I am a homemaker and a mother of 3 children. My daughter is 14 years old and I have twin sons who are 13 years old. I am based in a small town in Kolkata. I got married when I was 22 years old. Could not pursue higher education after class 12 due to unavoidable circumstances. I stay with my in-laws, my husband and my 3 loving kids, busy with the regular routine life of a homemaker.
After my children grew up, I started to have this feeling that I need to be independent as a woman. Since I do not have the requisite qualification to take up a job, I felt that I should do something in which I am expert at. Starting a home business was not very easy for me, that too, after so many years of marriage. But my kids encouraged and supported me a lot.
Launch of Minka Creations
It was in 2018 end, I launched Minka Creations. My products include floral imitation jewllery like as Maangtika, Earrings, Bridal Jewellery, Tiara, Hathphool, Bracelets and other handmade floral decorative items for home décor or for gifting purpose. I use materials like as artificial flowers, artificial and colourful pearls, thick threads of different colours, beads, glass stones etc.
This creative art was something that I learned almost 20 years back and I used to love making these products at home. But, marriage, motherhood and other responsibilities kept me busy and I never thought that I would start a business on this. Thankfully, there is a big support from my family.
My business is still in nascent stage but I am planning to include more and more decorative and handy handmade items, besides jewellery.
All I want to say is that ‘It is never too late to start something. Do what you wish to so that you don’t have any regrets in life later on’