A group of creative entrepreneurs and product designers have set out to mark Jaipur as the design capital of India. They believe that though Jaipur is a World Craft City, we need to make a special effort to sustain and incentivize traditional crafts.
New homegrown beauty brands are offering nature-based and Ayurvedic beauty remedies to suit the sensibilities and lifestyles of Indian millennials.
In Singhal’s enlightening company, I managed to put away a Piper-Heidsieck Brut and Taittinger prestige rosé along with batata vada and an afternoon coffee. We later had a Cristal with arhar dal and bharwan baingan, and a Laurent Perrier Grande Siecle with gatte ki curry and jeera chawal at dinner. Then came a saber-cut Pommery and a fantastic Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin with a breakfast of upma-sambar the next morning. And at no point did the taste-buds rebel.