“Sky is the limit for those who aspire”
Aviation Update|September 2020
“Sky is the limit for those who aspire”
Mr. B. Kartikeya Editor of Aviation Update in discussions with the superwoman of the aviation world Mrs. Radha Bhatia (Chairman, Bird Group) on the role of women in the aviation world, current scenario and family values.
B. Kartikeya

An author, a businessperson, a philanthropist, and a cook, how do you manage to don so many hats?

I strong believe that - “When you take up any work, you must devote your full time to it”. I tried to put my best effort in each and every sector and the results are here. As an author, my first book was “Lassis of India- Smoothies with a twist,” where I tried to mention not only about the beverage but also about our rich culture and history. My grandchildren would never know what “Lassi” is, because they know more about smoothies. I felt there was a need to pen down a book on Lassi because the young generation might remain unaware of such a delicious beverage.

You cannot write a book without any research, and I did some research on this as well. In the ancient age, there were no hand pumps or taps. One had to fetch water from some water source located far away. The water was not only used for drinking, but also to bath the gods because it’s in our culture. After bathing the gods, the water was considered holy and was served as “Charanamrit.” This “Charanamrit” also had some elements of Yogurt.

In this book, I have briefed about our family values, traditions, and ancient Indian history. I have primarily mentioned the benefits of yogurt, and how various herbs, vegetables, and fruits are an essential part of our daily lives.

I married to a “travel agent” and was working as a teacher in a convent for the first four years before marriage. The teaching profession and my educational qualification gave me the much needed exposure required to venture into the world of business. After helping my husband in his company for 20 years, I tried helping my son, who was looking for a profession, and I helped him to establish Amadeus in India. I helped him further in many other businesses as well. My younger son started his career with ground handling, and I tried supporting him as well. In the course of time, I became a successful businessperson.


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September 2020