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Varun Dhawan And Shruti Haasan, Fossil’s New Brand Ambassadors

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Varun Dhawan and actress/singer Shruti Hassan will feature in FOSSIL’s first ever multimedia campaign launching throughout India by the end of the year.

FOSSIL’s newest smartwatches aim to make consumers and its brand ambassador’s daily lives more efficient without compromising their personal style.

Both cast members were chosen both for their unique personal style as well as their integral relationships with the brand. Just as our smartwatches represent the next generation of watches, these celebrities represent the next generation of Fossil fans.

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The Cultural and Spiritual Origin of Popular Tattoo Designs

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It is amazing how much the prejudices about the ink culture have been suppressed as of recently. Even though tattoos are still undesirable in certain professions and even completely forbidden in some, it is inspiring to see how many workplaces are beginning to accept and even completely embrace “the inked” as their employees.

This famous and now widespread trend is only just becoming ‘green-lit’ both professionally and socially, with traditions spreading way beyond aestheticism and into the realm of many nations’ cultures and spiritual beliefs.

In this piece, we will delve deeper into the cultural and historical aspect of ink.

Egyptian Ankh Tattoos
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Today, the famous Egyptian Ankh isn’t a rare sight to be seen on the skin, and even the seemingly unseemly hieroglyphs can be positioned to be extremely aesthetically pleasing.

However, much before these symbols decorated many people’s skins, the ancient Egyptians used it to represent rebirth, eternal life and combination, and the union of men and women.

Pharaohs and other influential figures of Ancient Egypt were often depicted holding the Ankh, which gives it a royal undertone.

Best drawn using the six colors from the Egyptian palette (green, red, yellow, black, blue and white), it can be perfectly paired with many symbols of this ancient culture, such as scarabs, the Eye of Ra, hieroglyphic writings and others.

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The mighty spirit of Ireland
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The Irish are a very strong modern culture, spreading far across the world, but they haven’t forgotten their true heritage.

In fact, the spirit of Ireland has managed to inspire many non-Celtic individuals, with their music, heritage, pride and tattoos.

Celebrating unity, strength and, above all, pride, the most famous symbols of Celtic imagery include the Celtic cross, the Shamrock and the Claddagh. All of the mentioned represent the history of Ireland and celebrate the tribal warriors and chiefs of old.

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The Claddagh ring draws its origins from a fishing village in Galway and consists of two hands holding a crowned heart. The hands celebrate friendship, the heart represents love, while the crown serves as a symbol of loyalty and fidelity.

The Spiritual And Decorative Purposes of Japanese Tattoos
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Japanese tattoo design is set apart from others, mainly by the fact that these tattoos used to have a practical purpose – they were used to identify people in different classes.

Nowadays, the designs are vastly popular and transcend the cultural purposes by delving into spiritualism. Modern tattoo parlors possess a thorough knowledge of this culture.

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For example, you can find some great examples of Japanese tattoos in Sydney, since Australia is well known for their trustworthy tattoo artists.

The Buddhist mandala

As one of the world’s major religions, Buddhism has given us a huge number of symbols with specific meanings. Mandalas are now an insanely popular ink design that uses rings to represent the ever-growing universe.

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On the other hand, Dharma Wheels are often confused with Mandalas, although they actually celebrate the Wheel of Truth and Law; according to Buddhist beliefs, spinning the wheel can change the course of destiny.

Getting inked doesn’t have to be purely aesthetical in purpose, despite the fact that modern tattoo enthusiasm is heavily based on decoration.

The true art of wisdom lies in extending your reach beyond your own comfort zone, and studying the visual depictions of many ancient cultures can broaden your knowledge and deepen the connection between you and spiritualism, just as bearing a permanent depiction of what you believe in.

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Manish Arora – The Burning Man

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Hey guys, how is your weekend treating you so far?

Mine has been a little crazy with an overload of work and a lot of offline activities. I had back to back reviews of a couple of properties, which I think you should definitely have a look at in case you are planning a night-out or an evening with friends.

First one was for VClub Gurgaon, which you can read here: VClub Gurgaon Review

The second one was for The Beer Cafe, which you can read here: Review – The Beer Cafe

And while I  busy working, I saw few images from The Burning Man music festival. I also got to know how a man died at the festival after colliding with the burning effigies, which was sad to know.

May God bless his soul!

Amid that bad news, there was an eye-pleasing sight too. Our own fashion-icon Manish Arora was spotted at The Burning Man and boy did he look hot!

