DREAM FEAT – Ankith Nazre – Groceshoppers

This week, we feature Ankith Nazre, who’s the sole founder and director of Groceshoppers (http://groceshoppers.com/), an e-commerce grocery store that specializes in spices. Ankith assures us that the hand picked spices he gets are only from the finest parts of India. We wanted to learn more about how he started Groceshoppers, and why he wanted to get in the business of selling spices.

Dream:IN: What was the ‘ah ha’ moment that inspired you to start this website, Groceshoppers?
Ankith: To do something of my own was my passion. When we started exploring on e-commerce, we began research on market behavior and how customer would respond and support. We were amazed when we figured out that that people are migrating to window shopping and this sector is currently growing at the rate of 300%. Concluded that it was the right time, it’s now or never and we eliminated never.

Dream:IN: Why did you want to get into the e-commerce industry, and specifically grocery? What was the inspiration?
Ankith: Our interests was always agro-sector, and we had already researched and explored a lot on spices and other specialized crops of Indian soil for exports. When we decided to move on with e-commerce, the first thing that we had in our mind was grocery as we didn’t want to start anything from the scratch again, nor did we want give up on our interest in Indian Agro.

Usually decisions are made on inspiration. This time we made our decision when we analyzed the market, utility, competitors and the knowledge that we could add value to customers, knowing their needs during their busy schedules, we were more inspired to hit the market soon.

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Dream:IN: What was your previous experience in the e-commerce industry?
Ankith: I previously was lucky to be a part of the core operations team of a prominent e-commerce company in India. I was assigned to engineer/design new programs, processes, launches and to re-design existing processes for the upgraded business.

This is where I learnt everything from the scratch. I was most lucky and will be ever grateful to my “bosses” who taught me lessons like they would do to their kids. These lessons, the experience of working with such an organization, and my interests on exploring got me here.

Dream:IN: How did you come up with the name ‘groceshoppers’?
Ankith: This is a tricky question! My team and I were working on  analytics during our initial stages, and it was around 2:30 AM. We were winding up and don’t know why we thought of naming the site. We decided that it has to be catchy and should relate to customers, because without them, the site would make no sense. Within 8-10 minutes, it struck us that customers visit our site to shop grocery, we call them groceshoppers and thought why should we not name the site also groceshoppers? There were no “if’s and but’s”, we just proceeded with buying domains and things.

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Dream:IN: Currently, how many employees and team members does ‘groceshoppers’ have?
Ankith: We are a team of 3 active members and 3 guys working virtually. We haven’t started hiring employees yet, but just outsource delivery/transport stuff only when we are over loaded.

Dream:IN: 
What makes this site different than your local super market? How do you guys plan to get ahead?
Ankith: Its always time-saving when people shop online, when compared with the local supermarket, which is common with all online stores. When it comes to groceshoppers, any online store, supermarkets or even kirana stores, where we stand unique is we directly deal with the respective society for all staples in various parts of the country; a result of which have assured least prices, at least for now, when compared to other players in the market, provided the quality of the same products are the best and hand picked.

We did not want to compromise on any service factors though we are running this in real narrow margins and this is one reason why we have a 10 days return policy when others have a maximum of 7 days.

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Dream:IN: How do you plan to innovate and change the grocery industry? And the e-commerce industry?
Ankith: 
To be frank we haven’t yet started with it. Grocery is something which is used by all and various people of different life styles and food habitats. We want to give the option to customers to choose the kind of staple they want and of the origin they wish. For instance, a person migrated from the core of Andra Pradesh will love if I serve him chillies from that origin in Bangalore. This is something no e-com industry has done and when it comes to the grocery industry, we want to be in a place where groceshoppers should be the name they remember when customers are looking for specialized grocery including organic products. This structure needs a bigger inventory when compared to the usual structure which is why it falls in our 1 year road map.

Dream:IN: You mentioned something about going into the export business?
Ankith: Yes, exports is something we started off with. We were dealing with exports of Indian spices, dry fruits, coffee and agro of Indian soil(cereals & pulses). We initially wanted to excel in exports and then wanted to get into the Indian retail market. On the ground situation, we foresaw the other way working good for us, which is why we switched to plan B which is vice-versa.
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Dream:IN: How many orders are you shipping out on a weekly basis?
Ankith: We are currently shipping out 35-40 orders a week. We started with 7-10 orders 2 weeks before this and we have just started promoting on social media and looking to slowly release the lever.

