Wed­dings her­ald change with new re­la­tion­ships and new bonds be­ing forged.

Marwar - - Editor’s Note - MA­NECK DAVAR Ed­i­tor

No com­mu­nity takes as much plea­sure in wed­dings and the en­tire gamut of wed­ding re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties as do Mar­waris. With their re­spect for tra­di­tion, a healthy out­look to­wards mod­ern lux­ury and an hon­est celebration of fa­mil­ial life, they give this so­cial event their very own stamp. Our lat­est is­sue is ded­i­cated to this unique celebration, with ar­ti­cles on the rit­u­als, fash­ion, dé­cor and venues.

Cou­turier Payal Sing­hal of­fers her take on bri­dal fash­ion in this wed­ding spe­cial, and we also present the lat­est in sher­wa­nis and bandgalas from top-notch de­sign­ers such as Raghavendra Rathore, Nivedita Sa­boo and Jy­otee Khai­tan, who cel­e­brate the era of royal grooms while adding a few con­tem­po­rary tweaks.

If a mar­riage her­alds change, then so does the sub­ject of our main story: Piyush Goyal. In a back­drop where cor­rup­tion, red tape, a slow­ing econ­omy and in­ef­fi­cient pol­i­cy­mak­ing seem to be the or­der of the day, the po­lit­i­cal sce­nario in our coun­try begs for the in­volve­ment of pro­fes­sion­als with moral and eth­i­cal foun­da­tions. With the shadow of the na­tional elec­tions loom­ing over­head, we de­cided to talk to some­one who has a po­lit­i­cal pedi­gree yet does not fit in the ar­che­typal im­age of a politico. Piyush Goyal, Ra­jya Sabha mem­ber and Trea­surer of the Bharatiya Janata Party, looks poised to bring in a whiff of fresh air into mod­ern pol­i­tics. A char­tered ac­coun­tant with a de­gree in law, Goyal is armed with some­thing that is more pow­er­ful that his slew of de­grees: a con­ta­gious op­ti­mism and bound­less hope. Us­ing Face­book, Twit­ter and con­vinc­ing rhetoric, Goyal is on a drive to get more youth to vote, with which he may very well usher in a new par­a­digm for In­dia where in­no­va­tive think­ing and pas­sion are a sig­nif­i­cant com­po­nent of the po­lit­i­cal main­stream.

Along with Goyal’s re­fresh­ing ideas, we present Aneel Mu­rarka, MD, Mirachem In­dus­tri­ies (spelled with a dou­ble ‘i’ by the pro­pri­etors), who up­sets the no­tion of a typ­i­cal mid­dle-aged Marwari busi­ness­man with his zeal for pro­mot­ing tal­ent among youth. He has not only brought in new tech­nol­ogy and pro­fes­sion­al­ism into his com­pany, but also started a brand new ven­ture in pur­suit of his pas­sion. Suvigya Sharma, a ris­ing star of the art fir­ma­ment, writes about his pas­sion in an evoca­tive es­say in this is­sue that calls for preser­va­tion of tra­di­tional In­dian art.

Our photo story on B P Agrawal of­fers a glimpse on how the so­cial en­tre­pre­neur has re­de­fined health­care and wa­ter con­ser­va­tion in and around Pi­lani. From crafty home en­ter­prises by Vasusri Birla Jhaver and Avarna Jain to the lat­est town­ship in Jodhpur that re­spects her­itage while of­fer­ing mod­ern lux­u­ries for res­i­dents, this is­sue seeks to bring colour, tra­di­tion and cul­ture to your doorstep.

We wish you happy read­ing and a very happy new year.

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