S03E24 FindingTheVoices with Koijam Vasunraz: From a sweeper to a General Manager.

S03E24 FindingTheVoices with Koijam Vasunraz: From a sweeper to a General Manager (Part 3)
Guest Speaker : Koijam Vasunraz, Textile entrepreneur, Founder of Manipur Creations.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Manipur Creations, Imphal, Manipur, India

In the 1st part of Koijam Vasunraz ’s interview, he shared about his early life on how he got his aspiration to follow his dream of entering the world of business. There was a conflict in his parent’s expectation and his aspirations to follow his dream. Listen to his heartfelt story to know the details of his choice, a difficult choice but brought him closer to his dream. An inspiring story of determination and believing in yourself.
The 2nd part of his interview where he shared about how he left his house and eloped with his love coming out to follow his dreams. Listen to his heartfelt story of struggles of survival and how he became a sweeper.
This is the 3rd part of his interview where he shared about growing from a sweeper to a General Manager. His story tells us about how one works proactively paving path for his growth. Such an amazing story which we can learn from his techniques for growth. He shared about the strength and support from his love, his wife in such low times.

About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of FindingTheVoices

Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/

 

S03E23 FindingTheVoices with Koijam Vasunraz: Running away from home.

S03E23 FindingTheVoices with Koijam Vasunraz: Running away from home. (Part 2)
Guest Speaker : Koijam Vasunraz, Textile entrepreneur, Founder of Manipur Creations.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Manipur Creations, Imphal, Manipur, India

In the 1st part of Koijam Vasunraz ’s interview, he shared about his early life on how he got his aspiration to follow his dream of entering the world of business. There was a conflict in his parent’s expectation and his aspirations to follow his dream. Listen to his heartfelt story to know the details of his choice, a difficult choice but brought him closer to his dream. An inspiring story of determination and believing in yourself.
This is the 2nd part of his interview where he shared about how he left his house and eloped with his love coming out to follow his dreams. Listen to his heartfelt story of struggles of survival and how he became a sweeper.

About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of FindingTheVoices

Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/

 

S03E21 FindingTheVoices with Koijam Vasunraz: Your dream or your parent’s expectation?

S03E21 FindingTheVoices with Koijam Vasunraz: Your dream or your parent’s expectation?(Part 1)
Guest Speaker : Koijam Vasunraz, Textile entrepreneur, Founder of Manipur Creations.
Language: Interview in English
Location: Manipur Creations, Imphal, Manipur, India

Presenting the 1st part of Koijam Vasunraz ’s interview.
Koijam Vasunraz shares about his early life on how he got his aspiration to follow his dream of entering the world of business. There was a conflict in his parent’s expectation and his aspirations to follow his dream. Listen to his heartfelt story to know the details of his choice, a difficult choice but brought him closer to his dream.
An inspiring story of determination and believing in yourself.

About FindingTheVoices:Monica Ingudam, Founder of FindingTheVoices

Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/

 

S03E11 FindingTheVoices with Tampha Oinam Gupta founder of Kone Wovens: Going international with Grandma’s hand woven towels in Manipur

S03E11 FindingTheVoices with Tampha Oinam Gupta, going international with Grandma’s hand woven towels in Manipur.
Guest Speaker : Tampha Oinam Gupta, founder of Kone Wovens.
Language: Interview in English

Location: Video Interview with our Guest Speaker joining in from London.

Kone Wovens. The name is a combination of the Manipuri word “Kone” which is the word for the traditional weaving machine and the English word “Woven”. Tampha Oinam Gupta, the founder of Kone Wovens, came up with this clever name. The company is slowly gaining popularity worldwide and the demand has been increasing among the Manipuri living away from home. All of the products are plush hand woven towels made of pure cotton. Tampha says that the heart and soul and the secret behind the skillful weavings of her products is her grandmother who is an excellent weaver. While Tampha is settled in London, her team is working from Manipur. In this interview, she shares how she actually manages the company and the difficulties one faces in such circumstances.
Tampha says that she was able to fulfill her dream of starting her own textile firm because she never gave up on her dreams. She tells us about the various hurdles she had to go through before she could start the company. Right now, Kone Wovens products are available on the two e-commerce website etsy.com and giskaa.com. Tampha is hopefull of expanding and making more range of products in the near future with all the support she is getting.
A beautiful inspiring story showing how 3 generations are working together with the production in Manipur and the design and marketing from London. We ended the interview with a beautiful message from her “Never give up your dream”

