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MillionaireAsia India - - Editor's Note -

Lo­cated in the heart of a thor­oughly posh and very mod­ern sec­tor of South Delhi, the Ki­ran Nadar Mu­seum of Art is a place where time ar­rives at a stand­still of its own ac­cord. The sense of his­tory in­side the aw­lessly il­lu­mi­nated in­te­ri­ors is so pal­pa­ble, you could reach your arm out and touch it. Ven­er­ated masters abound, en­cir­cled by the halo of bril­liance which has made them some of the big­gest names in the art uni­verse.

The set­ting is per­fect for the cover of our Col­lec­tors’ Edi­tion. Ki­ran Nadar walks in and as ex­clu­sive pho­to­shoot and in­ter­view with Mil­lion­airea­sia In­dia gets un­der­way, it is ap­par­ent that here is a col­lec­tor who is driven by pure pas­sion. That is not to say that Ki­ran Nadar can­not talk num­bers. As some­one who has some of the rarest works by pre­em­i­nent global names un­der the KNMA roof, she clearly knows her art and her com­merce. But one al­ways gets the sense that there is more to it than just num­bers.

Ki­ran Nadar has been widely ac­knowl­edged for her phil­an­thropic work and the KNMA also func­tions as a non­com­mer­cial, not-for-prot or­gan­i­sa­tion armed with the ob­jec­tive of ex­plor­ing the dy­namic re­la­tion­ship be­tween art, artists, au­di­ence and cul­ture.

This con­ver­sa­tion is per­haps the great­est pur­pose art serves in so­ci­ety. It is a con­stant re­minder that peo­ple are re­ally quite the same all across the world and one re­ally does not need a lan­guage to un­der­stand art. The medium it­self is a uni­ver­sal

which has been spo­ken for cen­turies and will con­tinue to thrive well into the fu­ture.

The Mil­lion­airea­sia In­dia Col­lec­tors’ Spe­cial cre­ates an inim­itable plat­form for this con­ver­sa­tion. From the clas­sic to the con­tem­po­rary, this edi­tion speaks to a mind­set which not only val­ues her­itage but also has the dis­cern­ment to de­ter­mine what would go on to be­come a col­lectible in days come.

This edi­tion is a cel­e­bra­tion of the ner things in life and is packed with all the as­pects that pique the in­ter­est of a very se­lect read­er­ship. We hope you en­joy it. Stay wealthy. Stay Happy.

Pari­neeta Sethi

Chief Ed­i­tor & Pub­lisher

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