I came across the images on his Instagram account and the psychedelic desert imagery, kaleidoscopic neon digital prints, and phenomenal detailing—looked nothing short of a dream. Being a psychedelic lover myself, his neo-tribal look left me, awe-struck.

Take a look below and soothe your eyes!

 

 

#manisharorafashion #manisharora #burningman2017 @eleanorpreger thank you for this pic

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Mata Hari – The Hottest Spy Ever

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You may be a staunch fan of James Bond, but some women around the world, be it from CIA, ISI, RAW, MI6, Mossad, GRU, MSS etcetera, have proved to be far superior spies compared to men.

They have time and again proved to possess a combination of persuasiveness and sympathy with a ruthless streak.

Contrary to stereotypes, they are better in intelligence sourcing than their male counterparts. Such was the life and time of one of the world’s most famous female spies called Margaretha Geertruida Zelle Aka ‘Mata Hari’.

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A mesmerizing beauty, who enticed audiences with her dancing skills, eroticism, and exoticism in the era of early 20th century; she was born in a wealthy Dutch family and had a lavish early childhood.

When she was 13, her father went bankrupt; her mother died after having divorced from her father, the trauma of which left her in dire straits.

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Zelle, married to a Dutch army officer of Scottish descent, but her marriage was doomed from the beginning. After getting separated from her marital life, she began a life of travel, which quickly discarded her original identity.

In 1905, she moved to Paris with a new name Mata Hari, claiming to be an Indian origin woman, daughter of a Temple dancer. She immersed in the art of sacred Indian dance after her debut at the Oriental Studies Museum and achieved overnight fame.

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After her huge success, she was feted by a number of aristocrats, high ranking military officers and powerful politicians of Paris. These liaisons compelled her to travel frequently across international borders.

During World War I, her movements and high ranking liaisons caused suspicion and she was arrested and interrogated by British, alleged of spying and passing vital information of French to the Germans under the code name ‘H21’.

After returning to Paris she was arrested by French, accused of being a double agent, causing the death of fifty thousand French soldiers. Post trial, she was declared guilty.

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At the dawn on October 15, 1917, she was led out from the cell to face her death, but instead of being fearful, Mata Hari told an attendant Nun “I know how to die, so don’t be afraid sister”.

Hari refused to be blindfolded or tied and blew kisses to the priest and waved her hand at the onlookers as she was shot by twelve men firing squad.

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Though her guilt has long been disputed, as one of the prosecutors after 30 years admitted that there wasn’t substantial evidence to flog a cat.

The Germans used Mata Hari as a decoy to fake out French intelligence. The French were looking for a convenient sacrificial lamb, but the story of Hari’s rise from struggling little Dutch girl to wife of a military officer to exotic dancer to courtesan to spy is quite charming and has become a legend that still piques curiosity.

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5 Qualities That Makes You a Super-dad

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Fathers’ work does not get enough praise in this day and age. Yet, their involvement and presence in child’s life is paramount to spurring the growth and development. It increases the chances of good grades in school, helps in building good habits, and facilitates success in professional life.

Parenthood is often hard, but less than ideal circumstances and personal difficulties must not serve as an excuse. The journey involves many small steps and the road is dotted with pitfalls. So, here is how to harness the super-dad power and keep the family happy, safe, and sound.

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A loving husband

Many dads overlook that a positive relationship with the mother is the backbone of good parenting. Namely, fathers need to set the good example as well as the tone of the children’s interaction with the mother.

This kind of attitude allows children to learn the value of respect, affection, and consideration. Conflicts do happen, but their resolution is crucial because it shows that compromise and forgiveness are integral parts of life. In other words, you better treat your wife like a queen and be faithful.

The protector

Fathers need to keep children out of the harm’s way. There are many dangers that lurk in the home environment, the internet, social milieu, etc. What is more, they affect the children physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Fortunately, embracing a holistic approach and supervising the children goes a long way in minimizing the exposure to these risks.

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Sometimes this takes the form of monitoring social media accounts, while at other times it involves things like childproofing the home. In any event, great dads keep a watchful eye on the kids and act as an impregnable bastion of safety and protection.

A scholar

Like it or not, knowledge is the best superpower there is. Until they go to school children learn mostly through their parent’s example. Hence, a father must not only be a positive role model, but also able to pass on knowledge. Of course, you can always hire a tuition teacher and that is completely fine as it delivers professional results.

