July-August 2016 : Page 1
In this issue of Marwar : MARWAR India brings to you its fourth issue of 2016, which promises to inspire readers with tales of Marwari success from different corridors of life. Our cover story features Saurabh Mittal, the MD and CEO of Greenlam Industries Limited, which boasts a consolidated net revenue of Rs 1,030 crore from operations in FY16. Greenlam, which is now Asia’s largest laminate producer, was formed when Greenply Industries demerged in 2014.
The booming plywood industry points to changing lifestyles and preferences of Indian homemakers, a fact corroborated by the successes of four upcoming designers and architects MARWAR spoke to—Shantanu Garg of SHANTANU GARG Design, Ashish Bajoria and Suman Kanodia of Scarlet Splendour and Shruti Jaipuria of MAIA Design.
Also read about Young Turk Pooja Poddar’s home decor store, Qrator, which offers choicest artefacts and dinnerware from some of the world’s best known brands and artists.
Yet another must-read is designer Ritu Seksaria’s first-person account on how inspired by her mother and a visit to her ancestral village in Rajasthan, she began her journey of self discovery and launch of Vyoum, her multi-brand designer store in Mumbai.
With the wedding season knocking on the doors, it’s time to take a look at some of the best designs and the most opulent pieces that the glittering world of jewellery has to offer. We demystify Rajasthani traditional jewellery, dwelling on the closely guarded secrets and ancient techniques that lend them their characteristic aura and fascination. Our tête-à-tête with Kishore Kumar Jain, the founder of Khazana Jewellers, will further clue you in on the latest design trends.
In our tribute section we have explored the exceptional trading acumen and philanthropic streak of Mumbai’s legendary cotton baron, Piramal Chaturbhuj Makharia, who is celebrated as the founder of the Piramal business empire and whose spirit of giving continues to be emulated by his heirs to this day.
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