The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value

Success stories does not always have to be stories of struggle & hardships; sometimes it is just the passion, encouragement and hard work that prove inspirational in carving out your journey to success.


That’s the reaction of every design student, but in this chaos most simply complete their project, without thinking much beyond it, especially when it comes to the project’s relation to a career path ahead.

Supriya Damani’s project submission in college for the topic ‘Entrepreneurship-designing and marketing a product’ won the hearts of her professors and students alike. She took the cue and tried her hand at turning college project outputs into items which can be sold in the market. Starting with the candles that look good for gifting, she started putting up small stalls in exhibitions and also ventured into corporate gifting. Friends and family loved the beauty in her products. With keeping in mind the manifestation of regional art, ethnic craft and strong focus on balancing tradition, style and beauty she designed her first range of products. Fresh out of college, she called het growing business ‘Taam Jhaam’.

‘The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value’, says Supriya when quizzed what inspires her.

Using raw materials like MDF Board, Ceramic and giving it the beauty with foil painting, she has created various home décor items like bottle tissue holder, door hangings, baskets & boxes, trays and platters.

Supriya keeps experimenting, and while she runs her boutique enterprise happily, she hopes to hopes to have her own store soon.