‘It’s vital to connect with yourself’

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‘It’s vital to connect with yourself’
Viren Naidu, TNN

Shailja Dutt, Founder and Managing Director, Stellar Search and Selection Pvt Ltd speaks about her love for dance and the eagerness to solve crosswords!

Mantra

I think it is vital to connect with “yourself” and find the time I call ‘ME TIME’ – my time away from work, home, responsibilities, chores and duties – to do the things I enjoy and those that energise me to go back to work and my kids completely recharged. Several professionals with very hectic schedules and tenuous work-life balance will probably share the same thought. Eventually, when you have worked hard to achieve your goals, you must play hard to enjoy!

Dance

I have always loved to dance. A couple of years ago, I thought it would be fun to learn to Tango, and ended up learning Salsa, Cha Cha, etc. I attended classes with my younger brother but unfortunately, now I do not get the time. Personally, I think both business and dance are about passion and being nimble on your toes!

Art

I have been singing since I was a child and have been often complimented on having a great voice. So, after having kids and after taking my business to the next level, I thought why not train my voice? My guruji would come home to give lessons and even though I haven’t performed professionally, my friends are always being regaled by impromptu my performances.

Puzzle

Solving the crossword has become a habit. Before, I go to sleep, I have to finish the daily crossword in the newspaper. I have been doing that for years now. But in Sudoku, I am actually finding my feet and my son is better than me.

Style

To me pursuing an interest is a priority as is work and family. I also learn Spanish and do Yoga a couple of times a week. Though my days are hectic, I have never missed a single important event in the life of my children or my family.

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