One of the finest vocalists of adhunik bangla for the last two decades talks about the importance of sharing happiness and riding a rickshaw in Manhattan. Interviewed by Nile Nyama Hossain
When are you the happiest?
When my son and my family is around me
What is your earliest memory?
I was a very naughty girl so everyday I would be put
on trial at the ‘home courtyard’
What is your greatest fear?
It isn’t actually fear but I hate it when somebody hurts
or insults others
Which living person you most admire and why?
I admire a person for his honesty, simplicity, responsibility,
good humour and knowledge – that would be my son
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
None, I’m fine
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Telling lies, breaking one’s trust, hypocrisy and to bother
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Nothing, what’s the point of doing so? I can’t change my
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Someone who is compromising, soft natured and lives
a simple and happy life
What has been your biggest disappointment?
Bad times never come with forewarning so life should
be all about sharing happiness and not explaining
When did you last cry and why?
Depends on the situation and feelings. I never know
when I cry
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
A simple fun-loving romantic person
Tell us a secret…
Once I met a friend after a long time by chance in Manhattan. We had dinner and after that he gave me a rickshaw-ride. He pulled it for me!
What is the most expensive thing you have ever bought?
I am not very materialistic, I love buying gifts for friends
and family, they may be simple or expensive, it’s the
thought that counts
Your favorite food…
Daal bhaat , aloo bhorta, pure ghee and dim bhaaja
Food you dislike most…
Source: The New Age