Tag Archives: Indian Tradition

A Case of Many Worlds in One Nation

Melissa Potter, the chief executive of Clarks (the largest privately owned shoe company in the world), recently stated that India, “Being the fastest growing market in the world…is a place no serious business can ignore”. This reality has led to a bizarre dual-society. On the one hand, traditions & values here date back to 3000BC with the first civilizations of Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa followed by a series of empires from Greek, Portuguese, French, and Moghul to the British (to name [...]

The Global Sari Craze

Early this month, supermodel Naomi Campbell rented out the pristine Mehrangarh Fort in the blue city of Jodhpur as the venue to celebrate long term boyfriend Vladimir Doronin’s 50th birthday. In flew 12 charters transporting the who’s who of the rich & famous – – including celebrities Demi Moore, Kate Moss, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Diana Ross (to name only a few) – – to the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace. All 42 rooms of the Taj property were booked [...]