(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!)
Shrirang Raddi is such a fine quizzer, he has appeared on TV in both the Indian and British versions of the quiz show "Mastermind". He reads, he runs, he works in technology and business, and often has a thoughtful comment about several topics.
What I do
Work in a bank, read a lot, travel a bit, enjoy life
On the Curiosity scale, I am...
What I prefer to consume (in descending order of preference):
Number of books and movies I get through in a year
Books - 20/30, Movies - 5-10
One book I’d recommend to a friend / colleague:
To all Punekars - James Grant Duff, History of the Mahrattas
To all Cricket enthusiasts - Ramchandra Guha's A Corner of a Foreign Field
My best source for book / movie / website recommendations:
One movie / show I’ve loved that hardly anyone else has watched
12 Angry Men ( most quizzers have seen it, not many others)
I am currently reading:
Just finished Alexander McCall Smith's Handome Man's De Luxe Cafe
One place on Earth that I am very curious about:
Website(s) that I get a lot of useful info from:
One topic I am super-opinionated about:
None really. Like to see the data before forming opinions. Sadly, most debates in India leave data behind.
People come to me to find out what I think about these topics:
What I prefer to use (in descending order of preference)
The strangest food item I have eaten
Kangaroo steak in a Czech restaurant in Berne. Highly Avoidable.
One interesting / fun fact I recently learnt:
Ganpati festival fact... Dagdusheth Halwai's widow donated his fortune to the trust, thus making his name famous.. But her own name is equally or better known in Pune. What is her name/ what is named after her?
(A: Laxmi .. Laxmi Road is named after her)
I stay up-to-date by doing this...
Google News + follow up when searching
I express my curiosity by doing these things:
Searching for information
Sharing this information
A habit or skill I’d love to acquire:
A movie or TV show that taught me something new
If there was one mystery I’d like to solve, it would be
How the moon landing was faked.
I would love to do this at least once
Nothing really. I am managing to do most things I want to do!
People I would like to ask all these same questions to:
Curiosity is important to my work because...
Its v easy to do things based on past experience. Tough to find out what to do when you have no experience of that situation. Thats where curiosity helps.
Someone I know who asks a lot of questions
My 8 year old son
My curiosity tip
The web is an infinite source of knowledge.