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Malika Baruah, a yoga practitioner, has worked in the fashion and retail business for nearly 21 years. She had started her career with Garden Vareli, a company that has been dedicated for more than 80 years, to the design and creation of high-quality textile. Since then Malika has had a remarkably diversified experience, from learning pattern-making in Paris under Pierre Cardin, to heading the creative departments in Levi’s, Indus League, and Globus. She fell in love with yoga in 2001 and has been practicing it ever since. She was dissatisfied with one aspect though: the clothing women yoga practitioners wear: a hotchpotch of tights, sweatpants, sportswear, t-shirts, and tops. The aesthetic in her never came to terms with this. A physical, mental, and spiritual discipline like yoga deserved much better, she felt. “I wanted to create the world’s best yoga brand that was true to yoga; and so Proyog was born.Carol Felton for YOGI TIMES: You were a successful head of product design at Levis, what made you decide to co-found a new company?