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Once the restrictions have eased and it’s safe to travel, I would like to meet my parents who live in a different city. We have been catching up on Zoom however there’s nothing like being with family in person.
Jet set go
Internationally I would love to travel to South Africa. We lived there for a few years and I love the vibe. The stunning beauty, the sea, cuisine and the historical significance, both prehistoric and modern, and feeling the legacy of Mandela and what that meant for the world, are some of the things I love. We’ve wanted to experience this with our children aged 8 and 11 and before there is another set of restrictions imposed would want to head there.
I would want to head to the hills and stay at a cosy homestay. Hills are the best places where one can take long walks, trek, camp, do river rafting and relish the serenity.
I can’t wait to get a great blow dry! And then a week-long ayurvedic immersion with panchakarma followed closely by a spa-cation. Nothing like these to really cleanse your mind, body and spirit and feel rejuvenated.
I quite enjoy Japanese cuisine and I am waiting to tuck into the clean flavours of Japanese cuisine once the lockdown is eased further.
Though I am largely an online shopper and quite content trawling the web for what I need, if I do head for extended shopping of a few good purchases, my favourite destination would be the United States.
Tech & Tomes
Our home is already quite tech-enabled thanks to my husband who has outfitted the place with IoT home automation products, smart speakers and the likes. However, we did buy lots of books and have been reading up across varied genres with a particular focus on real Indian history. I have been trying to deconstruct our evolution in small parts and am currently reading 'The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History' by Sanjeev Sanyal and 'Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products' by Nir Eyal
Chef at home
The lockdown has allowed me to spend more ‘quantity’ time with my children aged 8 and 11 by painting furniture, reading and doing chores together. I have almost perfected Turkish eggs, Ramen bowls and mango daiquiris! The biggest hobby though has been the arrival of our puppy Daku- a blue roan cocker spaniel who has occupied all our imagination and keeps us on our toes at home.
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Mastering A New Skill
Top business leaders tell us about how they’ve been keeping themselves busy over the lockdown period.
The three months of the coronavirus-induced lockdown were a productive time for India’s top business leaders, who’ve ventured outside their comfort zones to learn new skills.
Here are the top bosses, in their own words, talking about what they’ve mastered.