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Bharat Floorings is tiling palaces, homes and restaurants for 95 years

People wanted a certain look. But nobody wants things just off-the-shelf today, says Firdaus Variava

Nikita Puri 

A year after Pherozesha Sidhwa had co-founded his tile-making company in 1922 with his nephew, Rustom, during the Swadeshi Movement, he had a whole batch of black and white patterned tiles thrown into the Arabian Sea. Sidhwa just wasn’t happy about how the tiles looked.   “It was almost worth Rs 50,000; that was a lot in those days,” says Firdaus Variava, Sidhwa’s grandson and vice-chairman at Bharat Floorings and Tiles.   It was only when Sidhwa went to Italy soon after the tiles were discarded that he realised that all they needed was better ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 02:55 IST
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