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Luxe Insider With Anita Khatri

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Luxe Insider With Anita Khatri

Episode 1 - The Evolution Of Luxury In India

Episode 1

Have you heard of diamonds being used as paper-weight? And did you know that luxury brands were allowed to officially enter India only in the early 2000s? Luxury is more than what meets the eye. This is particularly true in India, where luxury holds a rich and somewhat dark history, tracing back to Indian royalty. Join Anita Khatri in episode 1 of Luxe Insider, where she takes you through the evolution of luxury in India.

Episode 2 - Roger Dubuis: A closer look at the Swiss watchmaker with CEO Nicola Andreatta

Episode 2

Roger Dubuis is a young, rule-breaking Swiss brand. Founded in 1995, the brand has in a short amount of time built a dedicated following of watch connoisseurs. They like to call themselves the “The Troublemakers of Haute Horlogerie.” In this episode, we learn more about the brand, what sets them apart, and their ethos, from their dynamic CEO, Nicola Andreatta.

Episode 3 - Sustainability: Luxury’s New Buzzword

Episode 3

Increasingly, luxury brands are adopting sustainable practices. No doubt since the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry after oil. But are these practices a trend to appease the conscious customer? Or does it signal a serious commitment to sustainability? Anita unpacks sustainability in the luxury industry in this next episode of Luxe Insider. Bonus: A sneak peek into the Oscars of watchmaking: the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)

Episode 4 - Anita Dongre – In conversation with India’s Leading Fashion Designer

Episode 4

From two sewing machines loaned by her father to becoming one of the largest fashion brands in India, Anita Dongre’s success journey is nothing short of inspiring. We speak to Anita about this journey, how she scaled up from 1 to 5 brands, and more in this next episode of Luxe Insider. 

Episode 5 - Watch It While I Talk!

Episode 5

Why are watches so expensive? And if you are looking for one, how do you know which one to buy from the sea of options out there? Anita’s journey with luxury began with watches, and in this episode she answers these questions while taking you on a sojourn through the world of watches. 

Episode 6 - Luxe Insider At Dubai Watch Week

Episode 6

We have a special episode lined up for you this week! Anita Khatri spent November 24th to November 28th at the Dubai Watch Week 2021, where she spoke with the independent watchmakers and a few masterminds behind some of the extraordinary timepieces around the globe. 

Episode 7 - Shaadis & Shehnais with Parthip Thyagarajan

Episode 7

It’s wedding season! And, the Indian wedding industry is recovering from the setbacks of the pandemic with big fat Indian weddings back in full swing. To learn more about the most sought-after wedding destinations, navigating through vendors and more, we have with us Parthip Thyagarajan, the co-founder and CEO of India’s leading bridal media brand, WeddingSutra.com. Potential brides and grooms, this one’s for you!

Episode 8 - Tête-à-tête with Rajiv Popley

Episode 8

In this episode, we speak with Rajiv Popley, Director of India’s legendary jewellery design brand, the Popley Group. We speak to Rajiv about who the Indian jewellery consumer is, what they’re looking for, how jewellery-buying in India has evolved, and what the future holds for this industry.

Episode 9 - #InfluencerTalk with Mitali Sagar, House of Misu

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Until a few years ago, brands resisted reaching out to social media influencers for their marketing and outreach efforts. Today, over 60% of luxury brands are actively using influencer marketing to promote their brand. To understand this shift, we have with us Mitali Sagar of the renowned House of Misu. House of Misu has paved the way for luxury influencer marketing in India, having worked with brands such as Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Louis Vuitton, among others.

Episode 10 - 2021...The Year That Was!

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In the final episode of this year, we have for you a recap of what 2021 looked like for the luxury world. The biggest brand collaborations to the hottest trends – we cover it all in this episode. We hope you enjoy it!

Episode 11 - Going Chocolatious!

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We’re beginning the new year on a sweeter note – this episode is all about the world of chocolates. How do you identify a luxury chocolate? What is a luxury chocolate? And what are the trends among homegrown luxury chocolate brands? Anita discusses it all in this next episode, along with insights from Mr. Marc Wirth, Managing Director, Sprüngli Middle East, a luxury chocolate brand, on what has made this brand a pioneer among premium chocolates.

Episode 12 - #WatchTalk with Olivier Bernheim, President, Raymond Weil

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This week on Luxe Insider, we have with us Olivier Bernheim, the President of luxury Swiss watch brand, Raymond Weil. Olivier has been with Raymond Weil since 1982. His dynamism and visionary entrepreneurial spirit has contributed to Raymond Weil’s impact on the watchmaking world. In this episode, Anita speaks to Olivier about Raymond Weil’s journey, how the brand has stayed independent, and grown over the years.

Episode 13 - The Luxe Auto Talk with Adil Jal Darukhanawala

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Through Luxe Insider, we’ve discussed luxury watches, chocolates, weddings, and more! This week, it’s all about the luxury auto industry. We’ve been curious about this space, so to learn more, we spoke with Adil Jal Darukhanawala, one of the most well-known names in the Indian automotive industry. Adil has been the founding editor of numerous automotive publications in India such as Car & Bike International, Overdrive, Car India, among others. In this episode, we speak to Adil about what defines a luxury car, luxury dos and don’ts of luxury car buying, recommended luxury cars for India, and more!

