A question and answer (Q&A) format with Library Associate Tarun! Continue reading to join the conversation.
Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?
Yes! I am a first year student in the Masters in Applied Statistics program at Teachers College.
Where’s your hometown?
I am from India. I was born and brought up in a city called Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh State of India.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a pilot when I was younger which then changed to a scientist and many more over the course of time. It’s still changing at the age of 27.
What was your first job?
My first job was as a fellow at Teach For India. I taught students coming from underprivileged areas of Delhi.
What has been your best job?
My best job has been my Teach for India fellowship. I worked as a fellow for nearly 2 years and learnt a lot personally and professionally during that time. It changed me a lot as a person, for the better. I made lifelong relations with my colleagues and students.
Your favorite meal:
I love kadi chawal ( a North Indian dish) and Dosa ( a South Indian dish).
Are you a morning or night person?:
I believe I am a night person. I am Ok waking up till late at night but struggle when it comes to waking up early.
A delicious dessert:
Gulab Jamun and Laddoo (Indian sweet dishes).
Song you love no matter how many times you hear it:
Bollywood 90s songs in acoustic version is something I can listen to any number of times.
A country you’d like to visit:
I would like to visit Switzerland (or any other that is as beautiful as this one).
A book you strongly recommend?
“The Book of Joy” written by the 14th Dalai Lama(Tenzin Gyatso), Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams.
A sport you enjoy playing (or watching)?
Not a sportsperson at all but I like to play Badminton, and watch cricket sometimes.
TOP THREE…Best places to read?
- Any place with a view of mountains
- Any place with a view of river,
- Any place with a scenic view.
The strangest thing I’ve ever done is…
I would say that the strangest thing I have ever done was an unplanned trip during my undergraduate. It would take time to describe it's strangeness so would leave it for now :).
The most fascinating person I’ve ever met is…
The most fascinating person I have ever met is my grandmother.