My Favourite

Abhishek Khaitan

Radico Khaitan's managing director talks about favourite book, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, and more
Vishal Koul

My favourite book is Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, primarily for the insights we gain about Jobs’ working style and ideology. He was a legendary leader and his thought process was commendable. I personally relate to his vision of finding out what customers want. Often, these may be things they don’t even know about.

The Pursuit of Happyness is a movie very close to my heart. Not just the story but Will Smith’s performance in the film, in particular, is touching and poignant. It is a family movie whose message will never get old.

I love water, which is why I enjoy swimming. I swim at least twice a week when I am at home and even when I am travelling, I try to get in a few laps at the hotel pool. It’s a great stress-buster.

I particularly enjoy North Indian food, especially home-cooked black dal and rice. In fact, I even order dal and rice when I eat out. But I am also fond of Japanese cuisine, sushi in particular.

 Thailand is a country I can never tire of. My favourite holiday location is Phuket and I was there just two months ago. I prefer travelling there with my family, spending time with my kids and getting spa treatments. Within India, Srinagar is a favourite destination.