Privatisation of 100 PSUs, including sale of Air India and Ashoka Hotel, and developing 50 train stations with private participation by 2017-end featured in the CII wish-list to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Also, CII President Naushad Forbes wants ... Business Standard, 3 weeks ago
Nehru decided to build The Ashok in New Delhi to host a UNESCO conference. For a prime minister focussed on India building with projects like the Bhakra-Nangal Dam, IITs and factories, "the hotel spoke of the gumption of the country at that time." Manavi Kapur traces the eventful journey of the hotel, which has now completed 60 years. The Ashok wears the scars of the myriad seasons of New Delhi, stains of time marring its once-pristine pink sandstone facade. It's still grand but no ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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