On April 19, Apple CEO Tim Cook arrived in Delhi for the imminent opening of an Apple Saket Store in the national capital. The store will open on April 20 in the Saket neighborhood of south Delhi.
Tim Cook’s itinerary has been jam-packed since his arrival in India earlier this week. He began his journey to India by visiting Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani and Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran, then opened India’s first Apple Store in Mumbai’s BKC, ate vada pav with Madhuri Dixit, and met some of the country’s best badminton players. The Apple Saket’s delay was prompted by the Indian government’s requirement that a firm manufacture around 30% of its items in India if it wishes to build a single-brand store.
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The regulation was drafted particularly to target Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and a few other IT behemoths. The Apple CEO also visited an Akanksha Foundation school in Mumbai and spoke with many other artists at the Apple Store before departing for Delhi, where his first destination was the Lodhi Art District.
This afternoon, Tim Cook tweeted photos from the lively art district. “The Lodhi Art District in Delhi is a remarkable public space.” “Congratulations to the St+art India Foundation and so many amazing artists for powerfully capturing Indian life,” he tweeted.
Cook made a particular mention of Goan mural artist Dattaraj Naik, who visited Cook at the art district and demonstrated how he makes murals on his iPad. The Lodhi Art District arose as a result of the St+Art India Foundation, a non-profit organization that allowed street artists to display their works in public locations. Today, the neighborhood houses artwork by over 50 Indian and foreign artists. It is a few kilometers from Apple Saket, the company’s second official retail shop in India, which will open tomorrow.