JT Faraji is a 43-year-old artist who lives with his family in East Palo Alto, the northern California city on the edge of Silicon Valley. Just a stone’s throw away, Facebook’s global headquarters is his most visible neighbour, and he is also close to a big new Amazon office. He has lived in the area all his life and talks volubly about fascinating aspects of East Palo Alto’s history – like the period in the 1960s when black activists set up a high school and college, and there was even talk of renaming the city Nairobi: “There are a lot of minorities here: Hispanics, blacks, Pacific Islanders,” he says. “But those people are not really represented in the workforce in technology. So the way that northern California is going to look in not too long is going to be very … undiverse.” … [Read more...] about Street battle: the activists fighting to save their neighbourhood from the tech giants
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Commercialisation seems to have taken a toll on the country’s economy. With MNC’s and international stores penetrating Indian market, the need to expand and develop establishments is on a rise. They are bringing increased job opportunities and offering its employees a better income. This incites the need for bigger office spaces to accommodate the growing number of employees. Additionally, many of these corporate provide jobs only in metros, the migrated workforce of these offices tend to look for the most basic need- housing in that metro city only, where their workplace exists. … [Read more...] about Property for investment or being an end user perspective…. Which option is suitable?
While there is no scope for a repo rate cut at this stage, the stance of policy has to stay at “accommodative” to support the process of “transmission” through bond segments. Also, there should be transparent “forward looking guidance” about the RBI’s open market debt-purchase programme (Operations Twist) to help market participants understand the effectiveness of this measure in managing the yield curve. … [Read more...] about Monetary and fiscal policies need to go hand in hand
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Charles S. Cohen: Well, I don’t look at those two types of entertainment or filmmaking as mutually exclusive. For example, Landmark wants to show the very best in filmmaking today. By the best filmmakers. That answer also holds true for Curzon. I don’t think it matters if it’s a studio film or if someone makes a film with an iPhone. I think it’s all about the quality of the filmmaking and the experience of the audience. When a person goes to the cinema I don’t think they think about what type of film the cinema shows. Of course there are the habitual Curzon cinema-goers but by and large most people will go to a cinema because of the film that’s playing there. … [Read more...] about Billionaire Real Estate Developer & Film Distributor Charles S. Cohen Talks Curzon Acquisition, Growing Production Plans & Netflix’s Paris Theater Deal