Many local regions, especially rural areas where I live, have haunted houses. Have you ever spent the night in a house that was supposedly haunted? Anything ‘strange” happen?
Not a haunted house per se, but the hotel/resort in we stayed on our trip to Sariska had displayed stuffed tigers, leopards and cheetahs with the real pelts and life life shining eyes all around. This might seem like a good backdrop for posing during the day, but the tiger-skin rug in my room with the stuffed head and greenish shining eyes at night scared the hell out of eleven year old ‘scaredy-cat’ me.
The Quidditch Cup (riding broomsticks while chasing a small ball) was a huge sporting event in the land of Hogwarts. What is the largest sporting event (or concert, etc.) that you have ever attended?
During my three years in college, I attended a lot of annual college fests with my friends. But the best one, (not sure about largest) was when my college organised a Sunburn night with a really good DJ.
When you go for a swim, do you prefer an ocean, the seaside lakes, or a pool?
Swimming Pool. Summer vacation always meant 1 hour of swimming for both of us (my sibling and I) at our club. But since the last two years, I haven’t gone for swimming and I miss it.
Ron Weasley received a horrid robe to wear as formal wear to the Christmas dance at Hogwarts. Tell about the most ‘ghastly’ fashion statement that you have ever made.
Whenever I see my childhood pics, I’m left wondering and grimacing at some of the clothes my mother and later, I selected for myself. But then, that was fashionable at that time (late 90s and early 2000s), I suppose.
What is the last song you sang along to?
Two days ago, my mother and I sang along to some of Rabindranath Tagore’s songs as we prepared and baked a chocolate cake.
What was your scariest nightmare about?
One of the scariest ones (that I can recall) was when I was 13 I think. I dreamt of an attack on my school and the children taken hostage. There was a lot of firing, blood and fear. I was very vivid and brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know why I dreamt that.
What food do you crave most often?
ALL SORTS OF JUNK & OILY FOOD AND SWEETS. From pizza & pasta to biryani & kebabs, rasogolla & kheer to cakes & ice-creams.
What’s your grossest bug story?
I’ve been lucky to have had no very gross encounters till date.
I’m grateful for Mother Nature, who still blesses us with her creations despite our continued abuse and exploitation.
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