmarks, such as the Gateway of India, while residents, some of whom live in Art Deco apartments, are hardly aware of their historical significance. The Art Deco style originated in the 1920s and spread from...
From Cash Intensive to Cashless

From Cash Intensive to Cashless

The top news in India over the past 12 months has been Prime Minister Modi’s move to ban 85% of the currency in circulation.  In return, something much bigger was created:  India Stack. Before 2009, half of all Indians didn’t have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate. Without a form of identification,...
Chef Asha Gomez Gives Respect back to Indian Food 

Chef Asha Gomez Gives Respect back to Indian Food 

Chef Asha Gomez loves to cook and has an immense deep love for Indian food. As part of her background, she finds it important that Indian food be respected for the heritage, tradition, and impeccable tastes she and so many others have grown up with. “I have to remove people from the mentality that all...
Helpusgreen Recycles India’s Religious Flowers Into Useful Products

Helpusgreen Recycles India’s Religious Flowers Into Useful Products

  In India, it is very common for people to show religious devotion with flowers. Every year, around 800 million tons of blossoms (red roses, yellow marigolds, prickly xanthiums, etc.) are deposited at the nation’s temples, mosques and Sikh gurudwaras, creating a colorful, but tricky waste problem. Because the flowers have been used for worship,...
Rockefeller Foundation Develops Smart Power Initiative in India

Rockefeller Foundation Develops Smart Power Initiative in India

In India, about 237 million people in rural areas live without reliable electricity. Without electricity, people’s options are limited, access to basic services is restricted, and quality of life is adversely affected.  Everyone is in agreement that electrification has the potential to transform lives.  At the same time, however, governments and other funders recognize that...
India's Modern Car Market

India’s Modern Car Market

In recent news, there has been a scurry of talk about disrupting the auto industry. If you want to see disruption in full-scale beauty, you must go to Chennai, India. The city formerly known as Madras has become a hotbed of automotive disruption. About 30 miles south of the airport is the Oragadam Industrial Corridor,...
Exploring India’s Chandigarh

Exploring India’s Chandigarh

Chandigarh shows itself off to global travelers much like greater India would wish to be seen – prosperous, comfortable and cosmopolitan. Officially a union territory controlled by the central government, Chandigarh is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. It is also the first planned city of independent India. When the Swiss architect Le Corbusier...
Zara comes to India

Zara comes to India

Fashion lovers and retail connoisseurs, are you listening? For shopaholics in India, there is some good news! Zara, the flagship brand of the Spanish fashion retailer Inditex, opened its largest store in Mumbai last week. The five-storied store is housed in the heritage-listed 110-year old Ismail Building in South Mumbai and spans a total area...