In the two decades since its formation in 1984, Titan had a dream run, not only becoming the market leader in India but also securing a place among the world’s top five watchmakers. But with big global names fast encroaching on its home turf and the very idea of a watch mutating, the company now has to catch up.
Reliance’s refining and petrochem businesses are on a roll, but Jio, its much-anticipated 4G mobile service, has been beset with doubts. Can Ambani secure it—and his own reputation as the torchbearer of his father’s legacy?
You could call him a magician. Or you could call him a banker (of sorts). A music lover (“I love U2”). A startup whiz. Or just a successful entrepreneur who knows how to make people spend, and spend smart. Or, as most people do, call him Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder of arguably the best-known digital wallet in the country, Paytm. We call him the face of the move of the year.