Sometimes, though, it is best not to cut corners and get involved directly. Likewise, it is important to let mother step in whenever needed and take on education together. Also, remember that people and times change and that you are never too old to learn and adapt yourself. This is to say that you ought to keep an open mind.

A provider

Both mother and father should be responsible for nurturing the child. That being said, the styles of parenting differ. Traditionally, fathers are providers who are under tremendous pressure to satisfy the wants and needs of the family, which can be a daunting task.

They make sacrifices and work their fingers to the bone if need be. Yet, as a super-dad, you cannot complain. You simply have to rise up to the challenge and bring home the bacon. All the investment of time and effort is a drop in the bucket compared to the many benefits of being a successful provider.

A self-controlled disciplinary

Fathers often hold the reins when it comes to disciplining a child. However, they must not lose sight of the fact that a high degree of self-control is absolutely necessary. Thus, find a way to set emotions like anger and frustration aside. Sleepless nights and work stress must not impede your clarity and presence of mind.

Along the similar lines, steer away from punishing too hard and humiliating a kid. A good father knows that compassion and kindness are powerful tools of parenthood. The best way to learn virtue is to properly set the boundaries and establish fair consequences for overstepping them.

A pillar of strength and support

The role of a father is pivotal and irreplaceable. His actions and opinions have a profound impact on the child, as they can lead to higher academic, professional, and social success. Just bear in mind that the amount of influence is directly proportionate to the time you spend with your kid.

So, do not be one of those fathers who are “missing in action”. Know that a kid cannot be the exact reflection of you. Nevertheless, you are the one who needs to help the young mind navigate the complex world around us and step into adulthood well prepared for the challenges ahead.

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Meet Chuando Tan, A Daddy, Your Kids Would Wish Was Theirs!

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The Singaporean model turned photographer; Chuando Tan, is a perfect synonym of the phrase ‘age is just a number’!

They say time waits for none, but Chuando Tan, having turned 50 this year and into the sixth decade of life, has seriously found a way to halt the clock for himself. Without a wrinkle in sight, Chuando is just not letting age stand in his way of growing older- beautifully!

 

Morning cardio ☑️😂

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The handsome hunk with perfectly chiseled abs has a staggering 343,000 followers on Instagram, stunned by his twenty-year-old childlike looks.

During the decades of the 80s and 90s, he was one of the most plausible models in Singapore. After a concise career as a Mandarin pop singer in 1996, Chuando Tan molded himself as a fashion photographer.

His work has graced the covers magazines, such as Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Jalouse, L’Officiel and Muse.

“Don’t Give Up Just Because Things Are Hard” #justdoit 😝 #GoodMorning 👍☀️

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Chuando is very particular about his overall looks and body, relying on many habits to maintain his seductive looks and fitness; working out in the gym at least four times a week- is one of them.

He avoids staying up late at nights and follows a strict diet that includes cooked Hainasese chicken-rice style plus chicken breast meat every day, which indeed has paid-off.

So, fellas, if you thought agelessness genes were exclusive to women, here’s a 50-year-old stud who is proving that there is scope for men as well.

GM 👍☀️& GN 👍🌙😜👋🏼 #NYC #gettingcold #damn

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Just because 😂🙈✌️️#halloween🎃 #fallenangel “I promise I won’t be nice tonight” lol 🙈🙊👻😈 #being #lame #athome

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But only if you start working out and stop partying nights away.

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Tiger Shroff Meets Cancer-Afflicted Kids In Jaipur

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For cancer-afflicted kids who are getting treated at Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Jaipur, this was a pleasant surprise, as Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff gave them a heart-warming visit, thanks to Dreamz Foundation, a KGK group initiative.

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The actor made sure that he brought smiles to the faces of these brave kids as he entertained them with his movie dialogues and took a lot of pictures with them!

For an actor who is busy promoting his upcoming movie;  ‘Munna Michael’, to take out time and meet these kids, was surely a special and genuine effort.

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Tiger Shroff himself was humbled by seeing the struggles of these kids and said;” ‘I am not a hero; these kids fighting to overcome the dreadful ailment are the real heroes. I am truly inspired and wish them a healthy life.”

You might want to read our exclusive interview with Tiger Shroff, when he was yet to enter into Bollywood!

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A Woman of extraordinary beauty – Marthe de Florian

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Devastatingly beautiful woman naively hog men’s attention. Obviously, for the wrong reasons, most men see such women as girls for a good time only, but not as wives.

