In the dynamic and vibrant world of Karma Group, countless individuals contribute their unique talents, skills, and dedication to drive our success – That’s why we always love to shine a light on them bi-weekly in our Staff Spotlight section!
This week we’re back in India to meet the brilliant Taslima Shaik – She has been with us at Karma Group for more than 2 years now in the Member Engagement department. Let’s say hello…
Hi Taslima, how did you become interested in working in the travel industry?
Travel is known to be a fun industry to work in. While working with Karma I realised I have a deep passion for conversation. I’ve been looking for a job that will allow me to travel as part of my responsibilities because I find that travel allows me to not only expand my knowledge but also my professional network.
Can you share an exciting or memorable experience you’ve had while working with Karma Group?
One such memorable experience is getting recognition as ‘Employee of the Month’ for 4 consecutive months and being appreciated for the outcomes of my job! Working with Karma has always been a beautiful experience.
If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead) who would it be and why?
My mother, who has always been my motivator, who stood by me through thick and thin – Who taught me that hard times can be overcome and that losing battles can be won.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I enjoy travelling and learning new languages that really interest me.
If you could teleport to any KG property in the world right now, where would you go and why?
It is very difficult to choose just one as all the Karma properties are worth the visit – But if given a chance to teleport, I would really love to visit Karma Kandara – Bali. A luxury cliff-top resort It is the ultimate destination, enough to captivate and entice you into never leaving.
If you were a travel guide in Goa, what destinations would you recommend and what would be your one must-see recommendation there?
Goa is all about sun, sea and sand – There are two special districts, North Goa and South Goa that have their own specialities. When in Goa one must visit world-famous beaches, forts, and the mesmerising Dudhsagar waterfall, combined with trying your luck at a casino makes North Goa a traveller’s delight. While South Goa is known for being silent, serene and less crowded.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which one item would you want with you?
I would probably need a pocket knife to find and prepare food, build a simple hut and start a fire, along with the confidence that I can survive on a deserted island. I believe that kind of mindset can be helpful for me to overcome everything!
Share an interesting local dish you’ve tried in India…
Goan Cuisine is extremely diverse. The dish that Goa is most famous for is the Goan Fish Curry. A must-try dish for every fish lover loaded with spices and coconut. You can find this popular food in all the famous restaurants in Goa.