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Yashovardhan Gupta, the young and dynamic CEO of Torero Corporation Private Limited, believes in a disruptive business model. His company is a global licensee for luxury brands with specialisation in world-class leather accessories that are offered at affordable price points to consumers.

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Sometimes admired, sometimes reviled, the law profession and its practitioners elicit mixed responses from the public at large. Yet there are those within the law fraternity who owe their success to a reputation woven together through decades of cutting-edge practice and quality services that go beyond client expectations. A glowing example is the Kolkata-based Khaitan & Co, a century-old law firm, to whose illustrious founding fathers we pay this tribute.

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A college dropout at 17 and a start-up millionaire at 23… Meet Ritesh Agarwal, who has built India’s largest branded network of hotels, OYO, which today has a presence in 200 cities across the country and over 70,000 rooms on offer to guests.

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A vegetarian owning prawn hatcheries might sound like a contradiction in terms, but Kamlesh Gupta, a vegetarian, and his successful frozen food business have been happily sailing in the same boat. We bring you the story of how the WestCoast Group and the man behind it has revolutionised the frozen food industry, underscoring the adage that all you need to do to make your venture successful is steadfastly believe in it.

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Rajasthan Spinning & Weaving Mills Ltd, the flagship of the LNJ Bhilwara Group, counts among India’s top textile companies. We spoke to Riju Jhunjhunwala, …

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Avni Biyani, the concept head of Foodhall, may be just 26, but she is already revolutionising the food retail industry. MARWAR meets Avni, the younger of the two daughters of Kishore Biyani, the CEO of Future Group, to know more about her life and business plans.

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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.

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The Lakme Fashion Week, held this April in Mumbai, showcased a number of stars from the designer firmament. Marwari fashion designers, who participated in the week-long extravaganza, open up about how the community’s penchant for risk-taking and creativity has found a new voice on the ramp.

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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.

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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.

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