Entrepreneur Beats Disability: Sizzles With Food Stall At Navi Mumbai Mallby The Daily Eye Team March 2 2017, 2:34 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 45 secs
At first glance, ‘Aditi’s Corner’ in Bhoomi Mall, CBD Belapur, looks like any other eatery: a couple of chairs and tables neatly laid out; packets of chips hanging on one side; microwave atop a clean marble platform and a glass shelf displaying pastries and cupcakes. However, there is something unique about this stall. Aditi Verma, 22, who runs the eatery, has Down Syndrome, but it is barely evident, as she meticulously takes down lunch orders, greeting every customer with an endearing smile. “I always loved cooking, and would surprise my mom with dishes I picked up from YouTube videos,” she says. Her parents and brother wanted to nurture this passion — besides making her self-reliant — and gifted her with the eatery on New Year’s Day last year. Within the third month itself, Ms. Verma had achieved break even.