Champaca Bookstore, Library and Cafe
For Radhika Timbadia, a formerly trained ecologist who worked as a conservationist for ten years, Champaca, her cafe, has been an effort to bring to the fore a unique experience around books. She gets through food, curation, a strong community and a collection of books that speak of diverse backgrounds, places and perspectives from around India and the world. “The larger struggle for me has been not being taken seriously by vendors and retaining employees. I am overcoming these challenges by helping them feel connected to Champaca and the vision we are working towards,” she says.
State : Karnataka
Gender : Female
Sector : Retail & E-commerce