(All of us are born curious. Some of us actively practice it, irrespective of age. Our Curious Cases series give you a glimpse into the minds of such curious folk. May they rub off you the right way!)
Name Chandrakant Nair
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 watchedIncendies
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
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 newHouse, M.D.
If there was one mystery I’d like to solve, it would beWhat 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
Where you can be found online https://www.facebook.com/chandrakant