Freedom to Dream : My Journey from being a Tea Tribe Youth to a Management Trainee at Apeejay Tea

By Raj Bagh I joined Apeejay Tea in November 2017 and have been posted at Borjuli Tea Estate. I was absorbed into the Management Trainee program of Apeejay Tea and have been away from home for the last nine months! I took a short 2-day break in-between and went back home to visit my parents. My relatives and neighbors came to see me and started … Continue reading Freedom to Dream : My Journey from being a Tea Tribe Youth to a Management Trainee at Apeejay Tea

Apeejay Surrendra Group: Digging Deeper with Money Control

Tune in to Moneycontrol’s podcast “Digging Deeper”, which is a series on family businesses in India, to listen to the fascinating journey of Apeejay Surrendra Group, tracing the evolution of the Group borne out of a patriotic fervour in 1910 to employing over 43,000 people in multiple operations in tea plantations and tea brands, fast-moving consumer goods, shipping, boutique hotels, real estate , bookstores and … Continue reading Apeejay Surrendra Group: Digging Deeper with Money Control

Inspired at Apeejay, a Group employee starts solar power production at home

By Renu Kakkar In the last 370 days, I have offset 2.13 tons of carbon, which is the equivalent of 55 trees and driving a car around for 2,25,000 km. If combating climate change was an Xbox game, consider it lost. This game can only be won by having one’s own skin in the game. If none of us has skin in this game, it is … Continue reading Inspired at Apeejay, a Group employee starts solar power production at home

Driven by Quest for Knowledge and Sense of Enterprise: Adventures of Apeejay Shipping’s Captain as a Sea Farer

By Captain Ranganathan Narasimhan The Welsh poet George Herbert had once said, “He that will learne to pray, let him goe to Sea”, implying how the ship and its crew are always at the mercy of the sea and its weather. APJ Uma Kismat, acquired in Hong Kong earlier this month, sent me into a flashback of my adventures as a part of the crew … Continue reading Driven by Quest for Knowledge and Sense of Enterprise: Adventures of Apeejay Shipping’s Captain as a Sea Farer

Working for ‘third parent’ Oxford Bookstore to curate Kolkata’s First and India’s Only Literary Festival created by a Bookstore and India’s First Bangla Festival

By Aatreyee Ghosh My first introduction to the world of books was my grandmother who would take me to Oxford Bookstore every first Saturday of the month which would be followed by lunch at one of the restaurants in Park Street and then an evening pouring over the treasures accumulated throughout the day at the bookstore. So, coming back to work at nearly 100 year old … Continue reading Working for ‘third parent’ Oxford Bookstore to curate Kolkata’s First and India’s Only Literary Festival created by a Bookstore and India’s First Bangla Festival

Oxford Bookstore’s Century in Books

By Maina Bhagat As the much loved heritage Oxford Bookstore Kolkata inches its way towards a “Century in Books”, I take a peek into its role in the life and times of this great city, and reminiscence randomly through the two decades of my close association with the legendary store. “You see, bookshops are dreams built of wood and paper. They are time travel and … Continue reading Oxford Bookstore’s Century in Books