(The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. It has its origins in a parlour game popularized by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.)
To be able to experience a piece of art and connect with its story without having the urge to know what the artist has to say about it.
Fear of the unknown and that is what keeps me on my toes.
That I am my strongest self-critic.
Inauthenticity. However, I also do see their struggle to be authentic.
That ordinary person who remains obscure and yet lives his life with the same fervour as you and I, trying to make ends meet and relishing little moments.
A large Badam (almond) tree in full bloom in my backyard.
Adventurous and nervous.0
Courage - Much talk about courage doesn’t allow you to confront your real fears.
When it gets too complicated to explain the rationale in my head.
When I really think about it, none. What I love most about my appearance, though, is my nose pin look.
That person who lives in a city but does not feel a sense of ownership of the city.
Vulnerability and Sensitivity.
Empathy and Courage.
Conversation and “What’s your story?”
Aditya Pisupati, who I am married to and my partner in adventure and chaos. And trees!
To be able to converse with animals
I would be a tad more athletic now that we are just 3 months away from signing up for a new resolution. :)
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The greatest is waiting to happen. I do acknowledge my contribution in growing Artflute to be a loved art company by art enthusiasts and artists alike, as a social artist and life skills facilitator with Dream a Dream (an NGO working in the space of life skills educations) and now on their board and having my short film featured in Cannes Film Festival.
A sea turtle. I want to be able to explore life under the sea without all the gears and at my pace.
On the hills. In an unassuming cottage.
The seed of a Sequoia Tree
Filled with hatred for self.
Writing, reading stories of artists, talking art to art enthusiasts and hugging trees.
Sparkling eyes with a hint of smile when I’m talking about things I’m passionate and fascinated about.
Brutal honesty and their hugs.
Rabindranath Tagore, Devdutt Pattanaik, Pankaj Mishra, Irving Wallace, John Grisham and Jiddu Krishnamurthi.
Professor of X-Men and Po of Kung Fu Panda - both seem to be masters of their minds and chi.
The more I read about him and his works, I identify myself most with Rabindranath Tagore wanting to explore the greys of life.
All those young adults who are successfully channelising their energies in creating a movement of good and change.
Heidi (the mountain girl from the Alps)
Not witnessing history and Obama giving his victory speech despite being in Chicago.
Washed away by a Tsunami wave while watching the sun set.
Of travelling alone watching landscapes and strangers pass by.
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is 'Youer' than You. Thanks to Dr. Seuss for this one.