Food & Hospitality
Please tell us briefly about you.
management studies, I started handling corporate business for beauty brands for
3 years before following my career for the love of Baking and Desert making.
I’m a huge desert lover and a frequent traveller and have visited many
countries across the globe. My skill is to deliver perfection, hence, developed
the thought of getting international desert recipes to India. My specialty of
understanding the goodness of desert and keenness on knowing the formulation to
make the desert, I completely indulged myself into the art of designing desert
recipes which could cater to all age groups.
Who is a woman that inspires you the most and why?
My mother, because
she’s been a hardworking woman since my childhood, as I’ve been watching her
selling different categories of products from our home among her friends circle
and the community.
How are you celebrating this year’s International Women’s Day?
My husband has
planned to throw a surprise for me which is under a wrap for which I have no
clue about it. I guess he’ll be taking off from his work and would be doing all
my duties, like making breakfast for kids, making kids ready for school,
washing clothes, making lunch & dinner, cleaning the dishes and house, etc.
What is the most important message you want to send out to all the women around
the world on this occasion?
I just want to say
that we women are an inspiration, we are a source of unconditional love, we
have contributed and have shaped the world and the society and it’s a woman who
is behind every successful man and today we are equal compared to the men in the
society in every field across the globe.
What according to you is ‘women empowerment’?
According to me women
empowerment means, Women getting equal opportunity for education, freely live
their life with a sense of self-worth, respect and dignity, to make their own
choices and decisions, get equal employment opportunity without any gender
What would you say are the main challenges facing women at present in India?
The biggest challenge
is selective abortions and female infanticide. Looking at states like Punjab
and Haryana which is very much a Male dominant society prefers to have a male
child compared to a female child. I’ve also see a backward and rural area still
take dowry in marriages and sometimes non-fulfillment of demands spells in the
death for the women. A lot of women are targeted under domestic violence which
has a statistic of 70% in India. Recently there have been several cases of
sexual harassment by men at work places, public space, in public transport,
Where do you want to see yourself in next 5 years?
In the next 5 years I
see myself raising my kids with the best values they deserve and giving them
the right knowledge and education which will help them to become a great
citizen of this country. I also see myself in supporting my husband with the
venture The Pancake Story in terms of expansion various cities in India.
|Falak Merchant, Founder, RMZ Food & Hospitality