Here is a sampling of some of the fascinating questions that Milind Soman’s wife, Ankita Konwar, answered in an Ask Me Anything session on Instagram.
For someone who is not one to be shy, Ankita chose to reply to a user who had asked her if she was planning on having children. “After several years of marriage, what do you think about family planning?” The netizen who asked this was delighted when Ankita offered an epic response. Her answer: “We are a planned family.”
Another post revealed that Milind and Ankita, who is 26 years his junior, have been together for 26 years. Because she has always done what makes her happy, Ankita has written, “Most people enjoy discussing uncommon things. For the good of all humanity, that limitation extends beyond India as well. We as a species have a predilection for fretting about things we have not yet discovered, which is why we get so weird about the unknown. Survival ability. And every now and then, we’re not smart enough to know if our time was well spent learning a skill. This is something I have done consistently, which is what brings me joy.”
On a different post, Ankita mentioned that Milind is 26 years older than her. People generally like to talk about things that are out of the ordinary. While this is concentrated primarily in India, this is not unique to India. We as a species are inclined to be apprehensive about what is unknown, or what has yet to be explored. Survival ability. And every now and then, we’re not smart enough to know if our time was well spent learning a skill. This is something I have done consistently, which is what brings me joy.