How I create unique experiences for each guest at THE Park Kolkata’s banquets

By Nilanjana Sanyal It seems like yesterday when I was transferred to manage the Banquet as a Sales officer under Mr. Anirban Simlai from the Reception where I was working under Mr. Ajit Singh Garcha. Honestly, I had no knowledge of how a Banquet functions. I guess our Managing Director, Mr Vijay Dewan had seen a potential in me then and hence I was entrusted … Continue reading How I create unique experiences for each guest at THE Park Kolkata’s banquets

Remembering the Queen of Bay of Bengal, Akhil of Apeejay Shipping

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By Ranganathan Narasimhan and Renu Kakkar Our vessel APJ Akhil was “beached” recently and the occasion brought out remembrance with fondness of the nearly three-decade long service the vessel rendered to our company Apeejay Shipping. In numbers, the vessel ran for 1,18,992 hours, covered 1.427 Million nautical miles and provided livelihood and careers to hundreds and brought prosperity to many… Continue reading Remembering the Queen of Bay of Bengal, Akhil of Apeejay Shipping

How Apeejay Tea created a sense of ownership and value among the workers at the estates

I’ve been at the helm of creating the first of its kind employee reward and recognition in the tea industry. Across Assam, Apeejay Tea’s gardens are honouring employees for their skills of plucking, adherence to food safety, health & hygiene standards, discipline, punctuality and commitment. Continue reading How Apeejay Tea created a sense of ownership and value among the workers at the estates

Going to work on Apeejay Shipping’s fleet at a port – perks of being a communications professional at Apeejay Surrendra Group!

I am here on APJ Kabir Anand developing work that solidifies Apeejay Shipping’s ‘Unite for Wild Life’ sustainability goal. As I look back on my tenure at the Group’s shared services company, I cannot but marvel at how Apeejay has made my dream come true of going on board a ship and making me realize how it feels to be on such a vessel. Continue reading Going to work on Apeejay Shipping’s fleet at a port – perks of being a communications professional at Apeejay Surrendra Group!

My 12 year journey of leading Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, the Centre of Learning for Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

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

How I became a ‘Thinking Heart’ with Apeejay’s Internal Communications practice

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

From the leaf to the cup: An Apeejay Tea executive’s journey to perfect taste and quality

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

How Apeejay Tea and Me “broke” the glass ceiling in the nearly 200 year old Assam Tea industry

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

Why Apeejay is a great place to work and how performance lifted me from Executive – Accounts to Assistant Director – Finance & CEO

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

Me, Mr Jit Paul and my 25 years of service to Park Mansions and Apeejay

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

Why a Bookstore creating a Literature Festival is as Special as it is unique!

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!

Why I cycled for Apeejay’s ISR® NGO partner on my weekend off and how my fitness keeps my finance work sharp

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

From an Office Assistant to Manager – Technical! My career so far at Apeejay Shipping Limited

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

Behind the scenes with me, Apeejay’s in-house designer, and our award winning employee magazine

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

From a Junior Executive to GM Finance, how performance drew my growth chart at Apeejay

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

How, as Apeejay’s project manager, I have built, restored and maintained our Group’s Real Estate assets

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