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