My Favourite

Pradeep Cholayil loves to see the world through a camera lens

The MD of Cholayil Group first picked up a camera when he was 15 years old and hasn’t put it down since

Published 3 years ago on Nov 27, 2020 2 minutes Read

 I prefer to read management books as they provide a roadmap for the future. Two of my favourites are The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea and Blue Ocean Strategy, which impart valuable lessons on sales and marketing. I do indulge by reading fictional books, for a change. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Hatter’s Castle by AJ Cronin.


  Movies are a great way to unwind after a long day at work. I like romantic movies since they less taxing. Roman Holiday, A Star is Born and The Notebook are some of my favourites.


 Photography has always been my second passion, first being business, of course. I like extremes when it comes to photography. Narrow streets captured with a long aperture produce a stunning effect and so does a wide landscape shot that captures all details and tells a story. I have attended various training sessions to learn all technical aspects of photography and I continue to hone my skills even today.


While I do indulge in various world cuisines, nothing is more satisfying than a filling Indian meal on an empty stomach. I love visiting The Black Sheep Bistro in Goa, a niche, fusion restaurant that serves a blend of various cuisines.


I explore all destinations through the eyes of an artist. Each provides a different perspective to the photographer in me. So far, my favourite tourist destinations have been Lithuania and Israel. The former for the peace it offered and the latter for its amalgamation of different cultures.