Author Archives: Loknath Das

‘We convert 60% of our summer interns into regular hires’, says Amazon India’s HR head

Amazon India’s HR head Raj Raghavan. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint New Delhi: Summer internships give companies a long enough opportunity to asses a student, as compared to 15- to 30-minute interviews during campus placements. Additionally, it also helps a student to check out if the company is a good employer. E-commerce firm Amazon India converts 60% of their summer interns into Read More


The luxurious lifestyle of the cladding firm couple: Boss who sold materials which covered deadly tower block lives with his secretary wife in a £1 million mansion

Her husband, who entered the curtain-walling business straight from university, has boasted of 25 years of ‘practical experience’ on Harley Facades’s website. Mr and Mrs Bailey were director and secretary of Harley Curtain Wall, which went bust in 2015, owing creditors £1million, according to reports. A customer demanded £428,000 for disputed work and the company owed £1.18million in total. But Read More


How diarrhea can give you a healthy lifestyle

Diarrhea is critical to enteric pathogen clearance, and that IL-22 may play a key role in host defense. (Photo: AFP) Washington D.C.: Despite thousands of years of pant-crapping history, there’s a surprising amount we don’t know about diarrhea. Does it actually help clear the bacteria causing a gastrointestinal infection, or is it merely a symptom of disease that should be Read More


GST bonanza: Electronics, lifestyle goods get cheaper

If you have been bitten by the shopping bug, you can’t be blamed. Well, at least, not this year. After all, it is not often that retail stores offer steep discounts in the months of May–June. While monsoon sales by apparel stores usually start by end of June and electronic stores do have some clearance sales in June-July, this year Read More


Raj govt orders compulsory registration of real estate

  projects on RERA website Jaipur, Jun 1 (PTI) The Rajasthan government today made it compulsory for all real estate projects and agents in the state to register on the official website of the Real Estate Regulations and Development Act (RERA). The website was launched by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje here today. The website www.rera-rajasthan.in will make the people aware Read More


Six Indian cities in top 10 realty investment spots in Asia-Pacific

Six Indian cities — including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai — have found place in the top 10 emerging property investment destinations list for the Asia-Pacific.   “Most global investments this year will be made in commercial office assets. Markets in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune are well placed to outperform other cities from emerging Read More


System reboot for Indian real estate

Indian real estate is witnessing a ‘systems re-boot’ that began with demonetization, the legislation on benami properties, RERA Act and now, Goods & Services Tax. The Union Budget for 2017-18 also provided affordable housing with infrastructure status, coupled with the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY) to incentivize affordable housing production with interest subvention schemes. Real estate sector will benefit owing Read More


Six Indian cities among top 10 emerging investment destinations in Asia Pacific region

Moneycontrol News Six Indian cities, including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and New Delhi are among the top 10 markets targeted by investors in Asia Pacific region. Most of the global investments for this year will be made in commercial office assets in these markets, says a report titled ‘Betting on Asia Pacific’s Next Core Cities’ by international consultant Cushman Read More


How project management is optimizing real estate value in India

Project management is not a recent phenomenon in India. Over the last few decades, India has undergone rapid industrialization – predominantly in the manufacturing ‘clusters’, most of which thrive in and around the metropolitan cities of the country. Some of the prime movers for this rapid growth have been the steady increase in per capita income propelling urbanization, and the Read More


How Co-Living Spaces Reshape Real Estate Industry of India

Millennial lifestyle trends like co-living is changing real estate sector India’s millennials, about 30% of our population, are typically changing jobs every 18-24 months and are increasingly valuing experiences over assets. This makes the concept of ownership no longer relevant for the urban Indian millennial. Especially when they think of homes. Millennials want flexible, social and affordable homes. They want Read More