Winning Stroke: Interview with Akshay

If not in the current profession, you would be? Still engaged with building something useful and needle-moving for the young. I am time stuck in the “college days mode” for life now, and wouldn’t have it another way! One tune you always hum. Changes by the mood. Anything from the “will win it all” Indie raps - to old Bollywood - or classics like Vienna & Imagine after a bunch of hard days together. Music has a profound impact, always. One book to read when you want to motivate yourself. Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight. One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most. “Aur dhande se bada koi dharam nahin hota..” The place you never been to and always want to go. Tokyo; fell in love with Japan while doing my school summer project in grade 5 An animal that signifies you & why? Wolf, for it, represents being a pathfinder, & always taking care of your pack come what may, always! A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with. Aspire to. Guru. Raees. Size of aspiration & taking care of family and friends mean everything to me. If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part? Ah, that’s very wishful thinking. An actor from Delhi for sure, because from what I hear that’s a very significant part of who I am today & how I go about life :) Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person? Hard Work & doing good to the world. Rest, the clock takes care of itself. One best decision you ever made. Not letting my then-girlfriend, now wife, give up on me. And being with me. The single best decision that has shaped almost everything I have done since hi