In the last half of the 19th century, demimondaines (elite prostitute’s) in France were known for their high-profile lives, fancy apartments, exorbitant spending, high-end couture, gambling and a long list of noted wealthy lovers.

Marthe de Florian is one such name!

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A wealthy woman who never got married, Florian was also a French demimondaine, born on September 9, 1864, in Paris. As a seamstress, she had a long list of renowned lovers including Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau (68th Prime Minister of France), Georges Clemenceau (72nd Prime Minister of France), Paul Deschanel (11th President of France), Gaston Doumerque (13th President of France) and Giovanni Boldini, an Italian portrait painter, known as the “Master of Swish” for his flowy style.

Marthe de Florian died in 1939, and her apartment was inherited by her granddaughter Madame de Florian (real name Solang Beaugiron) as her heiress, who lived there until 1942.

Madame de Florian, abandoned her Paris apartment out of fear in 1939, after the rumblings of world war II broke out, when Nazi (Hitler led German soldiers), invaded France (The fall of France).

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She left for South France and then she never returned. The Parisian apartment remained empty, untouched and abandoned for 70 years till her death in 2010.

Later, the Parisian apartment was transferred to her estate that she left behind, her executors were stunned upon opening the door of her apartment to take an inventory of notable belongings.

The team of her estate had the privilege of opening an old stiff lock for the first time in 70 years, stumbling into the castle of a sleeping beauty, it was the time when the capsule was finally unlocked.

The most enthralling discovery was a mesmerizing mysterious painting of a superlatively gorgeous woman perched on a lounge and shrouded in a pink satin evening gown.

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The secret was revealed in the further examination that the woman in the portrait was non-other than; Marthe de Florian, grandmother of Madame de Florian.

The inventory members suspected this might be the most paramount piece of treasure in the apartment.

They also discovered stacks of love letters, which were tied by a colored ribbon. As per historical opinion(S), the ribbon bound love letters were of Giovanni Boldini. The painting was identified as an original Giovanni Boldini, completed in 1888.

The art went a bit nutty for the whole story when the portrait of Marthe de Florian was auctioned it collected a whopping amount of $3.4 million dollars, the most valuable piece of art of any Giovanni’s work.

The story line was so irresistible and fascinating with a blend of unforgettable characters, romance, and mystery that it inspired one of the most talented writers of Paris, Ella Carey, hence she wrote a book on it called- The Paris time capsule.

Truly beautiful; isn’t it?

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A Billionaire’s Advice To Success

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If Richard Branson, an English business magnate, investor, philanthropist and founder of the Virgin Group, gives you an advice, you take it to your heart.

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But what is more important than valuable advice that he gives to his fellow citizens if the advice that he gives to himself.

In one of his recent blog post, Richard Branson wrote about an old diary entry from 1972 that his friend Kenny Kemp had found.

For those who do not know, 1972 was the year before Virgin Records was launched and in it, Richard Branson wrote a list of things that he hoped to achieve.

Here’s what it reads like.

  • Learn to fly
  • Look after me, you, boat
  • Entertain everybody with me
  • Invite nice people back
  • Start getting the small house together at [record studio] The Manor
  • Start buying odds and sods for The Manor
  • Work with me on projects/sort me out
  • More shops to be found

Here’s the tweet that shows the entry in the diary.

 

He advises in the blog post that we should all writes lists:

“I’ve often written about my love of writing lists – and this one shows I’ve been at it since the very beginning. Lists not only provide great structure for getting things done, but they also help us to set goals and achieve our dreams.”

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A Look Back At JRD Tata’s Entrepreneurial Life

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India has been a nation of multifarious renowned industrialists, who have played prominent roles in the growth of Indian economy. One such grand name is; Tata!

The foundation of Tata was laid by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata in 1868, a pioneer in national and international business sectors of energy, steel, textile, and hospitality. Among the prolonged industrialist dynasty of Tata group, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata had the most versatile outlook, predominantly recognized as one of the greatest Indian minds.

The uncrowned King of Indian business industry was born in Paris in 1904 as a second child to a French mother and a Parsi Indian industrialist father Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata. He had an idyllic childhood, a Prince of a wealthy business tycoon, who had all mediums to fulfill the prodigy of his young mind.

J.R.D Tata was brought up in France with an essence of French in his upbringing. But successfully inherited two different Indo-French cultures and accordingly received both French Legion of Honor and India’s highest prestigious civilian award – The Bharat Ratna.

