Chillout: Foodie, fitness buff, entrepreneur...Vidooly's Subrat Kar is a learner for life!
Weekends with Subrat Kar, CEO & Co-Founder, Vidooly, seem like a lesson in work-life balance, mastering skills and indulging in leisure all at once
Long gone are the days of gender stereotypes where the kitchen was the sole 'responsibility'of the women of the house. Today, men take pride in their cooking skills and validating this very sentiment is Subrat Kar, Co-founder & CEO, Vidooly. From his engineering days where Kar was the happy owner of a small restaurant to being a professional now, his passion for cooking has endured the test of time. Not only this, but Kar also focuses on leading a healthy and fit lifestyle, be it cycling to running 5 km every day, or even playing badminton like a pro, his routine is fixed in the evening even post office hours. 7-8 hours of sleep is a must for him in order to have a productive day at work.
Proud of his humble beginnings to raising his own firm in Noida, Kar might have come a long way but he is very much true to his roots back in Odisha. Excerpts:
One a typical weekend you will find me...
Throughout the week I like to work hard and then play harder. On weekends, I like to wake up early and invest most of my time in several activities like cycling, running and playing badminton.
Then, I do take some work home as I catch up with candidates who are interested in joining Vidooly.
Having said that, the rest of the weekend, I take time out from my responsibilities to watch a few movies and most importantly try new recipes that I follow on YouTube. Sometimes I go out on short weekend trips or hang out with friends over a few drinks and explore our capital city’s most popular delicacies.
My idea of relaxing is...
Sound sleep of at least 8 hours every day and waking up early, which helps me focus my mind into more productive things. I feel that a well slept mind and body is the key to being relaxed throughout the day.
One vice I can't do without...
I am a big time foodie and I look forward to a grand layout of my favourite dishes at dinner. Odiya cuisine is my favourite and I can have it anytime.
I love a Staycation/adventure...
I am more of a sun ‘n’ sand person and I love chilling out by the beach. I am not good with long haul flights, so I prefer to travel within the country or anywhere near the coastal area. This year, I have prepared a travel itinerary especially to cover most of Odisha and South India.
I confess I...
am glad that I could hone my cooking skills in due course of time. Maybe, someday I hope to beat Sanjeev Kapoor at cooking :-)
I spend me-time on...
Staying healthy. I believe we all need to keep ourselves fit and healthy in order to work better. Also, I spend a lot of my time in guiding budding entrepreneurs, educating myself with new technologies or investing in any topic that I find interesting. These days, I am learning Blockchain.
The last show I binge watched...I recently binge watched "Memories". It's an original show on Viu by Vikram Bhatt. I really enjoyed it.
I can make a mean... I can cook anything for my survival except Chapaati :-)
A skill/hobby I want to learn this year...To become an expert in swimming.
My next vacation/adventure will be...Planning to visit Gopalpur sea beach, which is located at Ganjam district in the southern part of Odisha sometime this year. Also enjoy the boat ride at Chilika lake in Odisha.
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