Women in Print: Namrta Dhar

Namrta Dhar is the national marketing manager for Heidelberg India with over seven years of experience in print and allied industries. She is 29 years ‘young’ and has done B E in printing technology. She loves travelling, writing and listening to music.

04 Mar 2014 | By PrintWeek India

Why did you get into printing?
Witnessed a scholarly group debate why Comic Sans did better justice than Tahoma in the Tintin series. Found a teacher scream in fury, ‘Pay attention to details, I say’!  And my eyes pretty much froze on the term ‘design elements’ in the syllabus book. I stepped in.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
If Nicole Kidman is busy then Namrta Dhar would be fine.

What would be your dream job?
To get paid for what I love to do.  
What is your favourite phrase or saying?
Nothing can do me in before I do myself.

What is the strangest thing you’ve ever done?
(chuckles) Calculus I guess.

What is your greatest ambition?
To always be able to help.
Who or what do you hate the most?
Under-estimation of love and modesty.

What is your greatest luxury in life?
Time spent loving and laughing with a loved one. Additionally, a long holiday in Seychelles or Bali and huge shopping in the Louis Vuitton store in Paris.

What is the worst kind of print?
(smiles) Pardon my ignorance. We only know of the best kind of prints. We are Heidelberg.

Who do you admire most in the industry?
Guenther Keppler, general manager for business development, Heidelberg India - A walking print encyclopedia and one of the finest human beings.      

Life is…
More intriguing and evolving than before!

(This Feature appeared in the 27 February 2009 issue of PrintWeek India)