What is the best thing you have taught your daughters?
I have taught them that no matter what, life goes on in its myriad colours and glorious splendour and that there is no question of giving up, no regrets. That unequivocal merit combined with deep faith and humility will always be rewarded by nature. That every day one should do at least one action, one gift (even a smile is a gift), one act of generosity towards at least one fellow human being. If you don't know the person, better still. To be sensitive to others is to show one's love for them. That happiness is when all the aspects of life are well-balanced. That one should not try to understand life. Just live it. That success is a measure decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure decided by you.
What is the best thing you have learnt from them?
Our roles have now reversed. My daughters are the first persons I reach out to when I need help, when I have a question or am in a dilemma. They have taught me that reliving the past and creating unnecessary drama in one's life is absolutely not to be done. That it is better to spend time planning something rather than start the action without a plan. That it is beautiful to be impulsive. You want to do something, have some fun, go for a ride, crave to meet an old friend, just do it. Don't wait. Life is too short. That you have to be detached, while being attached. I am so proud of my daughters, Maitreyi and Gayatri; they are my best friends.