by Rohini Haldea
- The expatriate crowd in Mumbai now has a cure for its homesickness. Shiro, a tony midtown nightclub, has launched its One World Expat Evenings. (MissMalini.com, 20 December 2010)
- Hosted on the first Thursday of every month, the evenings serve as a common ground for the city’s foreign residents to network and socialise.
- An array of classic cocktails and complementary appetisers is accompanied by a presentation by a chosen NGO, offering visitors a chance to get more involved in their communities.
- There are at least 21,000 foreign employees working in India’s corporate sector (Times of India, 8 July 2010).
WHAT THIS MEANS TO BUSINESS
- A growing economy and competitive compensation combined with, for many international workers, a lean job market back home is making India a destination of choice for many Western expatriates, both for short stints and long-term career prospects.
- Once in India, they seek opportunities that allow them to meet with like-minded individuals and give them a taste of familiarity in an unfamiliar land.