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
By Kaushik Sengupta As I stepped out of the Manchester Airport on an assignment for our brand Typhoo Tea, my memories went back to the day I joined Apeejay Tea as a junior executive in the finance team way back in 1994. Since then, I have traversed nearly 25 years in the organization seeing it grow bit by bit to becoming the 3rd largest tea … Continue reading From a Junior Executive to GM Finance, how performance drew my growth chart at Apeejay
By Bibhas Sanyal I have been building from day one of my journey in Apeejay! First day at work in 2004, I had been handed over a target – a very special project – The Banyan Tree Apartments – completion. So it was hands on training from day one of my journey so far in the Group. Then I went on to complete the Apeejay … Continue reading How, as Apeejay’s project manager, I have built, restored and maintained our Group’s Real Estate assets
By Vikram Singh Khangarot Rare organizations treat employees as family members and Apeejay Surrendra Group is one of them. I have joined the tea company of the Apeejay Surrendra Group this year in the month of February after a selection interview before a panel and then a one on one interview with Group Chairman Mr. Karan Paul. I was very thrilled and eager to meet … Continue reading How I contributed to Apeejay Tea Factory Star Awards that value service, drive quality and create a culture of performance