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Going public: Lekha and Anupam Poddar have opened their collection to all

Anupam Poddar's new building looks like any other commercial edifice rising into the skyline of Gurgaon, a New Delhi suburb that has become synonymous with India's new economy. But inside, it's a different world. Instead of containing the cubicles, boardroom tables and ambitious young professionals that fill the neighboring high-rises, this one is crammed with contemporary Indian art.

All of it comes from the private collection of Poddar and his mother Lekha. The Poddars own a successful paper and construction business, but they are also patrons of the kind of art that...

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