Real woman ~ Atraeyee Purkait Mondal


Last year around Summer time I had attended the first WE ~ Women’s entrepreneur meet. That meet had been extremely instrumental in introducing me to some amazing women of strength. I met today’s real woman also through the WE meet and might I say, I am glad to know her.

She is this beautiful small packet filled with oodles of energy. She is a management graduate from IIM-B , a lecturer , an entrepreneur , a poet , a traveller and a fabulous cook. She loves updating herself on fashion and I keep seeing her updates on Facebook , one day with a hot pink nail paint  and other day with a  saree and bindi 🙂 She is the sexy Bong at one minute and a crazy hippy the other , a serious lecturer by the day and a romantic poet by the leisureful hours.

We are talking about ATRAEYEE PURKAIT MONDAL .

( So at this WE meet , since she thought people will not be able to remember or pronounce her name well, she introduced herself by writing her name in hindi on the blackboard 😛 )

Name : Atraeyee Purkait Mondal

Age: 26 years

Profession: Entrepreneur

“Life is either a daring adventure… or nothing! “- Helen Keller

How would you describe your style as:

Its simple and its me. It can be jeans or salwar kameez or mini dresses or skirts and it can be a saree .It can be indian ethnic wear, classic goth wear and english dress style.

I love the usage of orange pop up in the traditional silk saree in black color. Plus the Bengali way that she has draped the saree adds up to the style element. Real silk sarees are close to my heart , they are timeless and classy.

This black chiffon tube dress gives her petite body the required balance and volume. A must-have  piece for any girl is the classic LBD . The stylish up-do completes the look . ( You can dress it up or down depending on the occasion you are going for with either gold or pearl accessories )

I loved the Purple and pink family mix in the jacket. And the Elan with she carries her hot pink lip shade is amazing. The side swept hair does the remaining work . Perfect dressing for formal evening dinners .

Leaving on a jet plane, is she ? Yes , dressed up post wedding for her trip in a beautiful black dress which is very casual. To pep it up are the red mules and red neck piece . The tied up knotted hair adds to the casual look for travelling. I couldn’t miss the red and white bangles too, customary for few sect’s to wear them post wedding  🙂

One of my favorite’s of Atraeyee ‘s pics. The whole lehenga choli is done so simply and yet it looks so chic. Fabric is beautiful organza / tissue with just a golden lace at the hem and blouse is also done in a simple way. The add-on is the beautiful “bor” on her head as a head accessory and white flowers in her hair. ( I am not a particular fan of Jari work and mixing of all embroidery together , so this particular piece seems the best  for me.) And Jignasha Jadwani’s photography completed the picture.

“Versatile” is the word for her. She can easily glide from a serious entrepreneur’s image wearing a cotton saree to a boho chic girlie look wearing a denim skirt and black top flaunting her tattoo and bohemian neck piece. I can’t miss the red lip color 🙂

Loves to :- My passion in life is to be earthy. I enjoy things with love and simplicity.

Atraeyee graduated from MSU BBA and did her masters from Vidyanagar. Later she worked as a lecturer for MBA in DIVS Academy – A branch of Sikkim Manipal University of Baroda. She also worked in Maharaja Sayajirao University for a year as an external faculty for BBA. Besides working as visiting entrepreneur faculty, She has assisted her dad in their own company called Proniak Forge and Flanges. You can check their work on She would be one a kind of woman entrepreneurs who is in Steel business. Not only that , she also ventured into “Pickle” business last year in Baroda.

She has been covered by Irene Mary Varughese who wrote a book on New age women entrepreneurs . It basically had Start-up Cases of Alumni of the Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. It was published in Sep 2011.

She loves to write poems and while she kept writing , one of her poems got published in an international poetry journal. She has also written songs for local bands. She is  working on a book titled ‘Bubbles and Butterflies’. In her free time,Atraeyee loves to read on human psychology, listen to music, or try a hand at photography. She is also a trained Bharatnatyam dancer.She is a fantastic cook too and keeps experimenting with new recipes almost each day . A little birdie told , she will be soon starting a FOOD BLOG. So all you foodies can track her on her food blog too 🙂

I am sure you had fun knowing this small bundle of energy’s style quotient and all what she does. A woman with passion and determination to make a difference in her life as well as others surrounding her is what you can feel about Atraeyee.

Next blog would be on a true fashionista , a diva , an entrepreneur and a very enlightened soul.

Keep checking this space.

Till then keep smiling and keep it stylish 🙂

7 thoughts on “Real woman ~ Atraeyee Purkait Mondal

  1. ritu kapoor

    Tres Bon! Even if u wouldn’t have mentioned her name or posted her photos…Phir bhi yeh Madam ka pata chal jata that u talking definitely abt our loving Mrs. Mondal! Lovely post! Cheers

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