India's Rich Get the Personal Touch

Like the wealthy anywhere else, affluent Indians love to buy luxurious cars, clothes, and accessories. They also want exceptional service

One evening not too long ago, India's top fashion designers, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, invited 35 members of the country's moneyed class over for dinner at their home in a posh suburb of Mumbai. The affair was elegant and understated: The guests sipped a 1999 Dom Perignon as they were served home-cooked Goan fish curry and rice. "We are the present-day maharajahs—in thought, at least—so we reconnected with friends from all walks of life over a luxurious meal," says Khosla.

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