01. What is your favourite word?
“HEART” – My heart draws me to see everything beautiful – in the visual arts, performing arts and nature; with love and compassion.
02. What was the moment in your life that made you Blossom into the person you are today?
My early exposure to art, literature and the performing arts happened because of the artistic atmosphere in our family house, when we lived as a joint family in the old city of Ahmedabad. I developed a love for nature and wildlife from my father Reuben David who created the zoo complex around Kankaria Lake. While in Vadodara; I received greater exposure to arts, as I imbibed Tagorean values, the essence of Satyajit Ray’s films, theatre, folk music and world art. Through the years, I have become close to our small close-knit Bene Israel Jewish community, as we often met at the Magen Abraham Synagogue in Ahmedabad, which has inspired me to create Indian Jewish literature.
03. What would you want the young boys & girls to learn from your journey?
Believe in yourself. Keep on working and be creative. The rest will fall into place.
# Esther David was featured in 1000 Inspiring Indian Women list. The Q&A section was part of it.