My Favourite

Shirish Deshpande

Pan India Paryatan's CEO Shirish Deshpande talks about his love for cricket

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Published 8 years ago on Nov 24, 2012 Read
Soumik Kar

My favourite book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. It presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. 

I am very fond of playing, and watching, cricket. The most difficult time for me is when there is a match on television and I have an important meeting at the same time. I enjoy domestic cricket as much as I enjoy international cricket.

If it’s an overseas destination I have to choose, I will definitely go to either Switzerland or Australia. If it’s in India, it has to be Bhedaghat, which is near Jabalpur. Dhuandhar Falls in Bhedaghat is the best sight I have seen ever.

Music helps me unwind. My taste in music is quite subtle. I am fond of soulful ghazals and evergreen old Hindi songs more than rock or hip-hop. Kishore Kumar and Jagjit Singh are my favourite singers. I usually listen to music in my car.

I am a big foodie but the cuisines that I usually ask for when I go out for a meal are authentic South Indian, and Continental. Other than that, for me, nothing comes closer, not even close, to ghar ka khana