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Winning Stroke: Interview With Manish Rathi, CEO & Co-Founder RailYatri

In an interview, Manish Rathi, CEO & Co-Founder RailYatri opens up about his personal preferences, life and much more

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If not in the current profession, you would be?
While few other professions come to mind but a common thing in all would have been about fixing a broken process.

One tune you always hum.
Right now many times I find myself humming the nursery rhymes of my 3-year-old.

One book to read when you want to motivate yourselves.
Any book from Richard Feynman - because of the positivity he enthuses.

One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.
“One thing that Evolution has shown us is that life will always find a way out” from Jurassic Park

The place you never been to and always want to go.
Masai Mara, Kenya to watch the great migration.

An animal that signifies you & why?
Bear - physically not that active but vigilant, watchful and always ready to pounce on an opportunity.

A movie character you most resemble or resonate with.
The frustrations of George Costanza from the sitcom Seinfeld can resonate with many.

Choose one from each below :

Marvel or DC - It would be a coin toss as I don’t know either of them.
Batman or Superman - Superman - the impression I have about him is that he rose from a very humble background.
Tom or Jerry - Tom because I feel bad for him as Jerry always has the last laugh!
Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv - Chacha Chaudhary because he arrived exactly when I was in ‘that’ age!

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
Farooq Sheikh - unfortunately he has passed away but will make an earnest request to play the role when I meet him up there.

Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
Hard work. You can get lucky sometimes, but hard work will make sure you are lucky most of the times.

One best decision you ever made.
Spend my life with my better half - Ritu.

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in personal or professional life?
Spend some time to understand the other side!

Whose advice do you seek when in dilemma?
Right now besides my wife on the personal front, it is Kapil and Sachin (the other two co-founders).

What has been your biggest achievement?
Convincing many dozens of extremely talented individuals to join hands at RailYatri.

One thing that you want to change in yourself.
Bite my nails.

A line said by your close one that you never forget.
“Anyone can work with similar-minded people, but the fun is working with people who are so not like you”.

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Jeet Sharma

Jeet works for BW Businessworld

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