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| 29 October, 2020, 04:10 AM IST | E-Paper

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    Vinati Organics CEO ditches TV, says she can't live without MacBook and iPhone XMax Edusol MD dresses up to impress himself, has lockdown outfits for various occasionsSKF India MD's work travel back to pre-Covid days, takes 2-3 flights every weekBeing busy with work helped Motherhood Hospitals CEO stay positive
    Omaxe CEO calls first day back in office 'cathartic'For Simplilearn CEO, a well-groomed beard sets the tone for a work callGP Petroleums CEO has samosa fines for those who break safety guidelinesPandemic reading list: StoreHippo CEO read 'Good Economics for Hard Times' and 'Homo Deus' for insights
    BLADE India founder feels lockdown has been a blessing in disguise, helped him think more objectivelyOne-pot meals have helped Vani Kola juggle work and homeThis CEO feels books help change perspective in life, spends Sundays reading & sipping on hot cocoaLeander Paes cleared the hall in his Mumbai home to train daughter during lockdown
    The more, the merrier! Zeta co-founder's WFH setup includes 5 screens, 3 camerasAnarock Property Consultants boss sprays his favourite YSL cologne to evoke the boardroom ethos before an impromptu callRohan Bopanna’s flight advice: Eat before you boardRavi Shastri grateful for the enforced break due to lockdown, says it's his first time-off in 40yrs
    Clever Harvey co-founder likes the comfort of WFH, goes cycling & follows YouTube work-out videos to stay fitRailofy co-founder feels weekends are sacred, believes in maintaining work-life balanceAjinkya Firodia's constant companion in lockdown was a pair of sweatpantsLockdown reading: This MD learnt valuable lessons from Djokovic's bio
    This top boss wishes to meet his mother when restrictions ease, will hit the road during NavratriOnline theatre, UV rays to wash vessels: High-end clubs get social but keep distancing rulesUniversal Mednet director practises self-yoga sessions, goes for brisk walks to stay fitWomen’s T20 challenge in the Gulf will help unearth new talent, says Mithali Raj
    How Sanju Samson played to his strengths during the lockdownSimpl CEO doesn't like to fuss about what to wear, says it saves time in the morningWalplast CEO adapted to change of workplace in lockdown by following a quote from the GitaAqueouss CEO spends 30 minutes every day with books
    Cashify co-founder keeps changing his smartphone every two or three monthsSirionLabs CEO dresses up in regular business attire for his home-office; listens to Indian classical music to switch off from workFittr co-founder has daily check-in calls with team to ensure energy levels are highXraliving CEO used extra time during lockdown to try his hand at graphic designing and film-making
    Breakfast with her father is equal to a business meeting for Gulshan directorNBA-bound Indian teen prodigy reveals the story behind his nameAqua, daffodil yellow outfits help CEO feel positiveNo handshake, Chintels India MD says Namaste is the way forward
    The one must-do activity on NebulARC CEO's daily activity list is readingDosti Realty MD shares back-to-office experience, says pandemic didn’t deter the spirit of employeesDLF Retail ED feels patience will help bosses sail through tough timesTrack star Hima Das found a new hobby in the lockdown
    Yuvraj Singh learnt mopping, sweeping techniques from Jasprit Bumrah in the lockdownCompassion will help companies get through pandemic, help employees overcome barriers: CEORegular breaks, books & flexible working hours make ThoughtWorks India MD productiveReading is refuge from the world for SpeakIn founder
    Ferns N Petals founder heads to his Mukteshwar home when in need of a holidayStockal Inc CEO's dedicated workspace in a quiet corner helps him improve productivityEdubull co-founder reads fiction to beat work-related stress, prefers physical books over KindleGuruQ CEO shares back-to-office routine; includes cruising through scenic highways, online meetings & new safety protocols