Dream:IN: Tell us about the spices you sell, how you pick which ones to sell ?
Ankith: We have listed all kind of spices (bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin, fennel, pepper, cardamon, chilly, turmeric, nutmegs, star anise, cloves etc..) on our site. When it comes to choosing which one to pick, we always go with the best origin. This was the way we dealt for exports and are following the same for retail as well.

Dream:IN: What do you find so interesting about spices? What’s do you think is the most beautiful things about spices?
Ankith: 
Spices are something that needs to be a part of ingredients to enhance the flavor in most of the meals or food, irrespective of the quantity. For that matter, any habitat and lifestyle. The most interesting thing is the way it is grown; most of the spices are grown in the natural way without additional chemicals to increase production.

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Dream:IN: Are you coming out with any new features or products in the future?
Ankith: Yes we want to soon! We want to introduce delivery in an hour in serviceable geographies. We want to also display the origin of any staple we sell along with its nutrition as description. We’re also looking to introduce value-added services like getting customers in touch with cooks/maid/chef of their choice for their convenience.

Dream:IN: What’s the process of selling or adding new inventory to the list of products you sell?
Ankith: This process broadly happens in two ways:
a) New product launches with good deals from brand end.
b) On customers request.

Most frequently we come across the second scenario, post which we work on numbers with respect to percentage conversations, the margins, storage, minimal stock to be inward-ed and of course inventory space required. We proceed if numbers are convincing, otherwise we push it a little, on our road map.

When we have a number of such requests we prioritize them based on analysis.

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Dream:IN: How do you view the current e-commerce industry in India now?
Ankith: These are yet the initial stages of an online era, a lot of people migrating to window shopping due to which e-commerce in India is growing at the rate of 300%

For any e-com startups, this would be the right time to kick off. Like today’s prominent players say, we also agree and foresee that 2-3 years down the lane people would visit malls just to watch movies and eat food.
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Dream:IN: 
What tips do you have for budding entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
Ankith: New people out there are smart enough to handle things! We would want to say two things:

-Do not to give up, plan for the worst situation which can prolong for two years. People who sustain this circumstance for 2 years will definitely break through.

-Any business would take time for returns. Along with what you are doing, also pick something of similar nature that fetches you money in lesser span and helps you in reaching where you want to be in long run.

Dream:IN: Thank you so much for the time Ankith. We wish you all the best, and hope you keep Groceshoppers spicy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DREAM FEAT – Amogh Vaishampayan

I recently wanted to add some color and art into my room to brighten it up. Luckily for me, I ran into Amogh Vaishampayan, an entrepreneur from Bangalore now living in Mumbai. He’s the CEO and co-founder of the art e-commerce site, Paintcollar. After I bought some art from his site, I wanted to learn how he got started, and decided he wanted to go in the business of art. Here is Paintcollar’s story:

Dream:IN: Can you tell us about ‘paintcollar’ and what you do?
Amogh Vaishampayan: Paintcollar is a marketplace for artists, designers, musicians and all other creative folk. We enable them to create products like prints and T-shirts with their art on it, sell them online and earn for every sale they make. Paintcollar launched in September 2014.
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Creating the products is made really easy with our product design tool. You can take a look at how it works here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5SHgK_QS94
For every product, we quote a base price. Over this artists can add their own profit margin. The final sale price is the base + artist’s margin.
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When a customer buys an artist’s products, we manufacture and deliver them all over India. The artist’s sales history gets updated and at the end of every month, we pay the artists the amount they have earned.

Dream:IN: How did you come up with the idea of ‘Paintcollar’? Additionally, how did you come up with the name, ‘Paintcollar’
Amogh: Paintcollar initially started out because 5 recent engineering grads were bored with their regular jobs. We wanted to start an online merchandise store with a difference. That’s when we hit upon the idea of letting artists contribute their work and thus creating a huge pool of amazing art on a variety of products for customers to choose from.

The word “Paintcollar” was coined to give an identity to art professionals. We have white collared and blue collared jobs but where do the creative people really fit in? Hence one of our co-founders came up with “Paintcollar”.

