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On Sun, 14 Jan 18 14:13:36 UTC Cucks answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Self pity. Isolation.
Where would you like to live?
A villa near the sea, a cottage in the hills and in the hearts and minds of people
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Soaking in the glorious sun, with the gentle breeze across my face and the sound of the birds chirping
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
Not sticking to time, being an absolute foodie, over thinking things
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
The extraordinariness in the ordinary women of the world - balancing all that they have to & aiming to accomplish all they set their eyes on.
Your favorite painter?
Artist - Hussain. Installationist - Subodh Gupta
Your favorite musician?
Rahman Rahman Rahman
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, wit, strength of character and someone who knows how to live, work & play equally!
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Intelligence, confidence, knowledgable, chilled out, has an opinion!
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Indulging in my gastronomic desires. When not that, pondering & problem solving
Who would you have liked to be?
A warrior, a conqueror, a ruler of new lands & people. Alexander the Great, Chenghiz Khan, Babur.
Your most marked characteristic?
My energy & vibe, passion & gregarious self!
What do you most value in your friends?
The fact they have a world view, they think & question, delve into lesser travelled paths & have an enthusiasm for life!
What is your principle defect?
My management of time, absence of indifference and detachment at times with people and processes.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To be rootless
What would you like to be?
The best I can be. To leave behind a legacy.
What is your favorite color?
Depends on time & space - from Rouge to mustard yellow, fuccia pink to cherry red
What is your favorite flower?
Lotus - Apart from its eternal beauty, the fact that it's a symbol of purity rising from the unexpected muddy waters.
What is your favorite bird?
The Pheonix - Rises from the ashes
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Amitava Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, Le Febvre
Who are your favorite poets?
Maya Angelou
Who are your heroes in real life?
My dad. People who have played a fundamental role in building the nation & world at large.
What are your favorite names?
At the moment, probably Zoya.
What is it you most dislike?
Messy things. Gossip centric people.
What event in military history do you most admire?
Intellectually engaged with more than admire. Not an event, but a phase - the 18th in the Indian subcontient. The series of battles marked their evolution from a naval to landlocked power.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Indomitable determination
How would you like to die?
In glory
What is your present state of mind?
An ocean of thoughts undergoing a churn
What is your motto?
1. It all lies in the fundamentals! 2. Change through continuity


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