Episode 14 - The Bling! The Glam! All about Luxury Brand Ambassadors

2021 (5)

Roger Federer and Rolex. Longines and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. George Clooney and Omega. These celebrities have become synonymous with the brands they represent, but what makes these celebrity associations so iconic and long lasting? Anita answers this question in our next episode of Luxe Insider. She shares a few considerations for brands looking to associate with a celebrity as their ambassador, how celebrity brand associations have changed over the years, and the latest trends we’re seeing in this space.

Episode 15 - All about Celebrity Styling with Eshaa Amiin

2021 (6)

In this week’s episode of Luxe Insider, we have with us renowned celebrity stylist, Eshaa Amiin. Eshaa’s consultancy – The Style Elevator – has expertise in styling for luxury weddings and Bollywood A-listers. She also runs her own label: The Eshaa Amiin label. We learn more about her journey, how a stylist’s work intersects with luxury brands, and more. We hope you enjoy the episode.

Episode 16 - Luxury…It's All in the Experience!

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On this week’s episode of Luxe Insider, it’s all about bespoke luxury experiences! With Valentine’s Day round the corner, we have curated our selection of the most exclusive luxury staycations, dining experiences, and more in India (and a few overseas). But before that, Anita adds a few luxury experiences that are on her bucket list for 2022, and after hearing about them, they might be on yours too!

Episode 17 - NFTs…NFTs…NFTs

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NFTs were the trending buzzword of 2021, and we see this continuing into 2022. Luxury brands and artists have also been quick to issue their NFTs through collaborations and new innovation. But what exactly are brands doing in this space? And what’s the value of building their NFTs? Come explore in this week’s episode of Luxe Insider!

Episode 18 - Writing a Masterstroke: Luxury Writing Instruments

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Luxury pens are often an overlooked category in the luxury space. But writing instruments are ubiquitous and always will be, even with the shift to digital. In this episode, we unpack this space, and hear from two people: Kunal Gupta, a luxury pen collector and founder of the Fountain Pens Connoisseur Club, as well as Nikhil Ranjan, the Managing Director of William Penn, a multi-brand retail store of luxury pens. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode 19 - Stalwarts of the Luxury World

2021 (5)

Luxury pens are often an overlooked category in the luxury space. But writing instruments are ubiquitous and always will be, even with the shift to digital. In this episode, we unpack this space, and hear from two people: Kunal Gupta, a luxury pen collector and founder of the Fountain Pens Connoisseur Club, as well as Nikhil Ranjan, the Managing Director of William Penn, a multi-brand retail store of luxury pens. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Episode 21 - Part 1 | Watches & Wonders’22: Time to Restart

2021 (14)

As promised, we’re taking you behind the scenes of Watches & Wonders 2022. In this episode, Anita walks us through the immersive experiences offered by some of the most prestigious watchmakers of the world. She also speaks with the leaders of these brands on their brand vision for this year. This is a special one, and we hope you enjoy the episode!

Episode 22 - Part 2 | Watches & Wonders’22: Time to Restart

2021 (13)

This week we’re back for Part 2 of our special series on Watches and Wonders 2022, Time to Restart. In this episode, Anita breaks down the current trends in fine watchmaking and also her picks from the newly launched timepieces at the exhibition. From Rolex to Van Cleef and Arpels, each brand had something innovative and exceptional to offer. Bonus: Brand CEOs and heads give us their take on their timepieces launched at Watches and Wonders.

Episode 23 - Part 3 | Watches & Wonders’22: Time to Restart

2021 (11)

We’re back for the third and final episode of our special series, Watches and Wonders 2022: Time to Restart. In this episode, we continue on our sojourn through some of the finest timepieces from the event. Only, the focus for this episode’s selections – from ​​Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rendez-vous Dazzling Star to Tag Heuer’s Aquaracer Professional 200 Solograph, you’ll love learning about these exceptional pieces. BONUS: Montblanc’s India MD, Mr. Neeraj Walia talks to us about Montblanc’s nature-inspired collections launched at the exhibition.

Episode 24 - Vikrant Massey and Sajan Prakash’s Date with Longines

2021 (15)

Recently, Anita attended the launch of Longines’ limited edition Hydroconquest XXII Commonwealth Games in India to commemorate the 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games. At this event, she spoke to Indian OTT and Bollywood heartthrob Vikrant Massey and Indian ace swimmer, Sajan Prakash. Vikrant, the official Friend of the Brand for Longines, presented the watch to Sajan Prakash who recently won a gold medal, in the 200m Mens Butterfly event at the Danish Open. Listen in to hear both these stalwarts’ thoughts on their association with Longines and what the essence of time is for them.

Episode 25 - Tête-à-tête with P K Thimmayya

2021 (16)

We’re nearing the end of season 1 of Luxe Insider. But in the lead-up to the finale, we have a very insightful conversation with Mr. P K Thimmayya, the CEO of Mumbai Duty Free. Why do we add this to a podcast focused on luxury? Because over the years, we’re seeing travel retail and duty free shopping in India become a luxury shopping destination. Mr. Thimmayya explains this evolution in this week’s episode!

Episode 26 - A Duet with Franck Muller & Bovet

2021 (17)

We’ve reached the season finale of Luxe Insider with Anita Khatri. We have a lot more in store for you for Season 2 and we’ll share more in the upcoming weeks. But until then, this week’s episode ends the season in classic Luxe Insider fashion. We have two conversations lined up with the CEOs of two notable watch brands: Mr. Nicholas Rudaz of Franck Muller and Mr. Pascal Raffy of Bovet.