A true bookworm, reading is something that Bhavana enjoys more than anything else. She stays in Bangalore, and when asked what she loves the most about the city, she says, ‘That it is laid-back’ – which is also what she dislikes about the city! If she could have one superpower, it would be the ability to produce food from thin air. Three things that no one at Newgen knows about Bhavana are that she is deeply interested in the life philosophy of Buddhism, she loves cats, and dislikes cooking (which explains her preferred superpower!). The top three items on her bucket list are to see the fall colours in Banff National Park, Canada; to meet the stray cats in Istanbul; and to visit the Island of Strays in Costa Rica. Walking in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, is a memory she cherishes, and if she didn’t have to sleep at all, she would simply read. Hawaii is the farthest she’s ever been from home. Walking and reading are what make her day better and how she likes to unwind. While crime is her favourite genre, The Postmistress by Sarah Blake is a recent read that she enjoyed. When people come to her for help, it is generally because they want someone who will listen. A person’s smile is the first thing she notices about them, and she doesn’t get the point of obsession with social media. One thing she likes doing the old-fashioned way is how she starts her emails: ‘I never begin with a “Hi,” however familiar the addressee may be.’ Bhavana is Consultant, Editorial Services, at Newgen, of which she has been a part since 2007.