1) If not in the current Profession , You would be ?
Ans: I would still be an entrepreneur, may be the category would have been different. I would have probably nurtured my first project - Probiotic Drink
2) One tune you always hum?
Ans: I'm Alive - Céline Dion
3) One Book to read when you want to motivate yourselves ?
Ans: The Road Ahead- written by Bill Gates together with Nathan Myhrvold and Peter Rinearson
4) One Dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most?
Ans: “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” - Originally a line from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, however has been used in movies.
5) The Place you never been to and always want to go?
Ans: There are quite a few, but the one next in my list is Bagan, Myanmar
6) An animal that signifies you & why?
Ans: Ant - I never give up just like ants
7) A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with ?
Ans: Wonder Woman
8) Choose one from each below :
a) Marvel or DC : Marvel
b) Batman or Superman : Batman
c) Tom or Jerry : Jerry
d) Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv : Chacha Chaudhary
9) If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part ?
Ans: Meryl Streep
10) Luck or Hard Work , What do you think weighs more in defining a successful Person?
Ans: Both Luck & Hard actually work in tandem
11) One best decision you ever made?
Ans: When I quit as a cabin crew
12) A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life?
Ans: Imagine Counselling a Friend
13) Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?
Ans: My husband’s
14) What has been your biggest achievement?
Ans: This was when I was the youngest player and captain of my basket ball team , and represented my state
15) One thing that you want to change in yourself?
Ans: The instinct of solving issues immediately. I can perhaps dedicate that time in solving something more important, as a lot of problem tends to dissolve with time and doesn't require instant attention.
16) A line said by your closed one that you never forget?
Ans: Dil Mile Ya Na Mile, Haath Milate Chalo
Akshita Gupta, CEO, ABL Workspace, “The coworking segment has grown exponentially over the years and has had a major impact on the performance and utilisation of commercial real estate. I feel now is the time when we should keep into consideration this very aspect and ensure progressive policy reforms to boost the market’s growth. I would want to put forth a humble request to the Finance Ministry to recognizing the coworking space under schemes such as REIT, provide tax benefits and consider reducing the TDS deduction rates to upscale the segment. It would be great if govt can consider bringing coworking spaces into the 2% TDS bracket from the present 10% slab. This will not only boost the market’s growth but will further allow the coworking spaces seamlessly manage the cash flows since it is a service-based segment. I strongly feel that these reforms if introduced will play a major role in driving the growth of the real estate sector in the times to come. Talking from start-ups POV, it is usually entrepreneurs from the early and mid-start-ups that prefer coworking spaces. However, costings like registration charges and stamp duty at registrar offices are borne by the coworking offices and if government can reduce these charges, then it would directly benefit the end-users as they will have to spend less for the services. I am also of the view that if the requisite financial assistance can be provided to the start-ups, then it will indirectly help in driving the growth of the coworking spaces as well.”
According to a Cushman & Wakefield report, coworking operators expanded their portfolio aggressively last year and took on lease 21 per cent more office area - 4.91 million square feet in 2021 from 4.05 million square feet in the previous year - across the top eight cities of Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad to meet the rising demand for flexible workspaces from corporates amid the pandemic.
According to another report by JLL, India's coworking space market is likely to cross 50 million square feet by 2023.
Industry experts say that the sector is only poised to grow stronger.
The co-working space has undergone various changes since its inception in the late 2000s. With the death of cubicles and open floorplans gaining popularity to working spaces providing employees with foosball, table tennis and pool tables. But this was before COVID-19, the pandemic that has redefined the concept of working especially co-working spaces in past two years. It has not only forced the employers to change their work policies and strategies but has also been giving preference to hybrid model to perfectly fit into the new normal world.