All kinds of ‘workers’ have, in the face-off with the corona tsunami, re-imagined Work, adding a Covid 19 chapter to May Day’s long & varied history dating back a millennia. Perhaps! We are issuing Blog 6 on May Day 2020 to honour the contributions of “workers” who have, regardless of their Job Descriptions, redefined what their “work” is; honour the grit of all essential workers … Continue reading A Work Culture that could go “viral” this May Day
Their resilience shown during lock down makes Work From Home look like a cakewalk and this is why we present teams on the front lines across our industry verticals as Apeejay Heroes. These Apeejay People keep ours and our client’s businesses running, secure assets and communities connected to our businesses healthy. Let us first hear from our Heroes in Apeejay Real Estate’s Commercial Property Leasing … Continue reading Apeejay Heroes at Work – Edition I
By Sipra Jana I joined Apeejay Insurance Broking Services Private Limited as a Trainee in the year 2010. Apeejay Insurance Broking Services incorporated in 2004 are experts in Underwriting – including commerciality, coverage and responsiveness; Policy Administration – including timeliness, accuracy and policy wordings; Claims – including attitude, settlement and technical support; General Service – Insurance portfolio analysis, risk assessment and post placement services. Know … Continue reading How while working at Apeejay I learnt the importance of ‘Effective Communication’ at the right ‘Time’ is key in Insurance Sector
By Dipanwita Gupta I was designated as Head Corporate Legal and Compliance while Covid ravaged health, livelihoods, top & bottom lines of corporates and economies. Just around 1 year before that, I had been promoted to Deputy General Manager at Apeejay Surrendra Management Services. As I write this blog, I have been working with Apeejay Surrendra Group for 7 years – I’ve achieved a professional … Continue reading Why working at Apeejay Surrendra Management Services is the wind beneath my wings
Durga Puja has been an iconic festival for 100s of years. Not even ten days ago it has won the India Today Tourism Awards for best Festival Destinations followed by Konark Festival in Odisha and Katra in Jammu & Kashmir. For nine years the Government of West Bengal has taken steps to promote it as a landmark event for International and National tourism, presenting it … Continue reading Why a Back to Basic Durga Puja 2020 was just what the doctor ordered!
By Ramakrishn Ghosh I have just made my most critical hire. We now have a CEO at home. As I write this blog, the new appointee asks me her job description. “Chief Entertainment Officer”, I tell her, “Your job is to keep your grand mom happy & entertained”. Co-opting my tiny tot baby girl to work harder during the convalescence period of my mother’s serious … Continue reading Forging ahead with Year III of Apeejay Tea’s Rewards program. How we stay Solid, Inspired, and Committed in the New Normal
By Rita Chatterjee Apeejay Schools’ virtual avatar is right now so intense that I feel a great power has been set to motion and like Nicola Tessla’s invention will one day manifest in a burst of lightning and thunder, revealing a wonderful reality that one only suspected existed. The strengthened emotional and psychological connect, exploring and experimenting with the medium of the future – digital … Continue reading Why NEP is a beacon for education and How Apeejay School students and teachers are keeping their Face to the Sun during Covid19 Shutdown.
By Anirban Simlai The Park was the first hotel in Hyderabad to reopen after the initial lockdown. We kick started room business and achieved a huge success in online food delivery but what an experience this has been! A hotelier can work from home, hell and heaven – this is what I told someone who asked “How can a hotelier work from home.” This is … Continue reading How The Park Hyderabad is winning hearts and staying Anything But Ordinary during the Covid19 pandemic
By Bhuvan G M The 11th batch of Apeejay Institute of Hospitality graduated yesterday evening in an hour long virtual ceremony. 59 B.Sc Hospitality Studies students, 37 young men and 22 young women graduated this year and joined our robust alumni of 318 so far who have passed out from the portals of AIH since the first graduating batch in 2010. We had already conducted three online rehearsals to … Continue reading An Anything But Ordinary FIRST online Graduation Day at Apeejay Institute of Hospitality
By Pramode Bhandari I recently completed 15 years with The Park Hotels. As I look back, I can see a journey full of learning, fun, challenges and fabulous days of victory. From ‘Stay Inspired” to “Anything but Ordinary”, it has truly been an amazing journey so far. The Vision of the organisation, “leadership through differentiation” has been the foundation of my entire journey with The … Continue reading Shaken not Stirred, The Park Kolkata serves with an open heart and a S.H.I.E.L.D.
