By Manju Baruah When I joined Apeejay Tea as a trainee Welfare Officer in 2000, I was one of the six female Welfare Officers the company had hired in Assam in a big change they were introducing then to the Welfare Officers position in tea plantations. Who knew that I would become a garden manager in 18 years but here I am in Apeejay Tea’s … Continue reading How Apeejay Tea and Me “broke” the glass ceiling in the nearly 200 year old Assam Tea industry
By Shouvik Mandal As I chair Apeejay Real Estate’s annual budget meeting, my first as the company CEO, I share with the wonderful team our target of doubling our turnover in the upcoming Financial Years. We have achieved a growth of 41% in turnover over last 3 years and eyeing to make it to 100% over next 3 years based on the current Financial Year … Continue reading Why Apeejay is a great place to work and how performance lifted me from Executive – Accounts to Assistant Director – Finance & CEO
By Narayan Das Chowdhury Standing in Park Mansions, a week after Mrs Shirin Paul gave me a Long Service Award, with authors, literary giants and guests from Kolkata, India and abroad, I felt really proud of how Apeejay was using our heritage building to make Park Street the cultural hub of Kolkata. Perhaps it was the first time that the lawn hidden away from bustling … Continue reading Me, Mr Jit Paul and my 25 years of service to Park Mansions and Apeejay
by Maina Bhagat As we prepare to celebrate the 10th year of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, (Jan 18- 20th ) and herald the upcoming centenary of India’s much loved Oxford Bookstore Park Street, I sit here in my office at the Oxford Bookstore contemplating the journey, which is, indeed, the destination. I believe , as the Spanish novelist Jorge Carrion enunciated beautifully, Every bookshop … Continue reading Why a Bookstore creating a Literature Festival is as Special as it is unique!
by Sudipto Dey Being part of Apeejay gives me time to pursue a full life out of office. Our decision to announce the working day falling between weekends and scheduled holidays as an off day was a major change which encouraged many employees to pre-plan family vacations well in advance and was as big a change as transitioning to a five-day work week some years back. … Continue reading Why I cycled for Apeejay’s ISR® NGO partner on my weekend off and how my fitness keeps my finance work sharp
By Shivmala Dey In 1991 with a graduate degree in Philosophy, I joined as an Office Assistant in Apeejay Shipping and today I am in a technical managerial role! A woman in this role is non existent in the shipping industry. My growth from an office assistant to technical manager and the journey that has brought me here both are completely unique. Apeejay Shipping was my … Continue reading From an Office Assistant to Manager – Technical! My career so far at Apeejay Shipping Limited
By Anirban Dutta Apeejay Calendar 2019 is getting ready for approvals and Paulina, a marketing colleague in the UK supplying one of the images, delighted me with her questions yesterday. Not everyone understands the creative process or the meaning of a good Design Brief! Owing to the transactional nature of my work with many group companies and departments, I am also guilty of never pushing … Continue reading Behind the scenes with me, Apeejay’s in-house designer, and our award winning employee magazine