Personal Agenda with Mallika Dua: “Best way to handle trolls is to troll them back, and hug them”
Describe yourself in three words.
Sensitive, lazy and ambitious.
Another profession you’d have chosen for yourself...?
Probably copywriting, which I used to do or interior designing that I love doing for my friends!
What’s the last show you binge-watched?
Big Little Lies.
Comedy with a message or comedy just for laughs…?
Both, depending on what the purpose is.
Name your favourite comedians.
In India it’s Abhishek Upmanyu, Kunal Kamra and Varun Grover.
Tell us your all-time favourite Hindi film dialogue.
Dhaki Tiki, Dhaki Tiki from Andaz Apna Apna (1994).
What’s the best way to handle trolls?
Troll them back, and hug them.
On a blind date, you would…?
How would you introduce yourself on a dating site?
I was on one and I wrote: Perpetually hungry chudail!
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Bad breath and over confidence.
The biggest risk you have taken…?
Being vocal about my mental health.
From HT Brunch, March 8, 2020
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