Making dosas & taking a plunge in the pool help Akshaara Lalwani unwind

ChillOut: Lalwani, Founder and CEO, Communicate India, talks about her idea of relaxing, love for junk food and more

Chillout

Known for her foresight, competitive resilience, fearlessness, adaptability and innovation, Akshaara Lalwani, Founder and CEO, Communicate India, also has a spontaneous streak.

Lalwani has been was featured in Impact’s ‘40 under 40 Entrepreneurs’ and ‘Women To Watch Out For’. Her tireless spirit and passion for breaking boundaries has trickled into everything she does, including her brainchild, Communicate India. From a small office in her bedroom, it has grown into a massive corporate with over 100 employees and several renowned clients.

Besides mastering the art of providing solutions to business problems, Lalwani is also quick in the kitchen too. Her fascination for cooking dosa and spreading its batter on a hot pan keeps her adrenaline rush high. She believes great ideas are meaningless if not executed well, and that the core of the business comes in solution finding.

Read on to find out how Lalwani unwinds.

On a typical weekend, you will find me…
For me, work is play and play is work. So that really defines my take on work-life balance, and hence, on most Saturdays, you will find me in the office. Sundays are different. Some days are spent with friends and family, some are spent introspecting, and understanding how I can be a better person and professional, and enjoying some quality ‘me time’.

My idea of relaxing is…
I’m a complete water soul, so my idea of relaxing is swimming and lying on the beach. I can spend hours in the pool.

One vice I cannot do without…
Junk food! I once ate pizza for every meal, for 14 days in a row.

An adventure I love…
I love anything that gives me an adrenaline rush. Be it zip lining, or scuba diving, bungee jumping, or skydiving, I’m there.

I confess I am a…
Workaholic. There’s no such thing as a 9-6 day in the life of an entrepreneur.

I spend me-time on…
Swimming, learning and giving back.

The last show I binge-watched…
Jiro loves Sushi Candy Man, I love watching documentaries.

I can make a mean…
Dosa. The process of making dosas has always fascinated me, especially spreading the batter really fast over a hot pan, and over time, I’ve mastered it.

A skill I want to learn this year…
I really want to learn coding, as it is an important skill in the communications space. I also want to practise patience.

My next vacation will be…
Spontaneous. Whenever I have a few days free in my schedule, I go to the airport, check what flights are available, see which countries offer visa on arrival, and then decide where I am going.

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