I am happiest when I am engaged in something - it doesn't have to be work only; it can even be a really good run that is going really well. It is about being in the momentum of something and finding that you are getting better and better at it and progressing.
Being irrelevant and doing something that is meaningless.
Stationery. I like to spend money on good notebooks.
Trying to focus on the "now" a lot more. Meditation is helping me focus these days and stopping me from always thinking about the future.
When friends ask me if they look good in different outfits.
My skin gets very red in India. I wish I blended in a bit more.
Respect for women.
Respect for women. I really like women who help other women.
'That's amazing'. 'Excellent'. I trend to overuse over-the-top 'praise' words?
There are bubbles of happiness in my life every other day - like when we've had a successful month or something good has happened in the business. Those are the ultimate peaks of happiness.
Music. I love listening to music but cannot contribute in any way.
Building a really good team of people. That is still my proudest moment, especially when I see how smart and productive they are.
I only focus on strengths.
It would be a person who devoted their whole life to making change and ideally, creating change for women around the world. There aren’t enough people doing that right now.
Fort Kochi or Kolkata.
My phone, as it allows me to productive. As I grow older I realize that possessions are not very important. The things I treasure most are memories and people.
As I am an extrovert – I would say loneliness.
I am very friendly. I like people.
I value the fact that my friends are different – some are arty and creative and some work in charities. That’s what I really value about them as they bring a totally different perspective to my life. I don’t have friends who are entrepreneurs. My friends are from a completely different world.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who wrote Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah.
In the book, Great Expectations – there is a character called Pip who keeps reinventing himself.
I wish I was like Emily Pankhurst the leader of the British Suffragette movement who helped women get the right to vote in the UK. I would love to be like her.
My mother and mother-in-law. They are both really strong women. Both of them do a lot of social work and have a strong moral compass.
People who have low standards in general -- about morality or about how they treat people. I hate people who look down on others and have no respect for other human beings.
I don’t have any regrets. I don’t believe in that philosophy.
Very quickly, with no pain and without anyone knowing about it.
Pain is temporary but pride is forever. When things are difficult, you need to see the bigger picture. Sometimes you think, nothing good happens to those who wait. I would say -- do wait and make it happen.