Having introduced Arastan I thought I’d better also introduce myself.
I am originally from Mumbai but have been away more than I have actually been there. I have lived in Delhi (I worked for Development Alternatives), the US and the UK, and have been in Bangalore for nearly five years now. My experience over the past 16 years has been in IT and General Management, most recently as the Country Head for India for a small IT Consultancy (Thorogood Associates) headquartered in the UK. Whilst I loved what I did I decided I had had enough of the pressures and long hours and finished working there at the end of 2010. Not being one to sit still for long though I am now focussed on making a successful business out of my passion for travel and culture and my interest in Islamic Art, and carpets in particular, hence Arastan!
Of course, somehow whilst starting up a new business, I also intend to spend more time with my daughter Tiya, who turns five in April. My husband, Mike, is English and we will be working together on the business: basically anything I don’t want to do, or don’t have the patience for, he’ll have to do for me!