Quick Bytes by Radhika Aggarwal

May 19, 2018

 

‘My greatest achievement is being a great mum’: Radhika Aggarwal

Radhika Aggarwal started her entrepreneurial journey with FashionClues, a social portal for NRI women. Aiming to take e-commerce metro cities in India, she co-founded the online marketplace ShopClues in 2011. Now the CBO of ShopClues, Radhika is the first woman entrepreneur to join the startup Unicorn founders' club in India, after the company's valuation hit $1 billion in 2016.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? 

Being at home with my babies and watching Netflix

What is your greatest fear? 

Skipping this

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? 

Not being able to multi-task as I much as I should be

What is the trait you most deplore in others? 

Laziness

Which living person do you most admire? 

My mum

What is your greatest extravagance? 

Vacations

What is your current state of mind? 

To travel

On what occasion do you lie? 

When I go out with my girlfriends

What is the quality you like most in people? 

Empathy and compassion

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? 

To my children... “Because I am your mom!”

What or who is the greatest love of your life? 

My babies

When and where were you happiest? 

When I am with my boys

Which talent would you most like to have? 

The ability to play an instrument and sing well

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 

I will take a little more time to smell the roses

What do you consider your greatest achievement? 

I am a great mum

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be? 

Me

Where would you most like to live? 

Where I am right now, Gurugram

What is your most treasured possession? 

My friends and family

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? 

People who are not happy and try to drag others down as well

What is your favourite occupation? 

What I do right now

What do you most value in your friends? 

Honesty

Who is your favourite writer? 

Leon Uris

Who is your fictional hero? 

Andrei Androfski, from Mila18 by Leon Uris

Which historical figure do you most identify with? 

None. I am unique

Who are your heroes in real life? 

I learn from everybody around me – what everybody does in their lives; whether it is my colleagues or my children. So I have lots of heroes around me

What are your favourite names? 

Ahaan and Arjit, ShopClues, Bagel (my dog), Reshmi  

What is your greatest regret? 

No regrets; I have done pretty much everything I wanted

How would you like to die? 

Quickly

What is your motto? 

Show up every day

 

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