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“If You're With It, Click It.”

Indian luxury retailers must make their bricks-and-mortar outlets Instagrammable and leverage Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Reality to attract new-age consumers

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
February 2019

Wear Your Attitude

Sahil Nandal, CEO and Founder of Mirakin, a brand that designs 3D printed, customisable jewellery, says that Indian men too are warming up to the idea of expressing themselves through jewellery

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
February 2019

Water Baby

HYT Watches, the wonder brand that designs hydromechanical watches, has relaunched its Swissmade, luxury timepieces in India, targeting serious watch collectors and young, successful entrepreneurs

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February 2019

Fashion Tsarina

Dramatic, flirtatious, sensual or chic; stylist Ami Patel can create any look with ease and is sought-after by the likes of Deepika, Priyanka and Anushka

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February 2019

Designer Time

The 29th edition of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, last month, launched some breakthrough designs that merged tradition and technology

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
February 2019

The Final Word

Giovanni Gaja, a 25-year-old, fifth generation, Italian winemaker, explains Gaja Wine’s decision to neither have a website nor social media presence, despite selling in 80 countries

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
February 2019

Green Fashion Ninjas

These enterprising fashion designers are changing the way fashion is created. It’s not just about glitz, glamour and oomph, but also about green, conscious and responsible

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February 2019

Freeze Frames

For his first black-and-white exhibition artist Atul Dodiya pays homage to the legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock, paints scenes from the 1929 movie Blackmail

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February 2019

Breathing Life Into A Brand

Akash Sheth, Managing Director of Luxury Lifestyle Weekend, says that it’s time brands master the skills of experiential marketing to appeal to those who are inclined to ‘being’ rather than ‘buying’

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
February 2019

A Flying Taxi

US and India partners FlyBlade and Hunch Ventures believe that Indian takers for their helicopter taxis will be three times higher than that of the world’s largest aviation market, America

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February 2019

Sentinels Of A Non-alienated Tomorrow

Kochi-Muziris Biennale’s first woman curator Anita Dube presents more works of women and queer artists to initiate a dialogue between the heard and the unheard

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
January 2019

Zooming Ahead

BlackBook evaluates the burgeoning pre-owned luxury car market, once an ignored sector but now miles ahead of new cars in the sales race

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
January 2019

Here Comes The Queen

As the first step towards going global, Chairman Johnny Sandelson opens UK’s 191-year-old Thomas Goode & Co’s first international outlet in Mumbai; pins hopes on the burgeoning, affluent Indian middle-class

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
January 2019

The Beer Cheer

As ale enthusiasts get high on masala chai beer, brewers find their mojo in bolder flavours and newer production techniques to ride the mighty second wave of craftbeer in the country

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
January 2019

Paint Me Green

Over the last five years, the luxury beauty segment has witnessed a resurgence of natural, Ayurvedic treatments, leveraging the growth of the country’s skincare market

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
January 2019

Dared To Dream

Charged with an ambition to make The Postcard Hotel the fastest growing hotel chain in the country, Founder and ceo Kapil Chopra plans to launch 50 hotels in the next five years

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January 2019

Creating Food Memories

Chef Alfred Prasad, with a 13-year Michelin stint, travels the length and breadth of India every year to discover forgotten, regional recipes to plate dishes that offer health, happiness and heritage

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January 2019

India To Have More Demi-Billionaires Than France, UK By 2022

Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report deeps dive into the wealth distribution data from the 2018 edition, by analysing the population of global demi-billionaires.

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December 2018, Anniversary Special

“What's Good Today May Not Be Good Enough Tomorrow”

The heterogeneity in consumer preferences has led to changes in demand and willingness to spend; subsequently making the marketing initiatives and methods dauntingly complex

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December 2018, Anniversary Special

“To Take Advantage Of The Us-china Trade War, Traders Must Be Allowed To Export At Better Rates”

As spends on jewellery decline, the players in the market will have to diversify their product portfolio

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December 2018, Anniversary Special

“The Task Ahead Is To Make Better Engines For Electric Sports Cars”

For the more environment-conscious, yet uncompromising, future clients of supercars, the machines must sustain the same fast performance even in the long run

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December 2018, Anniversary Special

“The Greatest Form Of Entertainment In India Is Eating Out. It Surpasses Bollywood”

From cooking at guests’ tableside to plating in customised crockery, the dining experience of tomorrow will be enhanced with increased interaction around food, and the use of science and some theatrics

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December 2018, Anniversary Special

“India Will Not Become The Next China. India Will Become The Next India”

We believe that five years from now, close to three per cent of the Indian population, i.e. 40 million people should be ready, hereand-now consumers of luxury goods and services.

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December 2018, Anniversary Special

“Consumers Will Prefer Brands That Provide Efficient And Flexible Service Solutions”

The well-travelled, aware and conscious buyers will seek slightly more affordable and environment-friendly brands in the future

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December 2018, Anniversary Special

The Safety Knot

Strategic tie-ups with vendors and awareness campaigns can help grow the surprisingly small wedding insurance segment of the world’s second largest wedding market.

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
November 2018

The Best Bridesmaid

A catchy hashtag, a gluten-free menu, a coffee art counter and a scenic locale; Percept ICE’s Luxury & Weddings head, Khushi Singh, shares the trade secrets of organising millennial weddings worth crores.

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
November 2018

The Wedding World's Web

is looming large to encompass new entrepreneurs and established companies, renting out bridal wear and consolidating vendor data for Internet-savvy brides and grooms.

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November 2018

In A Different League

Astaguru forays into the Numismatic and Philatelic segment with a successful auction of rare coins and notes.

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
November 2018

Dishing Out Delight

Serving Thai Panipuri, slow-cooked Mackerel with Plums and Panki, for as much as 16,000 per person, these new-age caterers are redefining food experiences at a wedding or a sophisticated business event.

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
November 2018

Creating Excellence

To cash in on India’s growing consumption of luxury, the bespoke, menswear brand Stefano Ricci has opened its second store at The Oberoi New Delhi.

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BlackBook — India's Luxury Insider
November 2018

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