The Covid-19 pandemic no doubt has been a huge eye-opener for the tremendous potential of the online space, but there are those whose vision and farsightedness led them to harness its power to build successful enterprises years ago. Among them is Pulkit Jain, co-founder of Vedantu, whom we have featured on our cover this issue. A tech-enabled and hugely successful platform for online coaching, Vedantu boasts over 1,000 tutors, who teach millions of paid students in addition to offering free classes, in a real-time, virtual learning environment.
On our cover, we have also featured yet another highly successful young entrepreneur, Vaishali Neotia, the co-founder of Merxius. A decade-old start-up and a leading player in the industry today, Merxius harnesses the powers of augmented reality, mixed reality and virtual reality (collectively called ‘extended reality’ or XR) to create engaging ‘immersive’ experiences, which find takers from myriad sectors and enjoys a global clientele.
Besting oneself in a sport is a huge achievement, but to overcome gender biases and be a frontrunner in a male-dominated field simultaneously calls for added perseverance and determination, all of which Shagun Chowdhary has exhibited. Meet the trailblazing Olympian, who has proved her mettle by emerging winner at numerous national and international trap shooting events.
It’s a long way to start out from a nomadic family of snake-charmers and achieve global recognition and renown, all of which Gulabo Sapera has traversed. We bring you the incredible story of the world-renowned ‘Sapera’ dancer from the Kalbelia community of Rajasthan, who has reached the pinnacle of success in spite of numerous impediments and roadblocks, including an attempt to do away with her just after birth.
With all this and more, we bring you yet another interesting issue of MARWAR.
Marwar is a community-based magazine with an emphasis on profiling the best and the brightest in the Marwari community. The magazine reaches the elite in India and abroad who want to read and discover the wonders of all things connected with the community. Thus, the subjects featured have to have the flavour of Marwar and Rajasthan—its culture, lifestyle and traditions. We highlight arts, crafts, music, dance and theatre as well as fashion and food that are connected to the region apart from immensely successful businessmen and businesswomen. In the past, luminaries like Laxmi Mittal, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Indu Jain, Sanjiv Goenka and Rajashree Birla, to name a few, have graced our cover.