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My Favourite

Ashwani Maheshwari
CEO of India Business, ITC Infotech, talks about his favourite film, A Fistful of Dollars, and more

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I liked From Third World To First by Lee Kwan Yew. It’s very inspiring and gives a complete account of a visionary leader with astute political judgement. The book showed me how to achieve remarkable success through strong strategy, and about
the execution and focused pursuit of goals.

A Fistful of Dollars from the Dollars Trilogy is a favourite. It brings out human character and human responses in varied circumstances. Clint Eastwood’s character is very adept, sharply focused on the goal, and doesn’t shy away from developing capabilities to achieve results.   

If it is overseas, then it has to be London. The city is a complete package of fun, cosmopolitan culture, variety in food, and fabulous infrastructure. In India, it will be Goa, specifically south Goa — pristine beaches, great food and awesome locals. South Goa transports me to a different world. 

I love experimenting with food and I always try the local cuisine whenever and wherever I travel. Among the global cuisines that I have tried, Thai food has been my favourite but, back home, my mother’s home cooked makke di roti and sarson ka saag is unbeatable.

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