Dream:IN: Why did you want to get in the business of working with artists? What is it about art that you like so much?
Amogh: We realized that online and retail merchandise companies don’t really give artists and designers the credit due to them. As a result, we were seeing the same old clichéd designs in all online merchandise stores. Really amazing designs were not coming out because artists were not paid enough for them and because they had to give away their copyrights.

My mother and grandfather are both artists and so I’ve grown up around art. Although I’m not really an artist myself, I can fairly say that I have an eye for appreciating and understanding art. I love working with artists because every artwork has a story or some source of inspiration behind it. I like discussing their style of work and their inspirations.

Dream:IN: If any artists want to upload their art to your site, what’s the process? And when an artist uploads their art, do you screen it, or is the website open to any and every artist? You must do a great job, because there is some really cool artwork on the homepage.
Amogh: Artists upload their work using our design tool. We developed it ourselves along with the rest of the website. It’s really easy to use.
Here’s how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5SHgK_QS94

Anyone can upload an account and create products. We do a check to see whether the products have been rendered properly, whether the artist has followed the design tool guidelines and whether the artwork is original. After that our ranking algorithm sorts the artwork on the shop pages. The best ones are selected for the home page.

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Dream:IN: Is there any message or “vibe” you would like to portray with the artists and art you feature on your site?
Amogh: We accept art in all forms, from all genres and all styles. Paintcollar currently has abstracts, pop art, watercolor, oil paintings, digital paintings etc…The purpose of being an art marketplace is defeated if we limit our artist’s creativity.

Dream:IN: So right now, you sell art on t-shirts, laptop skins, canvas prints, and posters? Do you plan to come out with any more outlets soon?
Amogh: Yes, we plan on adding mobile covers, notebooks, tank tops, cushion covers and tote bags in the future. One step at a time!

Dream:IN: What’s your way of getting keeping that buzz going about artists? How do you market current and new artists on your site?
Amogh: We have a team that works on artist acquisition by identifying great artists and introducing them to Paintcollar. Our concept is completely new in India and a lot of artists are distrustful of online merchandise companies because all the companies, so far, were just looking to make money off artists’ designs without duly compensating them. But when we speak to them about our concept and show them how it works, they are very appreciative of Paintcollar.

We regularly promote artists’ work through our social media accounts. Artists also publicize their own work on social media. We have provided ‘share links’ on every product and profile page. Paintcollar has a blog at blog.paintcollar.com where we post about tutorials and the latest updates on the website.  Occasionally we also set up stalls and exhibits at cultural events and festivals.

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Dream:IN: Oh wow, that’s really cool that you exhibit your art at events and festivals. Would love to come out and see it at the next one. What do you think the future of art is? Because you are an outlet, giving opportunities to young artists to get their art out there, and purchased, which is amazing.
Amogh: The future of art is only limited by the creativity of artists. Young artists, students, even kids these days are coming up with phenomenal works. The internet has really changed things and exposed people to new art from all over the world. We are seeing that in these times, art is not just limited to art galleries, which are extremely expensive to book, and selective of the art they curate. Several other forms of art like pop art and street art are becoming hugely popular. It’s exciting to see where this is going and we wish to be a part of this movement. That’s why we decided to keep Paintcollar absolutely free for all artists. We don’t believe in charging someone just to express themselves.

Dream:IN: Do you think you will ever go into the business of opening up a physical store? Or hosting an art show? Or even a gallery?
Amogh: We are looking to enter into existing brick and mortar retail chains some time in the future. It’s too early to tell whether we can open our own exclusive store. The finance and logistics will require a lot of planning and preparation. We do set up stalls and exhibitions at various events. The last major one was at Bangalore Comic Con in September. We display and sell the work of our top contributing artists at these events and the response is always amazing. There are a few great places in Mumbai that let artists showcase their art. We’re speaking with some of them regarding exhibitions.

Dream:IN: Tell us about your branding, how did you come up with your logo, and the color red? Obviously, red is a big factor on your site, why red?
Amogh: Our goals are also reflected in our logo. It depicts an artist’s pencil, a collar and a paper plane to launch talented artists. We wanted to keep the interface of the website simple and elegant. Red is a bold colour and our creative team did a brilliant job of using it to make the website interesting.

