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Initiated in 1989, the Pittie Group has been successful in not only being a demand and supply intermediary, but also in creating value for customers through its diverse interests, which include real estate, media, entertainment, e-commerce, FMCG distribution, wellness and quick service restaurants. In an interview with MARWAR, Krishna Kumar Pittie, chairman of the group, talks about ‘learning as you grow’, his journey so far and his future plans.

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In 2013, Shashwat Goenka took up the challenge of turning around the loss-making Spencer’s Retail Ltd., the retail chain of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. Two years later, Spencer’s seems to be hitting its stride with large format stores and a new strategy.
The 25-year-old scion speaks about his journey after taking charge, the skills and ethics learnt from elders and his future plans.

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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.

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In what began as a textile trading business over three decades ago, Mandhana Industries Ltd has come a long way to boast a current top-line of Rs 1,700 crore. At the helm of this tremendous growth have been continual efforts of two successive generations, with the innovative streak of scion Manish Mandhana adding the latest spurt of growth to the ever-expanding business.

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Alka Saraogi won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2001 for her very first novel. Fourteen years later, she is out with her fifth novel—Jankidas Tejpal Mansion—set in Calcutta during the 1970s. In conversation with MARWAR, Saraogi talks about her protagonist’s need to protect his roots and identity, and her own desire to look for the extraordinary within the ordinary.

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From investment banking and private equity to real estate—34-year-old Mayank Ruia, Director – Residential, Phoenix Mills, boasts a diverse résumé. MARWAR discovers that what truly makes this scion an unquestionable success story is the fact that he isn’t afraid to go that extra mile in his bid to taste unequivocal success.

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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.

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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.

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Mumbai’s skyline is set for a rapid makeover in the new millennium with several high-end residential buildings cropping up amongst derelict structures. MARWAR talks
to Kailash Agarwal of Avighna India Ltd, whose latest project, the 64-storeyed One Avighna Park

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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.

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