What one word would describe you?
What are you most passionate about?
How I can make a diff erence in peoples’ lives through what I do
What do you fear the most?
All my bravado vanishes when I see blood
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Raising two wonderful kids almost single-handedly
What is your greatest regret?
Stressing my parents and gramps with Madonna posters and Lenin and Marx books all over my room during my teens. Considering my old-fashioned catholic background and the insurgency during the time, it was quite a lot
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Habit No 2. Begin with the end in mind
What is your favourite journey?
A mind-blowing ride on the Vortex (adventure thrill ride) leaving me tipsy and legs wobbling and looking for the nearest bin
On what occasion do you lie?
To prevent another person from getting hurt
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
Barack Obama. Near perfect specimen of the male species
What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?
Finish work, meetings and calls, and sit down with a glass of wine to watch the sea, sundown and trains passing by
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My high maintenance hair, which is very impractical for my busy life.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Determination. It’s improved over the years. In my 20’s I was hotheaded, 30’s opinionated, 40’s unrelenting… I wonder what the 50’s hold
What is your most treasured possession?
Integrity Choose a movie title for the story of your life. Elizabeth
Which talent would you most like to have?
What would you be doing in 20 years?
Living closer to nature. Retired. Spoiling grandkids. Being a posh grandma with a nice sports car and crazy hair
What do you think has been the strength behind your success?
What was your favourite food as a child?
Roast Paan and Bombai Muttai
When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it?
This whole week. Mastered all the features of iPhone 11 Pro
Who is your favourite hero of fiction?