Saumya Somesh (Ahilya)

Saumya Somesh (Ahilya)

On the show today, Monisha is in conversation with Saumya Somesh, the marketing coordinator of Ahilya, a hand-painted apparel brand established only last year by her mother Shalini Jain. Aiming to combine India’s century old weaving traditions with contemporary style, Saumya tells us the journey of setting up Ahilya – the brainchild of a non-profit with the aim of providing women with new skill sets and employment opportunities, making them self-sufficient.

To check out Ahilya’s work follow them on Instagram @shopahilya. And to keep up with Monisha Singh Katial, follow her on Instagram @monishasinghkatial. We would love to hear from you and your recommendations for homegrown brands that you think we should feature on our lineup of Voices For Local, so reach out to us @voicesforlocal on Instagram.


Host: Monisha Singh Katial (Twitter & Instagram)

This is a Maed in India production.

Audio Engineer & Editor: Kartik Kulkarni

Creative Director: Mae Mariyam Thomas

Project Manager: Shaun Fanthome

Producer: Husein Haveliwala