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Flying for Vikas Oberoi, sharpening smell for Josy Paul: Top bosses channeling their inner 'X-Men'

Professionals reveal which of their faculties they would like to heighten and why.

, ET Bureau|
Jan 14, 2019, 08.18 AM IST
On the left is Vikas Oberoi and on the right is Josy Paul.
Sight, sound, smell, touch or taste — professionals reveal which of their faculties they would like to heighten and why.

Pratik Agarwal - Group CEO, Sterlite Power
“Nose and my sense of smell. It is the most underused and underestimated.”


Vikas Oberoi - MD, Oberoi Realty
“Well, I would love to be able to fly. Why would I want anything else? I am a pilot and fly a plane, so I would love to be able to do it myself.”

Mike Brearley - Ex-cricketer
“I would like to heighten my sense of hearing. It’s going the fastest. In fact, my wife has given me a very good piece of advice — she’s told me to learn to lip-read. So, I think I am going to go for classes. Your hearing is needed for music, conversation and film.”


Ignacio Solana Perez - Michelin-star chef
“I would heighten my sense of smell because sometimes with your eyes closed, the different flavours can get mixed up. Think how I would change as a chef if my sense of smell was improved.”


Sonal Dabral - Group chief creative officer, Ogilvy India
“This is a difficult question for a creative person to answer. I need to live with all my five senses and I hope that all of them continue to get heightened as long as I live.”


Snehashish Bhattacharjee - Global CEO, Denave
“My hearing ability. Primarily to help me replicate or create wonderful music. Music is undoubtedly the world’s best de-stressor, and, in today’s age, creating music is akin to solving the most complicated problem with a simple note.”


Josy Paul - Chairman, BBDO India
“I would like to sharpen my sense of smell. The thing about smell is that it is like oxygen. You don’t need a physical [presence] and can sniff anything around the world — it’s like Google in a way. Google is probably a sense of smell.”

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