What is your philosophy of life?
My life is quite simple. I believe that all my dreams and aspirations lined up have been achieved. Hereafter, I look forward to do something for all the elements around me such as humanity and nature to create a sustainable and better future for everyone. My focus, for now, is upon the journey of planting 1 billion trees in the country and how can I positively transform the lives of 1 Billion people in India by 2024. Also, I look forward to contributing to the digital transformation of our country so that we create a better future for our kids and Mother Nature.
What is your routine like?
I usually start my day very early and dedicate the wee hours for meditation which helps me to keep my mind calm and focused all day. I make sure to spend some quality time with my children. I wake them up, exercise with them, and also help them get ready for their online school. I have a very light breakfast which includes fresh fruits, soaked dry fruits, and a cup of cold-pressed vegetable juice. My lunch consists of a small portion of saute vegetables and a sprout meal. The outline of my diet is a healthy breakfast and lunch with no dinner. Also, both my meals consist of living vegan food. I prefer to sleep early. Meditation and a low diet allow me to have 4-5 hours of sleep and still be energetic throughout the day. Every Tuesday I do complete fasting and I never skip my workout and yoga. Even when I am traveling I try to maintain my routine.
Your defining moments?
I experienced a failure during my engineering days which changed everything in me. The person I was before and what I became after that failure has shaped my life. With all the stress I deal with on a daily basis, I believe there is a defined purpose for all of this and some external power is preparing me for something bigger. I believe in handling things from the front and not react adversely. I stay neutral and that helps me to think rationally. I also manage to keep control over my emotions as well. A decade back I was a very emotional person but now I have started thinking practically. I consider myself similar to MS Dhoni.
How you made a balance between your various passions?
I am passionate about a lot of things. Maybe, it is my passion that drives me through all the activities that I do. I am passionate about yoga and have a lot of inclination towards spirituality. Then comes my passion for technology, I love to get involved in the technical or digital challenges that come my way and I also manage to find a solution. I believe I have some extra-ordinary skills in me wherein I manage to find quick and appropriate solutions for all problems thrown upon me. I also have some intuition power that helps me sometimes to understand things before time. Apart from this, I also make time to cherish my love for mountaineering, trekking, and dancing. Whenever I am free, I prefer to sing for an hour or more. The only thing I regret is that I don’t get enough time to meet my friends and spend time with them.
Which of your personality traits, you feel, has not been widely known?
One of my personality traits that are not known widely is that I have the coolest brain on top of my head. I prefer to remain calm in any situation that comes my way and not react immediately. I believe that any situation in life comes with a purpose and that is pre-defined.
Any regrets that you wish to share?
I don’t have any regrets related to business or my personal life. I believe all of what I have achieved is far beyond what I dreamt of. Looking back to my daily schedule, I need to keep multi-tasking my brain and that is the reason I don’t get time for a few things. Talking about missing the bus on the business journey, I don’t have any regrets here. I have achieved far beyond what I deserve in life and I am thankful to everyone who has made this journey so wonderful.