What I spend Money On!

Have you ever wondered how amazing life would be if you could just follow your heart and never stop till you drop? Be it travelling and taking trips to virgin destinations, meeting friends and family, trying each and every cuisine and beverage the world has to offer or simply relax in an armchair on some lazy mornings, what if you could do it all? Take it first hand from a person who has this lifestyle, when they say, this is totally possible! However, this wasn’t always the case… I handle a business that trades in wholesale textile and most specifically in the surplus and excess textile transactions. This was never an easy market to buy and sell in, let alone being fast and transparent with transactions! If you’re an Indian then all you need to hear is ‘train travel- general class’ and certainly, the feeling of being in that mayhem…

A letter to a 16-year-old

A letter to a 16-year-old My dear 16-year-old, Kal, Aaj aur Kal A business of generations… Age old traditions are still the most effective and personalized ways to leave an impression. Hence, I thought of writing this letter to you. For a while now, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about your future, your aims and ambitions in life thereon. You’re sweet sixteen now and surely enjoying your teen years, exploring life and making the most of you opportunities, aren’t you? Well, soon you’ll be a young heir of our household, ready to venture into a business, which we would hope, is your family cloth business… But let us first figure out if you really want to carry forward our textile business or not! I think I know what you’re expecting from life… trust me I’ve been there! What are you worried about young one? Do you feel trapped…

A day in the life of a textile

Did you know? The first probably hint of my existence back in 34,000 BC was because historians found dyed flax fibres in a cave, in Republic of Georgia. For those of who who’re wondering who I am, let me introduce myself simpler. I am a textile, commonly referred to as a kapda, manufactured in the textile mills. To see me in making is actually a pretty interesting endeavor; a crafty method based on the speed and scale of the machinery defines me and my body. The introduction of modern manufacturing techniques, post industrialization, have successfully changed my appearance, attire and feel altogether. Unlike humans, we come into this world with a stamp. Humans have a family to call theirs while we, on the other hand, have a brand or a mill to call ours- Our creators! Once I am made, I have lakhs of brothers and sisters, who are stacked…

A Tech Savvy Senior

It would seem like technology and internet would hardly be alluring to the seniors in this decade and that they’d seem resistant to learning and trying them in this old age. Well, who was to know how dreadfully wrong just one man could prove us! ‘Browsing online, staying connected, real time updated and trading simpler’ A registered buyer of XSTOK, who happens to be 80 year-young. has made this his mantra and he can surprise you with how well he understands and implements it. XSTOK’s product offerings and sales of the day are something he checks like clockwork. He also keeps an eye on every auction that opens on the portal and makes sure that he bids in each one of them. He’s such an experienced bidder that he prefers to sit back and watch the pouring bids till the last hour some times and just when the auction is…