May 30, 2020, 12:26 p.m.

Shubham Doshi

Pune University
Assistant Manager - Strategic Alliances at Bajaj Allianz Life

If you could break any world record which one would it be during this lockdown?
Shubham : Staying away from mobile and laptop while awake: My personal best is around 20 minutes at a stretch since quarantine started.

What’s a story – from a book, a movie, an article, a conversation – that you’ve been gripped by recently? Why did it capture you?
Shubham : I havent been reading much...but a line from a blog that I read recently stayed with me...
"Life doesnt get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient"

What will be your New Normal Post Quarantine ?
Shubham : Virtual Meetings and catchup with friends

Coffee or Tea?
Shubham : Mostly tea

What would the title of your Autobiography be?
Shubham : "The guy with blue mask"
- How life changed from 2020

What would be the most surprising scientific discovery imaginable?
Shubham : Colonization of Mars and Interplanetary trading

Describe your Quarantine with a Movie Name or Rewrite movie titles so they would follow quarantine regulations.
Shubham : The zoom call in striped pyjamas

Do you think the situation is acting as a social leveller, or making inequalities more apparent? Is this Social distancing bringing us together since we are all fighting a common enemy ?
Shubham : I think the situation is making inequalities more apparent. The class divide that we have in our country and the way we treat our migrants hasnt changed, they have always been taken for a ride by rich businessmen and politicians for work and votes and when the time came for them to help they raised their hands and made no attempt whatsover. For most of us working from home might be a minor inconvenience but they are the ones who have suffered and we should have treated them better.

If you could write a letter to yourself in future , what would you say?
Shubham : Hoped you maintained social distancing and are alive to start a business.

What do you hope we all learn or take away from this experience?
Shubham : World is constantly changing, change with it.
Be more independent and caring.

What keeps you motivated during tough times ? As a leader How would you motivate people around you ?
Shubham : Make sure you call your team members and other colleagues from offices, especially if they are alone. Because apart from food water and is also essential these days.

What is your Philosophy of Life for the world as an inspirational quote ?
Shubham : Life is short. Prioritise.