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INTERVIEW
‘The innovations in the budget segment will disrupt the traditional hospitality industry’

The first Asian to win the Thiel Fellowship, Ritesh Agarwal set out to create his own venture with the fellowship money of USD one lakh in 2010. That unique venture, OYO Rooms, has become one of the largest consolidators of budget hotel rooms in India, now. In an interaction with P Krishna Kumar, Agarwal spoke about the business model of OYO Rooms, its growth and future plans.
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CHEF'S CORNER
Narendra Sharma Executive Chef of “Ananda in the Himalayas”

A native of Gwalior, Narendra Sharma wanted to pursue a career in hospitality from a very young age. After finishing his graduation in Science from Jiwaji University, Sharma joined Institute of Hotel Management Pusa, New Delhi for a hotel degree. In 1998, he started his culinary career with a 3-Star hotel, Hotel Amer Palace, in Bhopal. Later, he joined the Oberoi Group, and worked in Trident Agra and couple of luxury properties under the group like Udaivilas and Rajvilas in Rajasthan.
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SPOTLIGHT

Desi Roots

Desi Roots, an Indian interpretation of an all day modern Cafe & Bar, has a good mix of absolute desi elements married with a host of retro and modern ones that truly complement each other. Moreover, it is a confluence of food, decor and idioms that culminates into a unique ‘jugaad ’ ,finds Taran Deep
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Istuti Kulshreshtha, a Class XII student of Salwan Public School Gurgaon, has won the Young Chef India Schools 2015 contest organized by International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) Delhi for ...read more>>
 
Financial results of Sinclair’s Hotel for the first quarter ended 30th June, 2015 show Total Income from Operations increased by 42 per cent to INR 1137.63 lacs (INR 798.73 lacs) and Profit Before Tax ...read more>>
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