I come from a liberal, English -speaking, Konkani
family and shuttle between Bombay and
Mangalore(Mom's home town).My father is a noted
Industrialist and even now actively involved in
running his company. I guess I have been lucky to
have inherited his enthusiasm and zest for life.
My mother is an active social worker and has a
deep sense of responsibility towards the
community. She has, with help from her small band
of volunteers, transformed entire neighbourhoods
through vocational training and microloans. I have
two siblings and I am the eldest in the family.