Manish Hathiramani learned an important lesson from Scrabble


Owner trader, Manish Hathiramani is someone who loves to travel and experience new adventures. The past three months have been a transformation for him.

He told ET Panache: “For the first time in the past 10 years, I have been at home this long in a row. One atypical observation was that all the apps in my travel record went into sleep mode on my phone. Even on my desk, other than my market related websites, the booking websites were tabs that would always be open. Although my desktop background keeps reminding me of how the world is is beautiful and there is so much to see! When I read this plane trip was starting, the first thing I did was check the tickets to go to Chennai given my affinity with the city. I went there at least once a month to spend some time at the Sufi temple built by my Nanaji (maternal grandfather). And Singapore for work are also on the cards. I guess my initial trip would be limited to work and for spiritual reasons. of this I also wish to take my family to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, but from now on everything seems to be at a standstill. ”

Hathiramani has been playing chess for quite some time now. “My fascination with the game prompted me to take professional training. I had the chance to train with the coach of the current Bengal team. Although for now the training has been suspended , what I did was start playing chess online on my I couldn’t resist the challenge it throws at the player with every move, “he said.

Squash is on hold, but Hathiramani can finally start playing squash, as the club will open soon.

“Beyond that, I can’t wait to start swimming and golfing again once the golf course recovers from the maintenance work from Cyclone Amphan,” he said.

Hathiramani has always loved playing strategy-based games. “One of those games that intrigued me even as a kid is Scrabble. Since the lockdown started, I’ve been addicted to playing Scrabble online. Although playing in person requires three other players, which doesn’t is not possible now, but I have been playing Scrabble seriously on my phone. At any given time, I am in the middle of about 6 to 7 games, “he said.

Other than that, Hathiramani’s love for reading continues and he has been home for so long. “I managed to finish reading very interesting books like ‘Forty Rules Of Love’, ‘Keepers Of The Kalachakra’, ‘Walking with Nanak’ and ‘Kohinoor’ – the story of the world’s most infamous diamond for to name a few, was also able to devote some extra time to my yoga practices and breathing exercises, ”he said.

Hathiramani has always enjoyed engaging in activities that can be done on his own, as has his work in equity trading and capital market analysis.

“I feel when you are alone and maintain an atmosphere of silence; you are in total control of yourself. No outside awkwardness dilutes your focus on what you are doing. Just like that, Scrabble and chess need your attention. 100% pay attention this helps hone all your top notch skills are being quiet and weighing your options – deciding your turn and your moves. Just as life gives you choices and options at different stages and circumstances and you must weigh them before you step forward.

“When you are calm, you are in control of what your mind, soul and heart tell you. results of your actions in the real world where you make the best use of your choices to be successful. Swimming is another hobby close to my heart. It was swimming that taught me to overcome fears. I compare diving into the pool every day in the markets, which poses new challenges and difficult situations that you have to go through in order to rise and prosper, ”he concluded.

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Containment following the coronavirus pandemic has changed the lives of most people. However, many people are struggling to find a way around midlife to be healthy, fit, and more productive.

These business leaders tell us how the lockdown has been for them and what they are looking forward to:

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Vinay Agrawal, CEO, Angel Broking

“Since I can’t play squash now, I tried to practice at home using YouTube videos (Walk a Mile by Leslie Sansone). In 15 minutes flat at home, I was sweating. It was satisfying. A fun part was having my wife and kids join me and it also became a laughing session. Once the confinement was over I would definitely start playing squash in the morning. I also look forward to eating out and going out with my kids. But it will probably take a year.

Zafar Imam, Manager, OPPO Kash

“Our first daily caucus starts at 9:30 am sharp every day. Most of the day’s appointments are lined up from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. max. Sometimes it goes further depending on the urgency as well. However, most of the time I can finish by 8pm. So I have to finish some regular household chores before 9:30 am or after 8:00 pm. Fortunately, I was able to handle this discipline from day one and it helps keep things on track.

Arnold Su, Business Head – Consumer and Gaming PC, SYS Business Group – ASUS INDIA

“I am currently in Taipei and the lockdown is not being exercised here because the government has managed to flatten the curve, so I am working from our headquarters in Taipei. Since I am a runner and exercise is an integral part of my routine which I have maintained even during the containment phase. Therefore, the first thing I did after the lock was lifted was to run 10 km by the river from my house.

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