Close-Up: The Hot Seat - Sari De, Job Fellow, Grey Advertising

- You've got five hours left before the world explodes. What do you do?

Give MacGyver a paper clip and tell him to sort it out.

- What's your best joke?

Your mum.

- What's your biggest fear?

Chocolate cake. Can't resist it, must resist it.

- When did you last cry and why?

My friend's wedding in Morocco over the weekend. They are the most adorable couple and their vows made everyone cry.

- Who is your hero?

My mum, who teaches me every day how to grow old gracefully.

- Name one thing about yourself that few people know.

I'm Gen Y, so everything's on Facebook.

- What's the worst thing about your job?

Working with people who are so smart and talented, I constantly feel inferior. (It's also the best part.)

- What do you see when you look in the mirror?

A small girl with an overgrown fringe.

- Which historical figure do you most identify with and why?

Anne Boleyn. We both have shocking taste in men.

- If you had a trained monkey, what would you make it do?

Monkey business.

- If your office was burning down, what object would you save and why?

The paper clips. Then I'd give them to MacGyver and tell him to save the building.

- Are you happy?

I agree with George Shaw when he said: "The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not."

- What would you do if you were invisible for the day?

Eat that chocolate cake! No such thing as "Do I look fat in this?" if you're invisible.

- What's your most evocative childhood memory?

My grandfather taking me to the markets in Delhi. It was always steaming hot, and he'd buy me Maaza, which is a mango juice in a glass bottle. Whenever I taste mangoes, I think of him.

- What's your most irritating habit?

I'm a bossy boots.

- What belief do you hold most strongly?

The universe always unfolds as it should.

- What do you wear in bed?

Red nail polish and a sense of adventure.


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