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
By Manmohan Singh Bambrah Earlier this week, my team and I, put together an “Every Child in School” Campaign, an important objective of Apeejay Tea, at our estate. In my 21 years of working in tea industry, I have often seen social mobility as an impact of education and I have also seen the lack of awareness in many communities on the need for education. … Continue reading Trying to bring Every Child in School at Apeejay Tea’s Budlabeta Tea Estate
By Projit Basu My connection with animals started when I was born. Both my grandmother and father were hospitalised at the time of my birth and my mother had to balance her time among the three of us. I was basically baby-sitted and taken care of by her pet, our little Pomeranian. She used to stay with me 24×7, keeping me in her protective custody. … Continue reading An Apeejay Shipping executive whose day job is safety of ships and night job is safety of abandoned animals
By Mousumi Bharali Apeejay Tea deployed its first welfare Officer in 1987, just a few years after Apeejay Surrendra Group diversified into its tea business. Their original responsibility was to carry out population census, attend to labour complaints on housing and ensure safe potable water by constructing and inspecting concrete tube well plinth. They were also responsible for Sanitation and School and Hospital maintenance. During … Continue reading I am a Welfare Officer in Apeejay Tea and my role is critical to my tea estate.
By Nitin Warikoo In the Food & Beverage (F&B) industry, the one key factor that distinguishes one café from the other is the unique experience it offers to its customers. At Cha Bar – the brainchild of Ms Priti Paul, Director, Apeejay Surrendra Group – our aim has been to create a first-of-its-kind urban contemporary space which creates an experience that the customers will rejoice … Continue reading Creating unique customer experiences at Cha Bar
By Neeta Sreedharan As the third edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize culminated at Zee Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 last week, the jury said, “The Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize has come of age!” The prestigious prize, instituted by Apeejay Surrendra Group’s nearly 100-year-old Oxford Bookstore in 2015 to recognize and encourage the extraordinary work of illustrators, designers and publishers across India, is held … Continue reading Celebrating Brilliance in Book Cover Design with Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize
By Laxmi Todiwan The goal and mission of Training and Development function in an organisation is to line up initiatives and activities to the overall organisational objectives. Most employees do have weaknesses in their workplace skills. A training program is thus needed to strengthen those skills. A development program on the other hand creates equity among employees. The purpose of training and development is to organise, facilitate and … Continue reading Training is more important internally than externally in today’s world