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Dream:IN: Did you ever come across any obstacles, joining in the e-commerce industry? Do you have any thoughts about the e-commerce industry in India at the moment?
Amogh: The e-commerce industry is booming in India at the moment. With the mobile revolution, India is a hot market right now, especially for tech startups. We are as much a tech startup as an art startup. Integrating a social experience into your product can really work wonders. That’s why we are working on adding several features like a newsfeed of artists you follow and a notification system for every account. As of now, users can already appreciate designs and follow artists on the website.

The company registration process could be made a lot smoother in India. Despite being such a huge emerging market, India ranks quite low on the ‘ease of doing business’ index. There is not much legislation specifically for e-commerce in India right now but it looks like it will be coming soon.

Dream:IN: Lastly, what tips do you have for other budding entrepreneurs, who are trying to start their own venture?
Amogh: Use your boredom. Young people get bored a lot. They could use that time when they have literally nothing else to do, to develop and validate their startup ideas.

Ease of use and great UI/UX is very important for a product based startup. Your product should be easy and intuitive for users across all demographics.

Dream:IN: Thank you for the great interview and time Amogh! We will be following ‘Paintcollar’ and excited to see all the new art that comes out. Until then, we will post some additional artworks below, that you feature on your site, for our readers to see.

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DREAM FEAT – Co.Lab.Orate

This weeks featured entrepreneur is a group of guys of who started a co-working space in Hyderabad, which is also part community center. I spoke to the team behind the space, to learn more about their venture, Co.Lab.Orate.

DREAM:IN: First off, how many people started this wonderful idea?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: Our space was started by three co-founders as follows:
1. Vinay Peddinti – He is the administrator at Co.Lab.Orate. He holds a tech degree in Electronics from CVR College of Engineering, Hyderabad. An active Sociopreneur, Vinay is the founder and president of an NGO by the name, THE SOCIAL CAUSE. He has been active in the social entrepreneurship arena for 5 years now. Vinay loves traveling, EDM and socializing.

2. Anurag Parepally – He is the space evangelist at Co.Lab.Orate. He is a qualified civil engineer from SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai. Anurag has grown up in several parts of India and is exposed to multi cultures. He is crazy about football and is an active itinerant.

3. Raghuveer Kovuru – He is the community animator at Co.Lab.Orate. He holds an MBA in International Finance from IMT, Dubai and is also a law grad from NALSAR, Hyderabad. Prior to this, he has an experience of 5 years as a finance consultant with the Big4s like Deloitte and PwC. He also runs his own event management firm called Freyja Creations, based out of Hyderabad. Raghu is an avid blogger, mentor, speaker, motivator and loves traveling.

DREAM:IN: How did you guys come up with the idea of creating a “co-working” space company?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: In the world of startups, success is supported by positivity, networking, perseverance and the much needed capital. Several wonderful startups lack the above attributes. Especially, capital places a crucial role in determining the fate of a company. In the era of high establishment costs, rising real estate, cut throat competition and lack of appropriate guidance, entrepreneurship is like entering the Padmavyuha. Discover the concept of co-working and you are better off in many ways!

We realized this problem early on and always wished for a place which would provide all the facilities required for a small time office but at really economical prices. Moreover, networking and interacting with people from various fields is really important for growing companies. There was nobody who could provide us the same. It was either executive spaces or shared offices. We felt that coworking spaces are very rare to be found around us and there was a need to plug the gap, hence Co.Lab.Orate, Hyderabad’s first community coworking space was born.

Coworking is a style of working that facilitates people from diverse backgrounds to work together usually in a common space. These people, also called coworkers, are not necessarily employed by a single organization. The group also comprises freelancers, travelers, startups and entrepreneurs. In coworking, people share values and are interested in the synergies that can happen from working with like-minded people in the same space.

DREAM:IN: That’s great. So what’s the timeline of Co.Lab.Orate? How did you first start? How did you acquire the space to rent out?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: It has been a month since we opened our space. We had to search around a lot to identify the right kind of informal and casual space that kept our coworker’s mind at ease. That was the major challenge. Once, the space was found, everything else didn’t take much time to setup! We started off all the basic facilities like Wi-Fi, coffee, desks, conference rooms with projectors and so on. Facilities were kept to the bare minimum with essentiality as a bar.

