Few industrialists inspire as much respect and awe as do Juggilal and Kamlapat Singhania, whose indomitable will and patriotic zeal saw them meet every challenge to set up the iconic Juggilal-Kamlapat Cotton Spinning & Weaving Mills in 1921 that was to lay the foundations of the mammoth JK Organisation which still remains one of the largest names of Indian industry. MARWAR dedicates this tribute to the father-son duo, who continue to be celebrated as its larger-than-life architects.
Jodhpur, in Rajasthan, has earned the sobriquet ‘Blue City’ from Brahmapuri, a small and ancient settlement of Brahmins within the city. Brahmapuri is distinguished by its electric blue and azure structures, which are distinctly visible from the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. Sugato Mukherjee wanders through labyrinths to capture stunning glimpses of this ‘azure city’. MARWAR presents a selection of the photographer’s works.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, often compared to Warren Buffett, is one of India’s biggest and most successful traders and investors, with a net worth of $1.95 billion.
A proud Marwari and a family man, Jhunjhunwala has pledged to give Rs. 5,000 crore or 25 per cent of his portfolio value, whichever is less, to charity when he turns 60 in 2020. MARWAR meets the man to learn more about his life and work
The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time, published by HarperCollins Publishers India, is the autobiography of media mogul Subhash Chandra, the promoter of Essel/Zee Group of Companies. The memoir, written in association with Pranjal Sharma, charts Chandra’s journey from humble beginnings to a current net worth of $6.3 billion. MARWAR brings you excerpts and images from the book, courtesy HarperCollins Publishers India.
The Phoenix and Palladium malls, which her family own, may epitomise consumerism, but Amla Ruia, wife of Ashok Ruia, prefers to devote her time and resources to those who need her expertise and energy. MARWAR meets the altruist to find out more about her laudable efforts to bring water to the parched villages of Rajasthan.
It was a twist of fate that launched Ramkrishna Dalmia on the road to success, glory and fame, and it was again the hand of destiny that left him with fragments of the massive industrial empire he had built from nothing. In between all this lies the saga of a financial and entrepreneurial genius whose drive, courage and extraordinary business acumen merits the tribute we pay him.
Known as the ‘Kota queen’, with a deep understanding of the weave that was developed over the last 16 years, Vidhi Singhania sees herself as a revivalist of the Indian handloom first, and then as a designer. She has been a member of the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) for the last eight years. Her love for Rajasthani art and culture began as a child and culminated into her store in New Delhi. In a first-person account, Singhania takes MARWAR through the years.