In conversation with Pia Ganguly, the proud owner of the prestigious boutique, Pia Ka Ghar, which was established in 2003 Since then PKG has diversified into bringing abroad the work of indigenous weavers and artisans all over India.In this conversation Pia has talked about herself, her boutique, her dreams and much more.
Tell us something about yourself?-Who is Piyali Ganguly?
Pia : Piyali Ganguly is a very ordinary Bengali girl with an extraordinary dream to create a global brand, Pia Ka Ghar, out of Bengal and contribute to “inclusive growth”.
You started your career with media - is that true?
Pia : Not really even though I was moonlighting as the profile editor for India Currents for 7 years.
When and How did Pia Ka Ghar happen?
Pia : In 2003, westarted Pia Ka Ghar so that Indians in America could buy the kind of saris I longed to buy from my favourite boutiques in Calcutta. Since then the dream has mushroomed into something much grander. Our core values of dressing the “Unforgettable Woman: You!” has not changed and we at all times want to deliver real value to the customer.
As a woman entrepreneur did you face any challenge so far?
Pia: A work/life balance for sure. An entrepreneur has to work almost 24/7 and a woman has to be a mom which too is a 24/7 job. Straddling these two worlds is a perennial challenge.
What is that X factor in Pia Ka Ghar that makes it different from the rest?
Pia : We are simply “Fabulous and Classy.”
Tell us about Pia Ka Ghar's association with ace designers like Sabyasachi, Paromita Banerjee, Eina Ahluwalia, Masaba and Pallavi & Bhairavi Jaikishen?
Pia :These designers are the best of breed in India and more than that they are my closest friends. So there exists a terrific rapport, which facilitates our working harmoniously. We at PKG are very customer centric and we are able to provide customized solutions for customers because I can pick up the phone and call the designers to make changes to vanilla offerings.
How can a reader get in touch with Pia Ka Ghar?
Pia : www.piakaghar.com and they can write to me at
Finally a message for our readers.
Pia : My message to myself changes daily since nothing really is cast in stone! Today, I would say that one should be free of any kind of prejudice. His Holiness the Dalai Lama says that the basic message and goal of all religions is the same: a genuine wish to bring about better world conditions, a happier world with more compassionate humanity. I honestly believe that is possible if everyone tries to make “someone’s next day a little bit better.”
Image Source : Pia Ka Ghar