The National Association of Realtors-India is holding its sixth annual meeting Aug. 16-17 in Kolkata. While some of the scheduled programming might sound familiarly mind-numbing to American Realtors ("Standardization of Global Practice in Real Estate"), others topics seem a little more adventurous (“How to achieve success using the power of subconscious mind”). "By its old spelling, Calcutta, India’s second-biggest city, conjures up images of human suffering to most Westerners," the travel site Lonely Planet informs would-be visitors. But locals and more worldly types know that Kolkata is "regarded as the intellectual and cultural capital" of India, Lonely Planet says. In a testimonial on the event's website, Thijs Stoffer, CEO of the International Consortium of Real Estate ...
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