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Finding god in trouble

entertainment Updated: Jul 04, 2010 00:56 IST
Shalini Singh

What’s your idea of God?

Being half Parsi and half Punjabi, studying in a Christian school, I’ve always been interested in different religions. There’s a higher force of nature, which balances things out. If you go against that, there will be trouble.

What kind of trouble?

I can’t ever find my keys. I haven’t found a solution to that. Which means I haven’t learnt the lesson, and till I do, life won’t change.

Any God moments for you?

Once I was washing my hands and the sink just fell on my foot, fracturing it. I found it funny. It made me understand that bad things will happen to you. What matters is how you react.

Any turning points in life?

I believe everybody has done everything with some element of luck. Luck is such an important factor in our lives…

What about hard work?

You can’t take credit for everything in life! I’m a complete luck believer. There’s no pressure of dealing with the negative and positive then! (Laughs)

What/who are your greatest influences?

Animal documentaries, biographies of great leaders, a lot of Buddhist teachings. At 18, I went through depression. I was sitting and brooding in Lodhi Garden and happened to upturn a rock. A caterpillar was going about his business with full focus, a centipede was carrying his food, a squirrel was burying nuts in the ground… these guys are so small and yet they were doing what they were meant to. My worries just vanished!

Who or what are your spiritual ideals/inspirations?

I think everyone should get an animal, be it a cockroach, a dog… I’ve befriended the ants in my house. Earlier they used to bug me, now I’m cool with them. There’s also a crow who comes across occasionally to say hello and get a bite…

Do you have a mind talisman?

I do, I do! I keep losing it though.