About FindingTheVoices:

Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/

S03E10 FindingTheVoices with Devakishor Soraisam: Changing lives and volunteers connecting with the people of Manipur

S03E10 FindingTheVoices with Devakishor Soraisam, Changing lives, volunteers connecting with the people of Manipur and rising together in the midst of natural disaster.
Guest Speaker : Devakishor Soraisam, founder of Mangaal Sustainable Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Language: Interview in English

Location: Imphal, Manipur, India

Here’s the second part interview of Devakishor Soraisam, founder of Mangaal Sustainable Solutions Pvt. Ltd. The solar power systems company that provides customized design solutions has slowly gained recognition and has become a trusted name especially to their customers. Mangaal has been visiting the rural areas of Manipur and has helped set up electricity in a number of homes. According to Devakishor Soraisam, one of the best accomplishments of the solar company was helping people work more number of hours, thereby increasing the productivity of cottage industries. This has helped many cottage industries that were unable to work either because of poor visibility or total unavailability of electricity. Devakishor Soraisam also has plans to lend support in the education arena, like developing solar powered projectors to be used in schools.

Devakishor and his team have also been showing their humanitarian support. In this interview, he shares how he and his team lent support during the January, 2016 earthquake that hit Manipur. He also shares the about the problems they faced during the operation. In spite of all these troubles, there was no support from the government at the time. Devakishor and his team still continue to help the victims in case of any natural calamities in the state. We can all contribute directly or indirectly through their Facebook page “Flood Relief Manipur”.

Catch up on the first part of his interview at  S03E09 FindingTheVoices with Devakishor Soraisam sharing about providing sustainable energy solutions in Manipur.


About FindingTheVoices:

Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/

S03E09 FindingTheVoices with Devakishor Soraisam: Providing sustainable energy solutions in Manipur.

S03E09 FindingTheVoices with Devakishor Soraisam sharing about providing sustainable energy solutions in Manipur.
Guest Speaker : Devakishor Soraisam, founder of Mangaal Sustainable Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Language: Interview in English

Location: Imphal, Manipur, India

Mangaal Sustainable Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a social enterprise that works on solving the energy crisis in Manipur, especially in the rural areas where the electricity condition is much worse. Devakishor Soraisam, who is the founder of the enterprise shares about how he came back to Manipur to start up his company. The main thing that sets this company apart from the rest is the idea of a customized design solution based on actual needs. So even if someone has no idea about solar or how much power is actually needed, the Mangaal team will analyze and design the optimal machinery. Apart from this, Devakishor Soraisam has also started associating with banks in the state to provide loans for buying the solar power systems.

Since getting legally established in January, 2016, Mangaal has so far catered to the needs of 400-500 houses. That is an impressive number taking into account the condition of private sector in Manipur. However, Devakishor Soraisam states that the company has not been able to grow as much as they can because of the lack of skill and experienced personnel in certain areas and also because of the lack of faith in the private sector by the masses. Another hindrance is the problem of bandhs and curfews in Manipur. Devakishor Soraisam feels the need to work more number of hours and catch up in order to bring the private sector of Manipur at par with the other states of India.

He shared the challenges and tweak in changing the work culture to fit into the unique situation in Manipur with frequent Bandh and balancing to attend invitation to rituals which falls on a working day.


About FindingTheVoices:

Born and raised in the violence-torn landscape of Manipur, I have a vision to promote and spread inspiring, empowering, educative & entertaining stories. I believe that we can create contents bringing the positive side of Manipur. I believe we can do this together by finding the voices, voices which needs to be heard and shared, voices of our own people, people of Manipur and well-wishers of Manipur. I believe that these voices will bring a change and connect all of us.

I welcome you to join me in my journey to finding the voices at Http://FindingTheVoices.com/