What makes Gaurav Mehta tick is his passion for creating exclusive timepieces.
They may be inspired by history or Jaipur’s regal heritage, but the end words are luxury
and distinctiveness. In a first person essay, the avant garde horologist talks about his childhood fascination for watches and vintage coins and amalgamating them using his creative skills to exceptional pieces fit for a discerning global clientele.
Alarmingly, a huge chunk of India’s population still remains insulated from education, even though it is seen as a key factor on which so many other developmental issues remain hinged. Among the glittering forward-thinking minds who have recognised and striven to address this burning issue are the founders of the Rajasthani Sammelan,
a public charitable trust established in Malad, Mumbai, in 1948. Today, the trust shines as a beacon of hope for many with its commendable effort to enlighten young minds.
Jaipur Rugs has given traditional carpet weaving in India a fresh lease of life by providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to 40,000 artisans in over 600 villages. Talking to founder Nand Kishore Chaudhary, MARWAR finds he has not only opened up a global market for rural hands, but also improved their lives through welfare activities related to education, skills training, health and sanitation, and women empowerment.