    SAI International Education Group founder lost 15 kgs during lockdown, courtesy a balanced dietCymatic CEO finds a new way to stay fit during lockdown: Virtual work-out sessionsThis boss is using the Pomodoro technique to manage his timeGlobal Classroom boss uses lockdown-time to bond with son, likes playing Chinese checkers & Mastermind
    Explore new domains in business, you don't know what you might end up liking: TheShutterCast CEO shares his reading list, Gandhi’s ‘Hind Swaraj’, Doerr’s ‘Measure What Matters’ on topCanada is on Raising Superstars founder’s travel wishlist; wants to explore Northern Lights, see polar bearsWhy myUpchar co-founder is thinking of sporting a ponytail
    The Mom Store CEO has aced WFH mode, manages to bond with daughter minus gadgetsConsistent communication, employee support help Fowler Westrup India CEO improve productivityBrothers-cum-fellow co-founders share success mantra; talk division of duties, unityThales India Country Director’s WFH diaries include a virtual library, plenty of video-conferencing calls
    Fittr founder used lockdown to get better at playing guitar, says dad-daughter musical duo is in the makingJLL India CEO pairs a formal shirt with a tie for Zoom pitch calls, has started wearing a jacket to webinarsShenomics CEO starts her day early to work better from homeBig Boy Toyz MD's WFH diaries include plenty of webinars, exercising & overcoming logistical challenges
    HPE India MD has a super-early start to his workdays; feels WFH has raised expectations of being available 24/7SLR Metaliks MD urges bosses to look out for employees as offices reopen, ensure their safety & healthDressing up is no sweat for Ajinkya Firodia, uses a simple hack to look smart on last-minute Zoom callsJammies, collared shirt paired with a tie a part of IndiaFirst Life Deputy CEO’s WFH style guide
    Wonderchef MD back at work, says office attendance alone won’t boost efficiencyThis VC feels regular calls, virtual townhalls help strengthen connectivity during the pandemicSpending lockdown in mountains made Allcargo Logistics boss extra productiveDedicated desk in IRM India Affiliate CEO's room helps him concentrate when working from home
    Unable to get a haircut during lockdown, Cogos Tech CEO turned to some DIY hacksAjit Agarkar started doing Yoga during lockdown, turned to videos for new fitness routinesPuravankara Ltd MD switches his WFH set-up often to think creatively, improve productivityTelebu CEO bonds with son over 'The Adventures of Tintin', 'The Hobbit'
    Why this startup boss has got the bluesWhy REPL Group CMD was in a dilemma on the first day back at workLockdown lessons: 'Good to Great' taught Bhutani Group MD to never give up hopeHima Das feels the Olympic postponement has been good for her
    Shahani Group MD logs off from work at 6 pm, says discipline important to strike balance during WFHShipwaves Co-Founder reads to keep stress & negativity at bay; prefers carrying around Kindle than printed booksThis MD believes Covid-19 will script an inclusive, resilient economyKeeping camera on during virtual meetings helps Applied Materials India MD stay more focussed, productive
    Nikhil Kamath shares his ‘green tea bag hack’ to get through long, Zoom callsVertices Partners boss has 'Shoe Dog', 'Chaos Monkey' on her reading table, says she gains a new perspective from every bookDay 1 of resuming work was much fun, Teabox CEO felt like a kid in a candy storeMyBranch co-founder says WFH has had zero negative impact on start-up
    How 10 pm meetings with fellow co-founders of WCube Solutions helped Akash Mittal maintain checks & balances at workWFH diaries: OYO India CEO wears shorts during video calls, makes ice-cream for his kidsPanasonic Life Solutions MD has managed remote working in lockdown with only 2 devicesThe pandemic has taught Teleport India director life’s biggest lesson: being flexible
    'Jahangir' taught this boss that nothing is permanentMigsun Group MD's fitness mantra: 5 km run in the morning; evenings dedicated to cyclingWhy the business of private jets has taken off in the pandemicReading with daughter helps Effectual Services boss stay calm, de-stresses his mind
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