A Mukherjee World - Inside Insight


Other Interests


I love music and I play the violin. I have studied Western Classical music for many years. In recent years, I have participated with the Bangalore School of Music and the Bangalore Sinfonietta in various orchestral concerts. Earlier, I played with the Delhi Symphony Orchestra and with The Muses in Delhi. I also, very briefly, joined the Waukegan Symphony Orchestra in Illinois, in 1998.


I love dogs and horses. I don’t like cats, cockroaches, rats, and lizards. (Either one by one or all together, but not necessarily in that order!) I am ok with snakes and spiders as long as they don’t bite me (though they usually do).

I spent the halcyon days of childhood in the company of three dogs: terrier, spaniel and mongrel. My most beloved dog, Cassie, the last of the three, passed away a few years ago, after I had moved away from home. I have not kept a dog since then, but one day I will. My favorite breeds are Irish Setters, Labradors (golden or black), Cocker Spaniels, Golden Retrievers, mongrels. Oh, and Beagles and Basset Hounds, with their imploring, dreamy eyes.

I learnt to ride at the Turf Club in Bangalore in 2000. I fell 7 times over as many months and enjoyed myself hugely the rest of the time. Over the years, I slowly gave up riding (the early mornings were a strong disincentive) but not before gaining a lasting respect for these independent and temperamental creatures.


I learnt to use a camera in my teens and have been happily clicking ever since. I am not excessively artistic in my ambitions – I would rather take a photograph that captures the essence of a place than strive to create a masterpiece or add any interpretation or personal perspective to what the camera sees. A few years ago I reluctantly made the move from negative to slide and then from film to digital.


I enjoy playing badminton and tennis. I like cycling, but I think it’s better with an engine attached to it. I like swimming and have tried white water rafting - once. I have also tried (and enjoyed) parasailing. I have not tried bungee jumping or rock climbing and I think I would be scared of both.


I love to read. Period. I read just about anything I can lay my hands on.

About Me

Back to index

Comments and information welcome. Write to anamika dot mukherjee at amukherjeeworld dot net
Copyright 2008 Amit and Anamika Mukherjee. All rights reserved.