Meet Kalpa Padia

Please give a small bio of yourself.

Mrs. Kalpa Padia

Age: As the song goes “Forever Young”,

I am an art historian by profession but ended up being Managing Director of a cheese company, how that happened is a story to be told another day.

Social media handles, my personal facebook page, Instagram and twitter and 3 company social media handles @rakacheese @wheytwogo and @mvdesigns18 Facebook and Instagram

 

Describe yourself.

This is a question where I get to blow my own trumpet. In a nutshell, I am calm when needed and hyper when wanted. No is not an answer and if you believe impossible exists then there is something wrong. I also believe that the Earth is not flat, and my love for sarees

How do you think people perceive you?

This is a situation of expectation verses reality. I think that people perceive me as warm and accommodating but that is just my perception to what I want to believe and think how people perceive me. This question is phrased more like a one sided crush

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

That’s a fresh question. With work and social media on our fingertips, if I have a driver, I hardly think when in the car but am busy on the phone and that includes Candy Crush. Otherwise, there is nothing like the sleep you can get when someone else is driving. And If I am driving, the opportunity to think hardly arises

Tell us something we don’t know.

Then it will no longer remain a secret and it’s nice to have secrets

 

How many friendships have you ruined because you refused to play a game of Monopoly mercifully?

It’s a question of how many relationships I have repeatedly ruined over Monopoly! I only play Monopoly with my boys and they make sure I don’t survive for long. Tantrums, mood swings and words unmentionable

How long does it take you to scroll through Instagram before you eventually give up?

Tricky to say how long. Instagram Is a window to a world into my friends lives. Strangely, everyone only posts the interesting moments and times…
How does one give up on a visual of that kind

 

What do you think cats dream about?

The last time I asked one what it dreamt about, it was a nightmare of “will she feed me proper food today or will it be Canned Cat Food?”

 

If you were a Disney/ mythological character, who would you choose to be?

Considering how my life has been, I feel that I would best fit Mushu, The Dragon from Mulan. The world could turn upside down but there will always be a light at the end of the tunnel

You’ve got to give one up:

 Coffee

Cheese

 

Why wouldn’t you give up the other?

Question is : Why should I give up either?
Cheese feeds me… Coffee sustains me…
Therefore – the answer is neither… NEVER!

What do you think is completely overrated in this world?

Having to doll up every time one goes out. What’s wrong in just being comfortable in what you like to wear?

 

What series are you watching currently and would you recommend it to others?

I try not to watch a series as I end up binge watching, although I watched Barish on Zee5 and I loved it.
If you like romance then I would recommend Barish

If you have no financial restrictions at all, what would be the one thing you would buy for yourself?

What wouldn’t I buy???? The first thing that I would buy is a rocking chair to chill out in every evening while I read my book and enjoy the tall drink while I watch the sun set in all the colours in its beautiful glory.
Who says money can’t buy you happiness?
And all the Kanjivaram Sarees I can get my hands on

 

Do you ever compliment yourself? Do you acknowledge your success or the good job that you’re doing?

That is something I have never had to do. Rajesh always had me on Cloud 9 and now, my boys keep me on Cloud 9. Therefore, when I do compliment myself, it feels like overkill

 

Who applauds your success the most?

The name RAKA says it all. RAKA stands for Rajesh & Kalpa. One word that tells you a story

 

Five worldly possessions you cannot live without.

My Phone, My Phone, My phone…
Still thinking of what the other 2 are

 

What’s your favourite holiday destination that you’ll go to again and again?

Anywhere where it’s not hot and not cold – moderate, away from the city and by the sea or in the bush, calm and where nature has a way of saying “I own you”

 

What’s your honest opinion on family Whatsapp groups?

As soon as everyone stops wishing Good Morning and Good Night, and this includes all those forwards with Gods pictures, saying and parables from people extinct, I am fine with them

 

Lastly, you’ve been gifted an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with it?

Finally, my wish has come true… I have an ELEPHANT!!!!!!! Yaaaaaaayy!!

 

 

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