About Me



Bachelors in Education, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma,USA–1971

Bachelors of Art with Honors in Sanskrit, Meerut University, Uttar Pradesh, India–1969

“Anju Poddar is the rare face of modernity……. Textiles and Weaves.”


Anju sits on the Board of various educational and social organizations and prestigious Business Enterprises. Her passion for art has made her a frequently called speaker at Art Shows, Museums and Educational Institutions such as Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Director, Crafts Museum of India, Delhi–Current

Director, Samay Books Limited, Hyderabad–2001 – Current

Society Member, Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad – Current

Committee Member, Coal India, Delhi

Director, Pantaloons, Mumbai–2001 – 2006

President, Banjara Hills Literary and Home Crafts Center, Hyderabad–1995 – 2005

“A successful home maker, Anju Poddar…….. She is the Author of well received books”

Anju Poddar is the rare face of modernity and tradition. With honors in Sanskrit followed by BE from USA, she is a well traveled person. She has devoted a great deal of her energy and time in working with women and children. She has also developed a collection of Contemporary Indian Art which she has collected passionately over 4 decades. Anju has a keen and seasoned eye for Textiles and Weaves.

A successful home maker Anju belongs to the well known Marwari families – Modi and Poddar. She is married to Vinod Poddar and lives in Hyderabad. She believes in celebrating everyday surrounded by her children Pallavi & Niraj More – Avantika & Puneet Dalmia and her beloved grand children Aman, Yash, Avanee and Priyang. Friends are a major support system in her life.

She is the author of the many well received books.

  • A JOURNEY TO THE HEAVENS:A helpful and detailed guide for prospective travelers to Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash and in addition she has also written a small visual book for kids on the same called “Yash & Aman’s journey to Manasarovar and Mt Kailash”.
  • A WEDDING IN THE HOUSE-While helping with the preparation of the wedding, adds richness and meaning to the tradition of the marriage.
  • OUR FESTIVALS OUR TRADITIONS:Propagates the importance of Hindu traditions and festivals to the forthcoming generations.
  • MEALS MENUS & MORE :Which she has written along with her friends Sangita Biyani & Manjri Agarwal talks about menu planning and more.
  • 108 SHADES OF DIVINITY:I am proud to announce the release of my book 108 Shades of Divinity written along with Mukul Singhal and Sethu Vaidyanathan. It is a sacred pilgrimage across India through 108 places of worship of nine religions. This book is an invitation to believers ti wander on a sacred journey, complete with details on how to get there, what to expect en route and the legends and rituals associated with a particular shrine or deity.
  • HOME DIVA:She is working on the book HOME DIVA and will be available soon..
  • She has been a part of writing her father’s biography K N Modi – KARAMAYOGI with the help of D K Modi, Manju Saraf & Krishna Sagar Rao. She also contributes an article on monthly basis to a national monthly B +ve.
  • Scroll to top