Road trips, dark chocolates, yoga, music... Hamdard CMO has much to do even on weekends

ChillOut: Mansoor Ali on his love for travel, meeting locals and making the meanest mutton curry

by Dolly Mahayan
Published - Dec 1, 2018 9:24 AM Updated: Dec 1, 2018 9:24 AM
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For Mansoor Ali, Chief Marketing Officer, Hamdard India, weekends are all about exploring less travelled locales. When travelling isn’t on the list, he spends most of his time listening to his favourite music list or reading a book. 


Read on to know more about his idea of a perfect weekend:


On a typical weekend you will find me…

               With a book, or with my bike on roads less travelled. Or with a select group of like minded people. ( If 'typical' means being in town)

My idea of relaxing is…

A trip to the Himalayas, with no agenda, no plan. No schedules or touristy itineraries. Walk, hike or drive around, build a fire and just feel the beauty around you.



One vice I cannot do without…

Bitter Chocolate, upwards of 85% cocoa.


I love a staycation/ adventure…


Admire new places, but not the tourist destinations. Feeling and absorbing the vibe, being with the locals, experiencing the food, colours and the myriad ways in which humans interact with each other.



I confess, I…

Have OCD! Many obsessions – cleanliness, pattern perfection, yoga.


I spend me-time on…

Listening to music. Every week it’s a different artiste/band that takes over, and we delve deep into the genre. Currently it’s the Velvet Underground. 


The last show I binge watched…

Breaking Bad. 


I can make a...

mean guy turn into a sweet angel with my mutton curry!


A skill/ hobby I want to learn this year :


(Get X-ray vision. Never been tried ….who knows !)


My next vacation/ adventure will be… 


Ladakh and Zanskar Valley are on the agenda, though not for the first time. 


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