The Phoenix and Palladium malls, which her family own, may epitomise consumerism, but Amla Ruia, wife of Ashok Ruia, prefers to devote her time and resources to those who need her expertise and energy. MARWAR meets the altruist to find out more about her laudable efforts to bring water to the parched villages of Rajasthan.
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.