Boss after work
Puneet Gupta is leading the emerging hospitality group, Tivoli Gardens, as its MD.business Updated: Mar 23, 2007 21:28 IST
He loves to watch Tom Cruise action movies and the European countryside. And kickboxing helps him develop concentration.
Puneet Gupta, a commerce graduate, is leading the emerging hospitality group, Tivoli Gardens, as its managing director. He likes his hotels and resort to have a feeling of openness.
Family life means...
The most important and satisfying part of my life. It is a place where I learnt values and now I pass them on to my kids. My wife has been an inspiration, my kids a motivating factor.
When not in office can be found at...
Practicing kickboxing. It helps me build greater concentration and confidence. I am by myself, unlike in a gym where there can be distractions. I want to be a black belt.
Watching action movies that have Tom Cruise in it.
Love to travel both in India and abroad with my family. We plan a Mediterranean tour next summer. This summer, we are going to New Zealand. I prefer to spend time in the countryside when abroad. It is calm and gives a feeling of openness. I love to spend time on Indian beaches.
Like sea food cooked in Italian extra virgin olive oil. When in Italy pizza is not the food I want to eat.
How important is Vastu?
I am not particular that the door should in the north, east, west or south. However, I am particular about the water and air components—openness in our resort and hotels is a priority.
The late Rai Bahadur MS Oberoi has been an idol since my youth. I have read his biography--Dare to Dream: a Life of Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi - many times.
Having been brought up by a strict father and loving mother, I am aware of what that means to a child. I try to strike a balance. Strictness brought discipline, which is a great benefit. The loving nature helped me to develop a caring personality.