The Retail Jeweller (TRJ): What has been the greatest lesson learnt during the pandemic?
Abhishek Chanda (AC): What I learnt during the pandemic is to enjoy your life and appreciate what you have. We could adapt to new circumstances within no time and live with limited resources during this time.
TRJ: In this unprecedented time, what has been your proudest response?
AC: We bounced back firmly according to what the situation demanded. We got our ready during the lockdown to face the post-lockdown scenario.
TRJ: How did you utilize the lockdown time personally?
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