Book Review

Quarantine reading

Sameera Nanji.
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Sameera Nanji, Head of Operations, Jubilee Life Insurance

Has it been difficult working from home?

Yes, because my work-life balance has been affected. I tend to work well into the night, which affects my life with the children. It’s difficult to distinguish between work and home life when there isn’t a clear line between the locations.

Has working from home affected your reading?

Reading has taken a back seat. Homeschooling is tough when you have a full time, demanding job, and have to help the younger ones study.


My daughter, 14, is self-sufficient and disciplined and gets things done on her own. However, my son, 9, needs a little more attention and boundaries, or else he slacks off. I think most boys are like that! After a gruelling day, I sometimes can’t keep my eyes open long enough to focus on a book.

Which book has changed you?

‘Letting Go’ by Muneeza Khimji. Perhaps I am biased because I know the author, but it has helped me form and keep a positive outlook in life. I have found, that in today’s turbulent times, having a positive attitude is half the battle. Once you do, the rest is not as insurmo