Risky traveller

The year was 2005, when the internet and starting up were not considered glamorous. Sabina Chopra decided to quit her cushy corporate job and start her own company. “I thought I would have more time with my family. But, that proved to be a misconception,” laughs Chopra, co-founder of Yatra.com.

She recalls how frantic it was. “I was constantly travelling all over the country, tying up with hotels and negotiating with partners. I actually never saw my family during the first year. In fact, we had no Sunday offs in the initial three years,” she recounts.

Clearly, it wasn’t an ideal situation, more so for a mother and wife. But, there was a gold pot on the other side of this hustle. A solid online travel agency, now listed on the Nasdaq.

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