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If Covid Vanished | A visit home to Chandigarh and a trek to Himachal Pradesh: Rrajesh Khosla, President & CEO, AGI glaspac, on things he’d like to do in a Covid-immune world

A visit to the Sanctuary Bar & Restaurant in Hyderabad, meeting Jaggi Vasudev, and starting a pool to help others in 'what-if' situations are also on Khosla's wish list.

June 27, 2021 / 09:30 AM IST
Rrajesh K. Khosla, president and CEO, AGI glaspac, says he would like to meet Sadhguru, to understand more about investing in life.

Rrajesh K. Khosla, president and CEO, AGI glaspac, says he would like to meet Sadhguru, to understand more about investing in life.

Note to readers: While we accept the reality of the coronavirus, it is important to be optimistic. We must believe that there will be a day when the disease will no longer be the all-destroying scourge it is today. And when that day comes, we will be able to enjoy life, maybe with a few adjustments, the way we did before Covid-19. To that end, we are starting ‘If Covid Vanished ...’, a series of interviews with corporate heads and achievers, where we ask them where they’d like to travel or eat, who’d they like to meet, and so on, if the world became Corona-mukt. Follow the series here

In November 2020, leading container glass company AGI glaspac raised an investment of ₹220 crore to manufacture special glass for premium segments like fragrances, cosmetics, carbonated water and high-end spirits.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to lock up coronavirus in a bottle.

If covid vanishedAs we each continue to put up with the pandemic, we do have a wish list for a time when it will be possible to live freely once again. For Hyderabad-based Rrajesh K. Khosla, President and CEO, AGI glaspac, visiting Chandigarh, his hometown, is at top of the list. He would also like to go on a trek in Himachal Pradesh.

A conversation with Khosla on things he’d like to do if Covid was no longer a hindrance.


If Covid-19 went away or became manageable, which city would you like to travel to first and why? 

That will be Chandigarh, as it’s my hometown. I would like to meet my close friends and family to rejuvenate and relax.

Which restaurant/ bar would you go to first and why? 

The first place that comes to my mind is Sanctuary Bar & Restaurant in Hyderabad. This particular place is famous for its service and friendly staff. The exquisite decor and homey ambience make me feel comfortable and relaxed.

Which famous stranger would you like to invite home and talk to, and why? 

Let me answer this question in two parts:

  1. Before Covid-19, it would have been Warren Buffett, so that I could understand more about the investment business.

  2. After Covid-19, I would like to meet Sadhguru, to understand more about the investment in life.

What public performance/occasion would you like to attend? 

It will be great to hear singers and artists performing 1980s and 1990s songs on the stage.

What group activity would you like to participate in? 

I’m looking for a trekking tour in Himachal Pradesh as a group activity with my friends and family.

What new skill would you like to learn? 

Covid-19 has made all of us realise the importance of a healthy lifestyle – and not just physical health but also mental health. I would like to invest my time in integrating body, mind and soul.

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The first song that comes to mind when you think of a Covid-free world. 

Kahan Tak Yeh Man Ko Andhere Chalenge’ by Kishore Kumar

What would your approach to money be for life post-Covid? 

I think it is essential to look for creative ways to save and reinvest in times of need to create a safety net. It is also a good time for those in power and financially secure positions to start a pool for "what if" scenarios and use it to help others in similar situations.

What new invention/gadget would you like to see that would help us deal with future pandemics? 

I would like to see a gadget that can scan all the vital functionalities of our body and produce the results immediately, similar to metal detectors in airports.

What would your motto be for life after the pandemic?

Don’t panic, as good times will surely follow after the bad times.
Akshay Sawai
first published: Jun 27, 2021 09:17 am
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