Indians adore Thailand. It’s close to home; it’s cheap; the food is great; it offers great shopping experiences; it has great beaches; and its treasure trove of luxury resorts and hotels can leave one spoilt for choice. That also makes it a great place for destination weddings, especially Hua Hin, which stands out for its perfect mix of hospitality and inimitable charms.
In a first-person account, Aditya Ruia, a fourth generation descendent of industrialist Ramnarain Ruia, talks about his stints as an entrepreneur, his tryst with Rajasthan and his roots, his association with textile revivalist and crafts master Martand Singh that brought out his creative side, the founding of Bombay Art Gallery that was a further recognition of his creative talents and his zest for spiritual texts to understand the source of all Indian art.
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.
Vacationing in winter has inched up on the popularity scale steadily among India’s rich and famous. While the more traditional head for our very own snow covered hill stations, the more adventurous proceed to the Alps which boasts some of the best ski resorts in the world. We bring you a few not-to-be-missed destinations that promise both exclusivity as well as unmatched adrenaline-fuelled ski experiences.
Downsizing means that you are generally left with a product that is lesser than its previous iteration, in terms of performance and the overall experience it delivers. The Jaguar F-Type has recently been victim to this phenomenon, where instead of a six- or eight-cylinder engine, the range starts with a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine. But is that really a bad thing? Let’s find out.