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Deep Kalra (Founder and Group CEO, MakeMyTrip)

Deep Kalra

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
– M. K. Gandhi.


EXBiggest milestone in your life.
HIM: Won’t describe it as the biggest milestone of my life, but starting out on my own to build something of value to so many people is something I am proud of, besides building a great place to work and achieving what we have in an ethical manner.

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: Lots of them. But in recent years ‘Sapiens and Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari has made an impression on my mind. The ‘Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand is an all-time favourite, also ‘The Art of War.’

EXAn unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: Psych and StarMaker

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM:  I wish to own the most awaited Noct lens of Nikon i.e NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct Lens – Nikon. It exemplifies Nikon’s mission to pursue the ultimate optical performance in the mirrorless category.

EX3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: Resilience, self-confidence and empathy.

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM:  Smartphones – these have changed our business and our lives! Of course, could end up being a big bane too!


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