What is your name? How do you pronounce it?

Tarun Upaday – officially.

In English, it goes like Ta-roon O-Pad-ay.

In Hindi, you can pronounce it as is written: तरुण उपाध्याय

Okay, what are your guilty pleasures?

I have a few:

  • Hindi Music (mostly hip hop, hindustani classical, ghazals, sufi)
  • Goofy Hindi (and English) standup comedies

Okay, what are your high-brow pleasures?

I have a few:

  • Well-produced movies, tv shows or podcasts
  • Hard Science-fiction and non-fiction especially when it relates to:
    • non-traditional views of intelligence
    • or non-traditional view of life
  • Tasteful food served tastefully

Where do you donate your time and money?

I have a few causes close to my heart:

  • a humane internet
  • US – India partnership for a democratic, peaceful, prosperous world.
  • A better life for children in India

One thing that you wish you could change about my life?

My Childhood

How do you want to be remembered when you die?

I want my kids and wife to remember me as a dedicated, fun and empathetic father and husband. I wish my friends and colleagues remember me as a high-integrity, smart and dependable person.

One thing you feel most grateful for?

That I have Ruchi in my life.