An alumnus of Delhi University, 35 year old Liter Basar from Arunachal Pradesh has carved a niche for herself in her state as a star baker and confectioner. Belonging to Galo tribe and hailing from Basar in Lepa Rada district of the state, Liter graduated from Delhi University and then went to Paris in 2016 to learn the art of baking. She acquired a diploma in patisserie from the Le Cordon Bleu. She says that her days in Paris had been a huge learning experience as she was taught with perfection right from breaking an egg to hold the whisk, to properly use the oven, peeling fruits in a definite manner and perfectly plating a dessert.
With the knowledge gained, the thought of making a career in bakery occurred to her. In an earlier interview, she told media “I had previously vacationed in France, but living there like a local during the one-year training really made a difference. While I was there, I had backpacked across Europe, savoring their food and absorbing their culture. It gave me a new set of eyes to see the world.” Liter now is the owner and the head chef of the LIBA Cafe and Patisserie in Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. She makes the French dessert using local products such as oranges, kiwis, mangoes and wild berries.
Her experience of learning in Paris provided her with the impetus to grow as a baker. She never compromises with the quality of her café, which she believes always help in making a difference. Belonging to a place which is often considered to be backward, she feels that women should strive to be financially independent, overcoming the challenges and also hopes that her story would help in inspiring at least one woman to move forward as an entrepreneur.