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Life, in all its masala

Life, in all its masala

Sanjeev Sharma is a simple foodie with the Midas touch Sanjeev Sharma, the owner of Rave Café, arrived in Sydney in 1997. A hospitality professional with a MBA from CQA and a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from India, Sanjeev has worked not only in Australia and India, but also the Middle East, Europe and New Zealand. His first venture was a restaurant called Khana Khazana, which he opened in New Delhi in 1993. Since then he has opened a few restaurants like Aroma Indian Cuisine in New Zealand in 2003, Mother India Restaurant in Sydney in 2009 and currently runs Rave Cafe that opened in 2009. He also started […]

Australia’s CPI opens door to rate cut

Australia’s CPI opens door to rate cut

The RBA decision to cut the cash rate by 0.25 basis points put the lowest rates on record at 1.75 per cent on Tuesday, 3 May. Last week’s Australian consumer price inflation (CPI) came in well below expectations for the March quarter, opening the door to a rate cut. The Australian dollar against the USD fell 130 points from 0.7700 to 0.7570 in a few seconds The Indian economy on the other hand is expected to clock a GDP growth of 7.4 per cent this fiscal year, largely driven by the lagged impact of a good monsoon season and increased consumer spending, supported by pay commission awards. Consumer prices in […]

Remit2India now offers $35 Coles voucher for every first transaction

Remit2India now offers $35 Coles voucher for every first transaction

India and Australia had always had close ties – cultural, sporting, trade etc. But of late, the ties have become even closer thanks to a host of initiatives from both sides. More Indians are migrating to Australia, the governments are getting closer, Indian tourists visiting Australia are growing and so is trade between the countries. However, one area that has shown great improvement in bringing the people of the two countries closer is remittance services for migrants. Earlier, Indians in Australia had to use complicated, time-consuming and expensive methods to send their money back to their families in India. There used to be a lack of transparency and no one […]

A premium publication from IEC featuring Hottest Homes

A premium publication from IEC featuring Hottest Homes

Hot Homes presents a range of unique 50 Hot Homes in Australia. Some of these homes built over the last 5 decades offer a wide variety of style, design and investment choices our members and associates have chosen. The publication offers an exclusive insight into some of these homes around Australia. From designs, to interiors, IEC takes our readers through a journey into various architectural and interior designs. From furniture ideas, bedding, backyards and window furnishing, Hot Homes will present dreams of Fifty Families. Advertising in Hot Homes Hot Homes is about what makes a home hot and stand out–  The magazine features readers’ and IEC members’ homes, gardens, shopping, […]

TALES OF EXCELLENCE AND HARDWORK

TALES OF EXCELLENCE AND HARDWORK

Smart Business Telecom founder Sachin Rathi says winning this year’s prestigious Indian Executive Club (IEC) Award for Best Medium Business has motivated him to work even harder for success.“Absolutely it’s a good feeling but… you’ve just achieved one position, or one success – there’s many more to come,” said Rathi, who’s grown Smart Business Telecom to a turnover in the tens-of-millions. “The whole thing motivates you to plan for a better and more successful future.” What does the future now hold for Rathi? He sees potential mergers or acquisitions ahead. “There’s a lot of consolidation happening in our sector – that’s one of the smart ways to extract the value […]

Top 25 restaurants in SpiceOut Luxury Edition

Top 25 restaurants in SpiceOut Luxury Edition

Indian Executive Club is granting 25 restaurants from all across Melbourne the chance to be featured in the SpiceOut luxury edition this year. It will include five of the best restaurants from each of the following areas; North, South-East, West  CBD   Only 10 spots remain in this luxury edition!  Kindly contact our team at IEC on info@indianexecutive.com.au to register an interest!  Natasha Doraiswamy, Vice Chairperson ABOUT SPICEOUT: ‘Spice Out’ is the Indian Executive Club’s (IEC) annual publication targeting the hospitality sector. We aim to celebrate this luxury edition at our 5 hour Annual Corporate event ‘SpiceOut Awards 2015’.  The event will deliver a VIP atmosphere from start to finish all […]

Toyota unveils new sports car, two hybrids

Toyota unveils new sports car, two hybrids

Toyota Australia has announced the arrival of its eagerly awaited 86 sports car and a broad range of other advanced new models. The fun-to-drive 86 coupé is one of three new vehicles being offered for the first time by Toyota – the others being two hybrid vehicles, the Prius c city car and the seven-seat Prius v. These breakthrough cars arrive hot on the heels of new-generation versions of Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion – all of which are built in Australia. Toyota’s executive director sales and marketing Matthew Callachor said the new vehicles demonstrate Toyota’s commitment to bringing advanced technology and driving enjoyment to the local market. “At Toyota, […]

Indian Export to Australia: Mahindra

The auto sector showed growth in production for April-May 2012 of 8.15% over April-May 2011 The overall growth in domestic sales during April-May 2012 was 10.26% over April-May 2011 During April-May 2012 auto exports registered a marginal growth rate of 2.87%. Passenger vehicles & two-wheelers grew by 9.54% and 8.65% in April-May 2012. There is a boom in auto ancillary companies. India is an attractive outsourcing destination. Sourcing parts from India is 10%20% cheaper for US auto makers and about 50% cheaper for their European counterparts. The engine behind India’s growth? The Indian market is playing a role in determining the role of the auto sector in the modern world. […]

PAC Australia: taking global manufacturing to India

If and when Indian manufacturing takes off, Nick McPhee’s name will appear in the list of industry pioneers. McPhee, Managing Director, PAC Group Australia, is a busy man, even at a time when the economy has slowed down. He spends his time travelling back and forth between Melbourne and Pune scripting project management rules to big corporates unveiling mega manufacturing projects in India. Since its launch in Pune in 2005, PAC has successfully completed the all-new Greenfield facilities for General Motors in Talegaon, India, and the project expansion shop within GM general assembly and paint shop. Today PAC is working with clients such as L&T (Mumbai), Ford (Chennai & Sanand), […]

Tread with caution

For the NRI sentimentality can be dangerous in times when the market is making more seasoned investors nervous. -Sushil Suresh Recently The Times of India reported that residential real estate sales in the state of Kerala dropped up to 40% as NRIs, who account for 70% of demand, stayed away from real estate due to project delays and rising costs. A depreciating rupee saw NRI remittances increase significantly in Kerala, but interestingly this time around developers were not the beneficiaries of these increased remittances. Kerala’s NRIs were lured away from real estate by better returns on bank deposits. Many market observers of the India property market will not be surprised […]