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.
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.
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.