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Thanks to 18% GST, the lighting lifestyle industry looks to be at crossroads

The lighting industry and more so the light emitting diode (LED) industry in the country has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. However, in comparison to the strides elsewhere perhaps India has a long way to go. Although you had Incandescent bulbs and Fluorescent lamps in the initial stage, the scenario changed altogether with the advent of the Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED) Halogen lamps had their own say. In recent times, it looks like LED bulbs have a major say in the domestic market. The advantage of the light emitting diode is that it happens to be a semiconductor light source emitting light with the flow of the current, while electrons in the semiconductor recombine with electron holes, releasing energy in the form of photons. Interestingly, despite the domestic lighting industry emerging into a billion-dollar market it continues to be in its infancy when you ponder over if it is an organized one? As of now, the industry looks to be at crossro

Karthik Tallam, HC-Cambodia peps new dimension in bilateral relations

Karthik Tallam, a fifth-generation entrepreneur of the widely known Tallam family has now donned a new role in the form of Honorary Consul for Cambodia. But, within a very short period in the honorary position, his accomplishments are astounding by any measure. In an interaction, he takes a look back at the incidents which have ultimately led him so far enabling him to have a beautiful journey further.  Karthik Tallam Here are the excerpts of the conversation: Q: How did your journey with Cambodia as an Honorary Consul start with? Karthik Tallam: In fact, I did a lot of things even before formally taking over as the Honorary Consul. I am pretty well networked with the diplomatic circle and at one of the parties in New Delhi, happened to meet the 12-13 Ambassadors including that of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. When I met the Ambassador of Cambodia, he was very much impressed at the way I carried myself, the content of what I spoke to him and my lineage also. We had a lengthy discussion o