Nick in his blog post says “(questions shamelessly pinched from the Guardian magazine)”. I have shamelessly pinched them from his post
What’s your greatest fear?
Being unconscious and in a ventilator in a hospital.
Which living person do you most admire?
What trait do you most deplore in yourself?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
Being mistaken for a famous politician.
What’s the dearest thing you’ve bought (other than a house)?
What’s your most treasured possession?
My recliner chair.
What’s your favourite smell?
What’s your favourite word?
Which book changed your life?
The Bhagwad Geetha.
What in your life would you have done differently?
What or who is your greatest love?
What do you owe your parents?
Reading and my sense of humour.
What did you want to be when grown-up?
To whom would you like to say sorry, and why?
Can’t think of anyone.
Who would come to your dream dinner party?
The Rat Pack.
Which word or phrase do you overuse?
“Maha Ganapathi, Vigneshwara.” (It is an invocation to Ganesha)
What’s the worst job you’ve done?
Honorary Secretary to a Non Profit.
What was your biggest disappointment?
My late wife’s death.
What would improve your quality of life?
I doubt very much that any thing would improve on what I already have.
What is your greatest achievement?
Surviving four years of my father’s presence in my life towards the end of his life without going nuts.
Thank you Nick. It has been fun answering these questions.