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

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

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 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 I contributed to Apeejay Tea Factory Star Awards that value service, drive quality and create a culture of performance

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

A for academics ; B for behaviour ; C for caring – the ABCs of education at Apeejay School, Bhubaneswar

By Dr. Sasmita Tripathy A little over a year old, our school is doggedly pursuing the intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and aesthetic development of each of our students, in a sprawling green lush land in Ghatikia, away from the pollution and noise of the city of Bhubaneswar . In the fast-paced, digital world, it is often felt that students are quite disconnected from one another, much … Continue reading A for academics ; B for behaviour ; C for caring – the ABCs of education at Apeejay School, Bhubaneswar

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