In a first-person account, Aditya Ruia, a fourth generation descendent of industrialist Ramnarain Ruia, talks about his stints as an entrepreneur, his tryst with Rajasthan and his roots, his association with textile revivalist and crafts master Martand Singh that brought out his creative side, the founding of Bombay Art Gallery that was a further recognition of his creative talents and his zest for spiritual texts to understand the source of all Indian art.
In this first-person account, Siddharth Kasliwal of Jaipur’s historic Gem Palace talks about the family’s enduring attachment with the city, the 200-year-old Kasliwal business legacy, the brand’s emphasis on imperial Mughal designs, the Marwari business model, philanthropy, vegetarianism and much more.
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.
What sets celebrated jewellery designer Asha Kamal Modi apart is an innate sense of design and creativity, an entrepreneurial bent of mind and an iron resolve to realise her dreams. Starting at a time when jewellery design was a relatively unknown concept
and a working woman frowned upon in the Marwari society, she has come a long way
to establish her globally acclaimed brand, Art Karat. In a first-person account, she takes us through the years.
From an aspiring painter to a traditional housewife to an accomplished jewellery designer, Varda Goenka has worn many hats. But at the end of it all, what continues to hold her zeal and passion is her penchant for jewellery designing and promoting her Diagold brand that now is a global name with outlets in India, the Middle East and London. In a first-person account, the ace designer talks about her Marwari upbringing, her nostalgic trips to Rajasthan and its unforgettable attractions, her journey to success and fame and her bespoke collections that are a hit with all.