Be it weather forecasting, or devising modern forecast methods, or dedicatedly serving the nation and mankind, eminent agrometeorologist and scientist Dr Laxman Singh Rathore has done it all with amazing mastery.
Towards inclusive growth
Nearby Technologies brings basic banking, digital payment and financial services to people at the bottom of the income pyramid through partnerships with neighbourhood retail and kirana stores. MARWAR talks to Anand Kumar Bajaj and Yashwant Lodha, two of the group’s four co-founders, to learn about their journey of building India’s largest hyperlocal fintech network.
Stitched to perfection
Kolkata-based designer Naina Jain is known for her ensembles that honour traditional crafts and textiles while infusing versatility and modern styling.
Indian mithai makers are creating magic by amalgamating traditional flavours with international techniques and the results are simply tantalising.
THE POWER OF LOVE
Love, compassion and kindness are simple tools, yet they hold tremendous power to transform lives, as Prasanna Bhandari’s lifelong dedication to the service of the weak, helpless and underprivileged has exemplified.
Scaling new heights
Akhil Jain, the fourth generation of the Jains at the helm of Jain Amar, a family-owned clothing and accessories business founded in Ludhiana in the pre-Independence era, takes MARWAR through its history and his efforts to scale up the business as its executive director.
Meet the Next Generation of the KHETAWAT CLAN
STANDING in his family’s office in Kolkata during a rare quiet moment in the day, young entrepreneur Vedang Khetawat reflects on his ancestors who cleared the path that brought him where he is today. The office is nestled in the midst of what quickly became a bustling hub of commerce and trade in the mid-twentieth century.
Matchmaking on Netflix
Meet Sima Taparia, the Indian matchmaker who has married traditional sensibilities with modern-day choices.
Whether you are a traditional bride or a daring trendsetter looking for unique bridal jewellery, here are top jewellery houses decoding the latest trends for your big day.
BACK to NATURE
At a time when sustainable practices have become the need of the hour, Ayush Baid’s growing retail chain Ellementry stands out as a rare example of a business rooted in eco-friendliness and sustainability, while also keeping India’s traditional arts and crafts alive.
It takes talent, artistic fervour, endless patience and labour to master the art of miniature paintings, all of which Gopal Prasad Sharma epitomises. Meet the national award winning artist, whose feat of drawing a portrait on a single grain of mustard seed puts him in a league of his own.
INDIA'S RISING POP SENSATION
ONE RARELY COMES ACROSS A 26-YEAR-OLD SELF-STARTER, WHO IS HARD-WORKING, COMMITTED AND SUCCESSFUL AS WELL. TALK TO ANANYA BIRLA, DAUGHTER OF INDUSTRIALIST KUMAR MANGALAM AND NEERJA BIRLA AND YOU KNOW YOU HAVE MET SOMEONE WHO IS. LISTEN TO HER STORY AND YOU REALISE THERE IS A SOFT AND WELL-BALANCED SIDE AS WELL TO HER MULTIFACETED PERSONA. MARWAR TAKES YOU THROUGH THE RISING POP SENSATION’S INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF CARVING HER OWN LEGACY.
THE LEGACY LIVES ON
Sundeep Bhutoria, managing trustee of Prabha Khaitan Foundation, tells MARWAR how the foundation, established in 1987 by Dr Prabha Khaitan, continues to promote performing arts, literature and cultural activities.
Worth his SALT
Real and relatable principles of life, gathered and learnt over a lifetime, come together in entrepreneur Sanjay Kumar Jain’s debut book A Pinch of Salt: In the Recipe Called Life. In a Q & A session with MARWAR, he sheds light on his new book, his motivation, the challenges he faced in writing it and lots more.
TOP trousseau TRENDS
MARWAR cues you in on the bridal trousseau trends for the upcoming wedding season, be it chic fashion, bejewelled treasures, footwear or accessories.
Setting new frontiers
Frontier Markets specialises in facilitating last-mile delivery of products and services to rural customers. In conversation with MARWAR, founder and CEO, Ajaita Shah, talks about how her organisation has created a network of 4,000 women entrepreneurs or ‘Saral Jeevan Sahelis’ to further make life better for villagers.
THE UPPER CRUST
LUXURY EXPERIENCES THAT DEFINE LIFE AT ITS FINEST
Luxury timepieces from around the world
Driving digital transformation
With passion, courage and strategic planning, brothers Nikhil and Nishant Rathi became entrepreneurs as teenagers, building three noteworthy businesses thereon.
Fine Dining At Home
Fine-dine restaurants are now making ‘contact-less’ deliveries of lip-smacking food prepared in sterilised utensils, in sanitised kitchens, at your doorstep. Marwar brings you an update.
GROWTH WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
Hong Kong based Astrum Holding's increasing presence in the Indian market underscores the award-winning corporation's founder and CMD, Manoj Kumar Pansari's outstanding entrepreneurial acumen. MARWAR brings you his story.
FROM BEAN TO BAR
Bean-to-bar chocolates, which herald an exciting chapter in the luxury chocolate segment, come with a compelling story. MARWAR enters their vast, fascinating world in an interaction with L Nitin Chordia, the co-founder of Kocoatrait, the world’s first zero-waste and sustainable bean-to-bar chocolate brand.
FORGING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
As one of India’s largest IT and telecom product distribution intermediaries, Supertron Electronics’ overarching mission to bring information technology to users by forging alliances with major IT brands has transformed it into a supply chain giant boasting a ₹3,400 crore turnover. Meet Vishnu Kumar Bhandari, the man behind this outstanding achievement.
Street Food Goes Luxe
Our love for all things local took us through the corridors of luxury hotels that serve you the best (and most hygienic) versions of popular street food we have all grown up relishing.
Water For All
Philanthropy comes in many forms. For Piramal Sarvajal, this translates to providing drinking water to some of the most arid and underserved areas of the country. MARWAR spoke to Anuj Sharma, the CEO of Piramal Water Private Limited, to learn more.
Making Traditional Trendy
Charu Sarawgi thrives on challenges. From pursuing a course on textile designing to forgoing her career as a banker to becoming a jewellery designer, her life has been nothing short of a roller-coaster of adventure. In conversation with MARWAR, the talented jewellery designer takes us through her intriguing journey.
Pradeep Gupta’s penchant for the capital markets goes back to the early days of his career, when he was a member of the Jaipur Stock Exchange. Having learnt everything from scratch as a first generation entrepreneur, with his rich experience and dynamic leadership, he has played a pivotal role in laying the foundations of the retail and institutional broking arms of the Anand Rathi Group, of which he is the co-founder and vice chairman. In a Q&A with MARWAR, Gupta talks about his roles and responsibilities as group vice-chairman, his views of the Indian economy and markets, the outlook for 2020, and more.
The Self-Made Entrepreneur
Meet entrepreneur Atul Jalan, who has transformed his childhood passion for technology into an adulthood obsession for building new and exciting tech businesses.
From the garden to the cup
Bala Sarda, the founder and CEO of Vahdam Teas, talks about how his four-year-old company eliminates middlemen to bring freshest and best quality Indian teas to its clients worldwide.
Gautam Hari Singhania on Super Cars
India’s ‘Complete Man’ Gautam Hari Singhania’s fleet of supercars is envious to a few but an inspiration for many. The feisty CMD of the Raymond Group is now India’s representative of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile's World Motor Sports Council and also represents the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India as its Titular. In a Q&A with MARWAR, he talks about his passion for supercars, motor sport and more.