Sujit Saraf’s novel The Peacock Throne captured the political and religious contradictions of modern India. It was shortlisted for the Encore Award and won …
A magnificent landscape reflects glories of the city’s historical past, even as its palaces and relics stand testament to its majestic grandeur. It is …
The inimitable charm of the majestic havelis of Rajasthan continues to draw the discerning traveller to the state. Marwari merchants from the Shekhawati region, …
Dr Swati Piramal is a woman of many parts. Scientist, industrialist, philanthropist, art enthusiast, design aficionado—she is all of these and more. MARWAR catches up with the tireless vice-chairperson of Piramal Enterprises Ltd, whose latest passion, incredulously, is enriching the Thane landscape with the splendour of a million blooms.
Our selection of bejewelled stunners, both classic and contemporary
The Marwari community, known for its penchant for enterprise, has over the years forayed into traditionally non-Marwari fields such as theatre, arts and literature. While many Marwari families are open to the idea of their children choosing their careers and even help nurture their skills, there are individuals who have to tread the path without the family’s approval. MARWAR talks to members of the community to find out how their families dealt with their choice of pursuing non-entrepreneurial careers.
For the man of style and substance
At a time when most industrialists were wont to toe the British line, Jamnalal Bajaj stood out with his active participation in the freedom struggle notwithstanding repeated incarcerations. MARWAR pays tribute to the indefatigable social reformer, patriot, freedom fighter and industrialist whose life and legacy continue to inspire even today.
An impressive track record and a wide portfolio of products catering to the speciality generics drug market have made Ajanta Pharma Limited one of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies in India. Brothers Yogesh and Rajesh Agrawal let us in on their journey after taking over the reins of the company, the secrets of the company’s remarkable transformation from a Rs 70-crore company into a successful, Rs 1,800-crore entity, and why the best is yet to come.
Dr Desh Bandhu Gupta, founder of Lupin Limited, ranks #14 among India’s richest. However, rankings don’t mean much to Dr Gupta, who, now 78, believes in the ‘dharma of karma’ and is ever ready to take up new projects and social causes that come his way. MARWAR talks to the deeply spiritual man, who started his business with just `5,000.