‘Be the change the world needs!’ Rashi Agarwal of Pita Pit, Bengaluru

The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. It has its origins in a parlor game popularised by Marcel Proust, the French essayist and novelist, who believed that an individual reveals his or her true nature through the answers
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After a BBA in finance, Rashi Agarwal, Director founder of MuVi concept restaurants that owns Pita Pit, stepped right into the corporate world working for Bloomberg News in Singapore. She was a full-time mother of two for a few years, doing voluntary work for a few NGOs. In 2019, she bought a master franchise for Pita Pit, a Canadian QSR brand that focusses on healthy and fresh eating, simply because she thought the country needed more healthier fast food options. Here are her answers to our Proust questionnaire...

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Living life on your own terms.

What is your greatest fear?

Not being able to accomplish everything that I have set out to achieve.


What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I hate myself for being overly emotional! At times, my emotions take the front seat.


What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Not living up to one's commitment.


Which living person do you most admire?

Oprah Winfrey.

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What is your greatest extravagance?

Shoes all the way.


What is your current state of mind?

 Very excited and busier than ever.


What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Prudence.


On what occasion do you lie?

I rarely do but if I do, it’s for the greater good.  


What do you most dislike about your appearance?

My eyebrows.


Which living person do you most despise?

Any person (or entity) who creates communal violence.


What is the quality you most like in a man?

The ability to listen.


What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Sensitivity.


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

‘Lol’, ‘OMG’ and ‘I mean’.


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My family.


Which talent would you most like to have?

I would love to be a good singer.


If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Being overly empathetic.


What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Having a lovely circle of friends and family.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

An army officer.


Where would you most like to live?

By the sea.


What is your most treasured possession?

My kids.


What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Having no purpose.


What is your favourite occupation?

A self-made entrepreneur.


What is your most marked characteristic?

My curiosity.


What do you most value in your friends?

Being non-judgmental.


Who are your favourite writers?

Amitav Ghosh, Kiran Desai and Khaled Hosseini.


Who is your hero of fiction?

Spiderman.


Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Joan of Arc.

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Who are your heroes in real life?

All those wonderful women who found work life balance.


What is your favourite name?

Aryaveer.


What is it that you most dislike?

Hypocrisy.


What is your greatest regret?

Not exploring new avenues much sooner.


How would you like to die?

After a fulfilling life, having enough memories in my heart and when I’m ready to leave; preferably in my sleep.


What is your favourite journey?

The journey from office to home when I can see the kids.


What is your motto?

Be the change the world needs!

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