Weekend Unwind with: Social Panga's Sunitha Natrajan

Weekend Unwind with: Social Panga's Sunitha Natrajan

The latest in the series of informal chats with industry execs in our weekend special.

Sunitha Natrajan

Mumbai: With another weekend upon us, it is time to unwind with the latest Q&A edition of Indiantelevision.com’s Weekend Unwind—a series of informal chats that peek into the minds of business executives through a fun lens in an attempt to get to know the person behind the title a little better.

In this week’s session, we have Social Panga director - digital strategy Sunitha Natrajan.

Without further ado, here it goes…

Your mantra for life

Embracing the philosophy of detached attachment. I believe in the idea of finding joy in the journey without clinging to outcomes. Letting go allows for genuine freedom and inner peace, navigating life with resilience and a light heart.

A book you are currently reading/plan to read

Haven’t yet started my reading list for the year, but one book that’s on my radar is “The ART of Influence: Persuading Others Begins with you” by Chris Widener.

Your fitness mantra, especially during the pandemic

I have been following Hara hachi bu – in Japanese, it means “eat until you are 80 per cent full. I have been an under-eater all my life and this mindful way of eating has ensured I balance my portions, veggie, and fruit intake and has had a direct impact on my health, immunity, and happy state of mind overall.

Your comfort food

Home-cooked sambhar, rice, and veggies with papadam.

When the chips are down a quote/ philosophy that keeps you going

Everything is ethereal before it becomes material.

The fact that we can imagine it means that we get a shot at it. So, we have to hold the vision. And a vision is held not in thoughts but in action.

Your guilty pleasure

Watching documentaries of all kinds

A Life lesson you learnt the hard way

No amount of I don't have the time to do this, or priority basis situation is a valid excuse or reason for something to not happen. Where there is a will there is always a way.

What gets you excited about life?

Balance. Even in the most chaotic moments, finding balance and the journey to it is always rewarding and makes me more than excited, and grateful for life.

What’s on top of your bucket list?

For 2024, traveling to places like Lakshwadeep via cruise is one on top and most realistically achievable :D

If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?

Fail and fail fast, don’t let overthinking get the better of you. There is more to life if you pace it right with all kinds of experiences :)

One thing you would most like to change about the world

There are loads to change, but on a generic note I would love the world to embrace more empathy on an everyday level. We may not have solutions for everything, but empathy goes a long way.

An activity that keeps you motivated/charged during tough times

Weirdly it has been board game sessions with my friends and colleagues.

What lifts your spirits when life gets you down?

A lot of me time and self-reflection along with good music

Your go-to stress buster

Spending quality time with animals, pets, family, and friends.