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J.R.D Tata was a rare capitalist in the history of Indian business sector. A great visionary entrepreneur, an acknowledged nationalist, a dedicated philanthropist and a substantial pillar in the development of the economy in India, who elevated technological innovation and lavishly funded initiatives in the arts.

Here’s a bit more about him.

Childhood and education: – J.R.D Tata did his schooling in Paris, London, Bombay (now Mumbai) and Yokohama. He spent most of his childhood in France, attended Janson De Sailly School in Paris and was drafted in the French Foreign Legion for one year, a peerless military unit in the French Army.

Following that, to improve his English, he was sent to English grammar class to prepare for his future Cambridge education for higher studies. In India, he went to the Cathedral and John Connon School, Bombay. Later in 1923 he enrolled in a crammer school in London.

Despite getting education from multiple schools and countries, J.R.D. Tata didn’t get past matriculation and his plan for higher studies in Cambridge didn’t materialize, as his father summoned him back to India and asked him to join the family business.

At a mere age of 22, he was made the director of the company. Though the soreness hounded him for many years that he couldn’t go to the university.

An industrialist: – After returning from France J.R.D Tata joined the Tata conglomerate as an unpaid trainee in 1925. After 12 years in 1938, he was elected as chairman of Tata group.

When he assumed office as its chairman, he started with 14 enterprises under his belt. Under his leadership, the Tata group became India’s largest business conglomerate, that grew from a $100 million group to $5 billion global corporate house.

The famous business tycoon, J.R.D Tata remained the chairman of Tata group for 50 consecutive years, and by the time he retired, the Tata group was a corporation of 95 businesses spread across the globe.

It was his resounding leadership, under which, the group successfully entered the automotive business with Tata Motors in 1945. He founded Tata Airlines in 1932 as India’s first commercial airline, which became Air India in 1946. Later in 1953 he was appointed as the director on the board of Indian airlines by the government of India and served this position for another 25 years.

The best part of J.R.D Tata was that he firmly believed in the welfare of its employees and pleaded the doctrines of not working more than eight hours in a day, with free medical aid, accidental compensation scheme, and provident fund. Later these schemes became an obligatory course for every company, adopted by the government as statuary requirement in entire India.

Tryst with aviation: – J.R.D Tata’s tryst with aviation was since his childhood. Louis Bleriot the ace French pilot was his hero, who was the first man to fly across the English Channel. Bleriot had a house on the coast of France near the Tata’s French country home, who once allowed a joyride as co-pilot to J.R.D then that the 15-year-old boy determined himself to fly one day.

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Though he waited ten years for it to happen. After returning to India he made his dream come true to soar the skies and became the first pilot to qualify in the country, held a pilot’s license which bore on it number 1 on 10th February 1929.

It was his passion that after a year he competed for the Aga Khan Trophy, he has the honor of being a first Indian to fly solo from Indian to England. J.R.D’s competitional journey of flying an aircraft begin from Karachi to London, in-between he landed en route to Aboukir Bay in Egypt.

There he found another competitor Aspy Engineer, who was flying in the opposite direction, from London to Karachi, stranded in the desert field by the scarcity of a spark plug. It was J.R.D Tata’s sportsmanship he parted with his spare one, Aspy defeated him by a couple of hours, even though he lost the competition, but the experience of participation substantiated his love for the flying.

Later Aspy became the second Indian to be the chief of the Air Staff and served as India’s ambassador to Iran. In 1932 J.R.D started TataAirlines, it was the first commercial airline service in India that transported mail and passengers simultaneously. J.R.D himself flew the first inaugural flight journey from Karachi to Madras (now Chennai) using a single-engine De Havilland Puss Moth.

In 1946 Tata Airlines became Air India and two years later after Independence Indian government acquired 49℅ of company’s stake. Within ten years he became the president of International Air Transport Association (IATA), in 1953 the airline was nationalized, J.R.D remained the helm of Air India for another 25 years till 1978, making it one of the renowned airline service across the globe.

In 1948, he was named as the Honorary Group Captain of Indian Air Force and in 1966 as an Honorary Commodore of India.

In 1932, Sir Dorabji Trust was set up by him. In 1941 the trust founded Asian’s first Cancer Hospital named Tata Memorial Center for Cancer Research and Treatment under the supervision of J.R.D Tata.

He died on November 29th, 1993 in Geneva, Switzerland with over sixty years of experience in top management, which helped him develop his own philosophy and method of leadership.

The legend of J.R.D Tata still inspires generations of entrepreneurs in India, who look up to his ways of working and learning from it.

 

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