Soumyadipta was passionate about getting into the army in my younger days and had cracked the Service Selection Board interviews with a national merit rank. While he had to give up his army dreams due to a medical condition, it gave him a sense that he might be talented in working with people. This coupled with his call from XLRI Jamshedpur led him to HR as a career of choice. For him, solving for workforce diversity and inclusion is the biggest challenge. The one thing he would like to see in HR is to be able to build more rigors around core principles and not be considered as a common-sense function.