New things have always attracted me since my childhood. Not much from writing, but I really enjoyed observing interesting things. I was reading really less – frightened of having my eyes go bad like my sister – but had never forgotten Jules Verne’s “90 Days Around the World” and “I, Robot” by Isaac Asimov. I used to curiously disassemble anything around that sounded different and “new” to me. I dreamt a lot especially about space. Whenever somebody asked me what I had been aiming to be in the future, I used to cheerfully reply as “An astronaut!”. I was dying to be like Apollo and Starbuck wandering around the stars with their super space vehicles. “Start the turbos!” was my motto at the time.