The Life of a 1% Diamond

What is really going on behind Surat’s high-technology labour-intensive diamond industry?

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Sam Bhatia: Making French Wine for the Indian at Heart

Launched less than four years ago, Sufi Wines have created a stir on the American east coast, with wine blends made in France that go perfectly with spicy Indian cuisines. Meet Sam Bhatia, the man behind the Mirza Ghalib range of wines.

Drive Like a Dream in the New Lexus RX 450h

Lexus fans will be pleased to know that the Lexus RX 450h is now available in India. Priced INR 1.07 crore (ex-showroom Delhi), Toyota’s latest offering has a range of thrilling features

Keshav Suri: The Lalit Legacy

Hospitality comes naturally to the heir of the luxury Lalit group of hotels, but Keshav Suri has added his own brand of ambition to the fast-growing chain.

Samrath Bedi: The Art and Science of Luxury Ayurveda

His mother started a premium Ayurvedic beauty brand, he made it an icon for Indian luxury. For Samrath Bedi, there’s no other place for Forest Essentials than the top.

Luxury Fashion, Now in Hindi at a Store Near You

Marketing to Indian audiences has always been a challenge for foreign brands entering the country. While some modify their strategies for local audiences, most stick to their global marketing strategy for the Indian audience as well. Interestingly, they all use English for communication in India.

Sushil Wadhwa: The Paradise Planner

When it comes to destination weddings, Sushil Wadhwa of Platinum World Weddings has been there, done that, all over the world.

The Wellness Principle: The Most Exquisite Spa Resorts in the World

These couple and bridal therapies in some of the world’s most exquisite spa resorts will increase your health and well-being quotient, and add a dash of romance at the same time.

Mili Ghosh: The Big Fat Vegas Wedding

Ghosh found herself once again behind the lens at the much-talked-about US$ 9 million wedding of Houston-based industrialist Pankaj Malani, 34, and Avnie Patel, 29, in Las Vegas. Malani, who is an avid poker player and frequents Vegas very often, always wanted to have his wedding at the iconic Bellagio there.

Ian Millar: Whisky On His Mind

Born in Perthshire in the Highlands of Scotland, Ian Millar started off as an engineer in the British Army before a temporary job in a Scottish distillery set the tone of his professional journey over the next four decades. Now the global brand ambassador for the 126-year old premium spirits company William Grant & Sons Ltd (WGS), he has his eyes firmly set on bringing the flavour and fascination of single malts to emerging markets around the world, especially India.

Fashion Designers Tie the Knot with Wedding Décor

After dressing up brides for D-day and fashionistas for red-carpet events, top Indian fashion designers are now getting into another kind of long-term commitment—by plunging merrily into wedding design.

Sanjana Chauhan: Million Dollar Advice

When Sanjana Chauhan, former head of marketing for DLF Emporio, left her job to move with her husband to New York, some of the brands she’d worked with suggested she continue working with them as a consultant for their India operations. And that’s how LuxuryNext, a consultancy service for international luxury brands looking to set up shop in India and vice versa, was born.

Hästens Beds: The Art of Sleep

Five generations on, the Jansen family in Sweden have continued to master their craft, added decades of research, bettered their production methods to such an extent that they can now claim to be the world’s most superior beds. Ever.

Scotch Single Malts in India: Living the Distiller’s Dream

Whilst the single-malt community in India is still a relatively niche segment, there has no doubt been significant growth in certain categories. The consumer has, in fact, changed so much that Scottish single-malt distillery Glenmorangie, owned by world luxury giant LVMH, recently set up the India chapter of their elite Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) in Mumbai and Pune.

Luxury Meter: When Money is Time

When you’ve got it all, it is time that becomes a luxury. And in a delightful contrast to the stereotype of cigar-toting businessmen in old Hollywood movies dismissing wannabes with, “Time is money, honey”, the scenario today is brilliantly ironic: Those with money spending barrels to buy someone else’s time.

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