Mumbai derby to Wimbledon, here's how Indian billionaires plan to spend 2017

A look at cultural, sporting and business events that the super rich will be flocking to in the new year.

A look at cultural, sporting and business events that the super rich will be flocking to in the new year.
January
Standard Chartered Marathon Mumbai (Jan 15)

Time for industrialists, corporate honchos and Bollywood celebrities to put on their running shoes.

Davos World Economic Forum Switzerland (Jan 17-20)
The annual gathering of the world’s top business and political leaders.

Wedding weekend
Hyderabad and Mumbai (Jan 26 weekend) Sanjay and Pinky Reddy will host the wedding of their son Keshav to Veena Reddy in Hyderabad. Rana and Bindu Kapoor’s daughter Radha will tie the knot with Aditya Khanna in Mumbai. The billionaire set will flit from one to another.

February
Indian Derby Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Mumbai (Feb 5)

Big hats, bigger bets. Only the Sunday best will do.
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India Art Fair Delhi (Feb 3-5)
South Asia’s leading modern and contemporary art fair.

Oscars and the parties Hollywood (Feb 26)
After the awards, it’s the after party and then, another party.

March
Art Basel Hong Kong (March 23-25)

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The perfect spot to explore the Asian art scene and discover new talent.

Kochi Biennale Kochi (Dec 12, 2016-March 29)
A place to catch some defi ning works by international and Indian artists.
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April
Indian Premier League (April-May)

A must-visit for cricket lovers.


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Singapore Yacht Show Singapore (April 6-9)
A haven for boat owners.

May
Met Gala New York (May 1)

The ultimate viewing party for fashion and glamour. 2017’s theme will be Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo.

Venice Biennale
Venice (May 13-Nov 26)

The world’s largest biennial art show. Cannes Film Festival France (May 17-28) Red carpet, glitz and glamour are at the heart of this film festival.

Monaco Grand Prix Monaco (May 25-28)
Where racing fans, socialites and celebrities converge.


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June
UEFA Champion’s League Final Cardiff (June 3)

Curtains will be drawn on the 2016-17 season with a grand finale.

French Open Paris (May 22-June 11)
European summer and world-class tennis are a dream combo.

Royal Ascot UK (June 20-24)
A tutorial in sartorial elegance and an opportunity to mingle with British royalty.

July
Wimbledon UK (July 3-16)

More tennis, this time with strawberries and fresh cream.

Tomorrowland Belgium (July 21-30)
The world’s biggest music festival, it is Europe’s ultimate dance party.

Sun Valley Conference
Investment firm Allen & Co hosts the world’s top technology, business and entertainment bosses at this annual event.

August
Lakme Fashion Week Mumbai

Where the front rows are occupied by the first wives of India Inc and high priestesses of Bollywood in equal measure.


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Burning Man USA (Aug 27-Sept 4)
Started as an experiment, its free spirited edginess is a global hit, especially with the startup community.

September
Monaco Yacht Show Monaco (Sept 27-30)
The place to admire, visit and purchase the superyacht of your dreams.

Oktoberfest Munich, Germany (Sept 16)
You don’t have to be a billionaire to join in the madness at this annual event with beer as its hero. But being one earns you a few privileges.

October
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival Mumbai (Oct 11-18)
The best of Indian and international cinema comes to town.

November
Lisbon Web Summit Lisbon, Portugal (Nov 6-9)
Called Davos for the geeks, startup founders like Sean Rad, Kavin Bharti Mittal and Divyank Turakhia were a part of the 2016 edition.

Le Bal des Débutantes Paris, France (Nov 25)
The gowns are only haute couture and the proud fathers are the richest and most famous men in the world.

December
Times Lit Fest

A literature festival that talks books, politics, economics and popular culture, all in equal measure.


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Auction bonanza Mumbai/Delhi
International auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s, along with homegrown ones like Saffronart and Delhi Art Gallery, will leave collectors spoilt for choice.
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