Established in 2011, fashion label ‘Peppermint Diva’ is Kolkata-based designer duo Deepika Agarwal and Mita Jatia’s standalone endeavour to pave their path to entrepreneurial success as Marwari women. In a first-person account for MARWAR, the cousins talk about stepping into an uncharted territory, their journey from homemakers to businesswomen and emerging victorious to carve out a niche of their own in the fashion arena.
Among Marwari entrepreneurs, while there are those whose claim to fame is a family business augmented successively over several generations, there are others who
have had nothing to start with except a dream. But sometimes a dream can be worth a million dollars, as it has been with realtor Sushil Mantri of Mantri Developers. Having delivered no less than 6,000 homes and a string of commercial spaces, all within a short span of 13 years, his company’s growth trajectory has been extraordinary.