Connect with the Indian marketplace next month in Kolkata

NAR-India holding 6th annual meeting

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 Associations (ICREA), says last year's NARI convention was "an excellent experience for international attendees. Beyond the extremely friendly atmosphere that I think was felt by all, it provided a gr...