Ayesha is the founder and creator of Ettan and Copra Restaurant along with Chef/Partner Srijith Gopinathan. Raised in Delhi, Thapar is a Wellesley College graduate in economics ( with a minor in studio art), a scion of the prominent KCT Group (one of India’s leading business conglomerates). A consummate project innovator with a successful track record across various industries. Thapar ran Tel3.com, a telecom voice-over IP company based in Miami. She founded Sansaar Fashion, a retail line of semi-precious jewelry, handbags, and scarves which merged the richness of the East with the avant-garde glamour of the West. Later her perseverance resulted in the family company (Indian City Properties) transitioning from passive landowners to developers with a diverse portfolio of high-quality real estate assets.
Despite a focus on business, Thapar has a deep passion for design and the arts, which have become hallmarks of all the restaurant concepts. Ettan, Copra, Little Blue Door, and Eylan are an expression of the diversity, beauty, artistic expression, and depth that is India. Her desire for the world to experience all that India is from her lens was the motivation behind this journey.