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20-January-2018
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e4mChillout: Vikas Mehta, CEO of PointNine Lintas, loves adventure and lazy days in equal measure!

Vikas Mehta, CEO of PointNine Lintas, is a man of adventure.And that's putting it mildly!  He has jumped off a plane, deep-dived into the sea, petted lions at a zoo, and has also had his share of the adrenaline run at numerous Formula 1 Tracks. On weekends, if he is not binge watching a show, you will mostly find him spending time with his five-year kid and wife.
That’s not all there is to Mehta. Read on to know more... 
On a typical weekend you will find me... doing silly things with my 5-year old; going for a swim (on a good weekend, twice); single malt in the evening with a few friends, or just my best friend (who’s also my wife).
My idea of relaxing is... Going for a drive, sometimes without knowing the destination. I find driving (minus the traffic) rejuvenating. While indoors, my idea of relaxing is to vegetate while binge-watching something on a screen..
One vice I cannot do without... I love desserts and my idea of a dessert is brown and sweet (read chocolate). I try (mostly) to eat healthy, but desserts are a different story altogether!
I love a Staycation/adventure... I enjoy both, but given a choice – adventure wins. I have jumped off a plane, done deep sea diving, been to a petting zoo of lions, shot an AK56 & an M16  and seen numerous Formula 1 races on circuits. I love beaches for a holiday, Boracay being an all-time favourite.


I confess, I am ... the laziest person I know. I enjoy doing lots of nothing. I can vegetate for days, given the chance.
I spend me-time on... he most me-time I get, is on flights. On flights, I like to see good work that’s happening in the industry around the world. It could be an award reel, case video compilations, a Ted Talk, demo of a new technology and so on. Any me-time on the ground, I hit the pool. Swimming is almost meditative for me, it shuts out the world and leaves you alone with your breathing rhythm and thoughts.
The last show I binge watched... Season 3 of Black Mirror. Watching the fourth one now.
What I can whip up to save my life... The years spent living in different parts of Asia have made me a fan of various cuisines. To save my life, I can serve up a meal of chicken noodle soup, a pepper steak, or a breakfast of aloo puri.
A skill I want to learn this year... Learn to play drums and restart golf.
My next vacation/adventure will be... A trip to Disneyland with my son.

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