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.
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.
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.
Mayank Jalan has learnt chiefly from his mistakes, as he admits. But having restored Edward Keventer’s Eastern India business to its former glory and having turned his company, Keventer Agro Limited into a R1,000 crore entity, starting from scratch, Jalan has proved that learning from mistakes sometimes is a better way to learn.
Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar, scion of Udaipur’s House of Mewar, has more than his fair share of duties as a prince. Besides overseeing the family-run group of heritage hotels and dedicating himself to philanthropic causes, he is the torchbearer of a legacy that dates back to the eighth century. MARWAR talks to the royal hotelier and humanist about his childhood, his passions and the responsibilities he shoulders.
Given his initial spate of successes as a realtor, Rahul Shah holds much promise as the next generation of the Mumbai-based Sumer Group. Add to this his client-centric approach and perfect blend of dynamism and knowledge, and it would seem the entrepreneur has brighter times ahead of him.
Success has greeted Suresh Kumar Poddar, the chairman and managing director of Mayur Uniquoters Limited, from the get-go, helping him turn his company into one of the largest manufacturers of synthetic leather in India. In conversation with MARWAR, Poddar talks about how it all began and the long way they have come since.
Mahesh Singhi’s story is inspiring. From humble beginnings in Rajasthan to acquiring an engineering degree to propelling through a series of career choices to building one of the country’s largest corporate advisory and investment banking firms, here is a man who truly is self-made.