The Curious Case Of... Chandrakant Nair

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Name Chandrakant Nair

Location Calicut

What I do Doctor/Soldier/Quizzer/Roadie

On the Curiosity scale, I am... Off The Scale Curious

What I prefer to consume (in descending order of preference): Books > Audio > Newspapers > Social Media > Movies > TV Shows

Number of books and movies I get through in a year Books - 35-40, Movies - 100+

One book I’d recommend to a friend / colleague: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

My best source for book / movie / website recommendations: The Guardian

One movie / show I’ve loved that hardly anyone else has watched Incendies

I am currently reading: Hang Time by Bob Greene

One place on Earth that I am very curious about: Russia, especially the Trans-Siberian Railway

Website(s) that I get a lot of useful info from: The Guardian, The New York Times, The Hindu, Twitter

One topic I am super-opinionated about: Football

People come to me to find out what I think about these topics: Football (Sports in General, actually), The Indian Armed Forces, Quizzing

What I prefer to use (in descending order of preference) Twitter > Facebook > Quora

The strangest food item I have eaten Snakes!

If I could spend a day in the mind, body, and shoes of a person, it would be... Sir Alex Ferguson

One interesting / fun fact I recently learnt: The Avermectin drug trials that led to the 2015 Nobel Prize took place in Kerala!

I stay up-to-date by doing this... Keeping Twitter running 24x7

One interesting/fun fact about myself While I was in Class VI, I once went off to play a cricket match after school, without informing my parents. By the time I got home late in the evening, I had already become a 'missing person' with the police looking for me! :D

I express my curiosity by doing these things: 1. By attending quizzes whenever/wherever I can

2. By basing most of the questions I ask (in quizzes) on HOW? or WHY?, rather than WHAT/WHO? There are different types of curiosity as well, I guess :)

3. By reading up about stuff I come across on a daily basis

The one thing I am very interested in The Indian Armed Forces

A habit or skill I’d love to acquire: Learn to play drums

A movie or TV show that taught me something new House, M.D.

If there was one mystery I’d like to solve, it would be What was really inside the suitcase in Pulp Fiction?

I would love to do this at least once Climb Mount Everest! Seriously!

People I would like to ask all these same questions to: Hrishikesh Varma, Praveen VR, Jithin Jacob, Arun Hiregange, Kiran Vijayakumar

Curiosity is important to my work because... I find a lot of useless information that makes me immensely happy!

Someone I know who asks a lot of questions Hrishikesh Varma

My curiosity tip Always keep your eyes and ears open, make a note of the things that you don't understand, and try and find answers to these the same day

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