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October 1, 2012Issue 27
TCS Inaugurates Center in Minnesota

On  September 14, TCS inaugurated its newest facility in Bloomington, MN. The TCS Solutions Center-Minneapolis, a 50,000 sq ft facility, will be home to roughly 300 employees. 


N Chandrasekaran, chief executive officer and managing director, TCS said, "Over the past few years, Minnesota has put an emphasis on technological innovation that aligns with TCS's breadth of industry expertise, innovative engineering strength and commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions, and will only enhance the scope and scale of our customer offerings in North America."


"We are very excited and deeply grateful that Tata Consultancy Services has decided to expand its operations in Minnesota," said Governor Mark Dayton. "The company will become a very important employer in Bloomington, and we look forward to assisting in its continued success and growth in Minnesota."  Read more.
Tata Starbucks to Launch First Indian Store. Will Locally Source and Roast Espresso.

Tata Starbucks, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages will launch its first store in India in the Horniman Circle area of Mumbai late this month.


The store will be the first Starbucks location to feature Indian sourced and roasted espresso. This is through the coffee sourcing and roasting agreement with Tata Coffee. Locally sourced espresso will be the hallmark feature of all Starbucks stores in India, highlighting Tata Starbucks' commitment to delivering a truly unique and authentic Starbucks Experience to customers throughout India.


"....Being able to use the highest quality espresso, sourced and roasted in India, is an important part of delivering a locally relevant experience to our customers in the market", said John Culver, president, Starbucks China and Asia Pacific. "This is the first step Starbucks and Tata Coffee are taking toward developing and improving the profile of Indian-grown arabica coffees around the world, by elevating the stature of Indian coffee as well as improving the quality of coffee through sustainable practices." Read more.

Other News

Dr. Paul Brooks, Director, Environment at Tata Steel writes about The Globalization of Corporate Responsibility in The Executive Council. Read more.


The Washington Post covers New Jaguar F-Type, first designed under Tata. Read more.

The Independent features the internship experience of Clarissa Ton-Nu, a 2012 UC Berkeley graduate, who participated in the Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme in Kolkata, India. Read more.


TCS releases 2011 - 2012 Sustainability Report. Read more.


TCS Ranked as a Leader in Banking Application Outsourcing by Everest Group's Research. Read more.


Tata Communications delivers critical connectivity to Cargotec's global IT systems. Read more.


Conexant Selects Tata Elxsi as Preferred Service Provider for its Digital Audio Processor. Read more


Tata Elxsi Licenses Comcast RDK, to accelerate
development of next-generation multi-screen TV products. Read more 


U.S. Reveal of Land Rover's All-New Range Rover at the Exclusive Stone Mansion in Alpine, NJ. See video here.


Land Rover partners with two iconic design houses, Rag & Bone and Marchesa, during Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week. Read more.  


Jaguar Reveals All Wheel Drive XJ at New York City's Highline Park. Read more. 

Tata Companies Partner with WNBA's New York Liberty to Encourage a Love of Sports and Reading
Liberty Legend Kym Hampton with Tata volunteers and children from local schools.
On September 22,  volunteers from Tata Sons, TCS, Tata Chemicals North America, Tata Global Beverages, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and Tata Communications participated in on-court activities with the Women's National Basketball Association's New York Liberty and elementary school students as part of their partnership  to benefit the team's Libs4Kids charitable program. The partnership provided 400 children from schools in low-income areas throughout New York and New Jersey with tickets to  New York Liberty's game at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Before the game, the students interacted with players, including  Liberty legend Kym Hampton, who led them in a mini exercise routine. Also participating were 100 volunteers from Tata as well as the children's guardians.  Additionally, through their national partnership with the award-winning non-profit organization First Book,  TCS, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Tata Global Beverages and Tata Interactive Systems, will donate new books to every student at each participating Libs4Kids school. The program supports Tata's objective of promoting education, including training on the topics of health and wellness 
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The Pierre, A Taj Hotel to Open Sirio Ristorante in New York

In October 2012, The Maccioni Group and The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York will open Sirio Ristorante New York. The restaurant, named after legendary restaurateur Sirio Maccioni and designed by Adam D. Tihany, will be the sister restaurant to Sirio Ristorante at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and part of the Maccioni Group of restaurants that includes Le Cirque and Circo. Sirio is no stranger to The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, as the hotel is where he opened La ForÍt lounge, restaurant and nightclub in 1972 and directed their operations for two years, just prior to opening Le Cirque in 1974.


"We are looking forward to welcoming Sirio Maccioni back to The Pierre, A Taj Hotel with the opening of Sirio Ristorante New York," said General Manager Heiko Kuenstle of The Pierre, A Taj Hotel. "It is an honor to be able to partner with Sirio Maccioni and his family on this project.  They are the perfect addition to this legendary hotel and the neighborhood."  Read more.


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