The growing importance of all things culinary and the hunt for credible faces as brand ambassadors are adding more power to the chefs’ elbow. Even as film and sports stars continue to dominate the brand endorsement tables, a new category of celebrities is stepping out of the shadows. Celebrity chefs, who now command Rs 25-40 lakh a year, are being wooed by big brands for a range of products. Dettol, for instance, has Sanjeev Kapoor endorsing its hand wash. Philips has Ranveer Brar ... Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Marriott-Starwood, Carlson Rezidor and others are winning the tug-of-war for customers with local hotel chains as they add new properties at a breakneck speed. Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels has made it the largest hotel chain in the country: with nearly 18,000 rooms. This has upset Tata Group-promoted Taj Group of Hotels’ decades-old streak of market leadership. Including the budget segment brand Ginger, the Taj Group, which comprises Taj, Vivanta by Taj and Gateway ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
The Summit is being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Michel Temer and Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa. With the Summit taking place within weeks of ...Jagran Post, 1 week ago
After reaching a deal with ANZ in a six-year tussle, Pankaj and Radhika Oswal have left Australia and plan to start a new venture in New York Indian industrialist couple, Pankaj and Radhika Oswal, have left Australia, perhaps never to return, after settling a multi-billion-dollar legal stoush with one of Australia’s leading banks, the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group. The commercial settlement, the terms of which are confidential, reached on September 22 resolves the ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'As outrageous as the attack was, it was against a military installation in Kashmir, not a civilian target in the heartland.''So, for India to react disproportionately would be to invite further damage that would be much greater than that which occurred on Sunday.''Diplomatic isolation of Pakistan, including by having it recognised as a State-sponsor of terrorism, may not satisfy the crowd, but it will deeply affront Pakistan and add leverage against it, and will come with none of the risks ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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