‘FAMILYTIME IS DESTRESS TIME’
“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.