While searching the word Aparajitha, I came across a blog under the same name from a most promising and talented teen-aged girl. She had quoted a questionnaire supposedly asked to a celebrity by a media man and had given her own interesting and most original answers, assuming that these questions were aimed at her.
This made me to think as to how I would have answered these questions, if it were asked to me. I think, by answering these questions, we express our personality to enable a friend or reader to understand us more. I would request my fellow bloggers and readers to answer these questions themselves- whether to publish or not- for the fun of it and for a self analyzis. It can be quite exhilarating.
Here are the questions and my answers.
Fun to you is...
Going for a fair of coins and medals or a book exhibition.
If you were invisible for a day, you would...
Frankly, I would not want to use such a boon. In younger days, probably I would have tried to be adventurous.
The one invention you're really waiting for...
Cure for cancer.
Would you like to be young forever?
No. I want to grow old gracefully.
What are you reading at the moment?
Journals of Lachlan Macquarie (1761-1824, a soldier who fought the Pazhassi Raja in 1797.
Who is your favourite cartoon character?
Asterix and Obelix
The place you really want to visit and why?
Manasa sarovar, with my wife. It shall give a spiritual high with its pristine surroundings.
Which film's hero/heroine do you most identify with?
This may probably change with one’s age. At this point, I am at a loss.
Your idea of a perfect meal?
I no longer crave for one such meal. Any homemade simple Indian meal is fine with me.
Lean or brawny?
I like lean.
Three people from history you'd like to meet?
Alexander the great, Sreeramakrishna Paramahamsa and my paternal grandpa, Kandanchatha Raman Nampoothiri, a great Vedic scholar who died at 45.
Your worst date ever?
I did not have one.
Ethnic wear or Western wear?
Both according to the occasion.
Morning person or night person?
More of a morning person.
What are you addicted to?
My family, especially to my wife, Sindhu.
The naughtiest thing you've ever done?
None to remember. Those were rather childhood pranks.
What's your retirement dream?
Retire to my ancestral place, build a new home, enjoy the visits of children and friends and be helpful to the society at large. I also want to pursue my hobby in medals and to catch up with all the reading. Then, I would want to travel to historic places and do my photography.
Five personal care products you can't do without?
My toothbrush, my laptop, my garments, my chapels and my eye glasses.
Who do you think your partner has a crush on?
Me and Clark Gable.
Your favourite drink?
An occasional Cognac.
The one food you can never say no to?
Haagen Dazs ice cream, though I restrict all my sweet intakes.
Rate in order of importance: fame, money, power.
Power, fame, money.
Your next move?
To let my readers know of my answers.
All the best!
Dubai, November 2, 2009