I travel twice a week. I am always up in the air, I have a huge spreadsheet of my travel dates, which I showed to my friend once and she fainted. There are certain dates in a year that I block out. My managers have a better idea of where I’ll be the next two weeks. Travel is something that I have to do and I like it. It lets me step out boardrooms and expands my horizons. It’s therapeutic. I go into a different work mode. Travel unwinds me.
What does your gadget arsenal include?
I am not at all a tech person. I have deliberately kept technology away from me. I’ll go nuts otherwise just checking my mails. I have my secretaries’ look into it and all important things reach me. I still prefer printouts. You need to draw some lines to be able to prioritise.
What’s your work philosophy?
My philosophy is to put my best foot forward always; face all my problems and accept my mistakes.
How do you balance work and home life?
I have never neglected home because of my work or travel. At home, everything is in order. I am very particular about a clean house. You wouldn’t find a single fault with my home.