Rohan Vyavaharkar is a father to a girl who is caught between being playing Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker and his daughter Leia Organa, a husband to an incredibly talented and strong woman (mostly for tolerating him) and a lifelong Manchester United supporter. Having worked as a journalist for about a decade, he took on marketing and communications roles with a couple of high energy brands. He now runs his own marketing set up where he consults, among other things, in sport.
If you ask me what my daughter ought to be when she grows up, thereâ€™s only one answer â€“ happy. I donâ€™t imagine anyone of you reading this will think differently. Each one of us wishes the same for our children.
So, a valid question then is: How do we do it?
Well, to begin with, if my daughter wants to be an airline pilot or a sculptor or a seismologist or a home maker, the choice will only be hers. Not mine, not her motherâ€™s or anyone who tells her how she ought to lead her life.
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We all need a hunger or a passion. Yet, who says the hunger needs to be for money alone or for material things. How often do we define hunger as one for knowledge, or for adventure?Â It isnâ€™t my place or intention to deliver a sermon or tell you that money is not everything. Our kids ought to have already taught us that.