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JUST IN TIME!
Pranav Saboo, CEO of Ethos Watch Boutiques, in an exclusive interview takes us through his journey as to how he created India’s largest chain of luxury watch boutiques with 50 premium stores across the country while working alongside his father
FOOTWEAR BRAND BIRKENSTOCK PLANS BIG FOR INDIA
In an exclusive interview, Jens Hattab, Regional Managing Director (Middle East, Africa and India) for BIRKENSTOCK talks about the brand’s new-found focus on India and its expansion plans
SOCKS WITH A SUCCESS STORY
Talking to Retailer, Harsh Saraf, Business Head, Superknit Industries, elaborates about the challenges in building a new brand called Supersox from scratch in the socks category and have it stand next to big established brands
PUTTING THE BEST FOOTWEAR FORWARD
Bata India is the largest footwear retailer in India, offering footwear, accessories and bags across brands like Bata, Hush Puppies, Weinbrenner, and Bubblegummers, to name a few. It retails in over 1,400 Bata stores, on bata.in and in thousands of multibrand footwear dealer stores pan-India. In an exclusive conversation, CEO Sandeep Kataria sheds light on the many important aspects of the brand.
MAKING RETAIL STORE DESIGN REAL CHARMING
INSYNC Shop Fittings is a company that is invested into research design and manufacturing of the next-generation of technologically advanced retail display and store fixtures’ solutions to retailers. Huzefa Merchant, founder, INSYNC Shop Fittings and partner strategic alliances at Safe Enterprises shares his vision and foresight on the future of retail store design in this interview
IT'S A NEW FOOD AGE ALTOGETHER!
With technology and other disruptions changing the entire landscape of the food and beverage industry, the only way forward is to adapt, and adapt quickly, explains Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia Group
GLOBAL CHAMPION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
METRO Cash and Carry India works with a vast network of over 3 million business customers and 8 lakh small traders and kirana store owners. More than a decade after its entry, the global champion for independent business, as they call themselves, METRO Cash and Carry India is tasting success in India.
FAREWELL, WENDELL RODRICKS: TRIBUTE TO THE MASTER COUTURIER
The sudden demise of fashion designer Wendell Rodricks came as a shocker for the Indian fashion industry. Anyone who is even remotely interested in fashion might have heard about him.
3 LEARNINGS FROM INDIA'S SAM WALTON OH HIS RETAIL JOURNEY
“Today, the rules of customer engagement have changed. Now you search for a brand online, you discover its product and start using it.”
Doing It The Amazon Way
Given the increasing competition between e-commerce giants and retailers, the latter need to get into place a well-planned omnichannel strategy to be able to survive in the long run, says Lee Peterson
Reincarnation And Realpolitik
China, India, and the U.S. are vying to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
A Room for Dad
Before Mom passed, I made a promise to her
THE DANGAL IN THE JUNGLE, PART 1
YOU KNOW YOU’RE SOMEBODY WHEN YOU’VE APPEARED ON AN INDIAN DANGAL POSTER — IN OTHER WORDS, IN A WRESTLING ADVERTISEMENT.
WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
JULIE PETERS explores how to heal a relationship with the sacred womb, a place of death, life, and possibilities.
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain SARAH BOWEN explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
E8 Caste and the Indian Tech Ivies
IIT grads are highly sought after in Silicon Valley. Are they bringing deep-rooted prejudices with them?
I was happily married, happily employed, just plain happy. Until the accident
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.
When the Signal Goes Out
Government-ordered internet shutdowns are becoming more frequent