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Weekends are about reading, family time & meeting friends: CEO, Sakal Media Group

01-September-2018
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Weekends are about reading, family time & meeting friends: CEO, Sakal Media Group

From reading newspapers to his vast and ever growing collection of books without interruption, Pradeep Dwivedi, Chief Executive Officer, Sakal Media Group prefers weekends at home with his family. He is a self-proclaimed foodie across genres both domestic and exotic, and is especially partial to desserts. He wants to learn the subtle art of great cooking even if it is for one or two signature dishes. Read on to find out more about Dwivedi and his weekend life:

On a typical weekend you will find me...
Getting up early to make that special cup of tea for my wife. Reading over a dozen newspapers for content and not just scanning them for advertisements carried and missed. Catching up on sleep or friends and typically planning the week ahead. Occasional outings in the city with family or to my mum’s house at Chandigarh is also interspersed in this.

My idea of relaxing is...
Reading my vast and ever growing collection of books without interruption, though I must admit that it is not always easy to do so.

One vice I cannot do without...
Following US politics on TV/ Web/Apps and pretty much everywhere else



I love a Staycation/adventure...
I truly enjoy staycations where you allow the location to slowly soak in and be one with. I enjoy eating the local food at local joints, and talking to residents and discovering sights that are off the regular tourist trail. As a family, we typically do not like very rushed vacations in which you would pack too much, leaving little time to build memories for a lifetime.

I confess, I am a...
Foodie across genres both domestic and exotic. I plead guilty to being especially partial to desserts.

I spend me-time on...
Social networks, especially Twitter, following a lot of professional colleagues and personal friends. Engaging with the wide diversity of thought and opinions of people especially over a nice cup of coffee is more addictive stimulant, than any other alternate.

The last show I binge watched...
Here, I would like to join the crowd and shout out Sacred Games on NetFlix! While both actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan acted superbly and it had great direction, my very dear friend, Kubbra Sait literally took the cake with her outstanding and pivotal performance. It was simply awesome!

I can make a mean ... to save my life...
Maggi Masala, I confess. For a foodie, I have been very recalcitrant in actually donning the apron. I guess that it is something I should take time out for, in the coming days.



A skill/hobby I want to learn this year...
The subtle art of great cooking, even if it is for one or two signature dishes. My superbly talented wife, Deepti, has spoilt me thoroughly with her culinary skills and perhaps it is time I return the favour, albeit in a limited way.

My next vacation/adventure will be...
As a family, we’ve been planning a long US vacation spanning both coasts, and meeting friends, family, and adventures undiscovered for some time now. This has so far not fructified with school and college calendar constraints of our two daughters gaining priority. Hopefully, we shall plan it in the coming year.

In immediate future, I have an IAA Global Conference coming up in Bucharest, Romania, a city/country I have never visited before, so it should be very interesting.

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