I have over 20 years of experience in business journalism and am open to taking up freelance assignments on lifestyle, hospitality, environment, fashion, technology, retail, business, politics, etc. I am currently engaged with a digital platform where I create and curate text and video content for the retail industry. Prior to this, I was the editor for Hotelier India, India’s leading hospitality publication and Digital Studio, a B2B magazine for the broadcasting, media and film industry. I also worked with ET Edge, an Economic Times initiative, as Chief Manager, where I spearheaded The Economic Times Global Business Summit 2016, which saw the participation of PM Narendra Modi, and other global business and ministerial thought leaders. I was instrumental in the launch of CaLDRON, India’s first digital publication on food, travel and lifestyle. Before that, I was Group Editor for FourPlus Media, managing the editorial team for OpticPlus, VisionPlus and CookeryPlus magazines, catering to readers in South East Asia, Middle East and India. I spent a decade in CyberMedia India where, as Executive Editor of DQ Channels, managing the content of the B2B magazine. My journalism stint began with Oil Asia Journal as Correspondent.
Millennials have different career expectations, priorities and ambitions from the erstwhile generation. Arif Khan, director of HR, India for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts urges hoteliers to keep pace with changing times so that they don’t end up managing a 21st century workforce with 20th century workplace practices
From Careers@Hilton to Team Member Appreciation Week, Brendan Toomey, VP-HR for Asia Pacific, Hilton outlines the pro-people policies the hotel chain practices to ensure employee satisfaction
Merzin Tavaria, Co–Founder and Chief Creative Director of Prime Focus speaks extensively about the delivery of all-new, immersive, multi-screen content for the Barco Escape release of ‘Star Trek Beyond’ in this interview. He discusses about the work Prime Focus carried out for the Barco Escape version of the movie, the challenges faced and seeing the results of all that hard work on the (very) big screen. Digital cinema leader Barco’s multi-screen theatrical format, Barco Escape, brings audiences inside the action like never before, expanding the storytelling across three screens to create a thrilling new movie-going experience.
Globally, brand custodians, project heads, project managers, interior designers and architects in the hospitality industry are employing best practices to optimise building space and material. These range from designing and building hotels with eco-friendly materials to working closely with material engineering professionals to create ‘smart architecture’ tools and practices. Here is a look at how the entire ecosystem involved in hotel design and development is working cohesively to innovate and evolve across all levels.