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Must read: 19 life lessons from India's best pastry chef

Last updated on: March 01, 2019 08:06 IST
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'Entrepreneurship is lonely, VERY lonely at times.'
'People will try to cheat you, will take advantage of you, you'll see the very horrible side of some people.'
'But you'll also meet incredible people, who'll question how you think, why you think a certain way and it will change you for the better.'

Pastry queen and founder of Le 15, one of India's first macaron restaurant Pooja Dhingra shares some of the best life lessons from her entrepreneurial journey so far.

Pooja Dhingra

IMAGE: Pooja Dhingra started Le 15, a French cafe in Mumbai with a staff of two people in 2010. In nine years, she has expanded her business to four cafes in Mumbai, has a staff of over 40 and caters to 12 cities in India.  Photograph: Kind courtesy Book cover Can't Believe It's Eggless by Pooja Dhingra

In 2004, Pooja Dhingra quit her law education to pursue hospitality. 

Six years later, the Le Cordon Bleu trained chef went on to open India's first macaron restaurant Le 15 in Mumbai with a staff of just two people.

In 2014, she was listed among Forbes India and Asia's '30 under 30' list of achievers.

The successful entrepreneur is also an accomplished author -- she has published three books (The Big Book of Treats; The Wholesome Kitchen: Nourish. Energize. Indulge and Can't Believe It's Eggless) -- and is an inspiration for many.

Dhingra recently took to Twitter to share some of the best and worst learnings she's had in her nine-year-old journey as an entrepreneur.

Take a look.

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