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?If you trust people they deliver nine out of 10 times. Of course, goof-ups will happen as nothing in life is foolproof,? says Sunny.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2003 14:06 IST

There’s a lot that DJ-restaurateur Sunny Sarid does with his 24 hours – from running his own nightclub, Café Sound of Music and opening a new restaurant (The Charcoal Grill at MGF Mall) to taking care of his DJ training school, without neglecting any one of the duties.

Sarid believes you must focus on what needs your immediate attention: “When I had to get The Charcoal Grill up and about, I gave it maximum time and energy. But that didn’t mean I ignored other duties. I’ve learnt the art of delegation.”
Café Sound of Music, his nightclub at the Mehrauli- Gurgaon Road, now has an efficient team looking after it. “If you trust people they deliver nine out of 10 times. Of course, goof-ups will happen because nothing in life is foolproof. But I’ve realised I can’t possibly do everything, so I’ve trained people and delegated responsibilities. In case of an emergency, I’m always available,” says Sarid.

Family is important to Sarid, and his sons Nishant, 9, and Parzan, 7, comprise the centre of his universe. He keeps two hours in the evening reserved for them before bedtime. “I feel guilty if I miss out on that time. Then I make it up by spending Sunday with them, doing whatever they like,” says Sarid. The toughest part of course is balancing family and work pressure, but he’s found a solution in planning his day and sticking to his schedule.

He still plays at Dublin, ITC Maurya Sheraton (he had at one point made the hotel’s erstwhile nightclub, Ghungroo, the city’s most happening place), every Friday but Saturdays are reserved for Café Sound of Music. “That’s one thing I can’t delegate,” he smiles. “Another task I can’t delegate is teaching at Sound of Music, my DJ training School in Gurgaon, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,” concludes Sarid.

First Published: Nov 01, 2003 14:06 IST