Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
I would want Agatha Christie as a dinner guest (taking the liberty of including people no longer in this world) and ask her how she became a mystery writer. I have admired her deep understanding of the human nature and her ability to keep the readers riveted and guessing until the end. http://www.biography.com/people/agatha-christie-9247405/videos/bram-stoker-full-episode-2178774393
Among contemporary people, I would like to invite Khaled Hosseini (author of “The Kite Runner” and other books) and ask him about his journey from Afghanistan to the United States. He is another writer that has captured my imagination.
When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
Today, I always sing to myself at home. I love singing old songs, both in English and my native language Hindi, and I remember literally thousands of verses, if not complete songs in both languages.
I sang to my son last week, trying to teach him “All things bright and beautiful”.
I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor.
– Brian Eno
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?
What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful for a workplace presentation that was very well-received. In the coming week, I am hoping for somewhat greater clarity on things to come in the future. (Right now, I have no idea where I will be or what I’ll be doing after 5 months…)