Other than Jaipur’s historical significance, the beloved pink city also has a vibrant cultural circuit, putting it on the international map. The 2nd edition in this series will look at Jaipur through the lens of art, design heritage, cuisine and much, much more. Join us for a conversation to learn more about UNESCO’s World Heritage City through different lenses!
Born and raised in Jaipur, Tarang Arora comes from a family credited as the creators of one of India’s most magnificent heritage jewellery brands, Amrapali- which has a retail presence in over 38 locations world over, including India and internationally. He later moved to London, where he successfully graduated as a Gemologist from GIA. Along with this, he also studied Jewellery Designing, Manufacturing and CAD CAM. He is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organisation) and has acted as surrogate at various public events. Over the years, Tarang has garnered many notable awards for the brand including: Ethnic Jewellery Designer, Best Accessory Designer, Most Innovative Jewellery Designer, Highest Exports, Best Bridal Jewellery and Couture Jewellery. He has been covered by Financial Times, Harrods Magazine among other publications. He has been selected for GQ’s Best Dressed Men in India list and has been featured in Grazia as the 100 Most Influential Indians, CNT India as the 50 Most Glamorous Travellers, VOGUE India for Tribes of Cool List –The Originals, Blackbook as the top 100 Indians and many more. http://www.amrapalijewels.com/stores/Read more
Yogesh Chaudhary, provides Jaipur Rugs the strategic direction it needs to explore business opportunities in the domestic and global markets. Under his leadership, the company has increased its global presence to 65 plus nations, from just two a decade ago. He pioneered the brand’s foray in the domestic market in 2016 with a retail outlet in Delhi. After its success, the brand opened showrooms in Mumbai and Jaipur and has more in the pipeline in 2021. A management student from Boston College, USA, Yogesh’s entrepreneurial abilities and deep knowledge of the rug business has guided Jaipur Rugs foray into positioning the company as a global leader in manufacturing and exporting exclusive, designer hand- knotted rugs worldwide.Read more
What started as the love for exploring cuisines from all around the world has now successfully bloomed into a full-time profession for Dushyant Singh. Always eager to learn about new cuisines and ingredients, his hobby has been to travel around the world and indulge in food experiments with chefs. 8 years ago, he envisioned introducing the people of Jaipur with true continental flavours that he had fallen in love with and started his own bistro. The journey, ever since, has been a pleasant one for him and he has never had to look back. He dedicated himself towards creating more palatable experiences in dining, catering, and festivals and had the pleasure to work with celebrated chefs like Alain Passard and Manjeet Singh Gill. He avidly writes about his gastronomical adventures on www.gourmetgetawayblog.wordpress.com.Read more
Mini Menon is the Co-Founder and Editor of Live History India, a first of its kind digital platform focussed on creating and putting out multi-media content on Indian history and cultural legacy. Since launch, Live History India has reached over 100 million people across India and the world. It has also brought together over 150 historians and experts on its platform. An award winning journalist and author, Mini has also reported on the changing face of politics and business in India for the last 20 years Her last assignment was as Executive Editor of Bloomberg TV India. In 2013 Mini’s first book, ‘Riding the Wave’ was published by HarperCollins. Mini has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence, as a young achiever and in 2009 she was adjudged the Best Business News Anchor by the Indian Broadcasting Federation.Read more