What does Kuroosh stand for?

Kuroosh aims at interlocking people, culture and language. Through English as the common language, Kuroosh caters various services like Get in Touch Program (socio-cultural), Proofreading, Editing, Translating (Nepali- English & vice versa), and English Conversation Meetups, and Crochet workshops, products.

Why the name “Kuroosh”?

“Kuroosh” is a Nepali term for “crochet hook”. It was the art of crocheting, interlocking loops and creating a wonderful piece, that led me in choosing Kuroosh as the name of my company.

Crochet has a significant place in my life. My mom introduced the term Kuroosh when I was just a kid. She was an avid crocheter and a knitter. But a day came when she had to stop continuing her passion. After that, Kuroosh was lost among us. No one among her five kids had any serious interest in it.

One afternoon four years ago, I just felt the need to learn that skill from her. Maybe I could continue her passion through me. So, I asked her to teach me. It was an emotional request for her which she happily accepted. When that day ended, my hands were familiar with the coordination between yarn and hook. A happy and proud moment for both of us. But how serious I was regarding crochet was visible only after I came to the Netherlands a month after that crochet session. It has been four years now that I have been crocheting. It has become an integral part of my new life here.

Kuroosh thus connects me with my mom, my country and at the same time with my new life in Eindhoven. It weaves these lives together in a colorful productive way.

What triggered the idea of having my own company?

In 2018, when Carola Eijsenring asked me if I would like to take over the Get in Touch Program in the future, she caught me by surprise. I didn’t know how to react. But I knew, it was an honor to be offered such an amazing program. Get in Touch had been one of the most important parts of my life since my journey in Eindhoven that ‘no’ wasn’t going to be the answer. It was, however, going to be challenging because I never thought I would be running a program by myself.

So, I accepted Carola’s offer and started my journey under her guidance. 2019 was almost over and I was thinking of a name for my company. Many names were crossed out. By then, my husband already had suggested about “Kuroosh”. I love crocheting and “Kuroosh” means crochet hook in Nepali. But I wasn’t sure how well it will work in the international society.

One day Carola dropped by my house with a Birthday gift for me. She asked me if I had picked a name already. I told her a few of them. And then I also told her what my husband has suggested. Carola immediately liked it. She encouraged me to go with that name because it is meaningful in what my plans are.

With the beginning of 2020, I finally registered my company ‘Kuroosh’.