175-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in the heart of downtown Atlanta

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Centennial Park Celebrates Official Opening

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced today the opening of Hyatt Place Atlanta/Centennial Park, the second Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Atlanta. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere, and practical amenities such as free Wi-Fi & 24-hour food offerings. The hotel is in a joint venture led by Songy Highroads.

Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Hyatt Place Atlanta/Centennial Park is just steps away from the Georgia Aquarium, Mercedes Benz Stadium, State Farm Arena, City View Ferris Wheel, and many other local attractions and dining options. In addition to offering 1,983 square feet of meeting space and a rooftop pool located on the third floor, the hotel’s spacious guestrooms provide scenic views of downtown Atlanta.

“As Atlanta continues to grow and thrive economically, we are excited to add to the momentum by welcoming the second Hyatt Place hotel to the downtown area,” said General Manager Eileen Archer. “With our smartly designed social spaces and guestrooms with separate work and sleep areas, our multitasking guests can easily accomplish what they need to do while on the road.”  Continue reading “175-room Hyatt Place hotel opens in the heart of downtown Atlanta”

Discover the story behind every door

Experience Brampton’s history, heritage and unique cultural spaces during Doors Open 2019.

On September 28, 2019, from 10 am to 4 pm, residents and visitors are invited to experience Brampton’s history, heritage and unique cultural spaces at Doors Open. More than 20 of Brampton’s most fascinating facilities will open their doors and welcome the public to explore the stories behind them.

From well-preserved buildings from the Victorian era, to outdoor walking tours, to modern places of worship, there are stories to discover in every Brampton neighbourhood. Experience the history of the armoury, get a backstage tour of Brampton’s theatres, and explore our modern transit system. Each location promises a free, exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at facilities across Brampton.

Doors Open also marks the first opportunity for residents to visit the recently revitalized Lester B. Pearson (LBP) Theatre. This remarkable performance venue boasts enhanced accessibility and safety features, a modern front-of-house area and the latest technical equipment. Continue reading “Discover the story behind every door”

President Donald J. Trump to address “Howdy, Modi!”

The Texas India Forum is excited to welcome President Donald J. Trump to address over 50,000 Americans as we host Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India in Houston on September 22 at NRG Stadium. The “Howdy, Modi! Shared Dreams, Bright Futures” Community Summit attendees represent 48 states, coming together to emphasize the shared values and aspirations of two great nations whose partnership is important to global peace, prosperity, and human progress. This unique event brings together the President of the world’s most influential democracy, the Prime Minister of the world’s largest democracy, and a bipartisan delegation of Governors, Members of Congress, Mayors, and other public officials.

Unique Cultural Program Set for “Howdy, Modi!”; Close to 400 performers and 27 groups; 2 original songs

Attendees to “Howdy, Modi!” will be in for a once in a lifetime cultural program at the start of the event.  They will
get to see “Woven: The Indian-American Story”, a 90 minute cultural program that is a celebration of Indian-Americans and their contributions to the cultural, intellectual, and social landscape of the United States. The over 50,000 attendees and those watching at home will experience the vibrant expressions of a people empowered by their identity and driven to enrich the communities around them. Continue reading “President Donald J. Trump to address “Howdy, Modi!””

‘Travel is the best education’- Madhur Jaffrey

–Exclusive interview by Usha Pudukkotai

One of India’s   most admired voices on Indian food, MADHUR JAFFREY is set to appear at the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival.  She’s an award-winning actress and bestselling cookery author has appeared in over 20 films, including Merchant Ivory’s Heat and Dust, and written over 15 cookery books.

In an exclusive interview, we chat to her about her exciting career she fell into by happy accident and is pursuing full-time with great enthusiasm.

You will be joining us in Toronto for the ‘Jaipur Literature Festival’. What can the audiences expect from you?

 It depends on the questions I get asked! It could range anywhere from my early life, travel, my books, recipes. I am excited about my latest book Madhur Jaffrey’s Instantly Indian Cookbook: Modern and Classic Recipes for the Instant Pot®. It’s the first book that I’ve done which is gadget-based. Continue reading “‘Travel is the best education’- Madhur Jaffrey”

India-The All-in-One Destination to make films

Indian Cinema is so much more than Bollywood; different languages, styles and regional flavours add its richness: Mr. Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, TIFF

An India Breakfast Networking Session was hosted by I&B Ministry on the side-line of its participation at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019. Ms Apoorva Srivastava, Consul General of India, Toronto; Mr Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director & Co-Head, TIFF and the Indian Delegation interacted with the participants at the Session.

The Indian Delegation apprised the participants about friendly policy initiatives and framework for filming in India  and also on the process and procedure for obtaining clearance for shooting through single window mechanism at Film Facilitation Office. The Delegation explored collaboration and partnerships for the Golden Jubilee Edition of IFFI 2019 and invited the world to be a part of the Celebrations in Goa this November.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Cameron Bailey said that there is a very strong bond between Indian Cinema and TIFF. He highlighted the range of Indian Cinema, stating that it is so much more than Bollywood. He talked about the  richness of Indian cinema with different styles, languages and regional flavours which are reflected in the large scale musicals, animations, serious dramas, comedies and other genres of films produced in India. He also stated that there is no country in the world that makes films like India does. Continue reading “India-The All-in-One Destination to make films”

Literature in Limelight! Films on Floodlight!

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Camera! Lights! Action! Tiff ’19 has officially begun! There’s something for everyone, like always.

For the literature enthusiasts, here’s a few films that are inspired from literary adaptations!

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Director Armando Iannucci (The Death of Stalin) brings his sardonic wit — and a stellar cast that includes Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Capaldi, and Ben Whishaw — to Charles Dickens’ classic autobiographical novel.

This brilliant adaptation adds aesthetic touch and diversity, thereby modernising the content. The dialogues are very witty, with some superb  direction and amazing performances by the actors.

The central idea of the film is that great art is born of great experience, and one’s true fortune can be measured in friends. Continue reading “Literature in Limelight! Films on Floodlight!”

Authentically hilarious “Browntown Diaries” launches its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter

Browntown Diaries, the debut novel by teen author Imaan Gill, today officially launched its all or nothing crowdfunding campaign and started accepting pre-orders on Kickstarter at http://kck.st/2ZEchRE .

Browntown Diaries introduces us to the crazy, weird, and just plain funny life of Karan, a teenager trying to survive a summer with his brown family, in a brown town. He spends his summer on awkward family trips, learning Indian “negotiating” skills (aka: extortion), exploring his sister’s Martian roots, and keeping track of his grandpa’s gang activities.

Imaan explained that the character of Karan is loosely based on an exaggerated version of himself, and the overall story is based on his actual experiences from living in a South Asian family. Continue reading “Authentically hilarious “Browntown Diaries” launches its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter”