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ETPanache Dialogues On Grooming: The Business Of Looking Good

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Lookin' Good!
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Lookin' Good!

The third edition of ET Panache Dialogues was on men’s grooming in India. There is a marked shift in the Indian man’s outlook towards looking good. The multi-crore grooming industry is also important from the economic standpoint. Snapshots from the roundtable discussion between six qualified guests.
In Pic: Sumanto Chattopadhyay, Chairman, 82.5 Communications, Ogilvy Group, takes a selfie with fellow panellists.(Clockwise from left): Chattopadhyay, Nihir Parikh (Chief Business Officer, Nykaa.com), Kavita Angre (Director, Insights and Media, L’Oreal India), Raghavendra Rathore (designer), Krishna Gupta (MD, Lloyds Luxuries Ltd) and Dhimaan Shah (Founder, StyleCracker.com)

Location courtesy: The GVK Presidential Suite, Taj Santacruz, Mumbai
Image courtesy: Nishikant Gamre & Shriya Patil

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All Eyes On Me
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All Eyes On Me

Chattopadhyay (C), armed with a wealth of awards and experience in advertising, makes a point.

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Hear Me Out
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Hear Me Out

Angre (R) is all ears as Rathore, couturier to the rich and famous and known for his bandhgalas, holds forth.

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All Smiles
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All Smiles

Shah absorbs the insights being shared by his fellow panellists.

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For A Bright Future
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For A Bright Future

Angre’s varied background – she did her engineering in Mumbai before studying at IIM Lucknow – enabled her to have an evolved take on the industry.

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Always Mr Cool
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Always Mr Cool

Gupta is in the business of classic haircuts and styling, and walks the talk with his neat turn at the event.

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Hygiene Is Must
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Hygiene Is Must

Rathore stresses on the importance of grooming priority No. 1 - personal hygiene.

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Acing The Style Game
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Acing The Style Game

A part time actor and model, Chattopadhyay makes a style statement with his mane and denim jacket.

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Making A Point
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Making A Point

Parikh shares his observations of the grooming industry.

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The Rajasthan Connect
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The Rajasthan Connect

Rathore and Gupta discover they have something in common - a special connection with Jodhpur.

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Endless Talks & Laughter
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Endless Talks & Laughter

Chattopadhyay and Shah exchange notes over coffee.

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Deep In Conversation
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Deep In Conversation

Angre and Parikh discuss the trade over nibbles after the discussion.

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Grooming Gang
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Grooming Gang

Indian women are no longer accepting of men careless about their grooming, resulting in men paying greater attention to their appearance, Angre says.

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