Do you like public displays of affection?

Not really. I don’t indulge in any of it. And if I accidentally spot a couple indulging in it, I tend to politely look away and pretend that I hadn’t seen it… much like I’d look away if I spot a couple of dogs mating in the middle of the street. Will I try to…

What is the weirdest thing you’ve witnessed in an Indian wedding?

So I was attending a wedding in Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram) in Kerala a few years ago. As I have written on a couple of earlier answers, Hindu Nair weddings are generally a demure affair. There’s nothing garish or loud about the entire function. So I was standing near the wedding dais as I was one of…

What are examples of human behavior?

You know these people who fake accents and deliberately choose to speak only in a foreign language (anything other than their native language) just because they have lived in a foreign country for an extended period? Try giving them a scare… or a life-threatening shock… like pretending to push them off the edge of a…

What is the thing you thought in a different perspective in life?

Self-Help Books You get to see entire shelves of these in every library and bookstore around the world. But I have always wondered how these can actually work as they claim to. I mean… these books were written by people based on their experiences in their life. How can they actually work for everyone? For…

What do you think is the most under appreciated thing on Earth?

A normal day. These days, everyday is filled with so much action and all sorts of ups and downs that nobody seems to enjoy the bliss that a normal day without anything unexpected can give. Having an eventful life is exciting. But having a day or two where nothing untoward happens, where you don’t get…

What is an unpopular opinion you hold?

A person’s sexual orientation is nobody’s business except theirs. I don’t understand why such an intimate detail about a person’s life is suddenly okay to be a part of news debates and coffee table talks. I didn’t grow up with this and I still find it extremely difficult to stomach. The other day, somebody had…