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Biennale venue launches Mahatma campaignon ‘change ideas’

As India gears up to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi eight months from now, Kochi Muziris Biennale opened a unique exhibition of handwritten postcards as a tribute to the Father of the Nation on his martyrdom day. The launch of ‘CHANGE150’ by the India Post and NGO Letter Farms saw the release of 150 white balloons into the sky above the main Aspinwall House venue of the […]

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PEPPERFRY LAUNCHES ITS FIRST STUDIO IN TRIVANDRUM STRENGTHENS ITS FOOTPRINT IN KERALA

Pepperfry, India’s No.1 Furniture and Home products marketplace, strengthened its offline presence further in South India by launching Studio Pepperfry,at Trivandrum, Kerala. In the past three years, Pepperfry has established the largest omni-channel business in the furniture and home segment in the country. It has rapidly expanded its Studio footprint across the country by opening 40 studios (owned and franchise) in 23 cities with a key focus on South India […]

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Kerala Tourism showcases backwaters, houseboats and Mohiniyattam at FITUR 2019

Spaniards had a brush with the mesmerizing grandeur of God’s Own Country as Kerala showcased its various facets of life and culture at the just-concluded FITUR 2019 in Madrid , the world’s second largest tourism and travel fair, with visitors and trade professionals exhibiting tremendous interest in Brand Kerala. The pavilion of Kerala Tourism, built on the themes of ‘Houseboats’, ‘Backwaters’ and ‘Mohiniyattam performance’, whipped up huge excitement at the five-day travel meet, which concluded […]

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Twenty14 Holdings Marks Entry into Switzerland with new Intercity Hotel at Zurich Airport

Twenty14 Holdings (T14H), the hospitality investment arm of Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Group International, has entered into a forward purchase contract with Swiss real estate developer Necron AG for the upcoming IntercityHotel Zurich Airport in Rümlang, Switzerland. The addition of the Intercity Hotel marks Twenty 14 Holdings entry into mainland Europe and joins a portfolio of $750m worth of luxury property across the UK, the Middle East, and India. The purpose-built, […]

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KSUM announces third K-accelerator cohort for startups

After the successful graduation of the second cohort of  K- Accelerator batch, Kerala Startup Mission(KSUM) and Zone Startups India have announced the third cohort. The programme is meant for B2B startups with some early traction or revenue seeking to expand their industry connects and scale up customer conversions. K-Accelerator Summer Batch 2019 has been designed as a three-month virtual programme with one-week residential boot camp in Bengaluru or Mumbai aimed […]

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Biennale calligraphy workshop teaches attaining oneness of body and mind

Calligraphy best expresses one’s state of mind and follows a process that enables a unique coordination of the mind and body, according to Bryan Mulvihill who has for over half-a-century’s experience in the visual art related to writing. At a three-day workshop being organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) amid its 108-day contemporary art festival,Bryan highlighted how calligraphy aids one to scale a high point of inner feeling called […]

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ITB Business Travel Forum: Knowing what is important tomorrow

Experts provide information on changing face of mobility – Focus on practical advantages for users – Networking lunch on the combined stand of the VDR and ITB Berlin  Smart mobility concepts for the future: on 6 and 7 March 2019 the ITB Business Travel Forum will be providing information on innovative approaches such as mobility apps and ride sharing services, which will have a long-term impact on business travel in […]

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MyDoc, UST Global Establish Joint Venture to Provide More Accessible, Affordable Healthcare for Millions of Working Professionals in India

Singapore-based MyDoc announce partnership with UST Global to increase access to healthcare, optimise healthcare costs, and improve quality and coverage of medical treatment in India. It also looks to reduce the discrepancy in quality and coverage of medical treatment in India. This partnership is the first of its kind in India; it will leverage technology to simplify how healthcare delivery is organised, measured and reimbursed.  MyDoc, Asia’s most established value-based […]

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First ever UNWTO/IPSOS Survey – Citizens recognize the positive impact of the sector

According to the first ever global survey conducted by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IPSOS, 47% of respondents think ‘they live in cities with a high number of tourists’. Over 50% considers tourism has a positive impact in generating wealth and promoting cultural exchanges, and 49% feel there should be measures to improve tourism management. Only 12% of respondents favour limitations to the number of visitors. The online survey […]

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TEDx Thiruvananthapuram Showcases 10 Eminent Speakers at UST Global Event

The third edition of TEDx Thiruvananthapuram, taking after its parent organisation’s slogan – “Ideas WorthSpreading”, was held at the UST Global Campus, on the 20th of January, and showcased 10 eminent speakers from different walks of life. UST Global was the presenting partner of TEDx Thiruvananthapuram this year. The 10 diverse speakers ranged from Mathematicians to Activists and from Educators to Entrepreneurs. Sally Varma, a philotherian and activist spoke about […]

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