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Catching the Sun in Mumbai - India Photo Library

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Confused by Indian Politics? - India Photo Library

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Indian Diaspora: The Way to a Better India?

Economic Times reports on Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to America and the reception he will receive from the Indian diaspora in New York and the reception he will get in Washington DC from the politicians. I think the Indian diaspora in America is much more politically active than the Indian diaspora in UK. The Indian diaspora in Britain should get a lot more involved in mainstream politics both locally and nationally - this will help build on relations with India. In America, the diaspora seem more successful in politics than they are in UK - why is this?

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Advertisers Finding Fanny in Mumbai - IdeaIndia.Com

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Dalai Lama in Mumbai - Photos from IdeaIndia.Com

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Digital India @ IdeaIndia.Com

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Haute Couture from Google: Fashion goes Digital

Times of India reports that in London Fashion Week, the hottest designer heels, the latest fall jacket — or perhaps a tech accessory like Google Glass. Hundreds of models, stylists and fashion insiders descended on the British capital Friday as the five-day whirlwind of catwalk shows kicked off, bringing the usual heady mix of glamor, parties and beautiful people. This season, however, organizers are also focusing on pairing technology with fashion, launching a series of talks and projects with Google to help British-based designers go digital. The aim is for London to be "the most tech-savvy fashion capital in the world," according to British Fashion Council Chairman Natalie Massenet, who paired up with Google's UK sales director Peter Fitzgerald to launch the fashion week.

Looks like Google and other tech firms are now in the fashion business. Haute Couture from Google. Designer Digital wear.

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Eye in the Sky, Mumbai

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e-India: e-Commerce Craze in India

Times of India reports that Ratan Tata has made a personal investment in online jewellery retailer Bluestone as the former Tata Group chairman scales up his exposure to India's red hot e-commerce sector which has attracted a steady stream of investor money. Tata, 73, now chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, the holding company of the $100-billion steel-to-software Indian conglomerate, has subscribed to fresh shares of the three-year-old e-commerce player which sells jewellery targeted at women buyers.
Investment in e-commerce in India is all the rage now with foreign investors making joint ventures with Indian companies to invest in startups. Retired Indian executives are getting into startups. Modi's Digital India programme has created a buzz in India for e-commerce. Looks like Modi's e-India is on the expressway.

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Mumbai Ganpati Festival 2014 - Images of India

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Start Me Up, India: The Fashion for StartUps in India

Times of India reports that the venture capital arm of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has tied up with Microsoft to launch a startup accelerator, which kicks off its first batch next month. GenNext Ventures and Microsoft Ventures have signed a three-year partnership that will look to mentor and offer technical advice to startups.
Recently there have been a number of joint ventures between Indian and foreign companies to fund startups in India. It has become fashionable now to invest in startups in India. With Modi's Digital India programme, these joint ventures should help to startup India.
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