“I dropped out of school at the age of 13 when I was diagnosed with Dyslexia. By that time, I had lost a big chunk of my childhood dealing with my condition. When I was in class 5, my teacher had called my mom and explained to her about my struggle of not being able to understand the concepts properly. I was also given special attention from the teachers, but it didn’t work out. Later, I was enrolled in a special school for slow learning but it didn’t work either. I still remember my mother used to come to school with me at times to see if she could make the process easier for me but unfortunately, I couldn’t cope with the atmosphere and thus, had to drop out at a young age. However, with the help of my family, I had managed to complete my 10th-grade education from open schooling at my own speed.
As a child, I was pretty active and loved the process of baking cakes. I used to watch my mom bake basic homemade cakes for the family. I would sit with her in the kitchen all the time only to see her bake.
Furthermore, I was fascinated with the idea of fancy cakes and pastries and wanted to learn everything. Eventually, that lead me to pursue my interest in baking, and I, the most pampered brat in my family turned into a “Foodpreneur.”
I am 18 and an entrepreneur! Who would have thought? There have been many highs and lows in my life but my family has been my constant. They have always stood by me.
Everything is still a challenge, be it the staff, supply chain, and management, baking at odd hours, etc. I am trying to learn how to manage everything. My family makes sure I have everything under control. My sister is always just a call away, and she handles everything except the baking as of now.
The current Covid-19 situation has been tough for everyone. My store which was supposed to be launched in May last year was stopped because of the nationwide lockdown. I was heartbroken but I believe everything happens for good. I had to wait for a few more months and I was finally able to open my first store at Ratnadeep Select in Banjara Hills Road No. 12 with the name, House of Desserts, in November. We are now in the process of expanding our business and working hard every day to make sure we give the best to the market and get known for the same!”
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