“Cheegu”: Anyone who is over-smart, annoying, clever. A friend and I had coined that word from the Newari phrase “cheegau malta palu” which literally means, 'smaller the chili, hotter it is'. It is also used to describe over-smart kids.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Zanzibar. There’s something so evocative about this word; it screams adventure.
One international reality show you'd love to be a part of?
As a contestant (or as a maker) I would love to be in “The Amazing Race”—which would entail a lot of travelling.
What would you sing at a Karaoke night?
I would go for an over-the-top power-ballad so that I could contribute to noise pollution, and why should I be the only one to suffer? So Meatloaf's 'I Would Do Anything for Love'.
Scale of 1-10, how good a driver are you?
I’m very cautious on the road. So I’d give myself 8.
Would you rather speak every language in the world or talk to animals?
I’m sure animals aren’t as two-faced as humans, so I’d rather be Dr. Dolittle.
If you had access to a time machine…
I would go back to the 90s and meet my younger self and tell him to not listen to bullies.
Between a perpetually cold or hot place to live, what would you choose?
I’m at my happiest when I’m in tees, shorts and slippers. So definitely a hot place.
If you could share a meal with any four individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Whitney Houston, John Lennon, Mohammad Rafi, and Prince. They were regulars on my shows while I was working at Hits FM 91.2.