Our Actual Anchors: Archit Reddy With Aransh

A superhero, guide, friend or role model fathers mean a lot of things to their children and stand by them at all moments. To acknowledge this precious bond of fatherhood, every year Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. He can be anything – strict, cool, expressive or a doting one – he surely is the support system in any child’s upbringing. Recognizing the special role of the male parent, we spoke to a couple of dads about their relationships with their kids. Read ahead to know about it better…

Text: ANAHITA AHUJA

Archit Reddy With Aransh

What Was The Best Advice Your Dad Gave You, That You Plan On Sharing With Your Children, Too?

As a family to stay intact and to put your relations and values above everything else. I would like this to be carried on for generations to come.

What One Quality Has Aransh Taken Of Yours – That You Wish He Hadn’t?

Honestly, he is too small and hasn’t picked up too much yet. But the slang he uses to converse is something I wish he hadn’t learned. It is now, with time, that I have changed, and hopefully, he’ll do it too.

What Special Things Do You And He Do Together?

I was always fond of animals, especially horses, but unfortunately, I could never ride one. So I take him for a horse ride every day Sunday. And due to his love for animals, he waits for it eagerly, too.

How Do You Rate Yourself As A Father?

I rate myself around 8. But I’d like to make that a 10. It, unfortunately, is due to my profession that I am not able to do as much as I’d like to. ‘

What Is The Most Difficult Part Of Being A Dad?

Being patient and energetic at the same time is the most difficult thing, as kids never run out of energy and never have patience!

How Would You Describe Your Bond With Him?

The feeling cannot be described in words. A parent is a mirror image of his kids’ feelings – so if your kid is happy you’re happy, and if he’s dull so are you.