It was a nightmare countless urban parents live through annually. Ten years ago, Rajesh Bhatia could not get the ‘first-come-first-served’ admission to a good preschool for his 2-year-old son. What’s more, an investment banker at the time, Bhatia had no strings to pull. To his credit, Bhatia turned the dead-end into a turning point. “I realised that there was a need for good quality, affordable preschools in Mumbai,” says the managing director of Tree House Education Accessories, who quit his job in January 2003 to set up the company’s first preschool in a leased 2,000 sq ft property in the western Mumbai suburb of Andheri.
A class act
In full bloom
Tree House has near-perfected the art of running its pre-school business through its self-owned and lease strategy
Summer wine and salad
Kishore Singh - January 19, 2015
The million-dollar question: Is investing a game of luck or skill?
Shankar Sharma - May 04, 2021
Every crisis is an opportunity, if you are on the right side of equities
Samir Arora - May 04, 2021
Viraj Mehta trusts the toughness and bounce of a company that has seen many trials
Viraj Mehta - May 04, 2021
Safir Anand spots a mid-sized company with the right chemistry and catalytic circumstances
Safir Anand - May 07, 2021