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When Ms. Sangita Keisham set up her group of women to work under ABCDEO (All Backward Classes Economic Development Organisation ) Samaran Bazaar in Manipur, it was an upward struggle all the way! After schooling in Manipur, she did her graduation in Ramjas College in Delhi and then returned to her town to take up the handicrafts business, which has interested her from the beginning. She opens up to Shree Lahiri about the early years,…

“Becoming independent is really a great feeling!” Indian women in remote areas find it very difficult to take the decision to step out of their homes, to take up the responsibility of doing something independently, on their own – at their own terms. Rekha Devi, based in Bagru, near Jaipur, in Rajasthan explains to Shree Lahiri how she made this effort, pushing herself beyond her limits. Today she feels it was indeed a wise decision,…

“I am in the world of fashion and fashion keeps changing.” ‘Fashion’ was in her mind right from the beginning. Ms Geeta Jain, from Indore explained how her family business involved fabrics, jeans as they were wholesalers. So, it was quite natural that she was lead into this world. She talks openly to Shree Lahiri on how the germ of this idea came to her, how her team of women are working together, the courses…

“If a lady is not afraid, and has the courage to move ahead and aim for something higher, then nothing is impossible!” At one point of time, she never dreamed that she would be working on her own and managing her work independently. Ms Rekha Parihar from Pilibhit, in UP today took that vital step when she decided to pull herself up and move out of the confines of her home, and even encourage other…

“We strive to provide health benefits to people all over India by our result-oriented herbal products. We also strive to expand and get into exports.” Sudha Agarwal, started her business way back in early 2000 when she saw positive healing effect of ayurvedic medicines in Chattisgarh. She noticed that allopathy did not provide permanent remedy to people with health problems, they suffer from serious side effects. She shares with Shree Lahiri how she started her…

Mrs B Bhuvaneswari started her business with her husband, Krishnamoorthy, who was a social worker before he ventured out. They are for sure, “enjoying this experience”. She shares with Shree Lahiri, how the whole started, the challenges faced, opportunities and more….Without any hesitation, she endorses that “the person who is working enthusiastically, is the one who gets all the sweetness at the end”! How did you start this business? We started in 2012, in the…

Ms Bhavana
Gulati has her business established in fashion accessories, jewellery, home
décor, office décor, educative toys for children. Based in Jaipur, Rajasthan
she is trying really hard to expand her business. She talks to Shree Lahiri on
how she is eager to get funds so that she can work out bulk orders, which would
really mean business for her outfit.

“We have a lot of talent, but it has to come out and then only can we become independent.”

Working quietly in the city of Indore, is Rajkumari Patidar, a woman entrepreneur, who took the first step ten years ago.  She talks to Shree Lahiri about how she started the business, how she has been constantly fighting challenges and how she wished she could expand her business. Read on….

The “Gourmet Jar” was started by Apeksha Jain, from her home kitchen in 2012. An ex-French-teacher and an Eco Graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi, this food blogger-turned-entrepreneur, is a self-taught confiturier who’s passion for cooking is monitored by her instinct and a husband, who loves food! Listen to her talking about her passion…

Setting up an enterprise of her own was a dream for Sangita Pal, Founder of www.pulsatech.comwww.arteastic.in. Having spent more than 25 years in the IT industry, she has served in many leadership positions in leading IT firms like HCL Technologies, Tech Mahindra and Tata Infotech Ltd (TCS) across India, Europe, US, MEA & APAC regions. When she returned from South Africa to India, she got the chance to break out on her own. She chats with Madhura Chakrabarty to reveal her story….