Category: Global

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”

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”

Literature in Limelight! Films on Floodlight!

#TIFF19

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!”

90th Anniversary of Canada Japan Diplomatic Relations with visit from Her Imperial Highness Princess

Last week, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado visited Mississauga to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Canada and Japan’s diplomatic relations during the Japan Festival CANADA held at the City’s Celebration Square. Her Imperial Highness was hosted by Mayor Bonnie Crombie at a gathering of local business and cultural leaders to celebrate the occasion.
“It is an honour and pleasure to welcome Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado, Consul-General Takako Ito and Japan’s Ambassador Kimihiro Ishikane, to Mississauga. Our relationship with Japan is one that Mississauga is very proud of. Over the years, we have developed rich cultural and economic ties with Japan. In fact, our only sister-city relationship is with Kariya, Japan – a 38-year-old friendship that we value deeply. We are also proud to be home to the highest concentration of Japanese companies in Canada,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I have had the honour of visiting Japan on several occasions and look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship with Japan in the years to come. Today’s visit by Her Imperial Highness highlights the importance of our relationship with Japan and signals a bright and promising future ahead for our two countries.”
Mississauga is home to more than 100 Japanese companies including MUFG Fund Services (Canada) Limited, Mitutoyo Canada Inc., MHI Canada Aerospace and the recently expanded Takara Company Canada Ltd.

Continue reading “90th Anniversary of Canada Japan Diplomatic Relations with visit from Her Imperial Highness Princess”

“Howdy, Modi!” to host 50,000 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas

A record crowd gets ready to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to celebrate Indian-American success at “Howdy, Modi!”  Over 50,000 registered; Free parking onsite at the stadium

A history-making audience of over 50,000 Indian-Americans has registered to turn up at NRG Stadium for the “Howdy Modi” community summit on Sep 22 to see the visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Filling the giant stadium to capacity, they will come to celebrate the tremendous success of Indian-Americans in the US and the deepening US-India economic and political ties.

The crowd turnout is expected to be the largest for any Indian Prime Minister to address in North America and the largest for a democratically elected foreign leader in America. In expectation for this, the Texas India Forum will be providing free parking onsite at the stadium for all attendees.

The event, titled “Shared Dreams, Bright Future”, will showcase the strength and clout of the Indian American community, dubbed as “model” immigrants in the US as they are considered by policy experts to be the most highly educated and successful community in America. Continue reading ““Howdy, Modi!” to host 50,000 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas”

Prime Minister Trudeau concludes productive G7 Leaders’ Summit in France

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau,  concluded his participation at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France yesterday.

In discussions on the global economy with G7 leaders, Prime Minister Trudeau stressed the need for leaders to work together to build economies that work for everyone and strengthen the middle class. He underscored the importance of the rules-based international order in supporting growth and opportunities for people around the world to share in a better future.

The G7 leaders also agreed to Prime Minister Trudeau’s initiative to task their Finance Ministers to report back to their leaders on the state of the global economy, so countries can take concerted action to address signs of risk and ensure stable, sustained growth for people.

G7 leaders agreed to work in partnership with African leaders to support transformation, growth, shared prosperity in Africa. The Prime Minister announced several initiatives, including funding in support of the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa initiative to help women entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with access to financing to start their own businesses.

During the Summit, leaders discussed the importance of advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment. Canada joined the Biarritz Partnership on Gender Equality which highlighted the progress being made by Canada on policy and legislative measures needed to further address inequalities in Canada and abroad. Leaders agreed to concrete actions in response to the recommendations of the G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council, which was launched for the first time by Canada in 2018, and continued by France in 2019. Continue reading “Prime Minister Trudeau concludes productive G7 Leaders’ Summit in France”