They mean business: The new faces of India Inc

Enterprise in India has as many reasons as faces. Some take to it as an unquestioning continuance of the family business, others to strike out on their own; some explore new ideas, while others revive old ones; some preserve tradition in the face of odds, others take on the challenges of novelty. But what binds them all is the passion for ownership
Curated By: Vikas Khot, Jasodhara Banerjee
Published: Aug 17, 2015
They mean business: The new faces of India Inc

Image by : Aranya Sen for Forbes India

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  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
  • They mean business: The new faces of India Inc
Sudip Mullick has had a stint in the hospitality industry: He worked for a year at the Oberoi Grand in Kolkata. But he soon turned to his family business—Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick are makers of some of the finest sweets in the city for five generations. Originally based in the city’s older parts, the business has experienced a phase of modernisation and expansion since 1993. “We have six outlets in Kolkata, and a few will come up before Durga Puja. We are also putting up a huge workshop in Howrah,” says Mullick, 33. The biggest challenge of running a business where quality is crucial is the availability of skilled manpower. “That’s why we have bought different types of equipment to make sweets. We trained people to run the machines, and are very happy with the quality of the output. It has helped us eliminate the problem of skilled hands that are mandatory in our industry.” A supplier to the Raj Bhavan, government programmes, five-star hotels and corporate houses, the business counts celebrities among customers. “Once Sachin Tendulkar liked Gelato Sandesh.  He himself called me up and placed an order for his kids.”