There’s a mix of Windows and iOS software when it comes to gadgets for Vinish Kathuria, as he uses an iPad Air at work, and is accompanied by a Nokia Lumia otherwise.
He wishes to keep his dressing simple, trying to ‘get away’ with a T-shirt and shorts at work. If that doesn’t work, he reconciles to jeans and a casual shirt. If you happen to run into him at global industry events where he’s representing India, chances are he’ll be in a Nehru Jacket. His favourite perfume? ‘No. 6’ by Hugo Boss.
He compliments his clothes with his favourite watch which is IWC Schaffhausen Portofino (Chronograph) and Gucci shoes.
Kathuria does the shopping for above from DLF Emporio in Vasant Kunj and Select Citywalk in Saket. Planet Sports is an outlet he frequents quite often for his ‘favourite stuff’.
His favourite cuisine is Thai and he credits this to the ‘choices of spice intensities’.
On his to-watch list is West Wing - a show about intricacies of running a nation or a company. He explains, “It’s all about having the right people around you and as a leader, guiding and motivating them.”
In his garage right now is a BMW. On his wishlist is the Audi Q7. His love for SUVs comes from road trips in the USA, where he says he must have driven close to a million miles.
His favourite holiday destination is Hawaii, as it has a ‘combination of great climate, friendly people, water, hiking, volcanos, cuisine, multiple things to do for self and family’.
One destination that ‘immensely’ surprised him was Mahakhumb in Allahabad. He’d visited it two years ago. He said, “It’s great organisation with huge set ups and tents everywhere. I must have walked 15 kilometres in two days . Goes to show it’s possible to organise big events successfully in India if one has the will.”
Next up for him is a three or four-day cycling trek with friends.