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DREAM:IN: Tell our readers, why they should rent out from you? What’s the benefit of having a co-working space?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: At Co.Lab.Orate, we do not sell space but rather we facilitate community! We are established on the values of openness, sustainability, collaboration and accessibility. There are and will be instances when we would not be able to accommodate too many people from one domain. For example, if there is already a set of people from IT in the space, we do not accept any more requests from the IT domain. The idea is to create a knowledge collective.

We are wildly different from shared offices, executive suites and plug and play offices as the latter have a very formal setup and force one to work in relative isolation. We have a very casual and informal environment at Co.Lab.Orate. We provide bare minimum facilities and do not focus on fancy interiors, air conditioning, cubicles etc. Rather, these unnecessary additions are replaced by a wonderful community, access to venture capitalists, meeting co-founders and the list is endless.

DREAM:IN: How much space do you have? At one time, how many people can be working in your space?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: We have a lively and active floor space of 2000sqft with spacious lounges, rooms, sit-outs, pantry and a smoking zone. Our threshold is 33 but at one time the number might vary between 15-22.

DREAM:IN: Who are some of the people that rented out some space? What type of work did they do? I’m sure you’ve seen some great projects happen being worked on in your space.
Team Co.Lab.Orate: Right now, we have startups in the fields of market research, finance, social entrepreneurship, event management, e-commerce and education management. We were very happy to be able to accommodate them in launching their products out of our space!

We not only celebrate their individual achievements but also the invisible synergies that these different startups achieve through networking and interaction.

DREAM:IN: What other things do you host, besides just a place to rent out and work?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: We organize regular events and workshops on a weekly basis. The idea is to keep the startup mechanism active and running. An event a year or on a half-yearly basis does little in keeping the system sharp and running. Hence, we organize events of all kinds like discussions, technical workshops, debates, food meets and so on. All the events are free and everyone is welcome to be part of them because of the varied nature. 

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DREAM:IN: Tell us your thoughts on ‘The Power of Community’ and why it’s important?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: The world needs more and more communities. A community with the right content is the way forward. The power of a community is underrated in Hyderabad. We are trying to change the attitude towards meaningful communities through our CAPS program. CAPS stands for ‘Community Animation Programs and Services’. A community is like a self-surviving organism. Being a part of community helps you in meeting like-minded people from different paths of life and letting them exchange ideas, collaborate and extend mutual help.

DREAM:IN: Can you expand on the the idea of the CAPS program?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: 
Community Animation Programs and Services (CAPS) is a collection of our in-house programs which aims at providing quality content to our coworkers. Coworkers can voluntarily enroll themselves in programs of a desired choice. It is a program designed with a mix of one-to-many, many-to-one and many-to-many interactive sessions. CAPS has been placed to promote interactions, interfacing and networking. We hold many sessions on business case studies, mentoring, VC interaction, funding, investments, organization structuring, open lunches etc.

DREAM:IN: Do you have any upcoming events scheduled? Anything we should look out for in the future?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: Firstly, we have a discussion session on the existence of extraterrestrial life as part of ‘Co.Lab.Orate Discussions’ series. Post that there’s an event lined up by Microsoft who’s conducting a training session for IT/ITeS startups for their AZURE platform and the month of November would end with a speaker coming down from Mumbai sharing his thoughts on why picking up entrepreneurship at an early stage in life is very important.

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DREAM:IN: Very cool events! How would you like to see “Co.Lab.Orate” grow in the next 5 years. Do you have any plans for expansion for more co-working centers?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: 
We are presently focused on the Hyderabad market. We definitely would love to move to other cities where we sense a bustle of entrepreneurial activity. Vizag is one city where there is lot of movement and we have it next on our minds.

DREAM:IN: If people would like to rent out a space, how can they do it?
Team Co.Lab.Orate:We are reachable on all the major social platforms. You can also just google us saying ‘Co.Lab.Orate’. There is no process involved and sign up is online and instantaneous.

DREAM:IN: And they can also check out your website at www.colaborate.in. And lastly, how we like to end each interview, we ask you guys what tips or advice do you have for other entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
Team Co.Lab.Orate: Persevere and chase your passion! Success, fame and money will naturally follow!

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DREAM FEAT – Arpita Sinha

This week, we’re changing our weekly interview series from ‘Featured Entrepreneur’ to ‘Dream Feat’. Featured dreamers who made their entrepreneurial dreams come true. So for our first ‘Dream Feat’ interviewee, is Arpita Sinha, who started ‘Chakum Chakum, an ‘oh so good’ Calcutta-style rolls restaurant. We loved the food, so we wanted to learn more, how Arpita started the restaurant and her inspirations.

