The questions are really interesting and thought provoking. As a matter of fact, I was more curious than The Quill to find out my own answers. Liebster Award or no award, it’s a good thing to come across such questions sometimes where you get an opportunity to shake your inner self a little bit.
Here are my answers :
1. If it’s not too personal, how do you kick start your day?
The way I kick start my day is not something very interesting to read about. After waking up (and doing yoga if I manage to open eyes real early), I shake hands with the mundane chores that wait for me in the kitchen – prepare breakfast, cook lunch, pack it in my husband’s lunch box even before he is ready for work, wash dishes, clean kitchen. Phew! I told you, it’s nothing interesting.
But yes if the question was How would I like to kick start my day?, then my answer would be to invest my morning energy behind my blog or read a book while having my breakfast in bed (prepared by someone else obviously ) 😛
2. If there was just one magic spell that you could use to change one thing in your life (this magic spell can do just ONE thing and you can use it only once), what would it be called and what would it do?
If magic could change one thing in my life, then I would ask it to convert my Bachelors in Engineering to a Master degree in Creative Writing. I feel that would have given my career a very different and promising shape. If something like this would exist, then it should be called ‘DEGREE CONVERTER’ !
3. Which celestial body would you be, if you had a chance to choose? It could be anything – a planet, a satellite, an asteroid, even a black hole!
The Sun. I would like to shine brightly like it with the light of wisdom, knowledge, humility and wit.
4. Which geometrical shape, according to you, best describes your life? Do elaborate!
Like the four equal sides of the square, I too have lived(and still living) the four phases of my life with equal energy and spirit. Being the only girl child in my family, I had grabbed the love and attention of my grandparents and parents to the maximum in my early years. Teenage years passed with new and astonishing experiences in body and dreams in mind. The bachelor days were spent rubbing my bum for hours on the revolving chair in front of the office desktop and waiting for my soulmate. Then came the married life where I am learning everyday about the kind of patience and hard work one needs to put in when two people decide to stay together.
Although I didn’t live any phase without pain, failures and regrets, but looking back, there have been many moments of pure happiness, laughter and love that made life worth living.
5. Suppose you came across an alien that could understand and communicate in whichever language you speak, and (by some twist of technology/ intuition/ fate) you know they can. What would be your first instinctive response?
And I thought there is nothing better than Google Translate. Where have you been all these years?
6. Both crossword and sudoku have empty boxes to fill. In a crossword, you’re explicitly given the clues and guided by the letters you already filled in. On the contrary, a sudoku needs you to look closer and let yourself be guided by the numbers already present. Do you prefer that you be explicitly given the clues, or would you rather find them yourself like little treasures on the way?
I prefer living in the Sudoko style. It gives you a good chance to introspect, weigh your pros and cons, make mistakes, rectify them and most importantly discover your own self.
7. Love. Hope. Faith. Which food item, according to you, portrays these emotions best?
For me it’s oats meal. Oats are nutritious and very good for health. They give ample of love to our body, hope for a better physique and faith in the positive changes that naturally comes in our health after including them in our diet.
8. If you could build your dream home in any fictional land, where would that be? (Said land need not ‘exist’ in contemporary works, it could also be of your creation – just make sure you give it a name! )
21, Rajani Sen Road, Kolkata-700029, India. If I could build my dream home there, then that would have given me a chance to interact and get to know more about Pradosh Chandra Mitra(aka Feluda), the famous detective created by Satyajit Ray.
9. Would you prefer to be forever trapped in a maze of all your favorite things in the world or go on a journey where the most exciting yet unknown things are thrown at you?
I would prefer a mixture of both. I am a lazy person. And I am a day dreamer. So, that kind of makes it a difficult job for me to come out of my comfort zone without my favourite things. Having said that, I don’t mind welcoming a change in my life. It’s refreshing to be a part of an exciting journey, provided the company is also amazing.
10. If you are your own fairy godmother ( or father, for that matter ) what would you protect yourself from and why?
I would protect myself from the negativity that arises from fear, criticism, jealousy, weakness, ignorance and illiteracy. That’s because negativity kills the good soul in you. You don’t remain human anymore. You become someone else. You cannot understand how beautiful, interesting and fulfilling living a life can be unless you are out of the clutches of negativity.
11. Which character from a movie/book/show would you want to invite for tea and have a one-to-one chat with? Do mention one thing you would ask them.
It would be an honour if I can have Ruby Miller from Alexandra Potter‘s novels as a guest in my house. An evening in her company over a cup of tea is bound to be a super fun one. I am eager to know if she had any embarrassing yet interesting experience(apart from the ones she had shared) during her journey in India and subsequently in Paris, but didn’t feel brave enough to write about them.