07 March 2018 | Interviews | By NFS Correspondent
Manjiri Chunekar, Managing Director, GrassRoot Nutrition Pvt. Ltd.
Manjiri Chunekar is a first generation entrepreneur and had set up her first company, Dynamicro Labs in 1981, with a very small investment in the field of microbiology. Under her leadership, Dynamicro Labs, developed a range of about 300 innovative products required for microbiological testing in clinical, pharmaceutical and food industry.
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Manjiri Chunekar shares some personal space with NuFFooDS Spectrum-
My daily routine-
I am not a very early riser. I need proper sleep , 7 to 8 hours, so as to remain active through out the day. I envy those who can do with less sleep. My mornings starts with surya- namaskar, reading the newspaper, cooking breakfast and lunch for two of us, listening to music as I work and leave for office before 9.00 am.
From 9.15 am, till work requires, I am in office. Sometimes I am able to go home by 4.30 to 5 pm.
Then my evening are spent in taking care of things required at home, my grand-children, music ( I sing as a hobby ), reading, watching TV. Due to mobiles, whats-app and emails, I remain constantly available to my staff and business communication.
I meditate before I go to sleep. This helps me in not dreaming about work.
My idea of fitness and nutrition-
I was detected a diabetic in 2002. Since then fitness and nutrition has become extremely important to me. So far I have managed my diabetes without any medication. In 2006, I entered into the field of nutrition after realizing the importance to self as well as to the community.
My favorite cuisine-
I have been very fortunate in savoring all types of cuisine across the world and enjoy any type of well made preparations. I enjoy subtle flavors mostly and eat both veg and nonveg preparations with equal interest. I prefer fish over other meat options . But mostly simple home- made( my own cooking), vegetarian preparations hit the spot and keep me happy and healthy.
My favorite Holiday Spot-
I enjoy the wilderness. Let it be Mountainous, sea front or forests. It should be quiet , with as few people as possible, leisurely. No running around sight- seeing for me.
My idea of balance between personal and professional life-
I am so passionate about my work that it is very difficult to separate the two. I do many things that are not related to my work with equal involvement. Rather , I am unable to do anything in which my heart is not involved.
My role model-
I appreciate a number of qualities from many different personalities. I am not a hero worshipper so cannot really say that I have a role model.