What India Inc leaders love to do when out of their Boardrooms
For corporate honchos, stress comes as easy as big money. Let's agree that getting things always right is a tough task, and leaders of
are always battling the slightest chances of a downfall that could land their firms in trouble.
They are stressed, catch them any time of the year. And to beat stress, they too need little time to unwind like everyone else, except that they have their own lavish and luxurious ways of relaxing.
Here's what these masterminds do in their free time, when they are out of their boardrooms:
Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar is leading ICICI Bank, the company where she began her career over 29 years ago.
She is highly respected across the globe for putting the bank back on growth path.
This lady appreciates good cinema and loves to see a good film on its release date. She is a doting mother, as we saw her write a heartening letter to her daughter recently.
She is usually dressed up in beautiful sarees, that are also designed by none other than Kochhar herself. She simply loves Red Thai curry. Cyrus Pallonji Mistry - Chairman of Tata Group
Cyrus Pallonji Mistry - Chairman of Tata Group
The soft spoken, dynamic successor to Ratan Tata is handling an over $100 billion Tata Empire which spans across 80 countries for the last two years.
His close coterie loves to see him hit the golf course whenever he can make it. Mistry has a penchant for horse riding and this is why he often visits his family-owned Manjri Stud Farm in Pune.
Members of the Parsi Panchayat say, he loves to holiday in Europe and to savour different cuisines from across the globe.
Tata Group boss is passionate about SUVs too! Naveen Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power
Naveen Jindal, Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power
Businessman-cum-politician Navin Jindal finds time to hit his 30-acre sprawing Noida farm whenever he can, to play Polo with friends.
A pet lover, he has ponies and horses in the farm.
Not many know that Jindal is also a national record holder in skeet shooting and holds a commercial pilot's license. He had co-piloted Dassault's Rafael fighter aircraft at the Aero India show in Bangalore in 2011. Anil Ambani, Chairman of Reliance ADAG
Anil Ambani, Chairman of Reliance ADAG
The flamboyant Ambani never fails to try new businesses which range from entertainment-to-power-to healthcare.
Like his elder brother, he has got fascination for cars too - He loves to drive Yellow Lamborghini Gallardo and Maserati Quattroporte.
On the humble side of his, a generous portion of tasty Pav Bhaji makes his day.
An avid marathoner, Ambani hits Marine Drive or the Race Course near Worli in Mumbai before perhaps you and I wake up! Azim Premji - Chairman of Wipro
Azim Premji - Chairman of Wipro
Apart from taking Wipro to new heights each year, this philanthropist loves trekking and watching movies.
He loves to stay fit, write books and serve the society with some great social initiatives run by him. Anand Mahindra, CMD of Mahindra Group
Anand Mahindra, CMD of Mahindra Group
Mahindra is known for his leadership skills in his fraternity. Be it any obstacle, the man emerges a winner from toughest of situations.
Now the lesser know facts about him - An MBA from Harvard Business School, he has also has done a filmmaking course from the same university.
Mahindra enjoys listening to the Blues and a few years back had set up an annual Mahindra Blues Festival which is patronised by the old and youth alike. There's a photographer inside him too! Mukesh Ambani - Chairman of Reliance Group
Mukesh Ambani - Chairman of Reliance Group
Now, this man who you see on your TV screens during formal interviews, has some amazing hobbies he pursues in his free time.
With a Mercedes, the Bentley or the Maybatch that he owns, it's clear he is a BIG car enthusiast. He owns over 160 super luxury cars which only a few in the world have.
He also loves adventure and is quite a regular at the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Bollywood stars like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar will agree that Ambani has often watched films with his favourite stars in his 50-seat theatre in his super-expensive Mumbai house - Antilla.
Also like his friend Amitabh Bachchan, he never hesitates to pick up his phone to praise an actor if he likes their performance. Back in 2014, Ambani had called up Rani Mukerji to applaud her for the splendid performance in Mardani.