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“For me the best way of re­lax­ing is be­ing with my kids,” says Shivam. “When I open the door and all three of them come run­ning to me I for­get my fa­tigue!” Shivam’s wife, Shipra – whom he met at col­lege – is a cor­po­rate banker at HSBC. “She’s the ma­jor rea­son for me be­ing in this po­si­tion to­day,” says Shivam. “She con­trib­utes 100 per cent more than me at home. My chil­dren keep me grounded. Mishika, 15, wants to be­come a me­dia per­son. My younger daugh­ter, Ishika, 11, I am­sure will be­come a good busi­nessper­son. I would like her to be­come a cor­po­rate lawyer. My son Ritvick is only six.”

With both of them pas­sion­ate pro­fes­sion­als, Shivam and his wife take short breaks to be with their kids. “We plan small hol­i­days as both my wife and I are com­mit­ted to our work,” he says.

That’s one as­pect of his life that Shivam is not very happy about: “The past cou­ple of years I’ve not been able to spend enough time with my fam­ily,” he says. “I’ve never taken a month’s hol­i­day through­out my ca­reer. My wife al­ways com­plains that I ama worka­holic. At any point of time I have 100 days of leave pend­ing!”

So, would he like to take them all to­gether? “Nah, I en­joy my work too much!” he grins.

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