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Millennial man

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    Summary: At present, Ajay, Country Managing Director, India, at Taurus Investment Holdings, is the man behind the much talked about Taurus Downtown Technopark, that is set to come up in Technopark Phase III. Ever since moving to Boston six years ago, he’s become a fan of the American NFL team New England Patriots “I am a Trivandrumite first and foremost, having spent the first 22 years of my life here,” says Ajay. Apparently, the lack of high quality business and social infrastructure in Tier II cities hampers the expansion of multi-nationals into these places. Thiruvananthapuram, he goes on to explain, has many features that make it a sought-after destination by employers, millennials and investors.

    It’s called karma. Long ago Ajay Prasad, then a strategy consultant at a real estate management firm, social development blogger and torch-bearer of the Trivandrum Development Front (TDF), a citizen-led initiative to push the capital city’s development agenda, told me, that I should interview him on his big plans for Thiruvananthapuram, his home town. I brushed it off as an idealistic youngster’s dreams. At present, Ajay, Country Managing Director, India, at Taurus Investment Holdings, is the man behind the much talked about Taurus Downtown Technopark, that is set to come up in Technopark Phase III , As Reported By Hindu.

    According to the Newspaper,When completed, the ?1,500 crore project is set to snazz up the scene with it’s swanky office spaces, shopping mall, restaurants, a 11-screen multiplex and a hotel, among others. Today, it’s rather difficult to pin Ajay down for a interview, busy as he is flying around the world on work, Singapore one day, Sao Paolo the next and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is now based, the third! When we do catch up with him — in Munich, Germany, where he is on a ‘workcation’ — it’s endearing to hear that same spark for his home town alive and kicking. “I am a Trivandrumite first and foremost, having spent the first 22 years of my life here,” says Ajay. The talkative, flamboyant 37-year-old is a former student of St Thomas Residential School and graduate in electronic engineering from the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram. He also has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta and a masters in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ajay is already quite well-known among netizens for his blog, tvmrising.in, where he used to write detailed posts about everything and anything infrastructure- and development-related to the city, from ‘Why Vizhinjam makes all the sense in the world’ to the cinematic extravaganza that is the International Film Festival of Kerala. Ajay insists that his passion for all things Thiruvananthapuram is not only what tipped the scales in favour of the city, when Taurus Investment Holdings, a Boston-based global private equity firm, decided to kick start its first project in India.

    Source: http://www.thehindu.com/society/development-evangelist-ajay-prasad-on-the-upcoming-project-taurus-downtown-technopark/article19845683.ece


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