Nina Lekhi turned an entrepreneur when the words starting up were not even fashionable. Entrepreneurship meant business and that was an idea most women in her times (1980s) steered away from. Nina started and built Baggit, probably India’s first bags enterprise made in India. Travelling from the comfort of her home to the bylanes of the bazaars, she learnt the skills of it all. From making and sowing bags to printing and painting on them, Nina wanted to learn every bit of what she was going to produce.
Can I Bag It All Asks Entrepreneur Nina Lekhi In Her First Book On Business
Tara Khandelwal caught up with Nina during her book launch to discuss the power of entrepreneurship, the challenges and struggles it comes with and keeping a balance in life.
Nina Lekhi turned an entrepreneur when the words starting up were not even fashionable. Entrepreneurship meant business and that was an idea most women in her times (1980s) steered away from. Nina started and built Baggit, probably India’s first bags enterprise made in India. Travelling from the comfort of her home to the bylanes of(…)
An English literature graduate from Delhi University and a Journalism Diploma holder from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. I am a staunch feminist and like to put my views forward on issues related to women and minority community. Apart from this, a book lover, animal-friendly and a fun-to-be-with person.
Who does not dream of being a princess at least once in their lifetime? Imagine what happens when one, by virtue of their royal legacy, is born a princess. And while Rajasthan is filled with these royal families, we are talking about the royal family of Jodhpur and their one and only princess Shivranjani Rajye.(…)
No female judge has been sworn in the Supreme Court in the latest round of appointment. As many as five judges were sworn in on Friday, but no woman was among them. The strength of SC has now increased to 28 out of the sanctioned 31, yet there is only one female sitting judge in the(…)
Hanging from the top of a building to defy gravity and guts? Well a picture that’s giving goose bumps to many is that of a Russian model hanging from the top of a building in Dubai. The image has gone viral for it’s not one you would ignore. Insta-celebrity Viki Odintcova has been criticised for(…)
Olympic Silver Medallist PV Sindhu has new milestones to celebrate. In the recent BWF World Rankings, she reached her career-best of number five and is currently the best-placed Indian in the list. Just last month Sindhu won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title. Her ranking depends on the total of 69399 points she holds over(…)
International NGO SwissAid has provided $58,172 to Manavlok, an NGO based in Maharashtra, to carry out a drive against domestic violence in the state. The foreign NGO has done a campaign in Switzerland to spread awareness and prevention against violence against women. Now it wants to make a difference in India by helping provide better amenities for distressed(…)
Kohelika Kohli always knew that she wanted to be an architect, design being in her blood because of her mother. Sunita Kohli, Kohelika’s mother, won a Padmashri in 1993 for her outstanding work in Interior designing and restoration. She is self-taught and is probably one of the first women to enter the field. “She has(…)
We know that architecture as an industry is highly male-dominated. But women have started to make it big in the sector since a few decades. But how is it being a female architect? Are there no gender reservations or is it highly gendered? Recently, at India Design 2017, Kohelika Kohli of K2India, and Gayathri Shetty(…)
A survey done by University of Maryland and the National Council of Applied Economic Research in 2004-2005 and 2011-2012 claimed that only 4.99% of Indian women are equipped with the power to choose their own partners. Shocking, isn’t it? But true. The Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) report surveyed over 34,000 urban and rural women, between the(…)
Heads Up For Tails founded by Rashi Sanon Narang has recently raised $2 Mn in a Pre-series A round from a closed group of HNI’s. With this new amount of funding, HUFT is all set to expand the brand in the country and abroad and invest in technology. Rashi started HUFT because being a pet(…)