Portrait of KesarKesar recently joined our panel of freelance translators and provides translations from Punjabi and Hindi. Born in Northern India, he migrated to New Zealand in 2004 and now lives in Manukau. Holding a Law degree and a master’s degree in History, he was recently admitted to the bar and now works for a law office as a staff solicitor. He has two children – a beautiful daughter who is six years old, and a naughty five-year-old son.

He’s always keen to help others and the community, and volunteers with many organisations.

Here are his answers to the Proust Questionnaire.

Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A. Always give, donate, and help others.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

A. Falling from a height.

Q. Which person do you most admire?

A. My father.

Q. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

A. Lack of pride and confidence

Q. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

A. No comment.

Q. What is your greatest extravagance?

A. Books.

Q. On what occasions do you lie?

A. When I forget to bring something that my wife has asked me to get.

Q. What makes you happiest?

A. When I help someone.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

A. Become more confident.

Q. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

A. My parent’s happiness.

Q. If you died and came back as a person or thing, what would it be?

A. As royalty, so that I could help the starving and the poor.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

A. Intuitiveness.

Q. Who are your heroes in real life?

A. My dad.

Q. What is it that you most dislike?

A. Lateness.

Q. What is your motto?

A. To become a successful person in the eyes of my parents.

We feature a staff member or one of our freelance translators every month. The featured profile includes a picture, a small biography and the person’s answers to a light version of the Proust Questionnaire.

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