#NICEStories: The Indian Motif – Promoting Handwoven Elegance

Indian Motif Handloom

Handloom weaving is an age-old craft but is slowly losing itself in the pages of history. With stiff competition from power looms and the fast-fashion industry, the challenges of the weavers’ community are humungous. The vision of The Indian Motif is to make the lives of weavers financially viable and to encourage appreciation for handloom clothing among all.

Craft Retailing and Working with Artisans With Business Expert Anita Kathpalia

Featuring business expert Anita Kathpalia on NICE Conversations. It is all about the business of craft retailing and working with artisans. Valuable insights for any cultural entrepreneur.
An MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Anita has over 35 years of experience in operations, strategy and marketing from FMCG, Retail, Media, Telecom in India and Europe. 

All About Entrepreneurship with Prof. Suresh Bhagavatula, IIMB

On NICE Conversations, featuring Prof Suresh Bhagavatula, Professor (Entrepreneurship), IIM Bangalore. It’s all about entrepreneurship: mentors, women, cultural and more! Prof Suresh speaks from his knowledge of interacting with different types of entrepreneurs since 2007.

Ayurveda Healthcare with Rajiv Vasudevan, Founder AyurVAID Hospitals

On NICE Conversations, featuring Rajiv Vasudevan – CoFounder, AyurVAID Hospitals . Chair, CII Ayurveda Group . Co-Chair, AYUSH Sector Skills Council. With several AyurVAID hospitals and clinics across India and a growing network of physicians, Rajiv Vasudevan has proved that a process-driven approach can make an Ayurveda-based business model profitable.

Cultural Businesses in India with Anchal Jain – CoChair, CCBP at IIMA

On NICE Conversations, featuring Anchal Jain – Co-Chair, Creative and Cultural Businesses Programme at IIMA. Anchal has 32 years of entrepreneurial, advisory and academic experience in lifestyle industries. He was the founder and CEO of Primetex Sarl based in Paris. During his career, he has built brands in India and Europe, participating very closely in complete value chain management in fashion and lifestyle businesses.

Mahua Going Global with Entrepreneur Desmond Nazareth

Featuring mahua entrepreneur, Desmond Nazareth on NICE Conversations. Desmond has reimagined spirits from tequila to mahua! Here, he shares his journey, experiences and advice for Indian heritage and craft liquor entrepreneurs. He is currently focused on taking Mahua global.

Sepalika Story from Founder, Sharda Agarwal

‘NICE Conversations’ features Sharda Agarwal, Founder Sepalika

Sharda Agarwal talks about her personal journey that led to her co-founding her 2nd venture, Sepalika, along with Mahesh Jayaraman. The inspiration for setting up Sepalika came from Sharda’s personal experience of suffering from migraines for eight long years.

FMCG Worldview with Sanjay Singal, COO – ITC Dairy & Beverages

‘NICE Conversations’ features Sanjay Singal, Chief Operating Officer – Dairy & Beverages, ITC Ltd.

Sanjay shares his learnings and insights from his extensive experience in the FMCG sector. He talks of the opportunities and challenges in the industry for cultural entrepreneurs in the Food & Beverages and the Wellness & Beauty categories. Watch the clips to know more.

Chumbak Journey with Founder, Vivek Prabhakar

‘NICE Conversations’ features Vivek Prabhakar, founder of Chumbak.

Vivek and his co-founder – his wife, Shubhra, sold their house to seed-fund their company Chumbak. Vivek shares the importance of design, branding, conviction and relentless execution and more. Watch to know of their journey with Chumbak.