In April 2019, I bid farewell to the 10th batch of graduates from Apeejay Institute of Hospitality (AIH) set up under Apeejay Education Trust in 2006 and remembered when I was the first employee of AIH! Continue reading My 12 year journey of leading Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, the Centre of Learning for Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels
By Vinita Singh Often we do not understand what purpose we have on earth. Does that sound philosophical? I am sure it does. Then suddenly something happens – no matter how fleeting the feeling was – it changes our perception forever giving us a glimpse on what our purpose could possibly encompass. That is what happened to me when someone from our top management wanted … Continue reading How I became a ‘Thinking Heart’ with Apeejay’s Internal Communications practice
By Sumohan Basu The tea you drink everyday has a little bit of Apeejay in it as we are amongst India’s oldest and 3rd largest tea producer as well as amongst India’s largest bulk seller in the domestic auction sale system. I am the Deputy General Manager – Marketing and my job is to ensure that when the consumer tastes our tea, he or she … Continue reading From the leaf to the cup: An Apeejay Tea executive’s journey to perfect taste and quality
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!