Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Namya Sinha, Mayur Vihar

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Namya Sinha, Mayur Vihar

Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire – Namya Sinha, Mayur Vihar

The Proustian self-introspection.

[By The Delhi Proustians]

The Proust Questionnaire represents a form of interview that owes its structure to answers given by French novelist Marcel Proust, the author of In Search of Lost Time, at two birthday parties that he attended at ages 13 and 20 in the late 19th century.

In 2013, The Delhi Proustians takes Les confidences de salon (Drawing room confessions) around the city to explore people’s lives, thoughts, values and experiences. This series involves interviews across Delhi and is conducted by writers Manika Dhama and Mayank Austen Soofi.

For the eighth instalment in the series Delhi’s Proust Questionnaire, Namya Sinha made confessions to Mayank, on the back stairs of her apartment complex in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar. Ms Sinha is a media professional.

Your favorite virtue or the principal aspect of your personality
I give a lot to the people I love but never expect anything in return

Your favorite qualities in a man
He should be fair, pretty, a little feminine, and he should not get angry if I bully him

Your favorite qualities in a woman
Never thought of that

Your chief characteristic
I’m constantly irritated. I also have a permanent pout

What do you appreciate the most in your friends?
The fact that they give me company when I have to go out to shop or watch a movie

Your main fault
I’m very judgemental

Your favorite occupation
Lying on my bed and staring at the walls

Your idea of happiness
Having lots of money

Your idea of misery or what would be your greatest misfortune?
Losing my parents

If not yourself, who would you be?
Carmen Electra — she is a dream come true for every man and woman

Where would you like to live?
Kashmir

Your favourite colour and flower
Bright tangerine, Gerbera

Your favorite bird
Not into birds

Your favorite prose authors
The question leaves me blank

Your favorite poets
Poetry bores me to death

Your favorite heroes in fiction
Keanu Reeves’ character in Speed

Your favorite heroines in fiction
Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in Great Expectations

Your favorite composers
Vishal-Shekhar

Your favorite painters
[Starts laughing]

Your heroes/heroines in real life
Arnab Goswami

What characters in history do you most dislike?
Mahatma Gandhi and the power-hungry Jawaharlal Nehru

Your heroines in World history
Can’t think of any

Your favorite food and drink
Any dish with red meat in it; sweet lime juice

Your favorite names
Kaiser, Yudishthir

What do you hate the most?
Nothing

The military event you admire the most
Why would I like a military event!

The reform you admire the most
Ban against child-marriage

The natural talent you’d like to be gifted with
Ability to do sheershashan

How do you wish to die?
Painlessly

What is your present state of mind?
Thinking of buying a top from Mango

Faults for which you have the most tolerance
I’m very intolerant

Your motto in life
Don’t have any

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