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DREAM:IN:  How did you get into food industry and how did you get the idea of starting a restaurant?
Arpita: The answer to the question may sound very cliché but it is true. I am a foodie and when my husband and I got transferred to Bangalore 7 years back, I was missing my daily dose of Calcutta street food. And Kathi roll is big in Calcutta. There were a few kathi roll joints in and around but they were certainly not up to the mark in terms of flavours what we are used to back in Calcutta. And the perception of Kathi roll in Bangalore at that point in time was ‘oily, greasy junk food’!!! So we saw the opportunity to churn out Tasty yet Healthy kathi rolls with authentic Kolkata flavours. And that’s how Chakum Chukum was born.

DREAM:IN:  What are some of the toughest challenges that you overcame since starting this restaurant? Would you say the restaurant/food business is a tough industry to get in?
Arpita: The biggest challenge was to make people aware of my place with out any advertising budget. So I would jump off my car near the traffic signal and distribute pamphlets and jump back once the signal turned green. But I was sure that if people get the taste of my product they will definitely come back.

The second challenge was to manage customer perception. It is a merciless business and you are only as good as your last meal. And that also answers your second question. You have to be consistent day after day every day. Which meant training my staff to be consistent in what they do.

The third challenge was to retain talent. So we had to work out a very meticulous plan in terms of retaining and nurturing talent within the organisation.

Also getting a dependable/reliable team of vendors in Bangalore was very, very tough.

DREAM:IN: Wow! That’s an awesome guerrilla marketing technique. Talk about dedication! What techniques did you use to first market your restaurant and get people to order from you?
Arpita: In fact, there was no marketing apart from me personally knocking on every office door in and around Chakum and leaving a menu behind. Once people came, they brought their friends and family. It was the “word of mouth” which did the trick.

DREAM:IN: Again, the dedication, amazing.

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DREAM:IN: Currently, how many branches do you own, and do you have any future plans of expanding to more?
Arpita: Only one as of now. Expansion plans are always there. Every night we go off to sleep thinking we will open our second outlet tomorrow. But it is easier said than done.

DREAM:IN: Personally, what is your favourite type of food, or your favourite dish to eat?
Arpita: Bread Ice-cream:))

DREAM:IN: What or who has been your biggest inspiration? Or your favorite chef?
Arpita: I don’t know about inspiration but my biggest support have been my Dad and my husband who have always believed in whatever I did!!!!

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DREAM:IN: In what way do you discover new foods or new recipes?  Do you like to experiment while cooking?
Arpita: I travel a lot to new destinations and try new cuisine – specially local ones. That I think is the best way to discover new stuff.

DREAM:IN: What’s the background to all the items on your menu?
Arpita: Some are traditional rolls which I grew up eat ing in Calcutta. The rest we have designed, keeping in mind, the local palate. For instance, we were the first to introduce the ‘wheat’ rolls along with ‘egg white’ option. Sometimes, even people coming from Calcutta get surprised seeing the number of options we have in our menu.

DREAM:IN: Do you enjoy owning a restaurant and starting your venture? What’s the most liberating thing about being your own boss? What’s the most liberating thing about being your own boss? Would you go back and do it differently if you could
Arpita: Yes yes yes! While there is pressure at work, we don’t bring work back home, unlike other professions and I know that very well since my husband was in advertising. Also ‘food’ is a great way to connect with people. And lastly, the recognition that you get when you are in a public place, is great!

I don’t know the most liberating thing but what gives me immense pleasure as an entrepreneur is the fact that I have given employment to people and I have been able to take care of them well!

I can’t think of doing anything different.

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DREAM:IN: Would you like to give the address so that people can come and try your great food?
Arpita: CHAKUM CHUKUM, 901/2, 4th Cross, 7th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560038.
Call 080 42115536 for home delivery.

DREAM:IN: Lastly, we ask every entrepreneur, what tips and words of wisdom do you have for budding entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
Arpita: Believe in your dreams but be sure where you want to go.

DREAM:IN: Thanks so much Arpita, we will definitely be back to try some rolls again soon! Thank you for your time, see you soon!

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