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Luxury Special 2015

New collectors must see the motivation behind collecting: Kiran Nadar

Aug 26, 2015

Kiran Nadar, chairperson, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art & Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation, explains how to go about collecting art, emphasising that the collector must personally appreciate the art before purchasing it.

Ethical luxury movement has been the foundation of Obeetee: Chairman

Aug 26, 2015

Rudra Chatterjee, chairman, Obeetee & Gaurav Sharma, managing director, Obeetee explain how besides making carpets, the company also focuses equally on sustainable practices that empower its employees.

Mercedes has been a favourite brand of my family: Gautam Punj

Aug 26, 2015

Gautam Punj, director, Lloyd Institutions, explains what luxury means to him and how their love affair with Mercedes continues to this day.

Delhi is amongst the finest eating capitals in Asia: ITC Hotels' Gautam Anand

Aug 26, 2015

Gautam Anand, vice-President, Pre-opening Operations, ITC Hotels, talks to Business Today about how the culinary culture of Delhi came into shape and how ITC plans to celebrate this culture.

Responsibility and luxury is a combination made in heaven: ITC Hotels' Gautam Anand

Aug 26, 2015

Gautam Anand, vice-president, Pre-opening Operations, ITC Hotels talks to Business Today about how one can be responsible without compromising on luxury, citing the example of its resort in the Mewat region where food and meat is locally sourced.

Looking to establish a solar power plant in one year: GM of ITC Grand Bharat

Aug 26, 2015

Anand Rao, general manager, ITC Grand Bharat, explains to Business Today about how the 300-acre property is using innovative methods in the field of electricity and water consumption to strike a balance between sustainability and luxury.

Indians have got more comfortable with their Indianness: Hotel Oberoi's executive chef

Aug 26, 2015

Ravitej Nath, executive chef, Oberoi, Gurgaon, talks to Business Today about how Indians are looking at rediscovering Indian culture and food, and why Oberoi has taken the initiative to document traditional and lost Indian recipes.

Luxury has become very brand-oriented: Archana Kumari of Frazer & Haws India

Aug 25, 2015

Archana Kumari, President, Frazer & Haws India, talks to Business Today about the evolution of luxury in India and explains the concept of Bridge Luxury.

Africa has been top destination for us: Ratti Dhodapkar of Abercrombie & Kent

Aug 25, 2015

Ratti Dhodapkar, Managing Director, Abercrombie & Kent Vacations India explains to Business Today about how luxury in travel is now no longer limited to just a great hotel, but about a dream that can be fulfilled.

Company upbeat on country operations: Vivek Ramabhadran of Swarovski India

Aug 25, 2015

Vivek Ramabhadran, Managing Director, Swarovski India explains why the company is upbeat on its India operations after being stagnant over the past two years.

Hotel industry going through longest cyclical downturn: Arjun Sharma of Select Group

Aug 25, 2015

Arjun Sharma, Chairman, Select Group, tells Business Today that the luxury industry in India is trading at a discount and that the Nirbhaya incident has dented India's image, which has hurt the sector.