Over the last few years, the Marwari community has experienced a greater exposure to global cultures, new business practices, novel ideas and developments. Has this led to a shift from traditional business practices to more modern ones? MARWAR speaks to different members of the community to learn how they balance tradition and modernity, especially when it comes to their business.
JYOTI SACHDEV IYER, KARAN ARORA, VVANI BY VANI VATS, MALASA BY JYOTI & NIMRIT GILL, PURVI DOSHI, PREVIN BY PRIYANKA BATRA, SATYA PAUL,
The Marwari community, known for its penchant for enterprise, has over the years forayed into traditionally non-Marwari fields such as theatre, arts and literature. While many Marwari families are open to the idea of their children choosing their careers and even help nurture their skills, there are individuals who have to tread the path without the family’s approval. MARWAR talks to members of the community to find out how their families dealt with their choice of pursuing non-entrepreneurial careers.
At the Rajasthan Heritage Week, held in Jaipur, Pooja Mujumdar discovers how khadi, once the backcloth of India’s freedom struggle, gets a makeover to finally break out of its humble mould and become the fabric of choice on the ramp.
An impressive track record and a wide portfolio of products catering to the speciality generics drug market have made Ajanta Pharma Limited one of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies in India. Brothers Yogesh and Rajesh Agrawal let us in on their journey after taking over the reins of the company, the secrets of the company’s remarkable transformation from a Rs 70-crore company into a successful, Rs 1,800-crore entity, and why the best is yet to come.
For Pooja Singhal, the 41-year-old art enthusiast, and director of Ruh, a womenswear brand, her money is where her heart is. In conversation with MARWAR, she talks about her tryst with the Pichwai art form of Nathdwara and how she is determined to not let it disappear from contemporary vocabulary anytime soon.
AMY BILLIMORIA Sari embellished with thread-embroidered rosettes and red stones, paired with a peplum bustier; available at the Amy Billimoria store in Mumbai. …
Marwari women today are pushing boundaries: they are exploring new avenues, following their dreams, and making meaningful and valuable philanthropic contributions. It is imperative that families encourage their daughters and daughters-in-law in their pursuits and help them overcome barriers. MARWAR talks to women of the community to find out how they were supported by their families in discovering what they really enjoyed doing and in successfully pursuing their passions.