Picture of VishalVishal Anand is K.G.’s 37-year old son – based in Haryana, India they have been providing us friendly and efficient translation services from and into various Indian languages, including Punjabi, Hindi, and Marathi, since 2008. Vishal lived in Melbourne for a decade before returning to India at the end of 2012. He holds a post-graduate degree in Information Systems and has an interest in languages, particularly English and Indian languages.

Q. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A. In my opinion, nothing in this world is perfect. There is always room for improvement. So for me happiness will come from seeing smiles on the faces of all members of my family and my friends, and working towards making other humans smile.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

A. Being alone in old age.

Q. Which person do you most admire?

A. My father and my wife, both of them are fighters under difficult circumstances. Both have an optimistic approach to life that I need to emulate.

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

A. Taking rash impulsive decisions and regretting them later.

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

A. Manipulative nature and cheating.

Q. What is your greatest extravagance?

A. The time I waste thinking philosophically rather than taking meaningful actions. Time equals money.

Q. On what occasions do you lie?

A. When a truth can get me in an awkward situation – be it at work or at a social gathering.

Q. What makes you happiest?

A. Smile on close ones’ faces.

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

A. Become an optimist.

Q. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

A. Still in pursuit of one as there is always scope for improvement.

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

A. I would like to come back as me and improve on shortcomings of this life.

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

A. Memories of my departed wife.

Q. Who are your heroes in real life?

A. People working in professions helping humanity – doctors, nurses, firemen

Q. What is it that you most dislike?

A. Hypocrisy.

Q. What is your motto?

A. Be good. Karma says what goes around comes around.

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