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.
As the founder of Tute Consult, a Mumbai based global service agency specialising in public relations and communications, Komal Lath counts among a growing number of young Marwari women, who like their male counterparts have proven their mettle when it comes to building successful ventures.
Driven by the belief that his great grandfather, a connoisseur of jewellery, has consciously and subconsciously inspired him in many ways, Abhishek Raniwala, the co-founder of Raniwala 1881, has identified himself with the jadau craft and excelled in it. In conversation with MARWAR, Raniwala, who began his career as an assistant marketing manager at Shaw Wallace, takes us through his decade-long journey.
Award-winning poetess Vinita Agrawal, who has launched her fourth book of poems, Two Full Moons, recently, talks to MARWAR about writing poetry that stays true to the values of a just society.
The Sixth String of Vilayat Khan, a no-holds-barred biography written by Namita Devidayal, throws light on the fascinating life of one of India’s most distinguished classical musicians.
Given his successful track record, Akshaypat Singhania has all it takes to build successful enterprises. The scion of the Singhania family— who currently heads JK International as CMD and is a director at JK Organisation—takes MARWAR through his two-decade entrepreneurial journey and his recent foray into the start-up space.
Till date, the Alohomora Education Foundation has enabled 1,500 students from government schools, helping them take charge of their learning and career choices. In conversation with MARWAR, co-founder Parinita Jain talks about her journey of empowering them with the skills required to achieve their dreams.
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.
Serial digital entrepreneur Alok Kejriwal has a knack for engaging people and making a business out of it. Having surfed the dotcom wave and emerged a winner when it went bust, he experienced the highs and lows of building profitable start-ups from scratch. MARWAR picks the brains of the observant and forward-thinking entrepreneur, whose recently penned book Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks traces his roller-coaster journey as an entrepreneur.
Industrialist Sanjay Budhia’s company Patton International Limited may epitomise entrepreneurship, but his wife Minu Budhia’s institute ‘ICanFlyy’ represents the other defining facet of the Marwari ethos: humanitarianism. MARWAR talks to the trained psychotherapist and counsellor who prefers to devote her time and resources to help people cope with life’s stresses.