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    First job: Interactive Realities

    Enduring memory from early career days: First business trip to Saudi Arabia, road trip from Dammam to Jeddah via Riyadh

    If not a retailer, what would you be? CEO of a software firm

    Favourite business icon: Ratan Tata

    Favourite business philosophy: Work with ethics and deliver what you promise

    The company you admire the most: Apple and Marc Cain

    Your most significant professional achievement so far: Running a successful fashion/retail business

    Key learning in your career: Business ethics and business transactions with customers from my grandfather

    If you were granted one wish for your industry, what would it be? India should have better infrastructure for SME’s to produce better fashion merchandise


    Zodiac sign: Pisces

    What do you like doing the most in your spare time: Listening to music from the 70’s and 80’s

    Favourite book: ‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins

    Favourite website: Google

    Favourite movie: "While you were sleeping"

    Favourite song: Kisi ki muskurahaton pe ho nisar (Movie: Anari)

    Favourite movie icons: George Clooney

    Favourite fashion brand: Oscar De la Renta

    Favourite shopping destination: Paris and Dubai

    Favourite holiday destination: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco

    Favourite political icon since independence: T.N. Seshan (Chief Election Commissioner)

    Favourite food: Pizza

    Favourite season: Winter

    What do you like most in people? Perseverance and dedication

    What do you dislike most in people? Deceitful people

    The top three things you want to do at some point in life: Take a holiday for one month in a cruise to Alaska, own an island, set a benchmark in the retail industry

    Your vision for the nation: A non-corrupt nation

    Your idea of a life well lived: Fulfill all your dreams

    The thing you value most in life: The teachings of my grandfather

    What makes you smile: My children

    What makes you feel great about yourself: To be an inspiration for my loved ones and my colleagues

    What inspires you the most? Criticism

    If you had to teach something, what would it be? Mathematics