Brightly Flows the River: The Phoenix and Palladium malls, which her family own, may epitomize consumerism, but Amla Ruia, wife of Ashok Ruia, prefers to devote her time and resources to those who need her expertise and energy. Meet the altruist who brings water to the parched villages of Rajasthan. The Business of Couture: The Lakme Fashion Week, held this April in Mumbai, showcased a number of stars from the designer firmament. Marwari fashion designers, who participated in the extravaganza, open up about how the community’s penchant for risk-taking and creativity has found a new voice on the ramp. Building Dream Homes: For Ajay Nahar, the chairman and managing director of Nahar Projects, business means passion for work, putting his erudition and learning to use and toeing the Marwari line of being aggressively profit-driven—all of which he does with a flourish, as his growing repute in the Mumbai realty market bears out. Adding that Personal Touch: The entrepreneurial world may have become faster and more cutting edge. However, this does not take away from the fact that interpersonal relationships are the basis of any Marwari business. MARWAR speaks to a few people from the community to learn how they juxtapose the essence of human touch with modern profit-making techniques. Sugar, Spice & All Things Nice: Avni Biyani, the concept head of Foodhall, is revolutionising the food retail industry. Read about Avni, the younger of the two daughters of Kishore Biyani, the CEO of Future Group. The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time is the autobiography of media mogul Subhash Chandra, the promoter of Essel/ Zee Group of Companies. MARWAR brings you excerpts and images from the book, courtesy HarperCollins Publishers India Moving Markets: Rakesh Jhunjhunwala is one of India’s biggest and most successful traders and investors, with a net worth of $1.95 billion. A proud Marwari and a family man, Jhunjhunwala has pledged R5,000 crore or 25 per cent of his portfolio value, whichever is less, to charity in 2020. MARWAR meets the man dubbed as the Warren Buffett of India. Juggilal & Kamlapat Singhania: Venerable Architects of the JK Group Few industrialists inspire as much respect and awe as do Juggilal and Kamlapat Singhania, whose indomitable will and patriotic zeal saw them meet every challenge to set up the iconic Juggilal-Kamlapat Cotton Spinning & Weaving Mills in 1921 that was to lay the foundations of the mammoth JK Organisation. MARWAR dedicates the tribute to the father-son duo.
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.