/ ON BOARD WITH Babrella Joseph

Babrella-picOur talented Babrella finds great satisfaction in the creative process. As a graphic designer based in Bangalore, she specializes in infographics which she thoroughly enjoys. After creating an interactive project, which was deemed a rousing success, Babrella says, “I felt good about myself — this project made me very happy”.

Do you like to dig in a garden?

Yes, I get pleasure out of seeing flowers bloom — it’s like cultivating a new life. I also believe that a garden makes a house a home.

Where have you lived in India?

Over the years I’ve moved around a lot. I was born in Madhya Pradesh, raised in Rajasthan and attended school in Gujarat. From there I moved to Mumbai for work and, at present, I’m in Bangalore where I intend to stay — but who knows?

Are you involved in social media at all?

I’m very active on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest — but, I’m not really a Twitter person. I believe that Facebook has completely changed human interaction. I think it’s the best way to keep connected with friends and family.

Do you have a favorite dish that you really like?

My grandmother makes a Roast Leg of Lamb (similar to Masala Raan) for Christmas that is prepared with spices such as coriander and fennel and cooked until the meat falls off the bone. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

How do you feel about shopping online?

I wasn’t comfortable shopping online until I discovered that it saves time and money. I don’t like standing in a long line at an overcrowded mall. I also like the fact that I can buy a surprise gift for my husband online and have it delivered to his office.

Have you ever attended a big, lavish Indian wedding?

Yes, I attended one just five months ago — my own. It wasn’t big or lavish, but it sure was a lot of fun and drama. We had a church wedding, but we made a point of including lots of Indian rituals and customs that my family and friends greatly enjoyed.

How many languages do you speak?

I speak Hindi and English. I understand Gujarati (an Indo-Aryan language native to the West Indian region of Gujarat, but I have trouble speaking it.

What’s on your travel bucket list?

My list is endless. I’d love to visit Bhutan “The Land of the Dragon” which is bordered by both China and India and, of course, incredible Australia. My husband is dying to go to Peru and see the impressive ruins of Machu Picchu.

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?

I think my mother, who is also my best friend and the strongest person I know and my husband who helps me become a better person each day.

Do you have a favorite book?

My vote is for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, where the quote “Your ‘I CAN’ is More Important Than Your IQ” appears.

What movies do you like?

I watch both Hollywood and Bollywood. My picks are: 50 First Dates, 500 Days of Summer, Red Dog, A Beautiful Mind and Good Will Hunting.

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