Arati Bhati believes in living happily within her means. Being a single mother she has planned her finances including setting aside money for her son’s education.
7/11/2014 11:37:28 AM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
Scientist-thinker Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
Life has been quite a ride for 37-year-old Arati Bhati, a professional in the card payment industry. Born and brought up near Bombay, Bhati decided to move to Singapore after a vacation here. She fell in love with country and decided to make it her home. “I came to Singapore in December 2004 when my brother-in-law decided to surprise my younger sister with a visit from her most-loved nephew, my son, Kunj. I came here for what would have been a mini-vacation, but fell in love with this island country the moment I stepped foot here and now it has become my home. In the last nine years, I have come to find comfort and peace of mind here,” she said.
Having grown up in a middle-class home, in Vasai, a town located in the outskirts of Bombay, her childhood was spent playing in open grounds, watching black & white TV, valuing the limited things and toys that were available. Her parents inculcated strong family values, which has stood her in good stead. She went to a convent school and graduated from Bombay University.
But life has definitely not been a bed of roses – she divorced five years ago and is today a single mother to her 14-year-old son, who lives with her and is the apple of her eye.