Q15. What’s your favorite film and why?

A15. He has led his whole life with a purpose and his ideologies show that he was not born to be common. He was never interested in movies, but during his youth, he watched the movies with his friends. He admitted that it was because of the curiosity only youth phase of life can bring. But his way of watching movies was different compared to his other friends or the same age. He tried to find purpose or learn a lesson from each movie. He described an incident, when he went to watch the movie The Guide, based on the Novel of R. K. Narayan, which he went to see his friends and teachers. He jumped into an argument that at a certain point of time in once life, everyone gets guided by their inner soul. Though he was too young to be taken seriously.

Q16. In the film of your life, who would you choose to play your role?

A16. Sharp Answer, I would say. Every life has its own philosophy. Why should people remember me after I am gone? If at all I have to be remembered then it should be my work, my contribution in service to others. He thinks that if his work is worthy enough to be portrayed in a film, then someone who can take his work further can play his role in life.

Q17. If you could go back in time, where would you go?

A17. Finally, he seems to be tired of explaining his philosophy of life so ended this question with the answer that this question is very old and everybody wants to go back to their childhood, be innocent again, experience the carefree life again, playing in the street and diving in the pond.

Q18. If your house was on fire, which is one thing which you want to save?

A18. He is witty enough to answer that he would take care of fire not spreading in the vicinity and if he is able to take care of that rest will be taken care of automatically.

Q19. If you could invite three people to dinner, dead or alive, who would they be?

A19. As mentioned in our previous articles, we have stated that Narendra Modi has very simple food habits and he give up to Khichdi every evening and many times observing fasts, especially during Navratri. He has mentioned the same thing that he gives up a lot on fasting for his spiritual purposes so he would prefer to call on Maharshi Raman, Swami Vivekanand, and Ramkrishna Paramhansa. He adds on a lighter side that these souls are highly elevated people, who would not need a dinner!

He has intensely studied these spiritual leaders and have imbibed a lot from their lives. He admires Swami Vivekanand a lot and we feel that if he wishes to seek some path he would think in a way, how these great leaders would react to, to get the path.

Q20. What is your favorite quote?

A20. My favorite quote is SatyMev Jayate, the truth always triumph.

So true, the interview has been an interesting one to know real Narendra Modi. A seeker, a believer, and an ardent KarmaYogi, who never fails to deliver the best of his work. We would love to appreciate the research of the interviewer to interview Prime Minister of India at a personal level with such refined questionnaire. Somewhere the questions were repetitive, but they were like everybody would love to know about their leader. Nowhere the interview is losing interest. The newspaper has also taken care to publish some cherished pictures of his life. Pictures from his childhood to the days when he was an activist, his moments of his mother and the time he spent in his Himalayas. It takes a lot to run a nation like India, where a lot of unities is required to work out the diversities and emerge out as leaders. People are searching points to learn from Narendra Modi, this interview itself is telling a lot about him at a micro level, if you can debug.

TPContributor: Twinkle Parekh