They mean business: The new faces of India Inc

Enterprise in India has as many reasons as faces. Some take to it as an unquestioning continuance of the family business, others to strike out on their own; some explore new ideas, while others revive old ones; some preserve tradition in the face of odds, others take on the challenges of novelty. But what binds them all is the passion for ownership
Curated By: Vikas Khot, Jasodhara Banerjee
Published: Aug 17, 2015
They mean business: The new faces of India Inc

Image by : Amit Verma

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  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
In 2001, Monsoon Wedding brought to the silver screen the shenanigans that accompany the typical big fat Indian wedding in the country’s capital, with the paan-chewing Parvatlal Kanhaiyalal (alias PK) Dubey desperately trying to manage the show from his cellphone. It was also the year in which Shyam Lal Rajput stepped into Dubey’s shoes in real life, by “working for one of the biggest names in the [wedding planning] industry”. But running his own business had always been a dream. “Ask any wedding planner, being at the helm of a successful wedding is the most fulfilling responsibility. Being a proprietor allows me to truly enjoy that feeling,” says the 34-year-old, who started his venture Trikaya Events in 2005. Today, the company has a team of 10 wedding managers, who provide vendor services through a single channel. “Our company was incorporated at a time when a wedding used to consist of multiple vendors, like caterers, florists, transporters, etc. Wedding planners were considered a luxury affordable only to the extremely affluent,” he says. “Having my own business allows me the creative freedom to plan the fairytale which families want for their sons and daughters. Also, I get to work with an amazing team which is as passionate about the work as I am.”