In India, it’s hard not to have Gandhi as a hero. To give up everything – including power and money – and to live for his countrymen, that beats everything else. He’s a role model of selflessness.
We have never seen a sport as a business, and we have this great passion for football. QPR are not a trophy asset. If we had wanted a trophy asset, there were more glamorous clubs we could have bought.
My expertise is running businesses.
I have a British passport, but the rest of my family have Indian passports, and I am Indian.
My father-in-law and I always had great interest in Indian sport. At the Athens Olympics, watching the wrestling event, we started discussing the state of Indian sport – inadequate representation, lack of satisfactory results etc. We thought we should do something about it.
Here’s what my CV usually does not say: I was trained as a teacher. My first job lasted less than 60 days. I was an assistant professor at a good college at Delhi University, but I found it very political, very suffocating. At the age of 23, you’re not very tolerant of those things.
I write poems like some people sing in the bathroom.
I’m an introvert. I get my energy by spending time alone. I need that hour or two to myself every day.