My Favourite

Dhananjay Chaturvedi

Managing Director of Miele India talks about Hartmut Esslinger's A Fine Line and more

Vishal Koul

I particularly liked A Fine Line by Hartmut Esslinger, the founder of Frog Design and a German designer of repute. He had worked closely with Steve Jobs and designed some products for Apple. Reading this book has given me great insights into the importance of design in the success of a product and its brand as well.

I am fond of cricket. I have been watching and playing the sport since school. I was a good bowler and an attacking opening batsman in all the university-level matches.  

My family and I recently undertook a journey by road to Bandhavgarh forest in Madhya Pradesh. We covered about 2,100 km in this seven-day trip, away from routines, indulging in our passion for long drives and off-roading. 

Ghazals are my favourite genre in music. The one that I like the most is Ghulam Ali’s ghazal, Ae Husn-e-Lala Fam Zara Aankh. I also like Hindi film music from the 1960s and 1970s.

It has to be street food from Chandni Chowk and everywhere else. My list of favourites is long: golgappas, aloo tikkis, pav bhaji, misal pao and whatever else I can lay my hands on! We hosted a chaat party at home for friends and colleagues recently, with famous chaatwalas from Old Delhi serving the savouries.