(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!)
What I do Consult for pharma cos, write, set quizzes and over think things
On the Curiosity scale, I am... Off The Scale Curious
What I prefer to consume (in descending order of preference): Social Media > Books > Newspapers > Audio > Movies > TV Shows ( although I'd move social media to the middle if I could)
Number of books and movies I get through in a year Books - 20+ Movies - 20+
My best source for book / movie / website recommendations: My friends' networks
One movie / show I’ve loved that hardly anyone else has watchedOm Dar Ba Dar
I am currently reading:The Great Game by Peter Hopkirk - a history of British and Russian machinations in Central Asia
One place on Earth that I am very curious about: Djenne, Mali and the great mosque
One topic I am super-opinionated about: Indian cricket (who isn't?)
People come to me to find out what I think about these topics: Music, History occasionally, Cricket, Films
What I prefer to use (in descending order of preference) Twitter > Facebook > LinkedIn > Quora
The strangest food item I have eaten Octopus Soup
One interesting / fun fact I recently learnt: In the game of snooker, a referee is obliged by the laws of the game - to point out the colour of the ball to colour blind players on request
I stay up-to-date by doing this... Read, just read: on a screen, paper, books, newspapers, magazines, on the internet. Don't stop reading.
One interesting/fun fact about myself I do a half decent Lata Mangeshkar impression
I express my curiosity by doing these things: Setting quiz questions. Trying to find weird or unusual (and often tenuous) connections between seemingly unrelated things. And trying to read as many different things as I can.
The one thing I am very interested in History and Music
A habit or skill I’d love to acquire: Learning to play a musical instrument
A movie or TV show that taught me something newQI - something new with every episode
If there was one mystery I’d like to solve, it would be What is the air velocity of an unladen swallow?
I would love to do this at least once Do a whisky tour in Scotland or spend a week working at a brewery
Curiosity is important to my work because... I work in consulting - which means a big part of work is asking the right questions to clients to help them define their problems and issues better. Not being curious is not an option.
Someone I know who asks a lot of questions A lot of quizmasters
My curiosity tip Being curious about things is a habit. If you stop, it becomes difficult to pick up. The trick is to not stop.
Where you can be found online Twitter: @surajmenon