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Padmasini

Question and Answer

  • What is your name?
    • PADMASINI
  • Where do you live?
    • BENGALURU, INDIA
  • What made you decide to become a translator or interpreter?
    • I have a flair for language. I know all the south Indian languages and am proficient in English, Kannada and Tamil. Can speak Malayalam, Telugu and Hindi.
  • List one strength that you think sets you apart from your colleagues.
    • Diligent
  • Name the one thing that you most enjoy in your translating or interpreting career.
    • The beauty of the language
  • We all have worked on those not-so-perfect assignments. Write about one such assignment that was not ideal and what you learned from it.
    • I tried translating a paper which was semi technical from English to Kannada. I had tough time trying to find out the equivalent technical word!
  • If you could go back in time to when you were just starting out as a translator or interpreter, what advice would you give to your younger self?
    • I should have given more time in learning foreign languages (German, Spanish, French etc) atleast one foreign language :(
  • Name one resource – such as a phone app, CAT tool, website, and so forth – that you find especially helpful in your translating or interpreting work.
    • As I have done Kannada translation, I find Baraha useful. Apart from this i haven't used any other resource.
  • What's the best book you've read this year?
    • I read a lot of fiction. I liked "The Road" by Cormac Mccarthy. Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripati

The-Road

 

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The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.

The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation

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