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‘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?
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?
Which living person do you most admire?
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your current state of mind?
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?
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?
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?
Who is your favourite writer?
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?
What is your motto?
Show up every day