Racism once again reared its ugly head when Central Industrial Security Force personnel stopped a group of Manipuri students at the Taj Mahal on the account of them looking ‘non-Indian’. According to a report in the Indian Express, the students -- who were from the Central Agricultural University in Imphal -- had gone to visit the monument as part of an all-India educational tour. However, they were allegedly stopped by the CISF personnel and asked to produce proof of their ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Tata group-owned budget hotel chain is going back to the drawing board to reboot the brand. But is it too late? IMAGE: The Jaipur Ginger hotel. Photograph: Kind Courtesy: www.ginger.com. Losses and rising competition from budget room aggregators are driving the makeover at the 13-year-old Ginger Hotels, owned by the Tata group’s Indian Hotels Company which also operates Taj luxury hotels. Over the past few quarters, the company, that has 37 properties across the country, says it has ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The New Delhi Municipal Council on Thursday decided to auction off one of the most luxurious properties it owns -- the Taj Mansingh hotel -- and also cancelled Le Meridien Hotel’s licence over dues of Rs 523 crore. The decision to auction Taj Mansigh brings to an end a six-year-old tussle between the NDMC and Tata Group, which has operated the landmark property for nearly four decades. Although the Centre had cleared the decks for the auction two years ago, no action was taken as the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Hospitality chains are hosting dual brands on one property, looking for operational efficiencies without diluting their brands, says Shivani Shinde Nadhe. Given the highly competitive and crowded market for travel in the country, Indian hospitality chains have been experimenting with a concept that has taken off in a big way in the West. They are locating multiple brands on one property; Accor, Lemon Tree and others have opened up budget and premium branded hotels within the same ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Hours after Donald Trump accused his predecessor Barack Obama of wire-tapping Trump Tower before the election , the president’s fans gathered in cities across the country to show their support. And with the help of Trump protesters, many of the crowds ...Huffington Post, 3 weeks ago
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