I was born in 1940 in Hathazari, Chittagong, which is now part of Bangladesh. Education was always important to my parents, and with what little we had, they were able to provide an education for their children.
Access to quality education has enabled me to reach far beyond the Bangladeshi village I grew up in.
We have a list of human rights – right to food, right to shelter, right to health, right to education, many such items which are considered and accepted as bill of rights. These are to be insured to people. So all nations, all societies try to do that.
You hope to bring your ‘A Game’ to any game, and of course you do in a final. You hope to bring experience, fitness, communication skills, motivational skills.
The government will see that human spaceflight is useful – for science and the economy – and inspirational.
A film like ‘Dangal’ is universal; though it narrates a story that happened in Punjab/Haryana, we like its inspirational story and its idea of celebrating the girl child.
I do a lot of inspirational talks for kids, to motivate them to change their lives and give them hope.
The way my father worked altruistically and the manner in which he used to go behind bars and come back home smilingly was inspirational.
My first college internship was at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Los Angeles. My second internship was at McKinsey & Company as a consultant – that turned into my first job after graduation.
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.