Everything is impossible till it is done: Sudeep Nadukkandy, Co-founder, WaterScience India

By Asha Chowdary|1st Nov 2020
The Proust Questionnaire, a questionnaire about one’s personality, has its origins in a parlour game popularised by Marcel Proust. The French essayist believed that in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.
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Sudeep Nadukkandy is Co-founder of WaterScience India, a pioneer in the non-drinking water filtration category. The WaterScience range of shower, tap, and washing machine filters has served around 200,000 customers across the country. Sudeep enjoys football, badminton and being an entrepreneur.

Here are his responses to our Proust questionnaire…

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Figuring out and solving multiple problems in a single day.

What is your greatest fear?

Losing loved ones.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Procrastination.

Which living person do you most admire?

Rahul Dravid.

What is your current state of mind?

Slightly anxious.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Wokeness.

On what occasion do you lie?

When it is harmless and I know I won’t be caught.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Absolutely nothing.

Which living person do you most despise?

Not safe to answer.

What is the quality you most like in men?

Empathy and kindness.

What is the quality you most like in women?

Same as above. Men and women have the same qualities.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Actually.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My wife.

Which talent would you most like to have?

To be able to sing or play an instrument.

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

Listen more, listen better.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Being able to provide employment to many people

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

Zinedine Zidane.

Where would you most like to live?

Amsterdam.

What is your most treasured possession?

My favourite footballers' autographed photograph.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Continuing to be in a partnership when trust is broken.

What is your favourite occupation?

Running WaterScience.

What do you most value in your friends?

Being there for me.

Who are your favourite writers?

Clive Cussler, Robin Cook when I was younger, and Daniel Kahneman now.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Life’s gotten too real. Not into fiction anymore.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Archimedes. We both had our Eureka moment in the bath.

Who are your real heroes in real life?

My friends who stood by me during my entrepreneurial journey.

What is your favourite name?

Dua.

What is it that you most dislike?

Not getting a good night's sleep.

What is your greatest regret?

I love music, but can't sing to save my life. I plan to learn the piano though, someday.

How would you like to die?

In a happy and peaceful manner.

What is your favourite journey?

Driving from Bangalore to Kerala – the roads are bad, but home is home.

What is your motto?

Everything is impossible till it is done, as said by Nelson Mandela.


Edited by Teja Lele Desai