By Shouvik Mandal I sit here in my office on Park Street at our headquarters Apeejay House in Calcutta, looking back at the tumultuous months since March. A human sanitizing tunnel buzzes at entrance a few floors below with all our frontline staff in PPE kits shielding themselves and everyone else from Covid 19. This flagship Apeejay property and all others have been operating since … Continue reading Park Street cannot sleep. It can only rest! I remain upbeat about Apeejay Real Estate despite Covid 19
Having started off my journey at Oxford Bookstore almost 20 years back, albeit with a break in between… it had seemed to me that I have seen all that can happen to us. I have seen the brand grow from being respected to revered, from a regional to a national, from being a bookstore to a literary platform. I have witnessed many new journeys in … Continue reading #NewSpirit in the #NewNormal keeps Oxford Bookstore and Cha Bar ahead of the curve
By Vikas Ahluwalia During COVID 19 lockdown phase II, I completed my one year journey with Zone by The Park. It has been the most significant first anniversary of my career in the hospitality industry. Being a foodie and someone who loves to travel, Zone by The Park’s development efforts took me to unexplored destinations in the past year as I got to see new … Continue reading Leading through COVID 19 Lockdown, My first year as GM and National Head at Zone by The Park
By Vikas Kumar Four days back when we re-opened Flurys Tea Room, it struck me that Flurys was always “open” ! The immense amount of trust and goodwill we have created among our patrons over the last 93 years made it our responsibility to stand up, as the crisis struck the world, for the people in Calcutta who have loved and built Flurys. The highest … Continue reading How we delivered #FlurysLove and stayed ‘Open’ during the Lockdown
Captain Ranganathan Narasimhan The first sea farer sign off at Haldia Port after the lock down was Apeejay Shipping’s 3rd engineer onboard our vessel APJ Shirin. The movement happened within 3 and half hours of the SOP being approved by Port Authorities because our Apeejay Shipping team has, ever since the lockdown, waiting eagerly for ways to ensure that the staff on board our fleet … Continue reading Crew Changes in Apeejay Shipping in times of COVID19
By Rajesh Radhakrishnan The Park Chennai hopes to resume operations soon in June. How to ‘Re-imagine, Reset, Restart’ was the task given to leadership teams as soon as we went into lockdown. ‘Anything but Ordinary’ ideas, new hygiene protocols for the post Covid scenario, guest engagement and cost efficiencies have been dwelled upon in very innovative ways. As an institution, the hotel is working relentlessly … Continue reading From Chef to GM leading reopening of The Park Chennai post lockdown – my journey with Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels
With everything volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous in the world multiplying, over 20 Apeejay People strive for quality as their business reopens with restrictions, make resolutions for Post Covid 19, settle into a WFH routine, discover joys, appreciate simplicity, and most importantly we are glad to see a few who are having fun which is an important part of who we are at Apeejay. Presenting … Continue reading Apeejay People in a VUCA world gone worse!
Staying Youthful, Entrepreneurial and Solid our Sea Farers, Hospital Teams, Welfare Officers make WFH look like a cakewalk. Shipping is the lifeblood of the global economy keeping Supply Chain moving. Assam Tea is an agricultural business that does not wait for anything and is labour intensive thus people at work are at risk from Covid 19. In this issue we focus on Apeejay People at … Continue reading Apeejay Heroes at Work – Edition II
Voices from our Hotels, Tea plantations, Real Estate, Logistic Parks and Shared Services show why Work really is Love made visible! Edition II of our Community Blog is evidence of how people adjust to a calamity, what changes in them, why technology remains the biggest blessing and so much more. Read on… Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels are pioneers of luxury Boutique hotels for over 50 years. … Continue reading Apeejay People at Work From Home – Edition II
Work is love made visible! Voices arising from Apeejay in the first week of lock down show why Khalil Gibran was quite right! Continue reading Apeejay People at Work From Home – Edition I