(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.)
An evening on the recliner with the family and the dogs.
Life running by, without me experiencing the ride
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My occasional procrastination.
The time I spend thinking about playing golf.
What is your current state of mind?
Thinking of new possibilities.
Patience. I think it eventually leads to indecision.
When my teenage daughter’s angst needs to be settled.
Which living person do you most despise?
The breed of people who lie their way through life.
The same things I like in a man.
Lakshmi, my wife.
Play a musical instrument.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
The fact that we have, in a small way impacted the lives of a handful of youngsters who consider Atta Galatta their second home.
A Banyan Tree, to be privy to the generations that grow and change around you
In a dynamic, fast changing city, without the Bengaluru traffic.
What is your most treasured possession?
My grandmother’s handwritten notes about almost every single book she read.
Bathing the dogs.
Being a good listener.
What do you most value in your friends?
I value the fact that they have been friends for such a long time. We basically know each other inside out.
Tom Robbins and PG Wodehouse.
Who is your hero of fiction?
Aparajitha, my daughter’s name.
Giving up too easily.
What is your greatest regret?
My grandmother, my biggest influencer passing away too early.
On the road, with the family, no arrival times planned.
Try and make at least one person happy every day.