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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.

A walk through kolkata’s Amherst Street, or Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani as it is now called, evokes a deep sense of nostalgia. Among its …

Riding High

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.

Thread is the lifeline that translates an idea into something visually magnificent. Karkhana 11, an OSAA initiative, takes you behind the curtain where fashion comes alive in the untiring hands of craftsmen and looms men.

Q&A

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.

Keshav Bhajanka possesses all the ingredients for success that a 25-year-old should. The scion is the rising star of CenturyPly.

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