To be honest, I’ve mostly just been lurking in the shadows on her blog, but I love how beautifully she captures moments in her photographs. She asked me (and her other nominees) to answer some questions for her:
1. What was the first book you remember reading?
Mill on the Floss. I read this first when I was in class 4. I was too young to really understand it, but I remembered feeling like I was Maggie. Always seeking and constantly denied her brother’s approval and acceptance, which I could completely relate with!
2. What was the first thing you can remember writing?
A short poem in Hindi about how we should save trees so little children can hang tyres on them and swing! I remember carrying it to school, and then I lost it. No, that’s not true. Someone in my class stole it and submitted it to the school magazine, claiming it was hers. We had a nasty cold war involving chewing gum and hair, and red ink and white skirts. Eventually it got published in her name. The bitch.
3. Who is your soul model?
Not sure if I have any, but I really like Howard Roark. He looks like he has a soul. I’d love to be someone who always does the right thing. But being Roark is clearly no fun, so I’m happy being me!
4. What do you do to inspire you?
I read books and other people’s blogs. If I find anything I think will attract traffic, I perform plastic surgery on the post/article, and voila! A fancy new blog post emerges! Okay. None of that is true. Except the first sentence. And introspection.
5. Where do you write?
At my desk. Always at my desk, hunched over the laptop and typing like a madman. Sometime I scream when my head gets all full and noisy, and then the
boyfriend fiance husband gives me a massage. Then I go back to my desk. Always.
6. What is at the top of your current bucket list?
7. Where is the most beautiful place you have visited?
Sangla Valley in India.It’s spectacular! I’ve never felt lighter or more free as I did there.
8. What are you most afraid of?
My stalker has been missing in action for a while, and I’m worried sick! I’m afraid he’s never coming back! Does that count?
9. What movie most inspires you?
The Pursuit of Happyness. It’s inspiring in a very obvious way, I think.
10. What do you think would make the world a better place?
Prayer, honesty, forgiveness, and masala chai.
11. What do you believe in?
I believe in truth and honesty and full disclosure. As long as I’m anonymous. Outside of this blog, I’m a pretty shameless liar!